Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    9.3 wicket off his third ball in Test cricket! It was a sharp catch by Younis at second slip, it was on a good length and forcing Smith to play at it, wanted to work it away straighter, the outside edge ballooned towards first and second slip, first slip was sizing up for the catch but Younis flung himself to his right and decided to do the honours, hangs on to it on the fall 38/2
    3.1 Rahat strikes early! Very straightforward, this landed on middle stump just short of a good length, the ball straightened, Petersen was trapped on the back foot, too late on the shot, the ball hits his pads right in front of middle and off stump, plumb as it gets, Petersen doesn't bother reviewing it 13/1
    46.3 no doubts about this one! This is a loose drive, Rahat angles it across him and Amla was half forward for the drive, didn't use his feet much and was pushing at it, he gets a thick outside edge to Sarfraz 186/4
    28.3 Adil picks up his second wicket! Cleverly bowled by Adil, Faf had been trying to come down the wicket and he was beaten the previous over, this time the ball moved away a touch, Faf walked across his stumps, pokes at it, took the thin outside edge, the keeper and slips were quite certain and Faf didn't stick around to wait for the umpire 107/3
    99.3 brilliant catch in the deep by Shafiq! This was banged in short and AB goes for the pull, doesn't get the distance to clear the rope, Shafiq was at deep square leg and he had to jog back and managed to cup it over his head, hangs on to it on the fall 394/8
    48.3 Elgar's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it. This came back in a bit from outside off, Elgar was trapped at the crease and it hit his back leg, no inside edge, at normal speed he looked in trouble and Bowden didn't take long to give him out. Replays showed the ball hitting the stumps, and Pakistan sneak in another wicket just before tea 196/5
    62.5 Direct hit by Irfan and Peterson has to go! Full on middle and off and AB clipped it across the line towards mid-on, AB never wanted the run but Peterson wasn't listening, he was halfway down and had to turn back, Irfan hits the target from wide mid-on and no need to call for the third umpire 248/6
    94.3 Philander edges to first slip and it's a low catch and Philander stands his ground. Younis pitches it up outside off, good delivery because it gets him driving, outside edge and Sarfraz leaves it for Hafeez, at normal speed it looked clean, his hands were underneath the ball and Bowden confirms that Philander has to go 377/7
    103.2 off stump goes for a toss! This was banged in on a good length on the off stump and it didn't angle across, Abbott expected it to bounce more and he was rooted to the crease, the ball held its line and went past the gap between pad and bat and hit the top of the off stump, the stump lands a few yards back 409/10
    101.3 five for Rahat in his second Test! Soft dismissal, this was bowled short of a length and came on quicker than he expected, Kleinveldt was looking to pull, miscues it to mid-on, easy catch 402/9
    not out
    25 (b 1, lb 6, nb 12, w 6)
    409 all out (103.2 Overs, RR: 3.95, 480 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Alviro Petersen, 3.1 ov), 2-38 (Graeme Smith, 9.3 ov), 3-107 (Faf du Plessis, 28.3 ov), 4-186 (Hashim Amla, 46.3 ov), 5-196 (Dean Elgar, 48.3 ov), 6-248 (Robin Peterson, 62.5 ov), 7-377 (Vernon Philander, 94.3 ov), 8-394 (AB de Villiers, 99.3 ov), 9-402 (Rory Kleinveldt, 101.3 ov), 10-409 (Kyle Abbott, 103.2 ov)
    Mohammad Irfan21.538003.6603
    Rahat Ali27.2112764.6466
    Ehsan Adil12.125424.4303
    Saeed Ajmal2967602.6200
    Younis Khan602814.6600
    Mohammad Hafeez502404.8000
    Azhar Ali201306.5000
    17.6 Punches it to gully and the South Africans are claiming the catch and Hafeez is standing his ground! This was short of a length outside off, extra bounce and Hafeez couldn't quite keep it down, Elgar plucks it low at gully, the third umpire takes a look, he's happy with it and for the second time in the match a debutant has struck in his first over 56/2
