Pakistan in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 211 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

40.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, blocked off the backfoot towards point

40.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, shuffles across and tucks the ball to the leg side

40.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, back of a length and spinning in a little, defended to the off side

40.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, length ball on middle stump, blocked off the front foot towards midwicket

40.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, more defence from de Villiers

40.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, length ball around off, played with soft hands to the left of the bowler, that's a maiden

South Africa 125/3   AB de Villiers 0* (6b)

42.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, tossed up this time, the doosra, de villiers looking to defend after stretching forward, takes the outside edge towards cover

South Africa 134/3   AB de Villiers 1* (7b)

43.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, first ball is defended by de Villiers

43.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, too far outside off, left alone

43.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, Junaid continues round the wicket, defended off the back foot to the right of the bowler

43.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run

43.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, not too far away from the off stump, left alone by AB de Villiers

43.6

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, outside off and that also doesn't bother de Villiers

South Africa 134/3   AB de Villiers 1* (13b)

44.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, length ball on the leg stump, defended to the right of the bowler

44.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, massive lbw appeal, but that pitched just outside leg stump, umpire turns it down, plenty of bounce for Ajmal as well

44.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, on the pads once more, defended to the leg side

44.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, pitched up, just outside off, driven crisply towards cover

South Africa 135/3   AB de Villiers 1* (17b)

46.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, pushed back towards their bowler

South Africa 141/4   AB de Villiers 1* (18b)

49.1

Younis Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of length ball just outside off, defended from the crease towards point

49.2

Younis Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, swinging away, full and way outside off stump, slapped towards deep backward point

South Africa 143/4   AB de Villiers 2* (20b)

50.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, on the pads from Junaid, defended to the leg side

50.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, short of length and angling across, looks to drive that through the cover but inside-edges that onto his boot

50.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, pitched up and outside off, 135.7kph, driven just behind point by de Villiers who is now 2 off 23 deliveries

50.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball on middle and off, defended to the right of the bowler

50.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, 1 leg bye

South Africa 144/4   AB de Villiers 2* (25b)

51.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, Ajmal returns, continues from round the wicket, on the pads and that is blocked down the pitch

51.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, down the leg side, clipped behind square leg

South Africa 145/4   AB de Villiers 3* (27b)

52.1

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball angling away, 134kph, AB de Villiers not able to time his shots, wide delivery that he chops towards point

52.2

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, outside off and that is left alone

52.3

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball on middle and off, 133.9kph, solidly blocked down the track

52.4

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, length ball just outside off, 135.4kph, de Villiers blocks it towards cover

52.5

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, no run, loose stroke from de Villiers, a full and wide delivery that stays low, de villiers wanted to power that past point but that scoots under his bat

52.6

Junaid Khan to de Villiers, FOUR, full ball just outside off is eased past extra cover by de Villiers, effortlessly done and that will give him a bit of confidence after what has been a bit of a struggle for him this afternoon

South Africa 149/4   AB de Villiers 7* (33b 1x4)

53.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, from round the wicket again, defended behind square leg

53.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, length ball on middle stump, gets behind the line and blocks that to the leg side

53.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, keeps it tight around middle and leg, more defence

53.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, back foot punch towards the bowler

53.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, length ball just outside off, defended to the off side

South Africa 150/4   AB de Villiers 7* (38b 1x4)

54.2

Younis Khan to de Villiers, 2 runs, poked in front of point for a couple, superbly timed push that

54.3

Younis Khan to de Villiers, 1 run, some width on offer once more, jabbed towards cover for one more

South Africa 154/4   AB de Villiers 10* (40b 1x4)

55.2

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, beaten outside off, that was on a length and angling away, de Vileiers is feeling for it outside off and luckily for him he doesn't edge it through

55.3

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, length ball on off stump, far more solid from de Villiers, blocking to the off side from the crease

55.4

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, 1 run, shortish ball on middle, slapped towards midwicket off the back foot

South Africa 161/4   AB de Villiers 11* (43b 1x4)

57.1

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, on the off stump, a touch short, de Villiers stands tall to defend

57.2

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, fuller this time, and that is defended down the track

57.3

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run

57.4

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, pitched up and that is driven towards mid-off

57.5

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, an appeal for caught-behind there, but that missed the outside edge, a 133kph back of ball from Rahat, swerves away a bit, de Villiers is on the front foot searching for that one, beaten

57.6

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, 2 runs, on the pads once more, clipped towards deep midwicket for a couple

