Pakistan in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 211 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

0.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, starts with a slightly wide one, Smith chases after it, bit of movement away and Smith misses

0.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, slightly closer to off, jags back in towards Smith who hangs his bat out and is beaten past the inside-edge

0.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, on the pads, whipped in front of square leg for a single, cheers greet the first run of the match

South Africa 1/0   GC Smith 1* (3b)

1.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, he beats Smith first up, gets the ball to move away just a bit after pitching outside off, Smith pokes and misses

1.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, 1 run, short of length and outside off, pushed off the back foot towards cover for a single

South Africa 2/0   GC Smith 2* (5b)

2.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, down the leg side from Gul, 138.8 kph, through to the keeper

2.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, shifts his line to outside off, 136.6kph, left alone by Smith, a hint of inward movement

2.3

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of length ball moving in, Smith shuffles across as he does so often, struck on the thigh pad as he looks to nurdle the ball towards square leg

2.4

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, length ball well outside off, Smith dabs it towards cover for a single

South Africa 3/0   GC Smith 3* (9b)

3.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, 'Well bowed Junaid,' shouts the keeper, that was 142kph and outside off, Smith opens the face and plays the ball in front of point

3.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, back of a length ball outside off, not much movement this time, Smith shoulders arms

3.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, this time he gets it to swerve away, a length ball outside off, Smith isn't drawn into playing that though

3.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, big appeal for lbw, at least from the bowler, that angles in from Junaid, past Smith's bat as he looks to defend but that was much too high

3.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, pitched up, 139kph, Smith works it towards square leg from outside off

3.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, another big lbw appeal, turned down, will they go for the referral, no they aren't, this was a much closer call than the previous one in the over, Smith as always looking to work the ball to leg is stuck on the pads, perhaps just outside off, very close that, replays show that would have been "umpire's call" on height and line

South Africa 3/0   GC Smith 3* (15b)

4.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, a short ball, Smith awkwardly defends that one, jumping to get on top of the bounce

4.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, pushed towards cover for a quick single

4.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, beaten outside off, Gul gets that one to snake away from Smith, who didn't cover for the movement, no edge however

South Africa 6/0   GC Smith 4* (18b)

6.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, length ball just outside off, Smith moves across and defends to the leg side

6.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Gul grunts as he hurls this one, just outside off moving away a hint, Smith moves across to cover his stumps and lifts the bat over his head as he allows the ball through to the keeper

6.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, the typical Smith nudge towards deep square leg, short of length ball on middle stump from Gul

6.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, too far outside off to worry Smith

6.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, short of length ball on middle and leg stump, pushed in the direction of mid-on, a loud 'No,' from Smith

6.6

Umar Gul to Smith, FOUR, not the best of deliveries from Gul, overpitched and down the leg side, Smith helps that down towards fine leg for the first boundary of the match, the schoolkids love that and create quite a noise

South Africa 12/0   GC Smith 10* (24b 1x4)

7.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, past the inside edge this time, extra bounce there from Junaid, just a bit of movement away for him, Smith looks to defend but is beaten, good stuff this from Junaid

7.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, comes in with the angle, bounces just outside off and curls away, lovely to watch, Smith allows that through to the keeper

7.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, pitched up, blocked towards cover

7.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, length ball angling in towards the middle stump, patted towards mid-on

South Africa 13/0   GC Smith 10* (28b 1x4)

8.5

Rahat Ali to Smith, no run, gets this one to seam away from Smith, but that starts too far outside off to bother Smith

8.6

Rahat Ali to Smith, no run, 136.8kph from Rahat, back of a length ball not too far from off stump, far enough for Smith to shoulder arms, a decent first over from Rahat

South Africa 16/0   GC Smith 10* (30b 1x4)

10.1

Rahat Ali to Smith, FOUR, pitched up and outside off, Smith grinds it down the ground, picks it from outside off to push it between the bowler and mid-on for four

10.2

Rahat Ali to Smith, 2 runs, shortish ball, 136.5kph, well of off stump, slapped off the back foot towards backward point, where Nasir Jamshed misfields to allow a couple

