2nd Test, Lahore, Oct 8 - 12 2007, South Africa tour of Pakistan
357 & 305/4d
(target 457)206 & 316/4
Match drawn
Player Of The Match
59, 1/7, 107* & 1/48
Player Of The Series
421 runs • 3 wkts
• Cricinfo staff

Draw hands South Africa the series

Younis Khan and Mohammad Yousuf ensured Pakistan won the day; South Africa had done enough to secure the series

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Scorecard summary
South Africa357/10(125.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Danish Kaneria4/114(43.1)
Umar Gul3/103(29)
Pakistan206/10(63 overs)1st INNINGS
South Africa305/4(110.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Graeme Smith133 (296)
Jacques Kallis*107 (242)
Abdur Rehman2/112(42)
Danish Kaneria1/99(44.3)
Pakistan316/4(107 overs)2nd INNINGS
Younis Khan130 (246)
Kamran Akmal71 (166)
end of over 1071 run
PAK: 316/4CRR: 2.95 
Shoaib Malik20 (57)
Mohammad Yousuf63 (156)
Paul Harris 40-14-60-2
Makhaya Ntini 17-3-60-1

And .. they have agreed to terminate the game. South Africa have won the series. Graeme Smith grabs the stumps and leads the team off the field. Pakistan team comes out to shake hands. Inzamam-ul-Haq is there at the forefront doing the honours. Smith has a chat with him, so does Ntini and slowly Inzamam turns around and walks back into the dressing room for one last time. Meanwhile, South Africa have won a series in subcontinent, barring Bangladesh, after seven years.

Inzamam walks out to the ground, for the post-match ceremony, where his team-mates give him a guard of honour. The crowd give a standing applause. Please do click here

to read the lovely tribute to Inzy from Osman Samiuddin, Cricinfo's Pakistan editor.

Shoaib Malik: "We are playing after seven years. I am happy with the way the guys played this game. Hopefully, we will do well in the ODI series.

"Inzamam bhai supported me a lot, helped me a lot and on behalf of the Pakistan team I would like to thank Inzamam."

Jacques Kallis is the Man of the Match and the Man of the series.

Kallis: "I came into this series fresh from a winter break. It feels good to contribute to the series win."

Smith: "We have come over here and played some really good cricket. We kept Pakistan under pressure from the word go and we can be pleased with the effort. To come over here, to get used the conditions, to pull the game plan has been a really good effort.

On Inzy: "To see a wonderful cricketer retiring is sad but he has left his mark on cricket. Pakistan cricket will miss him and I would like to wish him well for the future."

Smith collects the winner's trophy and walks over to his team-mates.

Next up will be Inzamam. So hang in there!

Inzamam enclosure: PCB have named one stand at the Lahore stadium, the venue where he made his debut, in Inzamam's name.

Inzamam speaks in his native tongue: "I am going today but I would like to thank you for all the support that you all have given me for the last 17 years. I would also like to thank the members of the board for giving me this opportunity. I would like to thank you the selectors also for selecting me for these 17 years. I thank my seniors and colleagues for supporting me. Special mention to the boys, in this team, who played under my captaincy and for extending support.

I thank my family, my brother and sisters. Especially, my father, who would be really sad that I am quitting the game. Also, my wife for supporting me thick and thin through everything.

"Unfortunately I couldn't finish this game on a high. But that's the way it goes sometimes." Inzamam picked the 1992 World Cup as the highlight of his career.

Inzy walks towards his team-mates. Younis Khan gives him a big hug and one by one each and everyone of his team-mates do the same. Shoaib Malik can't hold back his tears.

This is Sriram Veera, signing off. Its a pity that Inzy couldn't finish on a high. But neither did Bradman. Congratulations to South Africa for a tremendous series-win. Now for the rugby world cup. Bring the Argentines on. Alvida!

Harris to Malik, no run

fullish, on the off and middle line, driven down the track

The game is meandering towards a draw. Will the captains agree to call it off?

Harris to Malik, no run

leans forward to push to cover

Harris to Malik, no run

full and on the middle line, driven back to the bowler

Harris to Malik, no run

on the off stump line, pushed to the off side

Harris to Malik, no run

beaten. Lands on a length just outside off stump and spins away past the forward prod

Harris to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

on the off stump line, squirted past the slip

end of over 1065 runs
PAK: 315/4CRR: 2.97 
Shoaib Malik20 (52)
Mohammad Yousuf62 (155)
Makhaya Ntini 17-3-60-1
Paul Harris 39-14-59-2
Ntini to Malik, 2 runs

short in length, at the hips, clipped uppishly to the right of short-leg and to deep square leg

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

at the hips, tucked to fine leg for a single

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

another delivery that climbs up, at the body, Yousuf turns it to short-leg

Ntini to Malik, 1 run

ooh ... edged over gully. A sharp and well-directed bouncer, at the throat, Malik, who was dismissed by a bouncer in the first innings, fends at it, eyes off the ball and gets a top edge just over gully.

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, 1 run

on the middle stump line, coming in from a length, worked behind square for a single

Ntini to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

Full pitched on the off and middle, squeezed to square leg

16 overs remain in the day. Pakistan need 147 and South Africa need 6.

end of over 105Maiden
PAK: 310/4CRR: 2.95 
Shoaib Malik17 (50)
Mohammad Yousuf60 (151)
Paul Harris 39-14-59-2
Dale Steyn 15-2-56-0
Harris to Malik, no run
Harris to Malik, no run

almost carried to slip. It lands around the off stump and bounced a bit, Malik pushed at it, nicking to the right of Kallis.

Harris to Malik, no run

floated outside off, Malik squeezes it to backward point

Harris to Malik, no run

again from wide of the crease, on the middle and off, defended to silly-point

Harris to Malik, no run

from wide of the crease, full and quick, on the off stump, pushed out to cover

Harris to Malik, no run

floated outside off, left alone

Harris is into the attack. He will bowl from round the stumps. Slip and silly-point in.

end of over 1042 runs
PAK: 310/4CRR: 2.98 
Mohammad Yousuf60 (151)
Shoaib Malik17 (44)
Dale Steyn 15-2-56-0
Andre Nel 20-1-75-0
Steyn to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

slips down leg side and Boucher does well to reach it

Steyn to Mohammad Yousuf, no run

ah! the slower one - 106.1 kmph, full and on the off stump line, tapped to the off side

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133 runs (296)
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0 six
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no shot
57 runs
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Younis Khan portrait
Younis Khan PAK
130 runs (246)
16 fours
0 six
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
32 runs
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Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Pakistan
Player Of The Match
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis
Player Of The Series
Jacques Kallis
Jacques Kallis
Series resultSouth Africa won the 2-match series 1-0
Match numberTest no. 1844
Hours of play (local time)09.30 start, Lunch 12.30-13.30, Tea 15.00-15.20, Close 16.50
Match days8,9,10,11,12 October 2007 - day (5-day match)
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Mark Benson
Australia Image
Simon Taufel
TV Umpire
Pakistan Image
Nadeem Ghauri
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Iftikhar Malik
Match Referee
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Alan Hurst