Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    2.5 caught at short leg! And they're checking for the no-ball I suppose. The short leg fielder juggled and took it in the second attempt and the umpires are checking if the catch was clean. Irfan's safe, half his boot was behind the line, he pitched it short and the extra bounce took Peterson by surprise, fended it to short leg and Masood fumbled and took it in the second attempt very low off the ground, the umpires are convinced 6/1
    6.2 Big appeal for a caught behind! Given not out and Pakistan are reviewing it, lands outside off and Smith didn't cover the line because the ball had straightened, there was a sound as the ball passed the bat, Akmal immediately signalled for the review, Smith didn't look back though, no real deviation, there's no Hot Spot in this series and after quite a while the message came from the third umpire that Smith had to go 19/2
    90.2 Irfan's struck second ball and it's the Big Fish! Amla's staying on to check the no-ball but Irfan's safe here, caught at second slip, moved across the right-hander, fine delivery, Amla merely poked at it outside off, very indecisive with his footwork, it went flat to Younis Khan 245/9
    16.4 inside edge and well taken by Adnan! Junaid didn't get much movement before this but on this occasion got the ball to bend back in sharply from round the wicket, Kallis was forward to drive but didn't cover the line, the ball took the inside edge and Adnan moved quickly to his left and took the catch on the dive, Paul Reiffel was certain he nicked it 43/3
    40.3 Appeal for a run-out! AB's back foot is on the line when Akmal whips off the bails but it doesn't see like a part of it was behind the line and he's been give out. AB looks to defend and he gets an inside edge to the pad and the ball rolls to Younis at first slip, Younis tosses it to Akmal and the alert wicketkeeper notices that AB never really bothered to drag his back foot back, he breaks the bails and after several replays the third umpire gives him out 104/4
    69.6 first Test wicket for Babar and that's thanks to some smart field placement! Tossed up from over the wicket, Duminy goes for the sweep, this time he fails to keep it down and ends up playing it in the air, Shafiq was stationed in the region behind the conventional square leg, takes the catch easily 199/5
    73.3 Caught at gully by Shafiq! Babar was bowling from round the wicket to the right-hander, Faf rocks back and looked to punch it to the off side, he gets an outside edge and Shafiq dives forward and takes the catch, there were fielders close to the bat 205/6
    79.2 through the gate and make that three for Babar! Bowls from over the wicket to the left-hander, lands it outside off and he gets some generous turn off the rough, Peterson was forward and looked to push at it and left a gap between bat and pad 217/7
    82.1 Philander has been given lbw and he wants it reviewed, bowled from over the wicket, pitched a touch wide outside off and spun back in, it bounced as well and struck him just above the knee roll, Reiffel gave him out immediately, Philander reviewed it because there was the issue of height, Hawkeye showed that just clipping the top of the leg stump, the umpire's call stays 222/8
    93.1 forget about what I wrote the last ball! Ajmal's finished off the innings, it was the doosra, Ajmal cleverly holds back the pace, flights it more, gets Steyn dancing down the track to loft, beaten in flight and Akmal does the rest 249/10
    not out
    6 (b 1, lb 4, nb 1)
    249 all out (93.1 Overs, RR: 2.67)
    Fall of wickets: 1-6 (Alviro Petersen, 2.5 ov), 2-19 (Graeme Smith, 6.2 ov), 3-43 (Jacques Kallis, 16.4 ov), 4-104 (AB de Villiers, 40.3 ov), 5-199 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 69.6 ov), 6-205 (Faf du Plessis, 73.3 ov), 7-217 (Robin Peterson, 79.2 ov), 8-222 (Vernon Philander, 82.1 ov), 9-245 (Hashim Amla, 90.2 ov), 10-249 (Dale Steyn, 93.1 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan18.244432.4001
    Junaid Khan18.425212.7800
    Zulfiqar Babar2728933.2900
    Saeed Ajmal29.165922.0200
    89.5 Kallis takes a sharp catch at slip! Philander fired this one full and wide outside off, Manzoor couldn't resist chasing it, looks to drive square and gets an outside edge that flies to second slip, Kallis had to throw himself really quickly to his left and cup it with both hands over his head 290/4
    43.6 Masood has been given out lbw and after an eternity he decides to review it but the time had lapsed, at normal speed it looked plumb and the umpire raised the finger immediately, tossed up from round the wicket, lands on middle and off, he was forward to defend, didn't cover the line, hit on the pads and that would have hit the leg stump, Masood knew he was in trouble, he walked to the other end after walking past the umpire showed the review signal but it was too late. That was plumb 135/1
    57.3 fine catch by AB! It was a lazy shot by Azhar, lands it outside off and the ball slants away, Azhar doesn't move his feet and looks to dab it to the off side, thick outside edge and AB dives low to his right to take it one-handed 173/2
    60.4 Morkel bowls a snorter of a delivery to get rid of Younis! Short and on the body, too quick even for the experienced Younis, the ball was rearing up towards his chest, Younis had to quickly fend it off with his glove, lobbed up and Alviro ran forward from gully and took it falling forward 178/3
    128.2 Misbah's been given out lbw and he wants it reviewed, landed on a good length just outside off and came back in slightly, Misbah was looking to play across the line, hit straight on the pads above the knee roll, the umpire gave him out immediately, replays show the ball clipping the top of leg stump, umpire's call stays and Misbah has to go 394/6