South Africa 164/4   AB de Villiers 13* (49b 1x4)

60.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, pitched up, batsman comes down the track and pushes to mid-on, zips through for a single

60.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run

60.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, pushed towards mid-on this time

60.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, on the pads once more, stretches forward and blocks

60.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, FOUR, length ball just outside off, superb stroke from de Villiers, quickly on to the back foot and slaps that past point for four

South Africa 175/4   AB de Villiers 18* (54b 2x4)

61.5

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, length ball around off stump, inside-edge and that ball nearly rolled back on to the stumps

61.6

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, pitched up and just outside off, driven towards point, a good-looking stroke for no runs

South Africa 178/4   AB de Villiers 18* (56b 2x4)

62.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 1 run, a direct hit from short fine this time but still not enough to prevent a leg-bye, du Plessis was beyond the stumps before the throw struck

62.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, length ball on middle and leg, spinning towards the pads, solidly blocked down the pitch

62.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, short of length ball skidding on, pushed back towards the bowler

62.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, short of length ball just outside off, dabbed in front of point

South Africa 181/4   AB de Villiers 19* (60b 2x4)

63.6

Rahat Ali to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off stump, defended towards point

South Africa 182/4   AB de Villiers 19* (61b 2x4)

64.2

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, angling in, de Villiers to punch the ball towards mid-on he misses and is struck on the pad, that was going down

64.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, length ball outside off, left alone by de Villiers

64.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, short of length ball on off stump, blocked back down the track

64.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, another good shot for no run, that was pitched up and crisply straight driven, Gul gets a hand on that though, leaving the non-striker scrambling back to make his ground

64.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 2 runs, short ball is swatted away towards deep midwicket, a flamboyant shot that

South Africa 185/4   AB de Villiers 21* (66b 2x4)

65.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 2 runs, a touch short, and on leg stump, whipped down to deep backward square leg

65.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, pitched up, on middle stump, defended off the front foot to the off side

65.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, jumps down the track and defends, the ball is in the air for a bit as it travels towards the bowler and there are some oohs and aahs

South Africa 188/4   AB de Villiers 23* (69b 2x4)

66.3

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, short of length ball well outside off, left alone

66.4

Umar Gul to de Villiers, no run, a thick inside-edge onto the pads as he defends off the front foot, not much reverse-swing so far for Gul here

66.5

Umar Gul to de Villiers, FOUR, a cracking shot from de Villiers, that was pitched up and outside off, that is gracefully punched through cover for four, looked terrific

66.6

Umar Gul to de Villiers, 1 run, back of a length ball, dropped towards midwicket with soft hands and a quick single is taken

South Africa 194/4   AB de Villiers 28* (73b 3x4)

67.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, tossed up, full delivery on the stumps, watchfully pushed back towards the bowler

67.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, the stumps are disturbed but that is after the ball ricochets off the keeper's pads, that was a very poor ball from Ajmal, way down the leg side, de Villiers looking to power the ball past the keeper but misses

67.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run

67.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, defended from the crease towards the off side

67.5

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, shorter and down the leg side, massive appeal for caught-behind, they are wondering whether to review it, they are, Ajmal was absolutely certain, jumping for joy, that was sliding down the leg side, the bat is a blur in Hot Spot, very tough for the third umpire to make a decision based on that, he sticks with the on-field umpire's call, when I saw it the first time, it looked like it came off the pad, there was no mark on the pad in Hot Spot

67.6

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, turning in towards the pads, defended towards square leg

South Africa 194/4   AB de Villiers 28* (79b 3x4)

69.1

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, Ajmal continues from round the stumps, full ball is eased towards mid-off

69.2

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, spinning into the pads after pitching on middle and leg, defended to the leg side

69.3

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, no run, shorter, flatter, blocked from the crease to the leg side

69.4

Saeed Ajmal to de Villiers, 3 runs, length ball on off stump, driven inside-out towards sweeper cover

South Africa 199/4   AB de Villiers 31* (83b 3x4)

70.1

Mohammad Hafeez to de Villiers, OUT, whoah, and what an impact he's made, a wicket first up, de Villiers tries to force a ball towards point but edges it through to the keeper, Misbah's bowling changes working like magic today, there definitely was an edge this time, perhaps de Villiers should have taken his chances on Hot spot and reviewed that decision

AB de Villiers c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 31 (124m 84b 3x4 0x6) SR: 36.90

South Africa 199/5   AB de Villiers 31 (84b 3x4)
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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