Pakistan in South Africa Test Series - 1st Test

South Africa v Pakistan

South Africa won by 211 runs

Overs 1-50  | Overs 51-100

50.1

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

Junaid bowling over the wicket

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

50.6

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

Here's a weather update from the all-knowing Firdose Moonda: "The late afternoon storm is brewing, but it should spare us, maybe after play it will arrive."

Yasser: "THAT match in mohali was a statement to what Abdul Razzak could have achieved in test cricket but fell short of chances. Temperament, Control and copious amounts of patience."

Vivek Bhandari: "@Sid Ravi: For that matter, Craig McMillan also took 26 runs off him (Younis khan); before Lara hammered RobbieP to break the most runs off an over record :)"

End of over 51 (1 run, maiden) South Africa 144/4
F du Plessis    7* (25b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    15-7-28-1
AB de Villiers    2* (25b)      Younis Khan    3-0-7-1

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

Sughosh: "Re: Sehwag dismissed by Younis. I think he was bowling leg breaks that day. And also, I remember him taking quite a few wickets at a test in Galle." I remember Younis bowling about six overs in the first session of a Test a couple of years ago in New Zealand.

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

End of over 52 (1 run) South Africa 145/4
F du Plessis    7* (29b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    11-1-31-0
AB de Villiers    3* (27b)      Junaid Khan    15-7-28-1

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

MrGarreth: "As separate entities FAF and AB bat aggressively. Put them together and you get a brick wall"

52.3

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

srmohsin: "Actually Younis Khan has gotten Samraveera,Ian Bell and Sehwag before. Amla is just another feather in his cap."

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

End of over 53 (4 runs) South Africa 149/4
AB de Villiers    7* (33b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    16-7-32-1
F du Plessis    7* (29b 1x4)      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

End of over 54 (1 run) South Africa 150/4
AB de Villiers    7* (38b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    12-1-32-0
F du Plessis    8* (30b 1x4)      Junaid Khan    16-7-32-1

Just a few minutes to tea now. This should be the final over of the session

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

54.2

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

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

3.10pm South Africa are 159 for 4; Pakistan will be the happier side after that session, getting rid of two of the most dangerous Test batsmen, Jacques Kallis and Hashim Amla. Both of whom gave away their wickets after looking solid in the middle - Kallis top-edging a pull, and Amla chasing a wide one - but both departed to superb catches from Pakistan.

Here's Firdose: "Tea time. Pakistan doing a good job in the field but now its time for the #biff100 celebrations. Happy Birthday about to be sung."

Ana says: "Younis Khan's pace is down. He used to bowl 127kph consistently a few years ago." Right, I'll be back in 15 minutes.

End of over 55 (9 runs) South Africa 159/4
F du Plessis    14* (34b 1x4)      Younis Khan    4-0-16-1
AB de Villiers    10* (40b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    12-1-32-0

55.1

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

55.2

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

luke: "last 12 of his innings has seen Amla fall to KP, Warner and now Y Khan [that's one in four innings ... if you add Mitchel Johnson as a part timer ;) the stats worsen]"

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

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

End of over 56 (3 runs) South Africa 162/4
F du Plessis    16* (37b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    10-0-46-0
AB de Villiers    11* (43b 1x4)      Younis Khan    4-0-16-1

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

End of over 57 (maiden) South Africa 162/4
F du Plessis    16* (43b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    13-2-32-0
AB de Villiers    11* (43b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    10-0-46-0

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

End of over 58 (2 runs) South Africa 164/4
AB de Villiers    13* (49b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    11-0-48-0
F du Plessis    16* (43b 1x4)      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

Ahsan: "The third seamer is going to be the difference; where as Pakistan tried the debuntant , SA will have Philander who would not let the pressure go off easily."

