1st Test, Dubai (DSC), November 12 - 16, 2010, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
380 & 318/2d
(T:451) 248 & 343/3

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
35 & 131*
South Africa 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
Graeme Smith (c)c Taufeeq Umar b Wahab Riaz1001522168065.78
Alviro Petersen c Younis Khan b Abdur Rehman671181719056.77
Hashim Amla c †Adnan Akmal b Wahab Riaz801521787052.63
Jacques Kallis c †Adnan Akmal b Saeed Ajmal731562496046.79
Paul Harris c Younis Khan b Umar Gul02937000.00
AB de Villiers  b Umar Gul519210026.31
Ashwell Prince lbw b Umar Gul1680016.66
Mark Boucher lbw b Abdur Rehman924251037.50
Johan Botha  b Abdur Rehman1024291041.66
Dale Steyn not out 1042460023.80
Morne Morkel lbw b Saeed Ajmal1019271052.63
Extras(b 9, lb 2, nb 3, w 1)15
TOTAL123 Ov (RR: 3.08)380
Fall of wickets: 1-153 (Alviro Petersen, 41.1 ov), 2-190 (Graeme Smith, 52.1 ov), 3-307 (Hashim Amla, 86.4 ov), 4-318 (Paul Harris, 95.2 ov), 5-327 (AB de Villiers, 99.6 ov), 6-329 (Ashwell Prince, 101.3 ov), 7-345 (Mark Boucher, 107.2 ov), 8-347 (Jacques Kallis, 110.1 ov), 9-363 (Johan Botha, 115.6 ov), 10-380 (Morne Morkel, 122.6 ov)
Umar Gul30410033.3312210001
95.2 to PL Harris, gone! Harris couldn't control himself there, 28 balls without a run, short of a good length outside off, went after it, looking to punch it off the back foot in front of cover, got a thick outside edge and Younis moved well to his right to snap a sharp catch. 318/4
99.6 to AB de Villiers, bowled'im! Moved back in, lands on a good length outside off, AB was drawn forward and tried to defend towards cover, it moved in just at the right time to beat him through the gate and knock back off stump. 327/5
101.3 to AG Prince, Gul is fighting hard and he traps Prince in front, bowled on a good length on leg, Prince opted to play at it off the back foot and turned the face, missed and was caught plumb in front, Pakistan are evening it out here. 329/6
Wahab Riaz1836123.38734011
52.1 to GC Smith, and another batsman holes out to a short ball. Riaz drops this short, on off stump line, and Smith takes the challenge to try and pull it all the way across to square leg. He looks to clear the ropes at deep backward square leg. Mistake. He was a touch late on the shot and ended up getting a bit of top edge. It gave Taufeeq Umar on the boundary a chance to run across and steady himself under it as it arced into his hands. Smith is disgusted with himself. End of a good innings, but he would have wanted a big hundred. 190/2
86.4 to HM Amla, Amla's gone, late and important breakthrough for Pakistan, he played away from his body to an unthreatening ball outside off, he gets a thin edge to the keeper, Adnan Akmal, who celebrates his first Test victim. 307/3
Abdur Rehman32210133.1513211000
41.1 to AN Petersen, And a wicket! At long last! With probably the worst ball of the day! That is Test cricket. Rehman drops a rank-bad half-tracker that Petersen could have deposited into any corner of the Arabian Gulf, but he ended up pulling straight into the eager hands of Younis Khan at midwicket in the circle. That's the way the cookie crumbles. Pakistan have finally broken through. 153/1
107.2 to MV Boucher, Rehman gets Boucher, landed on a good length on middle, it went on straight, Boucher stretched forward to defend, playing for the away spin when there wasn't much, missed, caught on the pads and plumb!. 345/7
115.6 to J Botha, bowled'im, done in by the turn, round the wicket, angled in on leg stump and turned away to beat Botha as he came forward to defend, had enough turn on it to clip off stump, nine down now. 363/9
Saeed Ajmal3569522.711497000
110.1 to JH Kallis, Kallis has been dismissed, Pakistan are running through the South African batting today, lovely flighted delivery outside off, turned in but only a hint, Kallis was looking to open the face to play it behind point, got a faint nick and Adnan Akmal made no mistake. 347/8
122.6 to M Morkel, Ajmal finishes it off with a doosra. Reminiscent of Harbhajan's dismissal of Morne in that epic Kolkata Test earlier this year. It landed outside off and broke in as Morke pushed half forward, bat hidden behind pad, and pad not outside the line of off. It raps him in front of off and would have hit middle and leg.. 380/10
Mohammad Hafeez10101.0050000
Younis Khan721101.57351001
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez c Smith b Harris60891237067.41
Taufeeq Umar lbw b Morkel421291443032.55
Azhar Ali c Amla b Morkel561722365032.55
Younis Khan c de Villiers b Botha35851163041.17
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)c Amla b Botha938351023.68