    16.1 After 16 overs SA get their first breakthrough! This was quite plumb, Philander lands this on middle and off on a full length and gets it to straighten, Farhat for some reason was very lazy on the shot, the ball hits him low on the front pad and looked to be crashing onto the off stump 46/1
    18.1 the off stump is flattened! Another one that kept low, this was on a good length outside off, Azhar was back at the crease to punch it and he ended up edging it to his off stump. South Africa have suddenly claimed three in no time 56/3
    46.4 Younis has been given out lbw and he is reviewing it, at normal speed Younis looked in trouble, this was full and swinging back in, Younis was covering all three stumps as he tried to whip it across the line, the ball skids and hits his pads and you could see the leg stump, Hawk Eyes shows that hitting leg stump and it's the end of the innings 156/10
    25.4 Edged to second slip and Misbah is waiting for it to be checked! This was on a good length outside off and tucking him up for room, Misbah was squared up and ended up pushing at the ball, it dipped towards second slip and Alviro moved to his left and plucked it low off the ground, the third umpire looks at a few replays and he's convinced that the catch was clean 75/4
    29.4 Shafiq's been given out lbw and he is reviewing it. Hits a good length outside the off stump and nips back in, he is trapped on the back foot, no inside edge, he was hit a bit high on the pads, HawkEye shows the ball clipping the stumps, Shafiq has to go 95/5
    40.1 Abbott picks up his third! He pitches it up a bit outside off and gets it to move away, Sarfraz was looking to be positive through his innings and he wasn't going to let this go, ended up getting a thick outside edge to Smith at first slip 132/6
    40.2 Abbott's on a hat-trick! Almost an action replay of the previous wicket, similar delivery, this was pitched up and holding its line, Ajmal was forward and pushing at it, tame outside edge and Smith takes this one easily 132/7
    44.2 Five on debut for Kyle Abbott! He stretches his arms out, savours the moment! This was slip-catching practice, Abbott got it to bounce a touch off a good length, Adil poked his bat out and the edge went to third slip, du Plessis moves to his left and takes it 149/8
    44.4 make that six for the road! The tailenders are doubling up as fielding coaches giving slip-catching practice. This was a good length delivery moving in and Irfan could easily have left that, he stretches his bat out tamely and the ball dips towards fourth slip where Elgar takes a low catch 149/9
    not out
    27 (lb 17, nb 2, w 8)
    156 all out (46.4 Overs, RR: 3.34, 234 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-46 (Imran Farhat, 16.1 ov), 2-56 (Mohammad Hafeez, 17.6 ov), 3-56 (Azhar Ali, 18.1 ov), 4-75 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 25.4 ov), 5-95 (Asad Shafiq, 29.4 ov), 6-132 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 40.1 ov), 7-132 (Saeed Ajmal, 40.2 ov), 8-149 (Ehsan Adil, 44.2 ov), 9-149 (Mohammad Irfan, 44.4 ov), 10-156 (Younis Khan, 46.4 ov)
    DW Steyn1252512.0810
    VD Philander1023023.0010
    RK Kleinveldt1214904.0811
    KJ Abbott11.442972.4811
    RJ Peterson10606.0000
    0.1 strikes first ball! Steyn makes him play straightaway, Hafeez doesn't move at the crease, came onto him really quickly, he tamely stuck his bat out and the inside edge pushed back the middle stump. Hafeez beaten for pace 0/1
    38.2 a run out to end this partnership would you believe it! This turned and Farhat worked it away towards fine leg, they take a single, Farhat turns around and so does Azhar but they are up against Steyn's powerful arm, there's confusion and Farhat tells Azhar to head back, he turns around and the throw is too good, AB breaks the stumps and Azhar dives and lies on the pitch for a few seconds 93/3