End of over 59 (1 run) South Africa 165/4
F du Plessis    17* (49b 1x4)      Saeed Ajmal    14-2-33-0
AB de Villiers    13* (49b 1x4)      Rahat Ali    11-0-48-0

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

End of over 60 (4 runs) South Africa 169/4
F du Plessis    21* (55b 2x4)      Rahat Ali    12-0-52-0
AB de Villiers    13* (49b 1x4)      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

End of over 61 (6 runs) South Africa 175/4
AB de Villiers    18* (54b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    15-2-39-0
F du Plessis    22* (56b 2x4)      Rahat Ali    12-0-52-0

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

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

End of over 62 (3 runs) South Africa 178/4
AB de Villiers    18* (56b 2x4)      Rahat Ali    13-0-55-0
F du Plessis    25* (60b 2x4)      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

End of over 63 (3 runs) South Africa 181/4
AB de Villiers    19* (60b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-2-42-0
F du Plessis    27* (62b 2x4)      Rahat Ali    13-0-55-0

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

Hadi: "There should be some sort of interactive marker for third umpire to use during hot spot replays, because clearly there was extremely faint littile spot when the ball passed the bat which wasn't there before the ball came close. That interactive mapping might help viewers and players understand what 3rd umpire is looking at. Just a thought." TV commentators also saying they spotted a faint spot, I still couldn't see it.

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

63.6

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

Imran: "Even the legend that is Mark Boucher tweeted that he saw a spot, and that SA have got a way with one there! Given how stubborn Faf has shown himself to be at the wicket, could this already be a decisive moment in the test?"

End of over 64 (1 run) South Africa 182/4
AB de Villiers    19* (61b 2x4)      Rahat Ali    14-0-56-0
F du Plessis    28* (67b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    16-2-42-0

Today's crowd numbers: 8995.

Another spell for Gul now.

64.1

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

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

MrGarreth: "There will be more at the ground tomorrow. Way more. Jo'burg is a working City so weekday's can be tough on test cricket. Still a decent crowd though considering"

End of over 65 (3 runs) South Africa 185/4
AB de Villiers    21* (66b 2x4)      Umar Gul    15-2-37-2
F du Plessis    29* (68b 2x4)      Rahat Ali    14-0-56-0

Plenty of Pakistan fans asking. Jibman: "I am wondering why not to try Hafeez at this time when both batsmen are trying to consolidate."

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

End of over 66 (3 runs) South Africa 188/4
AB de Villiers    23* (69b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    17-2-45-0
F du Plessis    30* (71b 2x4)      Umar Gul    15-2-37-2

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

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

Greg: "This is magic batting - Faf in particular is getting so many singles to really grind South Africa into a strong position"

End of over 67 (6 runs) South Africa 194/4
AB de Villiers    28* (73b 3x4)      Umar Gul    16-2-43-2
F du Plessis    31* (73b 2x4)      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

End of over 68 (maiden) South Africa 194/4
AB de Villiers    28* (79b 3x4)      Saeed Ajmal    18-3-45-0
F du Plessis    31* (73b 2x4)      Umar Gul    16-2-43-2

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

naveen: "Faf's batting is so pleasing on the eye..especially the cover drives"

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

End of over 69 (2 runs) South Africa 196/4
F du Plessis    33* (79b 2x4)      Umar Gul    17-2-45-2
AB de Villiers    28* (79b 3x4)      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

Varun: "AB was saying it hit his pad and there was no mark on pad either. Somewhere in Ranchi, Dhoni must be looking at these pictures with a beer in hand with a huge grin on his face. That's 0-2 for DRS today."

69.6

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

Sajid Shah: "Is the hotspot really working!? NO mark anywhere on the pad or bat in the 1st review. NO MARK on the pad in the 2nd review, when even AB confirmed that it hit his pad. What's going on here!?"

Abeera: "I still can't understand that there was no mark even on the pad while there was a clear sound. Why didn't hot spot show any mark at all. BAFFLING !!!"

