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Player of the Match

Day 4

692dCricinfo staff

Asif doubtful for ODI series

Mohammad Asif is a doubtful starter for the ODI series against South Africa - commencing next week - due to an elbow injury

897dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

Exit Inzamam, the modest legend

The end was not what had been anticipated, especially the hasty manner inwhich it arrived. Ultimately, it did not matter as Pakistan cricket bade ateary, emotional farewell to Inzamam-ul-Haq

692dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

Smith revels in subcontinental triumph

A first series win in the subcontinent in many years, as Australia andEngland will tell anyone who listens, is a special thing

Day 3

692dThe Bulletin by Faras Ghani

Smith, Kallis stretch lead past 300

Inspired by an unbeaten 88-run partnership between Graeme Smith andJacques Kallis, South Africa strengthened their grip on the second Test

692dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

Butt defends attacking approach

Salman Butt indicated the lack of Test cricket in recent months was perhaps the reason for Pakistan's poor performance

Day 2

692dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

'We're heading in the right direction' - Arthur

If he's not careful, there's a danger that Paul Harris might become the kind of multi-skilled cog in the machine his country is so renowned for producing, rather than the uni-skilled square peg in a round hole everyone loves


The Twenty20 hangover gone wrong

While the bowlers seemed to forget the yorkers against the tailenders, Pakistan's batsman did no better, appearing to be stuck in the Twenty20 mode

Day 1

692dOsman Samiuddin in Lahore

Spinning with a smile

Osman Samiuddin salutes the opening day efforts of Danish Kaneria at Lahore as he gave Pakistan a chance of levelling the series


692dOsman Samiuddin

Malik feels the heat

Two Tests is far too early to be drawing conclusions on Shoaib Malik's leadership but he is already feeling the heat, argues Osman Samiuddin

692dFazeer Mohammed

Fitting and flopped farewells

Fazeer Mohammad on how Inzamam-ul-Haq has a chance of bowing out of the international arena in a blaze of glory

695dOsman Samiuddin

Dazzling, delicate; a reassuring presence

Inzamam-ul-Haq may not have kept it all together all the time; he couldn't. But he was there through all of it, the highs, the lows, the thick, the thin: a reassurance

1170dImran Yusuf

Inzi: a comedy

Let the first dismissal be "… amam-ul-Haq". To us he is simply "Inzi" and all that encapsulates: chubby big brother with a bit about him turned avuncular bearded wonder. Inzamam-ul-Haq sounded ov

694dS Rajesh

Kaneria's second-innings drought

Danish Kaneria has been reasonably effective in the first innings, but his stats in the second have been particularly disappointing of late

692dCricinfo staff

Butt fined for criticising umpires

Pakistan vice-captain Salman Butt has been fined 50% of his match fee for making serious public criticism of match officials

357dThe Preview by Osman Samiuddin in Lahore

Pakistan feel the heat in decider

South Africa are in a position to win a Test series against a major subcontinent side while Pakistan have just one game to square the series and save face

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st15Kamran AkmalSalman Butt
2nd161Kamran AkmalYounis Khan
3rd89Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
4th7Inzamam-ul-HaqMohammad Yousuf
5th44Mohammad YousufShoaib Malik