10.3

Rahat Ali to Smith, 1 run, short of length ball, 135.1kph, Smith jumps to get on top of the bounce, works the ball towards square leg for a single

South Africa 25/0   GC Smith 17* (33b 2x4)

11.1

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, back of a length ball slanting down the leg side, Smith moves across to try help it down to fine leg but misses

11.2

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, pitched up, 135.3 kph, seams away after bouncing outside off, Smith content to leave

11.3

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, pitched up once more, punched towards mid-on, the keeper shouts telling Junaid to just keep bowling it in the right areas and that the wicket will follow

11.4

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, grunts as he bowls that one, on a length and just outside off, Smith gets behind the line and defends

11.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, short ball, 137kph, angles in towards Smith's body, Smith spots it early and ducks under

11.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, this goes straight on, 136.7, back of a length and heading for off, blocked back to the bowler

South Africa 25/0   GC Smith 17* (39b 2x4)

12.2

Rahat Ali to Smith, no run, smith ends up playing all around a pitched up delivery from Rahat, the ball sneaks between bat and the batsman

12.3

Rahat Ali to Smith, 1 run, that was not the best of deliveries, short and wide, slapped towards point

South Africa 27/0   GC Smith 18* (41b 2x4)

13.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, that is pitched up and towards the leg stump, worked towards midwicket

13.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, length ball just outside off, Smith moves across and defends towards the bowler

13.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, on the pads, back of a length, Smith loves it there, helped towards deep backward square leg

13.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, lovely ball, Gul from round the wicket, gets the ball to angle in and then it jags away, Smith is completely beaten by that one

13.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, pitched up this time, Smith falling over as he plays that towards the leg side, that was a thick inside-edge on to the pad

13.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, defended from the crease towards point

South Africa 29/0   GC Smith 20* (47b 2x4)

15.1

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, Gul bowling from round the wicket, pitched on a length and outside off, defended down the track

15.2

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, snakes in from outside off, Smith doesn't expect it to move as much as it did and is struck on the pads

15.3

Umar Gul to Smith, 2 runs, full and around off, thumped away towards deep backward square leg, easy to do given the angle from round the wicket

15.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, switches to over the wicket, a back of length ball on middle and leg stump, Smith jumps and defends to the leg side

15.5

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, pitched up, a good delivery from Gul on off stump, defended to the leg side by Smith

15.6

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, length ball outside off, defended towards the off side this time

South Africa 40/0   GC Smith 22* (53b 2x4)

16.5

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, full and slanting down the leg side there, Smith shuffles across as he looks to work that to the leg side, off the pads and in the direction of fine leg

16.6

Junaid Khan to Smith, no run, this goes straight on after pitching just outside off, Smith's broad bat sends it back towards Junaid

South Africa 41/0   GC Smith 22* (55b 2x4)

17.2

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, back of a length ball just outside off, patted towards cover for a quick single, South Africa have run well this morning, often taking the sharp singles to rotate the strike

17.4

Umar Gul to Smith, no run, shortish ball outside off, 135.5kph, Smith keeps his bat low and gets his head out of the line of that one

17.5

Umar Gul to Smith, 1 run, length ball outside off, pushed towards cover for another quick run

South Africa 45/0   GC Smith 24* (58b 2x4)

19.1

Umar Gul to Smith, OUT, there's another one! this session has changed, and Smith's big day doesn't result in a big score for him, that was pitched up and nipped away, Smith looks to play if off the front foot towards mid-on, an outside edge through to the keeper, Smith is gone for 24

GC Smith c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 24 (96m 59b 2x4 0x6) SR: 40.67

South Africa 46/2   GC Smith 24 (59b 2x4)
Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100
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Feb 4, 2013

AB de Villiers equalled the record for dismissals in a Test with 11, South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day, February 4, 2013

AB de Villiers equalled the record for dismissals in a Test with 11

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Feb 4, 2013

Dale Steyn's 11th wicket ended the Test, South Africa v Pakistan, 1st Test, Johannesburg, 4th day, February 4, 2013

Dale Steyn's 11th wicket ended the Test

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