End of over 70 (3 runs) South Africa 199/4
F du Plessis    33* (81b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    19-3-48-0
AB de Villiers    31* (83b 3x4)      Umar Gul    17-2-45-2

Hafeez is finally on

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

70.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, 2 leg byes, fored down the leg side from round the wicket, off the pads and down towards fine leg

70.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, length ball heading for off stump, defended to the leg side by Elgar

70.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, pitched up, worked to the leg side once more

70.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, blocked towards midwicket by Elgar

70.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, full ball is blocked towards midwicket

End of over 71 (2 runs, wicket maiden) South Africa 201/5
D Elgar    0* (5b)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-1-0-1
F du Plessis    33* (81b 2x4)      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

End of over 72 (3 runs) South Africa 204/5
D Elgar    2* (6b)      Saeed Ajmal    20-3-51-0
F du Plessis    34* (86b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    1-1-0-1

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

72.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, watchful defence off the front foot from Elgar

72.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, Elgar pushes forward and blocks down the track, this will a big test for Elgar, with spinners operating from both ends

Zain Adeeb: "First of all, Im a Pakistani, so if anything, I should be as mad at DRS as anybody. HOWEVER, let it be noted, if there was no DRS, the decisions would have stayed the SAME!! So DRS has cost Pakistan NOTHING in the end. No harm done by having it involved!! (I also think the first DRS had enough doubt, to say it was wrong is really harsh. The second was a little more confusing due to no spot on pad)"

End of over 73 (1 run) South Africa 205/5
D Elgar    2* (8b)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-1-1
F du Plessis    35* (90b 2x4)      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

James: "New ball due in a few overs. If SA want a decent total, you suspect these two have to be there to face it. Time for Elgar to show what he's made of (there, I avoided the Enigma puns)."

Sitanshu Shekhar: "The questions for South Africa now is - The runs scored by David Elgar vs the cost of the mistakes made by DeVilliers behind the stumps."

End of over 74 (6 runs) South Africa 211/5
F du Plessis    36* (93b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    21-3-57-0
D Elgar    7* (11b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    2-1-1-1

Haffez from round the wicket. He loves bowling to left-handers

74.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, slides on towards the pads, punched towards mid-on

74.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, on off stump this time, stretches forward and defends down the track

74.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, length ball turning away just a bit, defended towards point

74.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, fuller and outside off, pushed in front of point

74.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, 1 run, pushed to mid-off for a quick single

74.6

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

End of over 75 (2 runs) South Africa 213/5
F du Plessis    37* (94b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-3-1
D Elgar    8* (16b 1x4)      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

End of over 76 (maiden) South Africa 213/5
F du Plessis    37* (100b 2x4)      Saeed Ajmal    22-4-57-0
D Elgar    8* (16b 1x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    3-1-3-1

76.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, FOUR, Elgar gets the front leg out of the way and looks to hoick that out of the ground, sends it to the midwicket boundary for four, Elgar is no elegant left-hander

76.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, 1 run, worked towards square leg this time

76.3

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

MNoman: "Its really looks strange that Saeed Ajmal is just playing his 24th test today. Seems around for quite some time now. But in contrast have picked up 4 times more wickets than Hafeez who is playing his 30th."

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

76.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, pauses before delivering that one, from round the wicket, pushed towards mid-off

Roger Tebbut : "any estimates of what a good 1st innings score would be on this deck?" South Africa will be happy if they get a 100 more, it is not the easiest of pitches to bat on, plenty of batsmen have struggled with their timing.

End of over 77 (8 runs) South Africa 221/5
D Elgar    13* (19b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-1-11-1
F du Plessis    40* (103b 2x4)      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

End of over 78 (11 runs) South Africa 232/5
D Elgar    23* (23b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    23-4-68-0
F du Plessis    41* (105b 2x4)      Mohammad Hafeez    4-1-11-1

One over with the old ball for Junaid before they take the new ball

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

78.3

Junaid Khan to Peterson, no run, a thick outside edge as Peterson looks to defend off the front foot, bounces through towards slip

78.4

Junaid Khan to Peterson, no run, short of length ball outside off, left alone

78.5

Junaid Khan to Peterson, no run, full and just outside off, Peterson presses forward to defend

78.6

Junaid Khan to Peterson, no run, full and outside off, under the bat and through to the keeper

End of over 79 (wicket maiden) South Africa 232/6
RJ Peterson    0* (4b)      Junaid Khan    17-8-32-2
D Elgar    23* (23b 3x4 1x6)      Saeed Ajmal    23-4-68-0

Adi: "Well, DuPlessis' average has gone below 100. Time to drop him from the team."