    16.2 Younis done in by a stunning delivery! 134 kph, this was pitching on middle and off and shaping away, Younis had to play at it, he moved across but couldn't cover the line, played down the wrong line and hence the outside edge flew towards Smith at first slip 39/2
    45.3 the appeal lasted an entire day and Bowden finally raises the crooked finger! Farhat doesn't challenge it, Abbott bowled it short and a touch too wide outside off, not exactly a wicket-taking delivery but Farhat's lack of footwork made it one, he was back at the crease and slashing awya from the body, AB and the restknew he edged it 107/4
    46.6 and Kleinveldt finally gets in the wickets column! Reward for a probing over, Kleinveldt got a few to move back in, this one landed outside off and held its line, Misbah was poking forward and the ball took the thin outside edge off the top half of the bat, the umpire Steve Davis raised the finger immediately 107/5
    48.6 very soft dismissal! It was pitched up on off and middle and Shafiq was too early on the shot, the ball seemed to stop on him, he ended up spooning a catch to Philander at mid-off, Kleinveldt takes his second and Pakistan lose their sixth and are now into the tail 114/6
    68.6 slashed to third man! This was really short and wide outside off and he couldn't resist the slash, it was travelling quick to third man and Elgar ran backwards, kept his eyes on the ball and took it inches from the rope 202/8
    64.3 Ajmal's been given out lbw and Ajmal wants it reviewed, this was very full and landing just outside off, Ajmal was trying to work it across the line and the bat wasn't far away, Hot Spot doesn't show an edge, there were to sounds and it looked like it clipped the front pad and then the back pad, Hawk Eye shows that was crashing middle and off and Ajmal has to go 183/7
    69.2 caught off the top edge! Abbott has nine now, this was banged in short and he swiveled and wanted to pull, skied to mid-on where Kleinveldt jogs to his right and takes the catch 202/9
    77.6 Given out lbw and Pakistan want to use their final review, drifts inwards, lands outside off, he is on the back foot, the ball skids through and hits his pads, close to the bat, Hot Spot shows no edge and Hawk Eye says that was hitting leg. It's all over. SA win by an innings and 18 runs and take the series 3-0 235/10
    not out
    32 (b 9, lb 10, nb 2, w 11)
    235 all out (f/o) (78 Overs, RR: 3.01, 367 minutes)
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.1 ov), 2-39 (Younis Khan, 16.2 ov), 3-93 (Azhar Ali, 38.2 ov), 4-107 (Imran Farhat, 45.3 ov), 5-107 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 46.6 ov), 6-114 (Asad Shafiq, 48.6 ov), 7-183 (Saeed Ajmal, 64.3 ov), 8-202 (Sarfaraz Ahmed, 68.6 ov), 9-202 (Ehsan Adil, 69.2 ov), 10-235 (Rahat Ali, 77.6 ov)
    DW Steyn2358043.4700
    VD Philander1543202.1320
    KJ Abbott1773922.2902
    RK Kleinveldt1323322.5310
    RJ Peterson1023213.2000

Match Details


South Africa , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series

Series result

South Africa won the 3-match series 3-0

Match number


Hours of play (local time)

10.30am start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30

Match days

22,23,24 February 2013 (5-day match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Close of Play

  • Fri, 22 Feb - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 334/6 (AB de Villiers 98*, VD Philander 45*, 85 ov)
  • Sat, 23 Feb - day 2 - Pakistan 2nd innings 14/1 (Azhar Ali 5*, Younis Khan 8*, 9 ov)
  • Sun, 24 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 235 (78 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Pakistan 3rd innings Partnerships

1st0Azhar AliMohammad Hafeez
2nd39Younis KhanAzhar Ali
3rd54Imran FarhatAzhar Ali
4th14Imran FarhatMisbah-ul-Haq
5th0Misbah-ul-HaqAsad Shafiq
6th7Sarfaraz AhmedAsad Shafiq
7th69Saeed AjmalSarfaraz Ahmed
8th19Sarfaraz AhmedEhsan Adil
9th0Rahat AliEhsan Adil
10th33Rahat AliMohammad Irfan