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South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

There's no stopping Steyn

Feb 4, 2013: There was no chance Graeme Smith was going to get the ball out of Dale Steyn's hands as he raced towards a career-best performance

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Pakistan left searching for answers

Feb 4, 2013: South Africa are becoming fearsome on their home patch and Pakistan have just over a week to come up with a method to make the series a contest

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Steyn's best, and de Villiers' record

Feb 4, 2013: Stats highlights from day four of the first Test in Johannesburg

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day

Steyn takes 11 in crushing victory

Feb 4, 2013: Like day turns to night, Dale Steyn broke the back of Pakistan's resistance with career-best match figures at the Wanderers

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Pakistan scramble up learning curve

Feb 3, 2013: The temperament and skill shown by Asad Shafiq and Misbah-ul-Haq may not save the match but should benefit Pakistan for the rest of the series

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

The Kallis surprise and Philander's agony

Feb 3, 2013: Plays of the Day from the third day of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Johannesburg

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 3rd day

Misbah and Shafiq lift Pakistan spirits

Feb 3, 2013: Starting a series with a total of 49 leaves a low base for improvement, but Pakistan's second innings showed them in a far better light as they ensured the Test would enter a fourth day

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Pakistan wither in Steyn's intensity

Feb 2, 2013: Dale Steyn at the top of a run up is like staring into the eyes of a man with a knife in his pocket and a snarl in his voice in a dark alley late at night; it's just not pleasant and Steyn knows it, and he knows when to use that attitude

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Steyn's burst consigns Pakistan to all-time low

Feb 2, 2013: Stats highlights from the second day's play in Johannesburg

Madhusudhan Ramakrishnan

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

Warning signs and mixed signals

Feb 2, 2013: Plays of the Day from the second day of the first Test between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 2nd day

South Africa stroll after Pakistan slump to 49

Feb 2, 2013: If Pakistan were under the impression that South Africa would be obliging hosts after day one at the Wanderers, they were quickly disabused of that notion as they were dismissed for the their lowest total in Tests

The Report by Alan Gardner

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

Misbah's Midas touch

Feb 1, 2013: Pakistan bowled and fielded with discipline on the opening day, and kept South Africa under pressure right through

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

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

Smith's party falls a little flat

Feb 1, 2013: ESPNcricinfo presents the plays of the day from the opening exchanges of the series between South Africa and Pakistan

Firdose Moonda at the Wanderers

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

Pakistan take opening-day honours

Feb 1, 2013: Pakistan ended a fascinating opening day of the series with the advantage after chipping South Africa out for 253 at the Wanderers.

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Middle-order heavyweights and tall quicks

Jan 31, 2013: ESPNcricinfo looks at four confrontations that could have an important bearing on the outcome of the series

Andrew McGlashan and Firdose Moonda

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Misbah displays quiet confidence

Jan 31, 2013: Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was positive about his team's chances against the No. 1 ranked South Africa ahead of the first Test between the two sides at the Wanderers

Firdose Moonda in Johannesburg

South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg

Pakistan aim to spoil Smith's party

Jan 31, 2013: ESPNcricinfo previews the opening Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Johannesburg

The Preview by Andrew McGlashan
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