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2nd Test, Gqeberha, January 19 - 22, 2007, Pakistan tour of South Africa
124 & 331
(T:191) 265 & 191/5

Pakistan won by 5 wickets

Player Of The Match
South Africa 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Details
South Africa 1st Innings 
AB de Villiers c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar214220014.28
Graeme Smith (c)c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria2844683063.63
Hashim Amla c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar512201041.66
Jacques Kallis c †Kamran Akmal b Shoaib Akhtar2456972042.85
Ashwell Prince c Imran Farhat b Mohammad Sami22222009.09
Herschelle Gibbs lbw b Danish Kaneria27190028.57
Mark Boucher c Younis Khan b Danish Kaneria3552793167.30
Shaun Pollock c Mohammad Sami b Shoaib Akhtar415220026.66
Andre Nel c Danish Kaneria b Mohammad Asif1018282055.55
Makhaya Ntini not out 00600-
Paul Harris c Yasir Hameed b Mohammad Asif4541080.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 5)8
TOTAL40 Ov (RR: 3.10, 198 Mts)124
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (AB de Villiers, 4.4 ov), 2-27 (Hashim Amla, 8.3 ov), 3-40 (Graeme Smith, 12.5 ov), 4-49 (Ashwell Prince, 17.6 ov), 5-58 (Herschelle Gibbs, 22.4 ov), 6-83 (Jacques Kallis, 29.2 ov), 7-89 (Shaun Pollock, 33.1 ov), 8-120 (Mark Boucher, 38.6 ov), 9-120 (Andre Nel, 39.1 ov), 10-124 (Paul Harris, 39.6 ov)
Shoaib Akhtar1123643.27514002
4.4 to AB de Villiers, shocking shot from de Villiers. Short and wide of his off stump, he tried to pull it but was in two minds and might as well have uppercut it over the slips. Neither eventuated and he got a thin edge through to the wicketkeeper. 9/1
8.3 to HM Amla, GODDIM! Short, drifting down the leg side and rising on Amla who tried to work it to leg, realised it was too short but couldn't get his gloves out of the way. 27/2
29.2 to JH Kallis, GODDIM! That was brilliant bowling! Wide of the crease, angled in, straightened off the pitch from a full length, and Kallis's defensive prod ends up in the gloves of Kamran Akmal, low to his right. That is a massive breakthrough for Pakistan, and South Africa are in deep, deep trouble. 83/6
33.1 to SM Pollock, sucker punch! Pollock was braced for something more venomous than that, and instead chipped a leg-stump half-volley into the incredulous hands of Mohammad Sami at square leg! A brief but eventful innings comes to an end. 89/7
Mohammad Asif923423.77405000
39.1 to A Nel, another one! That's two in two balls, and Kaneria was the man again. Banged in from Asif, a flapped hook from Nel, and Danish stooped at deep fine leg to hold onto an excellent low chance! Brilliant stuff from Pakistan, but average batting from the Boks. 120/9
39.6 to PL Harris, and that's the end of that. Back of a length, Harris threw the kitchen sink at it, and Hameed at cover was on hand to intercept a simple chance!. 124/10
Danish Kaneria1433632.57662100
12.5 to GC Smith, gone this time! Younis Khan did well there to keep his head at first slip after the parry from Akmal. Smith misjudges the wrong one, there's a big swish, and sends the edge to Akmal and it pops off his left glove to be snapped at first slip. A great start for Pakistan, three wickets early on, with Kaneria striking in his first over. 40/3
22.4 to HH Gibbs, gone this time! Kaneria strikes again, with the googly, Gibbs on one knee trying to smash a sweep shot and completely missing. It crashes into his thigh, low, and would have gone on to hit leg. Easy decision for the umpire and Kaneria could have had him out three times in the last three balls, so finally gets his reward. 58/5
