Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Day 5

704dThe Bulletin by Liam Brickhill

Younis century secures fighting draw

Pakistan battled through the first session, losing Azhar Ali for a characterful 63 but preventing any further setbacks to go to lunch at 187 for 3

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Younis and Misbah return in style

Younis Khan reminded Pakistan just what they had been missing as his 17th Test hundred guided them to safety on the final day in Dubai

Day 4

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Kallis & Amla do it again

Kallis reached a 36th Test hundred in the course of his unbroken 242-run partnership with Hashim Amla, South Africa's second highest for any wicket against Pakistan, on the fourth day at Dubai

Day 3

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Morkel warns his best is yet to come

Morne Morkel may have charged through Pakistan's lower-order to finish with 5 for 54 but he insists he's 'only firing at 75%' and warned that he has plenty more to offer after South Africa took charge of the first Test in Dubai

Day 2

704dThe Bulletin by Andrew McGlashan

Pakistan fight back to leave contest level

Pakistan fought back valiantly on the second day in Dubai as Umar Gul sparked a South Africa collapse to 380 before Taufeeq Umar and Mohammad Hafeez responded with an opening stand of 105

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Containing the batsmen was key - Gul

Umar Gul sparked Pakistan's fightback on the second morning at Dubai as he removed nightwatchman Paul Harris, AB de Villiers and Ashwell Prince in quick succession in the midst of his spell of 3 for 15 in eight overs

Day 1

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Yousuf ruled out of Test series

Mohammad Yousuf has been ruled out of the Test series against South Africa after picking up a recurrence of an old groin injury


765dFirdose Moonda in Abu Dhabi

South Africa look beyond Ajmal

With a strong record against the top spinner, South Africa haven't been consumed by the Ajmal threat and have focused their attention on the whole of Pakistan bowling

329dThe Preview by Sahil Dutta and Liam Brickhill

Spectre of Haider haunts Pakistan's fresh start

On the eve of a Test series, the air should be thick with anticipation. Instead, Pakistan's desert encounter with South Africa begins under clouds of corruption and death threats

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

41Taufeeq UmarMohammad Hafeez
34Taufeeq UmarAzhar Ali
82Younis KhanAzhar Ali
186Younis KhanMisbah-ul-Haq