South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 1st day February 1, 2013

Misbah's Midas touch

Pakistan bowled and fielded with discipline on the opening day, and kept South Africa under pressure right through
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"They are not New Zealand," was one of the wisecracks muttered in the media box more than once. No, they are not.

Pakistan are a world apart from the team that toured earlier, and not just geographically. The five places between them and New Zealand on the Test rankings are the equivalent of many shades of competitiveness and it showed in the way South Africa were challenged. For the first time during this home summer, the No.1 ranked team was put under pressure by a thinking opposition, who delivered the challenge they promised.

Everything Misbah-ul-Haq tried, worked. His bowling tactics proved astute both when he brought on Younis Khan and Mohammed Hafeez for the first time and they nipped out Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers respectively, and when he brought back Junaid Khan with the old ball and gave the second new one to Hafeez mid-over. The only question that could perhaps be asked of the captain was why Hafeez, who finished with 4 for 16, did not bowl earlier than the 71st over.

Misbah's decisions were helped by a fielding performance that stood out for its superb catching and displayed a commitment that is not often associated with Pakistan. The same can be said for their discipline. Instead of tailing off after causing problems upfront, they kept at it.

Umar Gul and Junaid Khan set the tone when they found movement with the new ball, and even though the debutant Rahat Ali did not maintain the same amount of pressure, he operated with one of the other quicks to ensure the cork did not pop.

Junaid's opening exchanges were the most impressive. He moved the ball both ways for six overs, gave away just four runs but did not take a wicket. In that first spell, Sarfraz Ahmed told Junaid to simply keep going with the same intensity and accuracy and a wicket would follow. When he was brought back three overs later, it did.

It took 90 minutes for the breakthrough to come but in that time Pakistan applied pressure unrelentingly. South Africa's openers were tested throughout, by the bounce and by the movement. They were beaten many times, they were unsure which balls to play and which to leave and they made Smith's decision to bat look a brave one.

By lunch, South Africa were sitting uneasily with both openers dismissed in the space of five balls and Pakistan clearly on top of things. But any team with Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla at the crease will not consider themselves in too much trouble. It took sensational fielding and clever bowling to remove both but as soon as Pakistan did, they were the ones that laid down a marker because their dogged determination was paying off.

Pakistan's persistence wore South Africa's patience thin. Four of the top six batsmen gave their wickets away, either through uncertainty outside off stump or weariness of playing the waiting game. As Faf du Plessis said afterwards, South Africa did not feel there was a single bowler they could target and that frustrated them. "Because they've got a lot variation, you never feel like there is a guy to attack," he said.

When South Africa tried aggression, it failed them. Smith survived the early test of swing but then went after a ball he could have left alone, Jacques Kallis could not control the pull after hitting from a wider line than normal, Hashim Amla chased after one and AB de Villiers, after losing patience against Saeed Ajmal, succumbed to Hafeez.

That gave Misbah the opportunity to experiment without it being a major risk. His best move was giving Hafeez the second new-ball, which the bowler said was not part of the initial plan. "We just thought that, with the left-handers at the crease, we would try," Hafeez said. "I had done it a few times before, especially in one-day cricket."

South Africa looked like a side that had not done their homework. Not only did they not expect Hafeez to bowl with the new ball, "because we are used to seeing two seamers upfront," according to du Plessis, but they were also not prepared for the ball that goes on with the arm. "He is a tricky bowler because he skids the ball on and so it was a bit of surprise," du Plessis said. Robin Peterson decided to leave one that he thought might spin away but it slid on and took the top of off stump.

Hafeez's career-best figures ensured Pakistan started the series with the intent one hoped they would display. It also provided a scene-setter to one of the more intricate battles of the series, the one between the captains. While Graeme Smith celebrated a milestone and a birthday, Misbah showed skill in leading his men.

"Misbah is a great character. He makes things very simple," Hafeez said. "The players always want to perform for him and give something to the captain. He's turning out to be one of the best for Pakistan." It is too early to say whether the series could go the same way as the first day, but on this evidence, it has the potential to.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • Resultpredictor on February 2, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Pakistan batting collapsed as usual and great to see Steyn bowling with so much control

  • Surajdon9 on February 2, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    Come on Pakistan Just bat half and a day then lead will be almost 150 which will be more than enough to win and lead series 1-0.all the best.can't wait more to watch hafeez & Nasir batting..Come on Pakistan Now replicate Bowling&Fielding performance with Batting and Put Proteas under serious pressure..all the best Green Army.....