38.6 to MV Boucher, not so watchful anymore! That's a horrid smear from Boucher - down on one knee to slap the ball through midwicket, but he manages only a toe-ended edge to Younis Khan at slip, who clings onto a blinding reflex chance. That's a massive breakthrough.. 120/8
Mohammad Sami611512.50291003
17.6 to AG Prince, flashes hard at that one, and it flies straight at first slip's face who does well to stand firm and take that palm upwards. Pakistan's tails are up and South Africa are, well, struggling is an understatement. 49/4
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez c Amla b Ntini1325322052.00
Imran Farhat c de Villiers b Ntini026000.00
Younis Khan c Gibbs b Ntini451011688044.55
Yasir Hameed c de Villiers b Ntini2320066.66
Mohammad Yousuf lbw b Pollock3255775058.18
Kamran Akmal c Prince b Nel3354675061.11
Mohammad Sami c †Boucher b Ntini1024392041.66
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)not out 9214216813064.78
Shoaib Akhtar c †Boucher b Kallis416311025.00
Danish Kaneria c Gibbs b Pollock1670016.66
Mohammad Asif  b Ntini729921024.13
Extras(b 4, lb 11, nb 1, w 5, pen 5)26
TOTAL76 Ov (RR: 3.48, 348 Mts)265
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Imran Farhat, 1.2 ov), 2-17 (Mohammad Hafeez, 7.2 ov), 3-19 (Yasir Hameed, 7.5 ov), 4-79 (Mohammad Yousuf, 25.1 ov), 5-135 (Younis Khan, 39.4 ov), 6-135 (Kamran Akmal, 40.2 ov), 7-166 (Mohammad Sami, 47.6 ov), 8-184 (Shoaib Akhtar, 54.1 ov), 9-191 (Danish Kaneria, 55.5 ov), 10-265 (Mohammad Asif, 75.6 ov)
Andre Nel2326812.951069040
40.2 to Kamran Akmal, gone! Better bouncer this time, hurrying Akmal; another hook, another mishook rather, and it flies to Ashwell Prince at deep square leg who, steadying himself, took a fine catch. 135/6
Makhaya Ntini2165962.80999011
1.2 to Imran Farhat, GONE! Short of a length and Ntini cut this one away just enough from the left hander who fended it, awkwardly, to third slip. 0/1
7.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, GONE! Wider of the crease and short of a length but it didn't rise on Hafeez as much as he expected. Trying to pull it he got a top edge over Hashim Amla, at short leg, who skipped backwards and took a useful catch above his head. Careless, wasteful shot. 17/2
7.5 to Yasir Hameed, and another one bites the dust! Hameed pushes hard at the ball, which is short of a length and angled into the channel outside off, and de Villiers at third slip holds onto a sharp low chance! This is a bonkers day of cricket, on a pitch that is nothing more than lively. 19/3
39.4 to Younis Khan, GONE! A nasty, rising delivery squaring the batsman up who guides it to Gibbs at gully. What a time to lose a wicket. 135/5
47.6 to Mohammad Sami, and Ntini strikes! that's wicket number 300 for him! short of a good length delivery and this one nipped back in sharply, too good a delivery for Sami and he ends up playing outside the line. Ball clips the inside edge and Boucher takes a good catch diving across to his left.. 166/7
75.6 to Mohammad Asif, bowled'm! good length delivery, pitched on and around the leg stump and angling across the left-hander. Asif makes room and pokes at it, not sure what he was attempting to do, whatever it was he fails to make contact and the ball hits the top of the off stump. Wicket number 301 for Ntini and Inzi is stranded on 92.. 265/10
Jacques Kallis1305614.30508000
54.1 to Shoaib Akhtar, and the short ball claims another victim! Kallis hits the right line and length and the ball climbed on Akhtar, in the end it was a by-the-book tailender's fend. Ball clips the glove and goes straight to Boucher behind the stumps.. 184/8
Shaun Pollock1424223.00667000
25.1 to Mohammad Yousuf, GODDIM! Gone! The drinks break strikes again as Pollock swings this into the batsman who is struck very high on the pad - going over the top, perhaps? - and Doctrove raises his finger. 79/4
