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1st Test, Karachi, October 01 - 05, 2007, South Africa tour of Pakistan
450 & 264/7d
(T:424) 291 & 263

South Africa won by 160 runs

Player Of The Match
155, 1/21 & 100*
South Africa 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul541061398050.94
lbw b Mohammad Hafeez42661025063.63
b Mohammad Asif711582256144.93
c †Kamran Akmal b Danish Kaneria15524930419062.24
c & b Danish Kaneria36971442037.11
b Umar Gul771011247176.23
c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman12529004.00
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rehman28190025.00
c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman1580020.00
b Abdur Rehman0631000.00
not out 024000.00
Extras(b 1, lb 6, nb 4)11
TOTAL136.3 Ov (RR: 3.29, 569 Mins)450
Fall of wickets: 1-87 (Graeme Smith, 23.4 ov), 2-109 (Herschelle Gibbs, 32.6 ov), 3-279 (Hashim Amla, 81.6 ov), 4-352 (Jacques Kallis, 108.1 ov), 5-373 (Ashwell Prince, 116.2 ov), 6-392 (Mark Boucher, 123.6 ov), 7-408 (Andre Nel, 127.6 ov), 8-412 (Paul Harris, 129.6 ov), 9-448 (Dale Steyn, 135.4 ov), 10-450 (AB de Villiers, 136.3 ov)
81.6 to HM Amla, outside off, comes back off the seam, Amla thinks he has it covered until he hears the dreaded click of ball on stumps, the new ball does it. 279/3
32.6 to HH Gibbs, outside off, drives at the away swinger, front foot does not get too far forward, edges, and a low catch to Hafeez at Gully who does well to get two hands on that. 109/2
136.3 to AB de Villiers, what a great ball, one of the best components of the inswinging yorker, starts that outside off, late reverse swing, de Villiers is completly beaten as the ball gets inside bat and pad, hitting the off stump on the bounce. 450/10
108.1 to JH Kallis, GONE, Kaneria is round the wicket and the change of angle works, pitched online, touch short, Kallis is on the back foot driving to the off, gets the edge and Akmal this time makes no mistake, Kallis still does not have a 200. 352/4
116.2 to AG Prince, 200 for Kaneria, stays around the wicket, flighted into the off, Prince comes down the pitch once too often, checks the shot as he sees the googly, ends up popping a low catch to Kaneria's left. 373/5
123.6 to MV Boucher, outside leg, sweeps, misses, ball goes up off the pad and loops to the keeper who appeals and the finger goes up, Boucher not very happy, but the umpire was. 392/6
127.6 to A Nel, Well, well, Nel you should have walked for that, pushed forward to the ball, played well in front of the front pad, lobbed a catch to short mid-off, started walking, then stopped when Benson asked for a replay, all Nel did was waste time, he knew that was out, and Tv replayed showed that was very far from a bump ball. 408/7
129.6 to PL Harris, gets well forward, pushes at it, did not get forward enough, ball turns, takes the edge as he pushes at it, and a easy catch for Akmal and 3 wickets for the man on debut. 412/8
135.4 to DW Steyn, great bowling to the tail from Rehman, gets another one, this time fires in the near quick yorker, Steyn just not expecting that can not get the bat down on it but he also played across the line. 448/9
23.4 to GC Smith, gets the quicker ball, fullish, Smith is caught on the back foot, plays across the line as well, into the pad, and the appeal is upheld, not much doubt in that. 87/1
Pakistan 1st Innings 
c Kallis b Harris3459814057.62
lbw b Harris42376250113.51
b Nel617250035.29
b Kallis724361029.16
c †Boucher b Steyn2357715040.35
st †Boucher b Harris731702276142.94
c †Boucher b Nel928421032.14
lbw b Harris24761234031.57
st †Boucher b Harris1244472027.27
not out 2649744053.06
b Steyn1026451038.46
Extras(b 15, lb 7, nb 2, w 1)25
TOTAL97.3 Ov (RR: 2.98, 421 Mins)291
Fall of wickets: 1-71 (Kamran Akmal, 14.2 ov), 2-82 (Mohammad Hafeez, 18.4 ov), 3-84 (Younis Khan, 19.1 ov), 4-97 (Faisal Iqbal, 27.1 ov), 5-120 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 37.4 ov), 6-149 (Abdur Rehman, 47.6 ov), 7-233 (Salman Butt, 76.2 ov), 8-238 (Shoaib Malik, 80.5 ov), 9-259 (Umar Gul, 86.6 ov), 10-291 (Mohammad Asif, 97.3 ov)
37.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, slower ball outside off, slight away swing, goes on the drive, swing beats him but gets the edge through to Boucher, Steyn loved that, punching at the air. 120/5
97.3 to Mohammad Asif, Steyn gets one on line and length, angled outside off, swings back late, Asif is forward, plays outside that as it comes back and strikes the top of the off stump. 291/10
