result
1st Test, Karachi, Oct 1 - 5 2007, South Africa tour of Pakistan
450 & 264/7d
(target 424)291 & 263
South Africa won by 160 runs
Player Of The Match
155, 1/21 & 100*
jacques-kallis
14y
• The Bulletin by Faras Ghani in Karachi

Steyn five-for gives South Africa 160-run victory

Despite Younis Khan's fighting century, Pakistan crashed to a 160-run loss, with the last five wickets falling for 33, to give South Africa a 1-0 lead in the two-Test series

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Scorecard summary
South Africa450/10(136.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Jacques Kallis155 (249)
Abdur Rehman4/105(31)
Umar Gul2/60(21.3)
Pakistan291/10(97.3 overs)1st INNINGS
Shoaib Malik73 (170)
Kamran Akmal42 (37)
Paul Harris5/73(36)
Andre Nel2/59(20)
South Africa264/7(89 overs)2nd INNINGS
Pakistan263/10(84.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
Younis Khan126 (160)
Faisal Iqbal44 (69)
Dale Steyn5/56(15)
Paul Harris2/58(30)

Ntini only just manages to get a wicket in this innings, saves a wicketless Test for him as South Africa win and now can not lose the 2-Match Series.

The big difference between the two teams has to be Jacques Kallis and the batting of both teams in the first innings. With the lead that South Africa built up left Pakistan with just too much to do. Hats off to a magnifcent 100 from Younis Khan who maybe in his whole innings played one bad shot, the one he was bowled on.

Pakistan has a bit to work on before the next Test starting on Monday.

Please join us then for what promises to be another good match of Test cricket

84.5
W
Ntini to Malik, OUT

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

Shoaib Malik c Nel b Ntini 30 (133m 99b 4x4 0x6) SR: 30.3
84.4
Ntini to Malik, no run

fuller ball again, bowling straight, defends to the off

84.3
Ntini to Malik, no run

fuller ball on thge off, forward, defends with the open face, angled at the 3rd slip

84.2
2
Ntini to Malik, 2 runs

whipped off the toes to deep midwicket

84.1
4
Ntini to Malik, FOUR runs

Malik now on the offensive, drives firmly and cleanly

end of over 844 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 257/9CRR: 3.05 
Danish Kaneria0 (1)
Shoaib Malik24 (94)
Dale Steyn 15-3-56-5
Makhaya Ntini 12-4-28-0
83.6
Steyn to Danish Kaneria, no run

forward, defends to the off

83.5
W
Steyn to Umar Gul, OUT

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

Umar Gul c Nel b Steyn 8 (11m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 88.88
83.4
Steyn to Umar Gul, no run

Appologies for the loss of commentary but technology does let us down at times, looks like the Internet gods are not liking the Pakistan wickets falling

83.3
Steyn to Umar Gul, no run
83.2
Steyn to Umar Gul, no run
83.1
4
Steyn to Umar Gul, FOUR runs
end of over 83Maiden
PAK: 253/8CRR: 3.04 
Shoaib Malik24 (94)
Umar Gul4 (4)
Makhaya Ntini 12-4-28-0
Dale Steyn 14-3-52-4
82.6
Ntini to Malik, no run
82.5
Ntini to Malik, no run
82.4
Ntini to Malik, no run
82.3
Ntini to Malik, no run
82.2
Ntini to Malik, no run
82.1
Ntini to Malik, no run
end of over 824 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 253/8CRR: 3.08 
Umar Gul4 (4)
Shoaib Malik24 (88)
Dale Steyn 14-3-52-4
Makhaya Ntini 11-3-28-0
81.6
Steyn to Umar Gul, no run
81.5
Steyn to Umar Gul, no run
81.4
4
Steyn to Umar Gul, FOUR runs
Best performances - batters
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis SA
155 runs (249)
19 fours
0 six
Control94%
Productive shot
no shot
103 runs
14 fours
0 six
079769113
Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan PAK
126 runs (160)
18 fours
1 six
Control98%
Productive shot
no shot
93 runs
14 fours
1 six
92422419
Best performances - bowlers
Portrait of Paul Harris
PL Harris SA
O
36
M
13
R
73
W
5
ECO
2.02
DW Steyn SA
O
15
M
3
R
56
W
5
ECO
3.73
Match details
National Stadium, Karachi
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Pakistan
Season2007/08
Player Of The Match
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis
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)
Test debut
Abdur Rehman
Abdur Rehman
Umpires
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Mark Benson
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Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
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Riazuddin
Reserve Umpire
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Afzaal Ahmed
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst
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