55.5 to Danish Kaneria, Gotcha! The bouncer nails another victim! Banged in short, outside the off stump, Kaneria starts to sway away, the ball follows him and he fends it away, eyes off the ball, and it pops up to Gibbs at gully. Will Inzy be left stranded? Will he start going for the broke now?. 191/9
Paul Harris512004.00224000
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Graeme Smith (c)c Inzamam-ul-Haq b Mohammad Asif1024371041.66
AB de Villiers  b Mohammad Asif1551631029.41
Hashim Amla  b Mohammad Sami1656782028.57
Jacques Kallis lbw b Mohammad Asif912262938040.26
Ashwell Prince lbw b Danish Kaneria22791041027.84
Herschelle Gibbs c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif401041174038.46
Mark Boucher c Younis Khan b Mohammad Asif46991334046.46
Shaun Pollock c & b Danish Kaneria3672944150.00
Andre Nel not out 2363743036.50
Paul Harris c sub (Faisal Iqbal) b Danish Kaneria033000.00
Makhaya Ntini c Yasir Hameed b Danish Kaneria1829492062.06
Extras(b 3, lb 5, nb 6)14
TOTAL133.2 Ov (RR: 2.48, 528 Mts)331
Fall of wickets: 1-18 (Graeme Smith, 8.1 ov), 2-30 (AB de Villiers, 14.4 ov), 3-61 (Hashim Amla, 28.6 ov), 4-117 (Ashwell Prince, 56.2 ov), 5-195 (Herschelle Gibbs, 86.6 ov), 6-205 (Jacques Kallis, 90.5 ov), 7-285 (Shaun Pollock, 115.1 ov), 8-289 (Mark Boucher, 120.5 ov), 9-290 (Paul Harris, 121.4 ov), 10-331 (Makhaya Ntini, 133.2 ov)
Mohammad Asif38167652.0019211002
8.1 to GC Smith, gone! Cracking ball, and catch. On off stump, just short of a length and Smith follows it, guides it, to Inzamam at first slip who drops to his left and takes a very fine catch. 18/1
14.4 to AB de Villiers, what a ball! After the attempted bouncer, Asif pitched it up; swinging into de Villiers who played all around it, his off stump pegged back. A hopeless shot and de Villiers's troubles continue. 30/2
86.6 to HH Gibbs, fuller length delivery outside the off stump, Gibbs looks to drive through the off side, gets the edge to Younis Khan at second slip, who takes it low down to his left. That was a loose shot.. 195/5
90.5 to JH Kallis, lovely delivery, big wicket of Kallis, pitches just outside the off stump and strikes the pad in line with the stumps, loud appeal, given by umpire Parker.. 205/6
120.5 to MV Boucher, short in length outside the off stump, Boucher cuts hard, gets the edge to Younis Khan at first slip at comfortable height, who takes the catch on the second attempt.. 289/8
Mohammad Sami2959013.101299004
28.6 to HM Amla, gone! Full and straight - and quick, too - Amla, like de Villiers, played all around it. It deflected off his pad and his middle stump was sent atumblin'. 61/3
Danish Kaneria51.21410542.042358000
56.2 to AG Prince, GOT 'IM! there's the early breakthrough for Pakistan, just what they needed. Prince plays back, the ball turns into him and strikes him on the pad. Peter Parker raises his finger but Prince doesn't look happy although replays don't show too much wrong with it. Vital blow for Pakistan and Kaneria opens his account.. 117/4
115.1 to SM Pollock, Kaneria strikes immediately, a soft dismissal, tossed up on the stumps, driven straight back to Kaneria who gobbles it up...and then does a jingle. 285/7
121.4 to PL Harris, tossed up outside the leg stump, Harris works it straight to Faisal Iqbal at short leg, who takes the catch.. 290/9
133.2 to M Ntini, and gone! another tossed up delivery outside the off stump, Ntini was looking to drive straight, ball grips the surface, turns across, clips the outside edge and balloons up straight to Yasir Hameed at cover.. 331/10
Imran Farhat702002.85261000
Mohammad Hafeez803204.00251100
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 191 runs)
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Pollock3254915059.25
Imran Farhat c Kallis b Ntini741551017.07