Umar Akmal c Steyn b Botha4540080.00
Adnan Akmal c †Boucher b Steyn1026341038.46
Abdur Rehman c de Villiers b Morkel1580020.00
Umar Gul not out 1213201192.30
Wahab Riaz c †Boucher b Morkel54610125.00
Saeed Ajmal c †Boucher b Morkel2410050.00
Extras(lb 12)12
TOTAL95 Ov (RR: 2.61)248
Fall of wickets: 1-105 (Mohammad Hafeez, 33.2 ov), 2-111 (Taufeeq Umar, 38.4 ov), 3-176 (Younis Khan, 67.3 ov), 4-196 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 77.5 ov), 5-202 (Umar Akmal, 79.4 ov), 6-220 (Adnan Akmal, 89.1 ov), 7-225 (Abdur Rehman, 90.4 ov), 8-228 (Azhar Ali, 92.5 ov), 9-246 (Wahab Riaz, 94.2 ov), 10-248 (Saeed Ajmal, 94.6 ov)
Dale Steyn1835813.22825000
89.1 to Adnan Akmal, I'm afraid this was a-coming. Adnan is known to be a bit of a flasher outside off and he fell to that tendancy here. Lovely delivery from Steyn, getting that hint of away shape that eludes an indiscreet swish and takes the outside edge. Adnan was not close to the pitch and should have been more careful. Mark Boucher was waiting like a hawk behind, diving away to the right and coming up with the prize. 220/6
Morne Morkel2175452.571037000
38.4 to Taufeeq Umar, the full delivery angling in from outside off gets him! it was homing in on off stump, he drove inside the line, missed and was hit on the back leg, umpire Harper thought for a while before raising the finger, South Africa have taken out the openers, Umar was batting so well. 111/2
90.4 to Abdur Rehman, another one bites the desert sand. Morne's round the wicket angle is clearly not up Rehman's alley and he perishes to a nothing prod outside off. That ball did nothing, except land on a length and hold a line. Sadly, Rehman did nothing either. Just hung his bat out there and guided it into the slips. 225/7
92.5 to Azhar Ali, Amla takes a blinder. Azhar Ali is gone. Pakistan are disintegrating in a hurry here. Short ball again from round the wicket, Azhar stays back and looks to defend, but he doesn't quite ride the bounce enough this time. Ends up popping it in the air to Amla's left at short leg. He sticks the left hand out and plucks it like a cherry. Or to be geographically accurate, should I say like a date?. 228/8
94.2 to Wahab Riaz, second time not to lucky, more pace, more bounce from Morne on this bouncer and that's enough to take Wahab's top edge as he swings wildly with another pull that could have gone anywhere in the ground if he'd middled it. He didn't and it went into Bouch's gloves.. 246/9
94.6 to Saeed Ajmal, That's that. Morne has five and Ajmal's gone. Pakistan are bowled out. Short ball again, angling into the body menacingly. Ajmal did well to get inside the line, but then went for a glance-tickle down the leg. Got a feather on it and Boucher has another catch.. 248/10
Paul Harris2574711.881224000
33.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, and as I say this, Hafeez throws away his wicket, dear me, it was flighted on middle, he came down the track, looking to go over mid on, but looped it up in the air for a simple catch to Smith, who accepts it gleefully, Hafeez trudges off, what a way to end a good innings. 105/1
Jacques Kallis831602.00412000
Johan Botha2366132.651024100
67.3 to Younis Khan, gone! Younis goes, tossed up and he is the mood for hunting for runs, he's been doing that successfully since morning but found the fielder, gets forward and chips it towards midwicket where de Villiers dives to his left to complete a sharp catch. 176/3
77.5 to Misbah-ul-Haq, Misbah goes! Brilliantly taken by Amla at short leg, turned in from a good length, was a little wide, Misbah reached well forward to defend, got an inside edge onto his pads and Amla went full stretch to his left to snap a beauty. 196/4
79.4 to Umar Akmal, Akmal comes and goes, his attacking streak resulting in his downfall, tossed up and he was tempted, charged down the track and tried to swing it over midwicket, a mindless shot that, got the leading edge and Steyn took a dolly at point, Botha gets one more, the pressure builds on Pakistan now. 202/5
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Alviro Petersen lbw b Abdur Rehman2649583053.06
Graeme Smith (c)lbw b Saeed Ajmal3479995043.03
Hashim Amla not out 11822532310052.44
Jacques Kallis not out 1352182808461.92
Extras(b 1, lb 2, nb 1, w 1)5
TOTAL95 Ov (RR: 3.34)318/2d
Fall of wickets: 1-47 (Alviro Petersen, 14.6 ov), 2-76 (Graeme Smith, 26.5 ov)
Umar Gul1807304.05729010
Younis Khan301505.00133001
Abdur Rehman36510512.911499100