    117.4 four and OUT! Shafiq falls just after his fifty, Duminy tossed it up on the pads, Shafiq looked to chip it over the on side, tamely lobbed it to Alviro at short midwicket who takes it easily 372/5
    138.4 yorker to end the innings! Akmal's resistance ends, Steyn bowls an inswinging yorker, Akmal fails to dig it out, plays around it, the leg stump is out of the ground 442/10
    133.1 given out caught behind and Ajmal wants it reviewed, this was on a good length outside off, Ajmal played away from the body and looked to dab it to the off side, Ajmal looked back but yet again there was no obvious deviation, Ajmal takes his time to review it and the third umpire is taking his time too, this may have only brushed the face of the bat rather than the edge, again a tricky one but the third umpire is convinced 423/7
    135.2 There's a direct hit and he has to go! Babar steered it towards gully and set off, Faf du Plessis, dived and deflected it towards Steyn, Steyn picked up and flung it towards the stumps at the bowler's end, Babar was ball-watching and he was well short of the crease when the stump went for a toss 429/8
    136.5 miscues the pull, too quick for the tailender, rising on the body and Junaid looked to pull and he mistimed it, Morkel dived forward from midwicket and took the catch 437/9
    not out
    5 (lb 4, nb 1)
    442 all out (138.4 Overs, RR: 3.18)
    Fall of wickets: 1-135 (Shan Masood, 43.6 ov), 2-173 (Azhar Ali, 57.3 ov), 3-178 (Younis Khan, 60.4 ov), 4-290 (Khurram Manzoor, 89.5 ov), 5-372 (Asad Shafiq, 117.4 ov), 6-394 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 128.2 ov), 7-423 (Saeed Ajmal, 133.1 ov), 8-429 (Zulfiqar Babar, 135.2 ov), 9-437 (Junaid Khan, 136.5 ov), 10-442 (Adnan Akmal, 138.4 ov)
    DW Steyn28.458833.0601
    VD Philander2658433.2300
    M Morkel2353511.5200
    JH Kallis1324403.3800
    RJ Peterson27211104.1100
    JP Duminy1916823.5700
    F du Plessis20804.0000
    17.3 Appeal for a stumping and Smith's in trouble! Ajmal gives it more air, Smith was down the track and completely beaten in flight, Akmal fumbled, picked u the ball from the turf and immediately broke the stumps, Smith was so far down the crease that he couldn't get back in time 57/2
    10.4 Petersen gets squared up by another short one from Irfan! Irfan gets his steep bounce working, Petersen was a little late in getting his glove out of the way, he swayed backwards to evade it, gloved it to Akmal and the umpire was convinced and Petersen had to go 38/1
    25.1 Babar strikes first ball! Amla was squared up by one that turned from round the wicket, Amla failed to cover the line, wanted to defend, thick outside edge landed safely in Akmal's gloves, classic left-arm spinner's wicket 72/4
    18.3 that was plumb and Kallis walks! The angle from round the wicket works for Junaid, moving back in and Kallis was looking to play across the line, struck on the pads in front of middle and leg 58/3
    70.5 and just when there were some sign of worry for Pakistan cropping up and SA were starting to look for a hope, Junaid has struck! AB punches the length delivery on the up and fails to keep it down, it's straight into the hands of the cover fielder who takes a comfortable waist-high catch. 190/8
    37.3 and he makes impact straightaway! Steyn, after all the patience, steps down the pitch and pushes at this full delivery outside the line of the ball, he misses and it hits off and middle. He was not going for the big shot really, just came forward for a tame push, the ball didn't turn and kept coming in with the angle 104/5
    40.6 oh this is good! Junaid makes it a doubly good morning for Pakistan and Duminy has been sent packing with a full delivery that came in and hit him right in front of the middle stump. The batsmen have a conference about using a review, but that was as plumb as you get, Duminy beaten by the inswing there. The third umpire is looking for an inside edge, it's more of a call in hope of something. Is there a nick there? There seems to be some deviation as the ball passes the bat. But the third umpire, in the absence of hot spot, sticks with the on-field call. 109/6
    56.6 that is a super catch! One of those reflex ones! There is not going to be a Faf special today! It was a tossed up delivery and the batsman came out of the crease to drive it down the pitch, he pushed it straight back towards the bowler, who just stuck his right hand out to snaffle that low. Immediate strike by Pakistan after lunch 133/7
    not out
    82.2 make all the fun of Akmals you want to, but this time Adnan holds on to a good catch! It popped out in the first instance though, but Adnan managed to catch it in the second instance. The batsman played that delivery from the crease and caught a thick outside edge on that, and that ball was gaining height as it went past the bat, that's why, even after the juggling act, a good catch 232/9
    82.4 and he picks up another one to wrap up the SA innings, Morne gets a thick leading edge back to the bowler, easiest of catches 232/10
    10 (b 4, lb 4, nb 2)
    232 all out (82.4 Overs, RR: 2.8)
    Fall of wickets: 1-38 (Alviro Petersen, 10.4 ov), 2-57 (Graeme Smith, 17.3 ov), 3-58 (Jacques Kallis, 18.3 ov), 4-72 (Hashim Amla, 25.1 ov), 5-104 (Dale Steyn, 37.3 ov), 6-109 (Jean-Paul Duminy, 40.6 ov), 7-133 (Faf du Plessis, 56.6 ov), 8-190 (AB de Villiers, 70.5 ov), 9-232 (Vernon Philander, 82.2 ov), 10-232 (Morne Morkel, 82.4 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan1314213.2302
    Junaid Khan1815733.1600
    Saeed Ajmal32.477442.2600
    Zulfiqar Babar1965122.6800