Harsha: "WHAT have you done FAF!!!!!!!! You have no business getting out in tough situations!"

Second new ball to run through the tail today?

79.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, bravely shoulders arms there, hoping that flighted one from Hafeez will spin away, it does

79.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, careful defence off the front foot

79.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, 1 run, pitched up and heading for off, nudged towards square leg

79.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, full ball on middle, defended off the front foot

79.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, full and slanting down the leg side, more defence

79.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, loud lbw appeal, a quick slider from Hafeez but that was slipping down

End of over 80 (1 run) South Africa 233/6
RJ Peterson    0* (7b)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-1-12-1
D Elgar    24* (26b 3x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    17-8-32-2

Sticking with the old ball, Junaid from over the wicket

80.1

Junaid Khan to Elgar, no run, short of length ball is defended to the off side

ibinPharteen: "The beautiful game of cricket is a great equalizer. Some of us felt hard done by Faf nicking it earlier and now this type of soft dismissal."

80.2

Junaid Khan to Elgar, 4 byes, sprays that down the leg side, past the batsman and past the diving wicketkeeper for four, Junaid has his hands on his head

80.3

Junaid Khan to Elgar, no run, length ball outside off, 133kph, left alone

80.4

Junaid Khan to Elgar, no run, pitched up and that is blocked back towards the bowler

80.5

Junaid Khan to Elgar, 1 run, short ball, 126.7kph, just outside off, pulled towards midwicket for a single, Elgar moves to 25 off 31

80.6

Junaid Khan to Peterson, no run, tries the yorker there, looking to get that under Peterson's bat, but Peterson is up to the task, blocking that out to the off side

End of over 81 (5 runs) South Africa 238/6
RJ Peterson    0* (8b)      Junaid Khan    18-8-33-2
D Elgar    25* (31b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    5-1-12-1

Hafeez to continue.

81.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, spinning away after pitching on off, hacked towards midwicket

81.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, no run, length ball spearing in towards off, defended towards the bowler

New ball taken in the middle of the over. Hafeez bowls well with the new ball, especially against left-handers

81.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, 1 run, slapped towards midwicket

81.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, length ball slides on, defended off the front foot

Gul warming up

81.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, no run, just outside off, Peterson looks to chop that, bottom-edges it

81.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Peterson, OUT, Hafeez has done it again, he has this knack of taking wickets when the left-handers are on strike, this one is on a length pitching just outside off, Peterson thinks this will spin away and decides to leave that one, bad move, that slides on and takes the top of off stump, and the decision to give Hafeez a few deliveries with the new ball also pays off, nothing Misbah can do wrong today (except DRS)

RJ Peterson b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (17m 11b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

taron: "What has Peterson done? He's a spinner himself so he should be pretty aware that the new ball skids on rather than gripping and turning.."

End of over 82 (1 run) South Africa 239/7
     Mohammad Hafeez    6-1-13-2
D Elgar    26* (34b 3x4 1x6)      Junaid Khan    18-8-33-2

82.1

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

82.2

Umar Gul to Elgar, no run, pushed towards mid-on by Elgar

82.3

Umar Gul to Elgar, no run, length ball on off stump, 130kph, defended to the off side, Elgar takes the bottom hand off the bat as he plays that

naveen: "Even Midas would envy Misbah's touch today!"

82.4

Umar Gul to Elgar, no run, back of a length ball on middle and off, defended from the crease, back down the pitch

82.5

Umar Gul to Elgar, 1 run, on the pads, short of length ball, glanced down towards fine leg

82.6

Umar Gul to Philander, no run, shortish ball well outside off, left alone by Philander

End of over 83 (1 run) South Africa 240/7
VD Philander    0* (1b)      Umar Gul    18-2-46-2
D Elgar    27* (39b 3x4 1x6)      Mohammad Hafeez    6-1-13-2

83.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Elgar, OUT, Hafeez strikes once more, another left-hander, that was slipping down the leg side, tickled through by Elgar, nicely taken by sarfraz who has had a good day behind the stumps, two wickets to go, will Pakistan get to bat today?