  • Jingoism on February 2, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Firdose Moonda has rightly said that Apartheids haven't done their homework better. They had forgotten to workout no Hafeez's skills and moreover they had forgotten that he is lethal against southpaws. 80% of his wickets' bag is full of lefthanders.

  • Engr.TahirShah on February 2, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Well Played Pakistan. Keep the intensity and eagerness and there is no reason, you can't win this test match and the series. For batters, just concentrate hard, keep things simple, don't do careless stuff, avoid doing heroics, stick to the basics, concentrate hard and don't worry about the opposition bowling capabilities. Be always there. Everything you want will take care of itself, if you can do this. Best of Luck Team Pakistan.

  • Pathiyal on February 2, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    gr8 to see mohd hafeez is consistantly contributing to the team! some of the balls really spun yesterday. i was longing to see mohd. irfan that didnt happen. misbah as always lead the team well. credible captaincy as usual from him.

  • Ray24 on February 2, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Misbah is a better test captain than Imran, look at the records and look at Misbah's team for a comparison.

  • ejsiddiqui on February 2, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    Misbah has never lost a test match as captain except one. The famous Galle Test where the magnitude of bad umpiring was at apex, which Mahela himself acknowledged. Double digit decisions went against Pak team.

  • on February 2, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    lovely start to a test match... South Africa at times seemed that they would go on to score more than three hundred and then pakistan seemed that they were focused and working hard to get them near two hundred. Both the teams played well... It is not the bowling that worries pakistan... They have a superb attack.. awesome one... its the batting.. our batsmen cannot play the moving ball.. lets see wht happens today. IF pakistani batsmen make it past south afric's score even by ten fifteen runs then it is game on.. then we can consider it would be hell of a series to watch.. test cricket is better any day any time if it is competetive...

  • Samy110 on February 2, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    Well I still feel that Pakistan's bowling attack is not of the standards that we usually expect them to be. Pakistan certainly miss the trick y opting Rahat Ali instead of Muhamad Irfan. If it was the case of fitness that ruled Irfan out that Rahat ali is not the fittest bloke around either. Would have been much better to go with Tanvir Ahmed who is far more Experienced than the debutant and he generally pitches the ball in the right areas. Pitching the ball up with the new ball was the order of the day. Rahat is a genuine swing bowler and a new ball bowler. Would be better to start with Rahat with the new ball in the second innings. My predictions for the 1st session of Day 2, Pakistan will be 40/5 at lunch.

  • ishrat1971 on February 2, 2013, 4:19 GMT

    There is a lot of doubt about whether Irfan would last the five days. From an initial assessment of Rahat Ali it seems that the bloke has an ability to swing the ball. Maybe it was just nerves. However he did not bowl badly just did not bowl as well as the other two. As a lot of comments have suggested that the real battle s between the Paki batters and their bowlers. I had my heart in my mouth through the two overs that they bowled yesterday. But the batters not only survived, they looked assured. Game on

  • Resultpredictor on February 2, 2013, 9:26 GMT

    Pakistan batting collapsed as usual and great to see Steyn bowling with so much control

  • Surajdon9 on February 2, 2013, 8:20 GMT

    Come on Pakistan Just bat half and a day then lead will be almost 150 which will be more than enough to win and lead series 1-0.all the best.can't wait more to watch hafeez & Nasir batting..Come on Pakistan Now replicate Bowling&Fielding performance with Batting and Put Proteas under serious pressure..all the best Green Army.....

  • Jingoism on February 2, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Firdose Moonda has rightly said that Apartheids haven't done their homework better. They had forgotten to workout no Hafeez's skills and moreover they had forgotten that he is lethal against southpaws. 80% of his wickets' bag is full of lefthanders.