14.2 to Kamran Akmal, angled towards the legs, pitches just outside off, holds its line, no turn, pad bat, huge appeal, Benson thinks, thinks again and then raises the finger, good decision to what looked to be the arm ball. 71/1
18.4 to Mohammad Hafeez, WHAT A CATCH, Hafeez gets one a touch short just outside off, some turn and bounce, attempts a late cut, high off the bat, goes past Kallis at slip when the right hand springs out to hold onto it. 82/2
76.2 to Salman Butt, flighted up just outside off, Butt is caught on the back foot as he tries to play a fullish quicker ball to the on side with the turn, beats the bat, strikes the back foot just in line of the off and is given, very similar wicket to the Smith one in the South African innings. 233/7
80.5 to Shoaib Malik, comes down the pitch once to often, maybe he was seen, Harris fires in the quicker ball, bites in the rough, turns back, Malik misses, Boucher takes right over the middle stump and has little to do but flick the bails off. 238/8
86.6 to Umar Gul, gets his wicket anyway, Gul goes charging down the pitch, misses and Boucher has the bails, becoming the wicketkeeper with the most dismissals in test cricket, goes past the 395 by Ian Healy. 259/9
19.1 to Younis Khan, Torpedoed, got one just short of a length, was almost on the back foot, ball hardly gets up, does not have any time to get the bat down, hits low on the stumps, no answer to something like that. 84/3
47.6 to Abdur Rehman, round the wicket to the left hander, gets him pushing forward just outside the off, Rehman has been trying this for a few over now, gets the edge and that does carry low to Boucher. 149/6
27.1 to Faisal Iqbal, full on the off, goes on the drive but somehow gets the inside edge into the stumps, looked such an innocent ball, just played down the wrong line and the edge did the rest. 97/4
South Africa 2nd Innings 
c †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman2542645059.52
c Faisal Iqbal b Danish Kaneria1846842039.13
st †Kamran Akmal b Abdur Rehman01014000.00
not out 1002012914149.75
b Danish Kaneria451051322042.85
b Abdur Rehman1350033.33
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Danish Kaneria2949564059.18
c Misbah-ul-Haq b Abdur Rehman3369743047.82
not out 110150010.00
Extras(b 10, lb 2)12
TOTAL89 Ov (RR: 2.96, 371 Mins)264/7d
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Graeme Smith, 13.2 ov), 2-43 (Hashim Amla, 15.3 ov), 3-43 (Herschelle Gibbs, 16.4 ov), 4-131 (Ashwell Prince, 50.2 ov), 5-132 (AB de Villiers, 51.2 ov), 6-188 (Mark Boucher, 67.3 ov), 7-251 (Andre Nel, 85.3 ov)
13.2 to GC Smith, Rehman slips in the wide ball, again slow flight and a touch short, Smith is falling away as he cuts, gets a thick edge and straight into Akmal's gloves, good catch with the keeper having to get across to the off. 41/1
15.3 to HM Amla, flighted up, again slow flight, gets Amla forward, plays across the line, beaten, back foot just gets off the ground and some great glove work from Akmal, has the bails off before the toe can get back in the crease, great wicket keeping. 43/2
51.2 to AB de Villiers, again he is drawn forward outside leg, plays a similar shot, flicking to the on side, balance is wrong, back leg again comes past the front foot, makes no difference as that turns back into the the top of the off stump. 132/5
85.3 to A Nel, down the pitch, goes for the high lofted on drive, can not clear the man at long on. 251/7
16.4 to HH Gibbs, oh dear, Gibbs gets down on one knee to sweep, ball beats the bat, off the pad, clips the gloves on the way up and a diving catch from silly mid-off has Gibbs walking. 43/3
50.2 to AG Prince, Prince gets one a touch short outside the off, sharp turn and bounce from the rough, Prince is back playing that off the pitch, plays late, this time too late, off the face of the bat, bounces in the crease, almost slow motion loops up and comes down onto the off stump bail. 131/4
67.3 to MV Boucher, outside off, flighted, tries the slog sweep, in the air, low off the bat, floats away to wide long on. 188/6
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 424 runs)
b Steyn1560020.00
c Amla b Steyn315260020.00
b Steyn12616023318178.75
c Kallis b Harris44691038063.76
c Amla b Nel626360023.07
lbw b Nel23951323024.21
c Nel b Ntini30991334030.30
c †Boucher b Harris911181081.81
lbw b Steyn02035000.00
c Nel b Steyn89112088.88
not out 016000.00