D Elgar c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 27 (54m 40b 3x4 1x6) SR: 67.50

83.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Steyn, no run, length ball spinning in, defended off the back foot to the leg side

83.3

Mohammad Hafeez to Steyn, 1 run, clipped from the crease in front of square leg

83.4

Mohammad Hafeez to Philander, 1 run, spinning down the leg side, helped down to fine leg

83.5

Mohammad Hafeez to Steyn, no run, spins in from outside off, defended from the crease to the leg side

83.6

Mohammad Hafeez to Steyn, 1 run, OUT, on off stump, tucked towards square leg, and there's a run-out, South Africa are imploding here, horror running there, both batsmen didn't exactly sprint through the first run, Philander initially wanted the second, Steyn was hesitant, some more Yes and No before Philander has to turn back, much too late, and that was a spot-on throw from the deep as well, right over the stumps, the keeper takes off the bails

VD Philander run out 1 (11m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 84 (3 runs) South Africa 243/9
DW Steyn    2* (4b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-1-16-3
     Umar Gul    18-2-46-2

84.1

Umar Gul to Steyn, no run, looks ot drive that outside off and misses

84.2

Umar Gul to Steyn, FOUR, looks to drive once more, this time he doesn't miss - gets a thick outside edge and that flies over gully for four

Anthony: "Have SA been watching the 'how to collapse like England DVD' by any chance?"

84.3

Umar Gul to Steyn, SIX, shot! length ball is absolutely hammered by Steyn, a straight six, just wide of the sightscreen

Talha: "If Pakistan do get to bat today, Misbah should try opening with Hafeez."

84.4

Umar Gul to Steyn, no run, shorter from Gul, Steyn was backing away, defends that down the track

84.5

Umar Gul to Steyn, no run, short of a length ball on middle and off, defended down the track

Mark: "Siddarth. whatever happened to that strong position building at 125-2 and 199-4??? Anything around 250 would surely be disappointing to South Africa after winning the toss."

84.6

Umar Gul to Steyn, no run, Steyn was looking to mowing that out of the ground, an almighty swing, results in an edge that doesn't carry to the diving keeper

Sam Roy: "The current Pakistan test team is the most disciplined since Imran Khan was captain. No wonder they have been quite successful under Misbah. No extravagant bowling, just line and length, bowling to a field."

kushagra: "Misbah has stolen the Captain's day from Graeme Smith !!"

End of over 85 (10 runs) South Africa 253/9
DW Steyn    12* (10b 1x4 1x6)      Umar Gul    19-2-56-2
M Morkel    0* (0b)      Mohammad Hafeez    7-1-16-3

85.1

Mohammad Hafeez to Morkel, no run, length ball just outside off, inside-edged on to the boot

85.2

Mohammad Hafeez to Morkel, OUT, Hafeez gets this fourth wicket, crazy figures of four for 13, again Hafeez gets the ball to skid on, Morkel looking for the turn and that slides between bat and pad, Morkel is bowled and South Africa are bowled out for 253, that's not a terrible score from South Africa, though they would have certainly wanted more when they decided to bat on winning the toss.

M Morkel b Mohammad Hafeez 0 (7m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Pakistan will have to bat two overs today.

Farhan: "Hold the celebrations. This is not a bad score with the bowling South Africa has. Pakistan's test is tomorrow."

SK: "I'm indian and I always envy the amount of bowling talent that Pakistan produces. Well good for them, they have the world champs on the back foot now..."

Josh: "You have to feel for the person buying new balls today, this ball is probably going to get about 4/5 overs use, and in the WI v Aus game today, the WI balls got about 12 overs each, and the Aussie balls got just 4!"

Asif Hasnain: "No Pun Intended. Pakistan need 54 runs to avoid follow on."

sathish: "Ajmal's 23 overs didn't get him a wicket but 7.2 overs from Hafeez gave him 4.. Cricket is funny.."

Tim Mitchell: "All the talk about this track leading up to the match, 253 might be plenty. Let's see what Steyn, Morks and Philsy can get up to."

James: "The SA top 7 all got to 20, but none of them made it past 50. They may regret that: 253 looks under par."

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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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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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