  • Engr.TahirShah on February 2, 2013, 7:22 GMT

    Well Played Pakistan. Keep the intensity and eagerness and there is no reason, you can't win this test match and the series. For batters, just concentrate hard, keep things simple, don't do careless stuff, avoid doing heroics, stick to the basics, concentrate hard and don't worry about the opposition bowling capabilities. Be always there. Everything you want will take care of itself, if you can do this. Best of Luck Team Pakistan.

  • Pathiyal on February 2, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    gr8 to see mohd hafeez is consistantly contributing to the team! some of the balls really spun yesterday. i was longing to see mohd. irfan that didnt happen. misbah as always lead the team well. credible captaincy as usual from him.

  • Ray24 on February 2, 2013, 6:56 GMT

    Misbah is a better test captain than Imran, look at the records and look at Misbah's team for a comparison.

  • ejsiddiqui on February 2, 2013, 6:05 GMT

    Misbah has never lost a test match as captain except one. The famous Galle Test where the magnitude of bad umpiring was at apex, which Mahela himself acknowledged. Double digit decisions went against Pak team.

  • on February 2, 2013, 5:36 GMT

    lovely start to a test match... South Africa at times seemed that they would go on to score more than three hundred and then pakistan seemed that they were focused and working hard to get them near two hundred. Both the teams played well... It is not the bowling that worries pakistan... They have a superb attack.. awesome one... its the batting.. our batsmen cannot play the moving ball.. lets see wht happens today. IF pakistani batsmen make it past south afric's score even by ten fifteen runs then it is game on.. then we can consider it would be hell of a series to watch.. test cricket is better any day any time if it is competetive...

  • Samy110 on February 2, 2013, 5:26 GMT

    Well I still feel that Pakistan's bowling attack is not of the standards that we usually expect them to be. Pakistan certainly miss the trick y opting Rahat Ali instead of Muhamad Irfan. If it was the case of fitness that ruled Irfan out that Rahat ali is not the fittest bloke around either. Would have been much better to go with Tanvir Ahmed who is far more Experienced than the debutant and he generally pitches the ball in the right areas. Pitching the ball up with the new ball was the order of the day. Rahat is a genuine swing bowler and a new ball bowler. Would be better to start with Rahat with the new ball in the second innings. My predictions for the 1st session of Day 2, Pakistan will be 40/5 at lunch.

  • ishrat1971 on February 2, 2013, 4:19 GMT

    There is a lot of doubt about whether Irfan would last the five days. From an initial assessment of Rahat Ali it seems that the bloke has an ability to swing the ball. Maybe it was just nerves. However he did not bowl badly just did not bowl as well as the other two. As a lot of comments have suggested that the real battle s between the Paki batters and their bowlers. I had my heart in my mouth through the two overs that they bowled yesterday. But the batters not only survived, they looked assured. Game on

  • BravoBravo on February 2, 2013, 2:57 GMT

    Good bowling, and sharp fielding by PAK. Now the only thing if they bat as they are batting in previous test matches against ENG, and SA in UAE. If Misbah, Hafeez and prolific Younis performs, this match will go to the wire. SA has every chance of winning the series. They have superb bowling unit, they have greatest allrounder, JKallis, of recent decades and they have Amla. JK and Amla wont let SA fail against any opposition. JK alone scored more runs and taken more wickets than the entire PAK XI. It is very likely that SA will maintain its #1 ranking for an extended time. Having said that, good luck PAK, give us a tight finish to each game.Undoubtedly, WI and PAK remains the two most entertaining teams in the entire history of cricket. Long live the cricket.

  • Fogu on February 2, 2013, 2:53 GMT

    Shaping up to be a great match. I have always said, Misbah and Sammy are great leaders for their team. Both of their teams were in trouble and they have helped their team earn respect in the cricket world. Unfortunately they have many detractors. I am from BD and I wish we had leaders as such in our team.

  • on February 2, 2013, 2:39 GMT

    @ Batmandallas It is amazing how people talk before the other team bats or bowls. Remember Peth anyone? The Oval? SA has a history of slow starts but dont disrespect them. Not in tests no. There are not chokers in Test cricket and have never been chokers in that format. But I guess these are some of the lies Pakistan fans need to tell themselves so that they cn sleep better @ nite. Gud luck on the 2nd day. That is wen most teams have lost against SA, and I dont remember anyone ever recovering.