Extras(b 8, lb 4, nb 1)13
TOTAL84.5 Ov (RR: 3.10, 374 Mins)263
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Mohammad Hafeez, 1.1 ov), 2-20 (Salman Butt, 5.2 ov), 3-134 (Faisal Iqbal, 29.3 ov), 4-161 (Mohammad Asif, 38.1 ov), 5-197 (Younis Khan, 55.4 ov), 6-230 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 69.4 ov), 7-239 (Kamran Akmal, 74.2 ov), 8-249 (Abdur Rehman, 81.2 ov), 9-257 (Umar Gul, 83.5 ov), 10-263 (Shoaib Malik, 84.5 ov)
84.5 to Shoaib Malik, Ntini goes short and Malik gets back on the pull, that was a bit quicker from Ntini, gets the top edge, goes high up into the air, Nel calls and runs in from mid-off to take next to the bowlers wickets. 263/10
1.1 to Mohammad Hafeez, starts very wide outside off, stays very low, plays at that well away from the body, inside edge, drags that back into the stumps. 1/1
5.2 to Salman Butt, WHAT A CATCH, brilliant by Amla at short leg, got forward on line, big inside edge, Amla dives forward, and claims a brilliant catch, TV replays shows that he did get fingers under the ball, a catch that we are going to see over and over a. 20/2
55.4 to Younis Khan, Steyn has the reverse swing going now, gets that just short of length outside the off, swing brings it in, Khan is caught on the crease, ball does stay a bit low, but it is the reverse swing that beats the bat, played down the wrong line, BUT what a great innings. 197/5
81.2 to Abdur Rehman, that starts outside off, full, swings back late, into the pad, and that has to be out, huge appeals, Benson raises the finger. 249/8
83.5 to Umar Gul, gets forward to one that swings late, on the front foot, outside half of the bat, loops up towards extra cover, 3rd 5-fer for Steyn. 257/9
38.1 to Mohammad Asif, Asif gets forward on the front foot once too often, gets the shorter ball, tries to fend that off, gets bat to it or maybe even the bat handle, as the bottom hand comes off the bat, and it loops to short leg, another milestone in this match, 100 Test wickets for Nel. 161/4
69.4 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Nel angles that in from the off, gets a bit of movement off the pitch back at the right hander, gets half forward, into the pad, huge apeals and Benson has the finger up. 230/6
29.3 to Faisal Iqbal, flighted on the off, pushes forward, edges, off the gloves of boucher to Kallis at slip. 134/3
74.2 to Kamran Akmal, flighted up on the off, Akmal gets well forward, but his time the ball does turn back sharply, gets the edge, Boucher fumbles once, twice after it came off his leg, but holds on with the third attempt. 239/7
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Mon, 01 Oct - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 294/3 (Jacques Kallis 118*, Ashwell Prince 3*, 90 ov)
Tue, 02 Oct - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 127/5 (Shoaib Malik 9*, Abdur Rehman 1*, 40 ov)
Wed, 03 Oct - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 76/3 (Jacques Kallis 18*, Ashwell Prince 11*, 32 ov)
Thu, 04 Oct - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 146/3 (Younis Khan 93*, Mohammad Asif 1*, 33 ov)
Fri, 05 Oct - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 263 (84.5 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 34.1 overs (205 balls), Extras 4
  • Younis Khan: 100 off 108 balls (15 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 180/4 in 46.0 overs (Younis Khan 113, Misbah-ul-Haq 5)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 57.2 overs (344 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 200/5 in 58.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 11, Shoaib Malik 1)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 230/5 in 69.0 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 23, Shoaib Malik 15)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 245/7 in 80.0 overs (Shoaib Malik 20, Abdur Rehman 0)
  • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 245/7 after 80.1 overs (Shoaib Malik 20, Abdur Rehman 0)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 81.4 overs (491 balls), Extras 13
National Stadium, Karachi
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series resultSouth Africa led the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1843
Hours of play (local time)10.00 start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.00-15.20, Close 17.30
Match days1,2,3,4,5 October 2007 - day (5-day match)
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