Result
1st Test, Centurion, Jan 11-15 2007, Pakistan tour of South Africa
313 & 302
(60.5 ov, target 199)
417 & 199/3
South Africa won by 7 wickets
Player Of The Match
South Africa
1y
• The Bulletin by Jenny Thompson

South Africa canter home

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis staved off any threat from Pakistan to ease South Africa to victory in the first Test

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Scorecard summary
Pakistan313(96.5 overs)1st Innings
Younis Khan68 (110)
Yasir Hameed65 (135)
Andre Nel3/100(26.5)
South Africa417(117.5 overs)1st Innings
Pakistan302(96.2 overs)2nd Innings
Imran Farhat68 (168)
Shahid Nazir40 (35)
Paul Harris4/46(20.2)
South Africa199/3(60.5 overs)2nd Innings

South African team members line up on the stairs for the customary hand shake. Not many people around celebrating. One of those quiet Test wins.

The day started off with South Africa needing 130 runs with 7 wickets in hand. At that point of time it was just advantage South Africa. Amla and Kallis looked very solid out there, they played the waiting game to precision and cashed in on the lack of intensity and lack of discipline from Pakistan. In the end it was a comprehensive victory. South Africa now lead the three match series 1-0 as we move to Port Elizabeth for the second match of the series. Man of the match : Hashim Amla. Hope you have enjoyed the coverage, Until next time this is Sajan Nair along with Sriram Veera signing off. Cheers.

60.5
1
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run
That's it, see you in Port Elizabeth! fuller length delivery and Kallis drives it away towards cover point. Kallis runs across and punches the air, hands shakes all around and the players head back to the pavilion.
60.4
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run
and one grips the surface and turns, Kallis plays at it awkwardly
60.3
2
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 2 runs
bit of width offered outside the off stump, Kallis stands tall on the back-foot and square drives it for a brace. Scores are level.
60.2
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run
fuller and on the stumps, turning in, Kallis gets beaten on the forward prod and the ball hits him on the pad
60.1
1
Danish Kaneria to Amla, 1 run
worked away through square leg, three to win.
end of over 604 runs
SA: 195/3CRR: 3.25 
Hashim Amla63 (165)
Jacques Kallis57 (119)
Mohammad Hafeez12-2-36-1
Danish Kaneria24-5-57-0
59.6
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run
drifting down the leg side, easy picking and Amla clips it down to fine leg for an easy single. Just four more needed now - how many over more is the troubling part
59.5
Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run
quicker delivery and Amla takes it on the pad
59.4
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, 1 run
again turned away off the back-foot and the ball rolls down to fine leg
59.3
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, no run
defended on the back-foot
59.2
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, 1 run
worked away nicely for one more
59.1
1
Mohammad Hafeez to Kallis, 1 run
punched away off the back-foot to the short cover region, early call and they scamper through for a single
end of over 593 runs
SA: 191/3CRR: 3.23 
Jacques Kallis55 (116)
Hashim Amla61 (162)
Danish Kaneria24-5-57-0
Mohammad Hafeez11-2-32-1
58.6
1
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run
turned away off the back-foot to the fine leg region.
58.5
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run
fuller on the pads, driven straight to the fielder at mid-on
58.4
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run
turning in from wide outside the leg stump and Kallis takes it on the pad. Come'on Kallis put us out of our miserly, play a shot.
58.3
1
Danish Kaneria to Amla, 1 run
pitched up on the pads, Amla goes low and turns it away through square leg
58.2
1
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, 1 run
worked away off the pads to the short fine leg region, one more added to the total and the game drags on
58.1
Danish Kaneria to Kallis, no run
defended on the back-foot and the ball rolls away towards point
end of over 581 runs
SA: 188/3CRR: 3.24 
Hashim Amla60 (161)
Jacques Kallis53 (111)
Mohammad Hafeez11-2-32-1
Danish Kaneria23-5-54-0
57.6
Mohammad Hafeez to Amla, no run
full and on the stumps, drifting in with the arm. Amla advances forward and drives it away towards mid-on
Best performances - batsmen
AG Prince
138 runs (214)
19 fours
0 sixes
Control93%
Productive shot
leg glance
42 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
13174223791323
HH Gibbs
94 runs (205)
15 fours
0 sixes
Control91%
Productive shot
off side drive on back foot
24 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
89219239015
Best performances - bowlers
M Ntini
O
24
M
3
R
83
W
5
Eco
3.45
Mohammad Asif
O
27.5
M
4
R
89
W
5
Eco
3.19
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossPakistan , elected to bat first
SeriesPakistan tour of South Africa
Player Of The Match
Hashim Amla
Series resultSouth Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1828
Season2006/07
Hours of play (local time)11.15 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.15
Match days11,12,13,14,15 January 2007 (5-day match)
Umpires
Steve Bucknor
Billy Doctrove
TV Umpire
Karl Hurter
Reserve Umpire
Johan Cloete
Match Referee
Chris Broad