  • omar_choudhary on February 2, 2013, 1:18 GMT

    Where are all those people now, who were saying Junaid Khan isn't good enough, everyone including the commentators were saying this guy is well on his way to become a world class bowler... Exactly proved you wrong.

  • moBlue on February 2, 2013, 0:19 GMT

    well, i am from IND, and i can't stand SA! their TV commentators [robin jackman if he is around, kepler wessels, etc. ...but not pollock who is eminently sensible!] have always been seriously biased and unfair to visiting teams, and have blinders on! ...and i was getting discouraged yesterday when kallis and amla were batting and digging in! but then misbah's genius - and SA's ever-present hubris! - kick in!!! :) yippeee!!! :) 253? even younis got amla off a rank bad ball in test cricket?!? are you kidding me?!? :) i am delighted, PAK! keep unrelenting pressure on SA, and win this one! i hope younis and gang can show SA how test match batting is done - especially against the formidable steyn, philander and morris! dump SA from the top of their hubris heap, PAK, and this IND fan for one will forever be grateful!!! :)

  • Dravid_Pujara_Gravitas on February 1, 2013, 23:22 GMT

    @PakCric786, how about Inzamam? Is he not a good captain? I know he was a terrible player (an average not even 50). But I think he was a decent captain though he doesn't know the rules for runout (remember jumping to evade the ball or defending a throw directed at stumps) and a very poor judge of runs resulting in runouts and all of those things. But still he was a decent captain I think. I think pak will lose this match. Inshallah!

  • SARAR on February 1, 2013, 22:34 GMT

    It is fun to watch competitive test cricket after the terrible dose of bang bang T20 or One Day. Hopefully it stays this way. If it is then I am happy with Pakistan performance. Tomorrow will require application and concentration from the batting, something we don't do well. wont care if it is 2.5 runs an over, as long as they fight and stay at the wicket. This series is all about Pakistan batting vs SA bowling. Unless we win that battle, we will not win the series. This pitch will quicken tomrw and uneven bounce should commence later 3rd day. So we must score tomrw and consolidate a lead- otherwise !!

  • GeoffreysMother on February 1, 2013, 22:27 GMT

    I am really pleased for Pakistan. It has been undergoing a quiet revolution in the way cricket is managed and it is great to see this being rewarded by performances on the field. Misbah certainly deserves a lot of praise for the way he has captained the team - tactically, in terms of man management and in the dignity the team showed on the field. It is good to see them gaining respect for the way they handle themselves as well as for the raw talent they have. Even a bad day with the bat tomorrow will not take that away. Well done too to South Africa for providing a good wicket, tough opposition and an excellent, even handed, commentary team. Test cricket at the highest level - it had me spellbound even as a neutral (even though I should have been doing other things!).

  • hoodbu on February 1, 2013, 22:25 GMT

    Irfan was brought into the side to provide Pakistani batters with adequate net practice to prepare for Morkel. Apparently, he's still not fit for Test cricket. Just a net bowler.

  • justshmad on February 1, 2013, 21:48 GMT

    "Because they've got a lot variation, you never feel like there is a guy to attack,"(Faf du Plessis) That sums up the whole day. No more comments......

  • CricketFan1967 on February 1, 2013, 21:32 GMT

    Great job Pakistan Team day one!!(fingers crossed). If Misbah wins (or even draws) this series, I will forgive him for dropping the semifinal against India.

  • cricket_fan_1980 on February 1, 2013, 21:27 GMT

    "As Faf du Plessis said afterwards, South Africa did not feel there was a single bowler they could target and that frustrated them. "Because they've got a lot variation, you never feel like there is a guy to attack," he said." Indeed Pakistan put in a very high quality bowling and fielding performance, but the same comment by Faf can potentially be made for South Africa as well. They are an extremely potent bowling attack, especially at home, and especially when firing under pressure. The 2nd days play is set up beautifully. Pakistan will have to have all their wits about them and really come prepared, because they wont be getting an easy ride. I really hope some good pep talk is being given to the top order ... to stay calm and play out the day, not get pressured, runs will come, just stay calm and protect your wickets

  • mumbaiguy79 on February 1, 2013, 21:25 GMT

    Still 4 days to go though. I hope Pakistani batsman bat at least day and half to make this an interesting one.