Yasir Hameed run out (Nel)67111085.71
Younis Khan not out 671251944053.60
Mohammad Yousuf c Gibbs b Pollock1850732036.00
Inzamam-ul-Haq (c)lbw b Ntini15110020.00
Kamran Akmal not out 5764839089.06
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 1)3
TOTAL57.3 Ov (RR: 3.32, 261 Mts)191/5
Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Imran Farhat, 12.4 ov), 2-35 (Yasir Hameed, 14.5 ov), 3-48 (Mohammad Hafeez, 19.2 ov), 4-87 (Mohammad Yousuf, 35.6 ov), 5-92 (Inzamam-ul-Haq, 38.2 ov)
Andre Nel1426304.50528010
Makhaya Ntini1965022.63866000
12.4 to Imran Farhat, and the plan works to perfection! they played on his patience and finally Farhat falls into the trap. Followed up the short deliveries with a fuller length delivery outside the off stump, again slanting away from the left-hander. Farhat plays a loose drive and the thick edge is cleanly snaffled by Kallis at second slip. Ntini with the all important breakthrough.. 29/1
38.2 to Inzamam-ul-Haq, Ntini nails Inzi for a solitary one and it's game on here at Port Elizabeth! good length delivery, pitched close to the off stump line and nipping back in. Inzi shuffles back and across and pulls across the line, fails miserably to make contact and the ball crashes into the pad. Loud appeal and up goes the dreaded finger. Pakistan five down and in trouble here.. 92/5
Shaun Pollock1344723.61598001
19.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, Pollock strikes! That pitched just outside off stump, Hafeez moved across and tried to flick, he fell over and the ball angled into him and rapped him on the pads, the umpire upholds the appeal but replays show that it was just missing leg stump, Hafeez's exaggerated movement across his stumps is what could have done him in. 48/3
35.6 to Mohammad Yousuf, Pollock strikes back and it's crucial breakthrough! short of a good length delivery outside the off stump, Yousuf goes back and across in an effort to runs it away through gully but he fails to get on top of the bounce and the edge goes straight to Gibbs at gully.. 87/4
Jacques Kallis601702.83220000
Paul Harris5.301302.36230000
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St George's Park, Port Elizabeth
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result3-match series level 1-1
Match numberTest no. 1829
Hours of play (local time)10.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30
Match days19,20,21,22 January 2007 - day (5-day match)
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Peter Parker
TV Umpire
South Africa
Rudi Koertzen
Reserve Umpire
South Africa
Brian Jerling
Match Referee
Chris Broad
Fri, 19 Jan - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 135/6 (Mohammad Sami 0*, 40.2 ov)
Sat, 20 Jan - day 2 - South Africa 2nd innings 115/3 (Jacques Kallis 50*, Ashwell Prince 21*, 52 ov)
Sun, 21 Jan - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 8/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 8*, Imran Farhat 0*, 6 ov)
Mon, 22 Jan - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 191/5 (57.3 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 48/2 in 19.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 32, Younis Khan 3)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 0
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 78/3 in 32.0 overs (Younis Khan 20, Mohammad Yousuf 12)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 41.3 overs (250 balls), Extras 1
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 122/5 in 45.0 overs (Younis Khan 40, Kamran Akmal 17)
  • 6th Wicket: 50 runs in 69 balls (Younis Khan 22, Kamran Akmal 27, Ex 1)
  • Younis Khan: 50 off 106 balls (3 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 52.2 overs (315 balls), Extras 2
  • Kamran Akmal: 50 off 61 balls (8 x 4)