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Day 4

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Inzamam hails win his best

Inzamam-ul-Haq has said Pakistan's five-wicket win at Port Elizabeth is his best as captain

Day 2

737dOsman Samiuddin

How to treat the tail

Inzamam-ul-Haq showed one of the ways to marshal the tail as he and Mohammad Asif added 74 at Port Elizabeth

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Test cricket at its best

Now that Jane Goody has been relieved of her duties as one of the prime exhibits in the freakshow that is Big Brother, people's attentions may divert to Port Elizabeth, where an equally almighty dogfight is currently underway

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Ntini joins the 300 club

Makhaya Ntini has become the 21st bowler, and third South African, to reach 300 Test wickets after removing Mohammad Sami on the second morning at Port Elizabeth

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Shoaib in injury scare

Shoaib Akhtar is unlikely to bowl again in the second Test against South Africa at Port Elizabeth, after picking up a hamstring injury

Day 1

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Pakistan chase 191 after Asif haul

Pakistan need 183 more to level the series after another absorbing day at Port Elizabeth which encapsulated the wonders of Test cricket

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Ntini and Shoaib star on dramatic day

A dramatic opening day at Port Elizabeth brought 16 wickets as South Africa were bundled out for 124 before fighting back with a powerful display from their own pacemen

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Younis and Akmal take Pakistan home

A fascinating cut and thrust Test match was given a suitably thumping finale as a counter-attacking sixth-wicket stand of 99 between Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal guided Pakistan to a series-levelling victory at Port Elizabeth

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Shoaib surprised by successful return

Shoaib admitted at being surprised at how soon after his return he had been able to impact the proceedings. "I thought it would take me the whole Test match to get back into it," he said


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Returning with venom

Osman Samiuddin on Mohammad Asif's emphatic return to the international fold

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Inzamam's calm, steadying hand

Trying to prove that bowlers win you Test matches and batsmen only save them is a bit like trying to prove whether the chicken or the egg came first. Both are essentially self-defeating arguments

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Shabbir Ahmed called up

Shabbir Ahmed, the Pakistan fast bowler who served a 12-month ban for an illegal action, has been called up as a reinforcement following injuries to Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul, both of whom are on their way home.

737dOsman Samiuddin

Fast ... and really fast

Every now and again - just so that the world can keep on spinning, karma can remain aligned and humans sane - it's good to have a day like this

Pakistan 4th innings Partnerships

1st29Imran FarhatMohammad Hafeez
2nd6Yasir HameedMohammad Hafeez
3rd13Younis KhanMohammad Hafeez
4th39Mohammad YousufYounis Khan
5th5Inzamam-ul-HaqYounis Khan
6th99Kamran AkmalYounis Khan