  • Zain_Ali on February 1, 2013, 20:48 GMT

    Daydevil could not agree with you more Misbah is a fantastic leader and has produced results that others can only dream off however my problem with misbah is in odi cricket, he is a fantastic captain but does not deserve a place in the team as a batsman. if he would give up the shorter format I am sure he will receve the universal respect he so richly deserves

  • PakCric786 on February 1, 2013, 20:45 GMT

    I agree with 'DayDevil' Afridi took things for granted and he wanted to be above all others in the team, I used to be great fan of Afridi but i lost respect for him the day he start arguing with Misbah on the field i think it was during Eng series. Anyway am no fan of any individual player i just support Pak team and under Misbah Pak team have done great in tests which is the main format of the game. After Great Imran Khan i rate Misbah the best captain Pak had. InshAllah we will win. Please Publish

  • Batmanindallas on February 1, 2013, 20:39 GMT

    I would hold my judgement till I watch SA bowl. Pakistan has a great attack not sure what Rahat was doing instead of the tall man Irfan. Great bowling but batting has been their bugbear, so let us wait and watch

  • SurlyCynic on February 1, 2013, 20:26 GMT

    Great performance by Pakistan, will be interesting to see how they bat on a tricky pitch. Some variable bounce and cracks already so whoever has a first innings lead will be definite favourites. We expected a tough series and we've got one.

  • DayDevil on February 1, 2013, 20:23 GMT

    @cisco420 ... There are Misbah hatters because we Pakistani fans are used to nonsense cricket aka Afridi style, come in and get out, we only want that type of cricket, when someone sensible is at the helm of affairs we try to drag him into mud to give back the captaincy to another idiot. It's a sad story but i m also very happy that PCB for once stuck with a sensible captain and the growth can be easily seen, the whole culture has transformed but it's too much to ask from the lovers of FLOP BOOM BOOM cricket to understand how you groom teams and create a culture which gives you results. He is the best thing ever happened to Pakistan Cricket regardless of what the result of this series will be but he has already showed what a sensible leader can do.

  • Syed_imran_abbas on February 1, 2013, 20:21 GMT

    Good to see some honesty and respect by opposition. Normally a team ranked at no. 1 wont say such stuff as we saw previously in most of the cases. Misbah is doing a great job.. Irfan and tanvir could have been a better choice than rahat.. but boys, alot work to do as it was just one day of 15 day series. good luck.. i am excited about this series.. as both teams like serious bussiness.. pure cricket.. pure class x

  • vatsap on February 1, 2013, 20:19 GMT

    Go Pakistan. Hope this is not a false start to a cracker of a series. Both sides very strong bowling attack, SA clearly better with the bat, but prone to inconsistency. Would love to see some centuries from the Pakistani bats to complement their bowlers.

  • Shahriar on February 1, 2013, 20:14 GMT

    Is Rahat Ali the surprise that Misbah was talkig about? Well, it's not turning out to be a good one.

  • dmqi on February 1, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    Now you know why I have been opposing Malik-Afridi-Akaml company for years in favor of Misbah-Younus-Sarfaraz company. You need to understand test cricket, it is not hit or miss game. You need balanced team and this one seems pretty good so far. They may not win against #1 team but the #1 got a tough challenge, that is what we want to enjoy. Competitive game.

  • OptimusPrimal on February 1, 2013, 19:58 GMT

    Another great article by Firdose and a cracking start to an extremely anticipated series. I hope both teams will keep the intensity high and we will see many more days like this... days on which Pakistan comes on top. Although Pakistanis will never forget what Misbah did to us on 30th March 2011, but their is no doubt that he has been one of the best things that has happened to Pakistan cricket in the past decade.

  • sj99 on February 1, 2013, 19:42 GMT

    Misbah was a good captain of the Pakistan A team. I remember his captaincy and his own performance at that time but he never made it to the main team. Some times because of the other senior batsmen and some times because of Pakistan wanted all-rounders as they wanted an extra bowler and batsman.

  • AK47_pk on February 1, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Feels nice to know how much respect ur opposition have for you nd especially when opposition is NO1 in rankings. Respect to SA.