14.6 to AN Petersen, rapped on the pads, the finger goes up! Pakistan have made a breach after all. Tossed up in leg stump, that did straighten, but did it do enough to be hitting the stumps? Petersen played the forward defensive, but missed the line, it struck through and struck the front pad. Asoka de Silva nods his head and raises the fore-finger. Petersen does not look happy. 47/1
Mohammad Hafeez1132001.81480000
Saeed Ajmal27210213.771035300
26.5 to GC Smith, and finally Graeme gets himself out! it was floated up on leg, turning away from Smith who went for the sweep against the turn, missed it completely, got hit on the back leg, and Asoka raised his finger in a flash, the only question is would the turn have taken it away from off stump, end of a scratchy knock nevertheless, replays show it would have comfortably missed off stump, maybe even the fourth stump, if there was one. 76/2
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 451 runs)
Mohammad Hafeez c Botha b Steyn3447555072.34
Taufeeq Umar c Kallis b Botha22921253023.91
Azhar Ali  b Harris631501867042.00
Younis Khan not out 1312303449456.95
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)not out 761852258141.08
Extras(b 6, lb 4, nb 2, w 5)17
TOTAL117 Ov (RR: 2.93)343/3
Fall of wickets: 1-41 (Mohammad Hafeez, 13.5 ov), 2-75 (Taufeeq Umar, 32.1 ov), 3-157 (Azhar Ali, 59.6 ov)
Dale Steyn2268213.7210513010
13.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, Steyn is pumped up, lovely delivery, some extra bounce there, kept it slightly short of a good length and got it to shoot away, Hafeez was on the front foot and played at it much to his regret, got the outside edge and Botha made no mistake at first slip. 41/1
Morne Morkel2244602.091125001
Paul Harris31105711.831493000
59.6 to Azhar Ali, bowled'im, South Africa needed that, beaten by the turn, just enough to dislodge the bails on the off stump, angling in towards middle and Azhar Ali gets forward to defend, it turns away to beat the bat and knock back off. 157/3
Johan Botha38713813.6316310501
32.1 to Taufeeq Umar, did I just jinx him or what, tossed up outside off and turned away sharply, Taufeeq, eager to cash in on the width, went after it, got a thick edge and Kallis at slip dived to his left and made no mistake, crucial blow, Pakistan have lost two set batsmen this innings. 75/2
Jacques Kallis421002.50171000
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Fri, 12 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 311/3 (Jacques Kallis 53*, Paul Harris 0*, 89.3 ov)
Sat, 13 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 144/2 (Azhar Ali 12*, Younis Khan 21*, 55 ov)
Sun, 14 Nov - day 3 - South Africa 2nd innings 139/2 (Hashim Amla 44*, Jacques Kallis 32*, 48 ov)
Mon, 15 Nov - day 4 - Pakistan 2nd innings 109/2 (Azhar Ali 37*, Younis Khan 11*, 41 ov)
Tue, 16 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 343/3 (117 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 87 balls (Azhar Ali 32, Younis Khan 19, Ex 1)
  • Azhar Ali: 50 off 110 balls (6 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 54.2 overs (326 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 150/2 in 56.0 overs (Azhar Ali 60, Younis Khan 26)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 187/3 in 72.0 overs (Younis Khan 46, Misbah-ul-Haq 14)
  • Pakistan: 200 runs in 77.3 overs (465 balls), Extras 8
  • Younis Khan: 50 off 126 balls (3 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 115 balls (Younis Khan 20, Misbah-ul-Haq 28, Ex 2)
  • New Ball Taken: Pakistan 229/3 after 82.6 overs (Younis Khan 70, Misbah-ul-Haq 30)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 238/3 in 87.0 overs (Younis Khan 78, Misbah-ul-Haq 31)
  • Pakistan: 250 runs in 92.2 overs (554 balls), Extras 10
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 220 balls (Younis Khan 56, Misbah-ul-Haq 45, Ex 2)
  • Younis Khan: 100 off 187 balls (9 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 123 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 284/3 in 101.0 overs (Younis Khan 102, Misbah-ul-Haq 52)
  • Pakistan: 300 runs in 106.2 overs (639 balls), Extras 11
  • 4th Wicket: 150 runs in 292 balls (Younis Khan 87, Misbah-ul-Haq 62, Ex 3)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 334/3 in 116.0 overs (Younis Khan 123, Misbah-ul-Haq 75)
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossSouth Africa, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Younis Khan
Series result2-match series level 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1976
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days12,13,14,15,16 November 2010 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
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