Pakistan in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 211 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

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   Saeed Ajmal 1-0-2-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 2-0-6-0

32.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, tossed up, there's the doosra, an outside edge towards gully

32.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, length ball, worked towards midwicket by Kallis

32.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, length ball spinning in a little, nudged towards deep square leg

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   Saeed Ajmal 3-0-7-0

34.1

Saeed Ajmal to Amla, 1 run

34.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up, on a length and spins in, worked behind square leg

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

34.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 3 runs, gets the outside edge, Kallis was looking to defend that length ball outside off, a thick outside edge sends the ball down towards third man, Amla pushes for the third and makes it in time

South Africa 117/2   Saeed Ajmal 4-0-17-0

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

36.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, pitching on a length, around middle and leg, whipped towards short leg, Azhar Ali gets a hand on that to take the pace off

36.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, solidly defended back towards the bowler

36.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, length ball is pushed down the track

36.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up, on a length, around middle and leg, driven towards wide mid-on

South Africa 119/2   Saeed Ajmal 5-0-19-0

38.1

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, on middle stump, blocked towards square leg

38.2

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, pitched up, on middle and leg again as Ajmal continues round the wicket, defended to the leg side, "keep going lads," shouts the keeper

38.3

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, and that famous shout of "yourself" is heard from the keeper as Kallis defends back to the bowler

38.4

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, FOUR, a rare bad ball from Ajmal, full toss and, naturally, Kallis puts it away, through extra cover for four to move to 49

38.5

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, no run, defended to the leg side

38.6

Saeed Ajmal to Kallis, 1 run, another 50 for Kallis, does he ever fail, a full ball on the pads, whipped behind square leg, that's Test fifty No 58, huge roar from the Bullring crowd to mark the milestone

South Africa 125/2   Saeed Ajmal 6-0-24-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 7-1-24-0

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

42.4

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 8-1-28-0

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 9-1-29-0

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

46.6

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

South Africa 141/4   Saeed Ajmal 10-1-30-0

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 11-1-31-0

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 12-1-32-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 13-2-32-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 14-2-33-0

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

60.3

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 15-2-39-0

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

62.2

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

62.3

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 16-2-42-0

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 17-2-45-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 18-3-45-0

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

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   Saeed Ajmal 19-3-48-0

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

71.6

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, 2 runs, full and well outside off, goes for the drive and an inside-edge sends the ball towards midwicket for a couple, first runs for Elgar

South Africa 204/5   Saeed Ajmal 20-3-51-0

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

73.3

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, no run, length ball on middle stump, defended off the front foot to the off side

73.4

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, FOUR, flighted and full, on middle and leg stump, swatted past midwicket for four, can't say that was very graceful

73.5

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, 1 run, full ball is eased towards mid-on for a quick single

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   Saeed Ajmal 21-3-57-0

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   Saeed Ajmal 22-4-57-0

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

77.3

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, no run, flighted length ball that zips away, easily beating Elgar, Ajmal has his hands on his knees after seeing that

77.4

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, SIX, Elgar decides to go big, he's not looked too comfortable so far, he gets one knee and sends that into orbit, towards cow corner for six

77.5

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, FOUR, short from Ajmal, Elgar capitalises, he waits on the back foot and places it past point for four

77.6

Saeed Ajmal to Elgar, no run, gets well back and defends to the off side

South Africa 232/5   Saeed Ajmal 23-4-68-0
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Series Results
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South Africa won by an innings and 18 runs
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South Africa won by 4 wickets
South Africa v Pakistan at Johannesburg - Feb 1-4, 2013
South Africa won by 211 runs
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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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