  • on February 1, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    Nice article, I feel SA placed very good when Amla and Kallis was playing, but they throw their wickets, Pakistan having players with real test stamina, Let's be optimistic that Pakistan scored their highest team tota in SA (330)l in this Innings

  • voyager on February 1, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    This is what happens when a side with good bowling hold there catches!

  • swingstowin on February 1, 2013, 19:26 GMT

    Agree with the end there. It was just the first day of the match. Everyone needs to calm down

  • reason-galore on February 1, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    No one should be delusional enough to think that pakistan is not a capable side. They have put everyone in their place which includes me. I thought they won't be good against england which was #1 and they destroyed them. I thought that india would run over them with their batting lineup but they showed them that pakistan can deliver if they had a proper plan with them. Their fielding has improved as well as their bowling even though they have lost some might capable names to controversies. The unite looks tight and ready to fight under come capable leadership and exceptional coaching staff. Underestimate them at your own peril. The thing with this pakistan team is that they have a plan and are executing them and working hard aswell. A deadly combo and even if they go down then they would go down fighting.

  • ejsiddiqui on February 1, 2013, 19:17 GMT

    Apart from a genuine all-rounder Hafeez is becoming a very good diplomat as well. The Professor is a correct nick name for him.

  • cisco420 on February 1, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    To all the Misbah haters, Misbah is one of the best things that happened to pakistan cricket in recent times.

  • Zahidsaltin on February 1, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    They made a blunder not playing 145 kph and 7'.1 tall Irfan.

  • BowledYa on February 1, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    It's only the first day, but an excellent example of why Misbah is the best captain Pakistan has had. I am sure he will go down in history as the winningest pak captain. I am proud of the way he has led the team from a time that we hope never to see again. Thank you Misbah, Hafeez, Younis and the rest of the team! I have no doubt this will be a very competitive series.

  • badmaash on February 1, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    The real lesson here is: don't play the waiting game with Misbah

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  • badmaash on February 1, 2013, 18:45 GMT

    The real lesson here is: don't play the waiting game with Misbah

  • BowledYa on February 1, 2013, 18:55 GMT

    It's only the first day, but an excellent example of why Misbah is the best captain Pakistan has had. I am sure he will go down in history as the winningest pak captain. I am proud of the way he has led the team from a time that we hope never to see again. Thank you Misbah, Hafeez, Younis and the rest of the team! I have no doubt this will be a very competitive series.

  • Zahidsaltin on February 1, 2013, 19:03 GMT

    They made a blunder not playing 145 kph and 7'.1 tall Irfan.

  • cisco420 on February 1, 2013, 19:12 GMT

    To all the Misbah haters, Misbah is one of the best things that happened to pakistan cricket in recent times.

  • ejsiddiqui on February 1, 2013, 19:17 GMT

    Apart from a genuine all-rounder Hafeez is becoming a very good diplomat as well. The Professor is a correct nick name for him.

  • reason-galore on February 1, 2013, 19:21 GMT

    No one should be delusional enough to think that pakistan is not a capable side. They have put everyone in their place which includes me. I thought they won't be good against england which was #1 and they destroyed them. I thought that india would run over them with their batting lineup but they showed them that pakistan can deliver if they had a proper plan with them. Their fielding has improved as well as their bowling even though they have lost some might capable names to controversies. The unite looks tight and ready to fight under come capable leadership and exceptional coaching staff. Underestimate them at your own peril. The thing with this pakistan team is that they have a plan and are executing them and working hard aswell. A deadly combo and even if they go down then they would go down fighting.

  • swingstowin on February 1, 2013, 19:26 GMT

    Agree with the end there. It was just the first day of the match. Everyone needs to calm down

  • voyager on February 1, 2013, 19:27 GMT

    This is what happens when a side with good bowling hold there catches!

  • on February 1, 2013, 19:30 GMT

    Nice article, I feel SA placed very good when Amla and Kallis was playing, but they throw their wickets, Pakistan having players with real test stamina, Let's be optimistic that Pakistan scored their highest team tota in SA (330)l in this Innings

  • AK47_pk on February 1, 2013, 19:41 GMT

    Feels nice to know how much respect ur opposition have for you nd especially when opposition is NO1 in rankings. Respect to SA.