Close of Play

  • Thu, 02 Jan - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 445/3 (JH Kallis 19*, HH Dippenaar 8*, 89 ov)
  • Fri, 03 Jan - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 141/1 (Taufeeq Umar 85*, Younis Khan 44*, 45 ov)
  • Sat, 04 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 184/5 (Faisal Iqbal 2*, 44.3 ov)
  • Sun, 05 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 226 (59.1 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • South African win takes them to top off ICC Test Championship

    "A clinical and professional performance plus a proud moment," was the wayShaun Pollock summed up the feelings of the team after winning the secondCastle Lager/MTN Test against Pakistan by an innings and 142 runs in CapeTown and in so doing

  • Pakistan head for defeat as fourteen wickets fall

    Having batted well through 45 overs at the end of day two, Pakistan started day three with a lot of promise, but once the new ball was taken Shaun Pollock and Makhaya Ntini ripped the heart out of the batting, taking six wickets for the addition of

  • Taufeeq leads Pakistan revival

    It was a full day of absorbing Test cricket at Newlands after South Africa declared at tea on a daunting 620 for seven, and Pakistan fought back to end on 141 for 1.

  • Gibbs and Smith hammer Pakistan into submission at Newlands

    Records may have tumbled during the Second Castle Lager/MTNTest between South Africa and Pakistan in Cape Town, but the day belonged to Herschelle Gibbs who walked off the lush Newlands turf on cloud nine as he waved to an appreciative crowd