Pakistan in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 211 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

18.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, length ball is defended back down the pitch

18.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, pretty close to off stump, that was quick from Junaid and that rears up after Amla shoulders arms, the keeper collects it at head height

18.6

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, short of length ball, 139.6kph, defended off the back foot towards cover

South Africa 46/1   HM Amla 0* (3b)

20.1

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, short of a length ball outside off, just above 140kph, blocked off the back foot, Junaid continuing from round the wicket

20.2

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, length ball around off, lovely shot from Amla, he's been a man in a hurry these days, carving that through cover off the front foot, superb stroke

20.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, 1 run, back of a length and down the leg side, guided towards square leg

20.6

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, back of a length ball angling in, Amla is happy to leave that though it is pretty close to off, good bounce once more for Junaid

South Africa 56/2   HM Amla 5* (7b 1x4)

21.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, short of a length ball outside off, hint of away movement, Amla content to leave

21.5

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, ooh, that was just past the outside edge, that seams away just a hint, pitching back of a length and around off, Amla looks to defend and is beaten, how Pakistan would have loved an edge there

21.6

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, a touch short from Gul, Amla jumps and slaps that towards point

South Africa 57/2   HM Amla 5* (10b 1x4)

24.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, defended to the leg side by Amla

24.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, Amla stays in the crease as he defends that regulation offspinner

24.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 2 runs, a touch short, doesn't spin in, Amla waits for it and slaps it just in front of point

24.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, just outside off, Amla defends to the leg side

24.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, pitched up and just outside off, defended to the leg side

24.6

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, just outside off, worked behind square leg by Amla, and that will be lunch

South Africa 68/2   HM Amla 7* (16b 1x4)

25.2

Rahat Ali to Amla, no run, nice delivery, 134.3 kph that rises shaprly after pitching back of a length, just outside off, Amla keeps his wrists low as he allows that through to the keeper

25.3

Rahat Ali to Amla, no run, not a great delivery that, well down the leg side

25.4

Rahat Ali to Amla, no run, short of length ball around off, 134kph, defended to the off side

25.5

Rahat Ali to Amla, no run, pitched up and a hint of swing in, solidly defended to the leg side

25.6

Rahat Ali to Amla, no run, shorter this time, just outside off, defended off the back foot to the off side

South Africa 69/2   HM Amla 7* (21b 1x4)

27.1

Rahat Ali to Amla, no run, too wide from Rahat, Amla slaps it towards point, Rahat still searching for a consistent line and length

27.2

Rahat Ali to Amla, 1 run, length ball on middle, whipped towards square leg by Amla

27.6

Rahat Ali to Amla, 1 run, full and that swings in a bit, almost yorker length, dug out towards square leg by Amla

South Africa 76/2   HM Amla 9* (24b 1x4)

28.1

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, length ball spearing in towards off stump, defended to the off side

28.2

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, Junaid continues round the wicket, back of a length and outside off, not moving much, blocked to the off side by Amla

28.3

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, length ball angling in towards off stump, more solid defence from Amla

28.4

Junaid Khan to Amla, no run, length ball from round the wicket, that is crisply struck by Amla back towards the bowler, Junaid lunges to his left to catch that and then throws down the stumps, Amla was well in the crease though, the crowd likes the aggression from Junaid

28.5

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, too short from Junaid, sits up on leg stump, Amla swivels as he pulls that behind square leg

28.6

Junaid Khan to Amla, FOUR, a rare poor delivery from Junaid, whistling down the leg side, helped down to fine leg for four more

South Africa 84/2   HM Amla 17* (30b 3x4)

30.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, Ajmal to get his first proper spell now, first ball is defended to the leg side

30.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, length and around off, worked towards midwicket

30.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, FOUR, flighted length delivery, Amla waits for it and cover drives it for a boundary, opens the face a touch to place that one

30.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, some turn there for Ajmal, Amla waits on the back foot to try work the ball to the leg side, he misses and hit on the pads, that was going down

30.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, more careful defence this time from Amla

30.6

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, flighted ball is defended towards mid-off

South Africa 96/2   HM Amla 21* (36b 4x4)

32.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, a full ball outside off, Amla looks to sweep that one after getting on one knee, he misses and that is through to the keeper

32.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, a leading edge this time as Amla looks to whip the ball towards the leg side, lands safely after flying towards mid-off

32.6

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, an on-drive to mid-on this time

South Africa 98/2   HM Amla 21* (39b 4x4)

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run

34.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, length ball just outside off, carefull defended from the crease

34.4

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, FOUR, that was a touch short from Ajmal, giving Amla to go deep in the crease and guide it behind point for four

34.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, gets well forward and plays it inside-out towards extra cover

South Africa 114/2   HM Amla 27* (43b 5x4)

36.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, ajmal from round the wicket, pitched up and Amla defends to the off side

36.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, on the pads this time, nudges it behind square leg for a single

South Africa 118/2   HM Amla 28* (45b 5x4)

37.3

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, Gul grunting with the effort, length ball outside off, pushed to the leg side by Amla

37.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, length ball around off, not much movement now for Gul, solid defence to the off side by Amla

37.5

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, length ball on off stump, more defence from Amla

37.6

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, just short of a length, outside off, 131 kph, a firm push towards cover

South Africa 120/2   HM Amla 28* (49b 5x4)

39.5

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, length ball on off stump is defended to the off side

39.6

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, outside off and that's left alone

South Africa 125/3   HM Amla 28* (51b 5x4)

41.1

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, well outside off, Amla doesn't need to play those

41.2

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, length ball is driven on the up, firmly but straight at the bowler

41.3

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, outside off once more, Amla shoulders arms once more

41.4

Umar Gul to Amla, no run, short of a length ball outside off, left alone

41.5

Umar Gul to Amla, FOUR, whiplash drive from Amla, that was back of a length and just outside off, opens the face as he drives that one the up and through cover, top shot that

41.6

Umar Gul to Amla, 1 run, length ball on off, an inside-out drive towards mid-off

South Africa 130/3   HM Amla 33* (57b 6x4)

42.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, length ball on the pads, defended towards square leg

42.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 2 runs, on the pads once again, whipped off the back foot towards deep backward square leg

42.3

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, down the leg side once more, Ajmal bowling too many of those once he started bowling round the wicket, helped round the corner

42.5

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, spins in quite a bit, amla defends it against the turn to the off side

42.6

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, on the pads, blocked to the leg side

South Africa 134/3   HM Amla 36* (62b 6x4)

44.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, no run, on the pads, tucked towards square leg

44.2

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run, too short from Ajmal, on leg stump, slapped towards deep square leg

South Africa 135/3   HM Amla 37* (64b 6x4)

45.1

Younis Khan to Amla, no run, starts with a gentle 115kph ball outside off, left alone

45.2

Younis Khan to Amla, no run, too far outside off, bouncing twice on its way to the keeper, 116kph this time

45.3

Younis Khan to Amla, OUT, oh my goodness, Younis has done it, Amla has thrown it away, innocuous bat well outside off, Amla goes after it hard, slashes it firmly but another superb catch, this time from Azhar Ali, who reacts real quick to clasp that one at gully, he didn't much time to snap that overhead chance, results in another huge wicket, not like Amla to give it away like that

HM Amla c Azhar Ali b Younis Khan 37 (112m 67b 6x4 0x6) SR: 55.22

South Africa 135/4   HM Amla 37 (67b 6x4)
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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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