Pakistan in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 211 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

45.4

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, short of length ball on off stump, 116kph, defended back towards the bowler

45.5

Younis Khan to du Plessis, FOUR, length ball outside off, Faf du Plessis unleahes a gorgeous extra cover drive to get off the mark

45.6

Younis Khan to du Plessis, 1 run, on the pads, helped behind square leg

South Africa 140/4   F du Plessis 5* (3b 1x4)

46.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, stretches forward and defends to the leg side

46.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, pads away a delivery well outside off

46.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, on middle stump, moves across the stumps and defends to the leg side

46.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, on the pads, guided to short fine leg, 'this is your time, ajmal, keep the pressure on,' says the keeper

46.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, a tight single there, on the pads and that is steered down to short fine, Rahat's the fielder there, de Villiers is quick though and he makes it in time

South Africa 141/4   F du Plessis 6* (8b 1x4)

47.1

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, played uppishly to the right of the non-striker

47.2

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, too far outside off, keeper standing up

47.3

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, once more it is way outside off stump

47.4

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, solid defence off the front foot this time

47.5

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, well outside off and that is left alone once more

47.6

Younis Khan to du Plessis, 1 run, on the pads, helped along behind square leg

South Africa 142/4   F du Plessis 7* (14b 1x4)

48.1

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, Junaid returns, he starts with a short of length ball that is punched towards extra cover

48.2

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, pitched up, Junaid is still bowling from round the wicket, defended towards mid-on

48.3

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, great line from Junaid, length ball heading for off stump, Faf keeps bat and pad together as he blocks

48.4

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, an lbw appeal from Junaid, that curves in just a little, takes the pads on its way to the keeper as Faf looks to shoulder arms

48.5

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, slides that down the leg side, a diving take by the keeper

48.6

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, switches to over the wicket, pitched up, on off stump, defended to the leg side

South Africa 142/4   F du Plessis 7* (20b 1x4)

49.3

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, short of length ball well outside off, left alone

49.4

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, that keeps a bit low, 118kph and outside off, that went between bat and pad as the batsman looks to chop that through the off side

49.5

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, pitched up and that is driven back towards the bowler

49.6

Younis Khan to du Plessis, no run, pushed back to the bowler, Younis fields

South Africa 143/4   F du Plessis 7* (24b 1x4)

50.6

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, length ball around off, shows the full face of the bat as he defends

South Africa 144/4   F du Plessis 7* (25b 1x4)

51.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, down the leg side once more, guided towards short fine

51.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, keeps it on the pads, defended towards midwicket

51.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, full ball is carefully defended

51.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, shuffles across and blocks it to the leg side

South Africa 145/4   F du Plessis 7* (29b 1x4)

53.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, flighted and full ball from over the wicket, worked towards midwicket for a quick single, brings up South Africa's 150

South Africa 150/4   F du Plessis 8* (30b 1x4)

54.1

Younis Khan to du Plessis, 1 run, Younis is back, he gets the ball to swing away a bit, a full ball well outside off, pushed towards cover

54.4

Younis Khan to du Plessis, 2 runs, shortish from Younis, 119kph, whipped towards deep midwicket

54.5

Younis Khan to du Plessis, 2 runs, short of a length ball outside off, that is guided towards deep backward point for two more

54.6

Younis Khan to du Plessis, 1 run, swinging in, nearly a yorker, dug out towards square leg and that will be tea

South Africa 159/4   F du Plessis 14* (34b 1x4)

55.1

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, Rahat begins the final session, shortish ball on leg stump, defended to the leg side

55.5

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, back of a length ball on middle and off, pushed back towards the bowler off the back foot

55.6

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, clipped behind square leg

South Africa 162/4   F du Plessis 16* (37b 1x4)

56.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run

56.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, defended to the leg side

56.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, on a length, around off stump, clipped to short leg

56.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, moves across and defends that towards midwicket

56.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, that rears up off a length, far more than du Plessis expected, that strikes him on the gloves and off the forearm to his helmet, the umpire Oxenford jokingly says thats one bouncer for the over

56.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, defended to short leg

South Africa 162/4   F du Plessis 16* (43b 1x4)

58.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, superb from Ajmal, that carries on after pitching around off, Faf was looking for the turn and is beaten by that beauty from Ajmal

58.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, defended to short fine leg

58.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, clipped towards midwicket by du Plessis

58.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, length ball pitching on middle and off, worked towards short fine, Rahat fields, du Plessis wants one but wisely turns back

58.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, length ball on off stump, blocked down the track

58.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball outside off, defended towards cover for a quick single

South Africa 165/4   F du Plessis 17* (49b 1x4)

59.1

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, a muted lbw appeal there, struck high on the front pad, possibly outside off and that was carrying on further

59.2

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, left alone

59.3

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, length ball just outside off, mistimed drive towards cover

59.4

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, FOUR, short and wide, clubbed away past point for four, du Plessis had been waiting for that poor delivery for a while

59.5

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, huge appeal for a caught-behind, turned down, Pakistan have referred, first Test wicket for Rahat? it was a back of a length ball angling away outside off, can't hear much of a sound as it passed, nothing on HotSpot either, think the batsman will survive, nothing conclusive here, so Faf will survive, there was a sound when we saw it live, not sure what it was

59.6

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, length ball on middle stump, defended in the direction of mid-on

South Africa 169/4   F du Plessis 21* (55b 2x4)

60.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball spinning away after pitching on off stump, defended towards point

South Africa 171/4   F du Plessis 22* (56b 2x4)

61.1

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, 2 runs, on the pads, worked down towards deep backward square leg, a hard run two

61.2

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, length ball and that is punched towards cover

61.3

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, short of length ball angling away, left alone

61.4

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, crisply hit towards cover for a single

South Africa 178/4   F du Plessis 25* (60b 2x4)

62.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball down the leg side, edged down towards short fine, a quick single is taken, the keeper isn't too thrilled at the pace with which the fielder at short fine got to the ball

62.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, clipped towards midwicket for a single

South Africa 181/4   F du Plessis 27* (62b 2x4)

63.1

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, stands tall and slaps that off the back foot towards point

63.2

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, length ball angling across the batsman, who shoulders arms

63.3

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, gets back in the crease and pats the ball towards midwicket

63.4

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, no run, from round the wicket, pitched up and that is punched back towards the bowler, who gets down in time to stop that

63.5

Rahat Ali to du Plessis, 1 run, back of a length ball angling in, clipped towards square leg

South Africa 182/4   F du Plessis 28* (67b 2x4)

64.1

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball angling in from Gul, helped down towards fine leg

South Africa 183/4   F du Plessis 29* (68b 2x4)

65.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, length ball spinning away from Ajmal, blocked off the back foot towards gully

65.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, full ball from round the wicket, on the pads, blocked towards square leg this time

65.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards square leg

South Africa 186/4   F du Plessis 30* (71b 2x4)

66.1

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, length ball just outside off, defended after getting behind the line

66.2

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball just outside off, punched firmly towards mid-on for a quick single

South Africa 189/4   F du Plessis 31* (73b 2x4)

68.1

Umar Gul to du Plessis, 2 runs, length ball angling in towards off stump, elegantly swished away towards deep midwicket

68.2

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, pitched up, well outside off stump, left alone

68.3

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, a good-looking drive off the front foot towards mid-off

68.4

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, length ball on off stump, careful defence back down the pitch

68.5

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, length ball just outside off, blocked off the front foot to the leg side

68.6

Umar Gul to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, 130.5kph, batsman shoulders arms

South Africa 196/4   F du Plessis 33* (79b 2x4)

69.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, length ball spinning in once more, an inside-edge towards short leg

69.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, pitched up, just outside off, defended off the front foot towards silly point

South Africa 199/4   F du Plessis 33* (81b 2x4)

71.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, defended to the leg side, that was full and on the pads

71.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, again full and on the pad,s this time du Plessis opens the face to defend to the off side

71.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, an inside-edge lands wide of short leg

71.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, flat and on the middle and leg, du Plessis turns it behind square leg

71.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, full toss on the pads, clipped towards deep backward square leg

South Africa 202/5   F du Plessis 34* (86b 2x4)

72.1

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, Faf works the ball in front of square leg

72.2

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, no run, length ball is pushed back towards the bowler, not much turn here for Hafeez

72.3

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, no run, short of length ball outside off, blocked off the front foot towards cover

72.4

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, pakad (Catch) shouts the keeper, Faf went for a paddle-sweep and that pops up towards short fine, not near the fielder though

South Africa 205/5   F du Plessis 35* (90b 2x4)

73.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, length ball on middle and leg, defended towards short leg

73.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, flighted length ball on off stump, clipped towards deep midwicket

73.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, an appeal for a catch at short leg, turned down as that leg side delivery came off the pad

South Africa 211/5   F du Plessis 36* (93b 2x4)

74.6

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, from over the wicket to the right-hander, turns that one behind square leg

South Africa 213/5   F du Plessis 37* (94b 2x4)

75.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, on the pads and spinning down, nudged towards square leg, 'aa raha hain' (it is coming) says the keeper

75.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, gets deep in the crease and defends to the leg side

75.3

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, drops it short this time, on middle and off, pushed towards mid-off

75.4

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, flighted and full, well down the leg side, tucked towards square leg

75.5

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, keeps probing away at leg stump, more defence from du Plessis

75.6

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, shorter this time, spins down the leg side, more than du Plessis expects, he misses that as it stays low and goes through to the keeper

South Africa 213/5   F du Plessis 37* (100b 2x4)

76.3

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, no run, length ball outside off, defended towards mid-off

76.4

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 2 runs, paddled away fine, down to fine leg for a couple

76.5

Mohammad Hafeez to du Plessis, 1 run, length ball on off stump, no turn at all, clipped towards square leg

South Africa 221/5   F du Plessis 40* (103b 2x4)

77.1

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, no run, lat and on the middle and leg, du Plessis blocks

77.2

Saeed Ajmal to du Plessis, 1 run, down the leg side, gloves it past the keeper towards short fine leg

South Africa 222/5   F du Plessis 41* (105b 2x4)

78.1

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, no run, he sprints and fires it from round the wicket, full ball is defended off the front foot

78.2

Junaid Khan to du Plessis, OUT, what a strange dismissal that is, du Plessis had an eternity to make sure that ball doesn't roll back on to the stumps, he wasn't aware though where the ball was and it spins back to hit the stumps, du Plessis first played what he thought was a solid forward defensive, and he didn't bother to see where the ball was, he was busy holding the pose, it came off the bottom of the bat and it bounced up and sneaked behind him, once again a bowling change from Misbah brings immediate results, yet another south Africa batsman gets in and doesn't make a big score

F du Plessis b Junaid Khan 41 (131m 107b 2x4 0x6) SR: 38.31

South Africa 232/6   F du Plessis 41 (107b 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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