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Pakistan led the 2-match series 1-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00

Match days

14,15,16,17 October 2013 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Mon, 14 Oct - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 245/8 (HM Amla 118*, DW Steyn 13*, 90 ov)
  • Tue, 15 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 263/3 (Khurram Manzoor 131*, Misbah-ul-Haq 44*, 84 ov)
  • Wed, 16 Oct - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 72/4 (AB de Villiers 11*, DW Steyn 0*, 26 ov)
  • Thu, 17 Oct - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 45/3 (13.5 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • The fan's torment

    Cricket offers supporters plenty of time to think, and to swing from extreme pessimism to false hope and back again

  • Irfan finds the right length

    Not too many tall fast bowlers can pitch it up to good effect. Pakistan now have one, and he has the makings of a skilful customer

  • Waiting for the boys

    You're never too grown up to be an autograph-hunting, hotel foyer-pacing fan

  • The sweet taste of M&M's success

    Khurram Manzoor and Shan Masood, Pakistan's new opening combination, were the ones who put their team on the path to the big win in Abu Dhabi

  • South Africa need spin solutions

    After being tripped up in the first Test against Pakistan, maybe it is time for South Africa to allow Imran Tahir the chance to partner with Robin Peterson

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st4Khurram ManzoorShan Masood
2nd3Azhar AliKhurram Manzoor
3rd0Younis KhanKhurram Manzoor
4th38Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq