2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, November 20 - 24, 2010, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
584/9d & 203/5d
(T:354) 434 & 153/3

Match drawn

Player Of The Match
278* & 25
Player Of The Series
323 runs • 1 wkt
South Africa 1st Innings
Pakistan 1st Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
Match Flow
South Africa 1st Innings 
Graeme Smith (c)c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed1033532030.30
Alviro Petersen c Misbah-ul-Haq b Tanvir Ahmed2360066.66
Hashim Amla c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed41080040.00
Jacques Kallis  b Tanvir Ahmed10514722512371.42
AB de Villiers not out 27841860123666.50
Ashwell Prince c Asad Shafiq b Mohammad Hafeez3265763049.23
Mark Boucher  b Tanvir Ahmed45901036050.00
Johan Botha  b Abdur Rehman1237642032.43
Dale Steyn c Mohammad Hafeez b Abdur Rehman2757763147.36
Paul Harris c †Adnan Akmal b Tanvir Ahmed1924302179.16
Morne Morkel not out 3540535087.50
Extras(b 6, lb 1, nb 6, w 2)15
TOTAL153 Ov (RR: 3.81)584/9d
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Alviro Petersen, 1.3 ov), 2-6 (Hashim Amla, 3.2 ov), 3-33 (Graeme Smith, 11.1 ov), 4-212 (Jacques Kallis, 55.5 ov), 5-268 (Ashwell Prince, 74.4 ov), 6-341 (Mark Boucher, 100.1 ov), 7-383 (Johan Botha, 114.3 ov), 8-442 (Dale Steyn, 132.5 ov), 9-477 (Paul Harris, 139.2 ov)
Umar Gul36613703.8015519111
Tanvir Ahmed28612064.2811816114
1.3 to AN Petersen, and he gets his first Test wicket with his third delivery, it was pitched full, inviting Alviro to drive, who went for it, the edge flew to first slip where Misbah made no mistake, Tanvir is pumped up, and why wouldn't he be? What a start for him, and for Pakistan!. 2/1
3.2 to HM Amla, Tanvir is on fire! he has taken out the immoveable object, it came in with the angle from back of a length outside off, cutting Hashim in half, who seemed to have got an edge on its way to the keeper, umpire de Silva thinks so as he sends Amla on his way, but replays show it came off the thigh, unlucky for Hashim, Pakistan are on a rampage here. 6/2
11.1 to GC Smith, Tanvir, you beauty! he gets the South African captain this time, it was short of a good legnth and moving away from outside the off stump, Smith had no need to play at it but had a poke nevertheless, the outside edge dipped on Adnan, who dived to his left and took it tumbling down, three for Tanvir, Pakistan are on top. 33/3
55.5 to JH Kallis, got 'em! he has his man this time, again this one jagged back in sharply off the seam after pitching back of a length outside off, Kallis had no clue how to deal with it, and looked to bring his bat down, but could only inside edge it onto his stumps, Tanveer strikes, big wicket. 212/4
100.1 to MV Boucher, Tanvir has five on debut! what a delivery, it was bowled full around off, and came back in sharply in the air and off the pitch, Boucher went for the drive, and it went in between the gap between bat and pad, to knock back the middle stump, Tanvir holds up his arms in celebration, and is engulfed by his team mates. 341/6
139.2 to PL Harris, Tanvir has his sixth! it was angled in on a length from outside off, Harris looked to guide it to third man, got a faint edge on its way to Adnan, who made no mistake, South Africa lose nine. 477/9
Mohammad Sami24110104.209211000
Younis Khan311103.66142001
Abdur Rehman50915023.002146700
114.3 to J Botha, Rehman has taken out Botha! it was tossed up on off stump, Botha went for the almighty slog sweep, missed the line of the delivery completely, and had his off stump uprooted, came out of nowhere the shot, Rehman finally has a wicket. 383/7
132.5 to DW Steyn, Steyn has holed out here! it was tossed up in the air just outside off, he went for the heave over midwicket, didn't get the connection alright, it went high in the air, and finally landed into the hands of the waiting man at long on, Steyn departs after supporting AB well for his 27. 442/8
Mohammad Hafeez1205814.83394200
74.4 to AG Prince, got 'em! he could have hit this anywhere, it was a halftracker, and he picked out the man at midwicket, Asad Shafiq, who made no mistake, Hafeez gets the breakthrough, Prince departs. 268/5
Pakistan 1st Innings 
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Steyn2320066.66
Taufeeq Umar c Amla b Kallis431051745040.95
Azhar Ali c Smith b Steyn9017523312051.42
Younis Khan c Amla b Steyn1440512035.00
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)lbw b Steyn771512219150.99
Asad Shafiq c Kallis b Harris6111814410051.69
Adnan Akmal c Amla b Harris1736553047.22
Abdur Rehman lbw b Botha601391668143.16
Umar Gul lbw b Harris2136504058.33
Tanvir Ahmed c Prince b Morkel3045686066.66
Mohammad Sami not out 219320010.52
Extras(b 5, lb 8, nb 2, w 2)17
TOTAL144.1 Ov (RR: 3.01)434
Fall of wickets: 1-2 (Mohammad Hafeez, 0.3 ov), 2-119 (Taufeeq Umar, 38.3 ov), 3-153 (Younis Khan, 52.3 ov), 4-156 (Azhar Ali, 54.1 ov), 5-263 (Asad Shafiq, 89.5 ov), 6-309 (Adnan Akmal, 103.1 ov), 7-317 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 106.1 ov), 8-353 (Umar Gul, 117.5 ov), 9-412 (Tanvir Ahmed, 136.5 ov), 10-434 (Abdur Rehman, 144.1 ov)
Dale Steyn3089843.2613914010
0.3 to Mohammad Hafeez, and Steyn strikes with his third ball! it was angled into the stumps, Hafeez got his front leg too far across and tried to get his bat around it, but the ball crashed into the pads, he was struck right in front of middle and leg, and umpire de SIlva raises the finger immediately, replays show it would have hit middle and leg. 2/1
52.3 to Younis Khan, another Pakistan batsman has thrown it away! it was full outside off, he didn't get to the pitch as he went reaching for it, and hit the drive in the air straight to Amla at cover, who dived to his left to take the catch, Younis departs, Steyn has struck. 153/3
54.1 to Azhar Ali, Steyn is pumped up, he has taken out Azhar Ali, it was bowled on a length outside off, and he got forward, and just spooned it up in the air to Smith at mid off who pouched it gleefully, this after playing so well, what a soft dismissal, replays show he was a touch early into the shot. 156/4
106.1 to Misbah-ul-Haq, and gets his man with the first ball of the day! it was bowled on a length, right on the middle stump, Misbah pushed forward outside the line, was hit on the back leg, and umpire had no hesitation in raising the finger, he was a goner there, Steyn is pumped up. 317/7
Morne Morkel33139412.8416617012
136.5 to Tanvir Ahmed, gone! Tanvir goes, short outside off and he just punches it uppishly, straight to Prince at extra cover, nice, easy low catch, good knock by the debutant. 412/9
Jacques Kallis2167713.669511000
38.3 to Taufeeq Umar, and he has thrown it away! it was the surprise bouncer in to the body from round the stumps, he went for the pull, was late on the shot, it went high in the air off the top edge and Amla settled under it at square leg, what a way to end a battling innings. 119/2
Johan Botha14.135413.816210000
144.1 to Abdur Rehman, trapped in front! Tossed up, Rehman got forward and tried to defend it with a straight bat, appeared that it didn't turn, just went straight on and caught him in front of middle and leg. 434/10
Paul Harris46179832.132297200
89.5 to Asad Shafiq, got 'em! he pushed forward to defend this delivery on middle which was pushed through quicker and straightened, the outside edge flew to Kallis at slip, he takes a smart low catch, Asad departs after a very fine half-century on debut. 263/5
103.1 to Adnan Akmal, gone, Harris strikes, angling in from round the wicket, on middle and leg and it held its line, he came forward to defend, inside edge onto the pads and sharp catch by Amla at short leg, easily done. 309/6
117.5 to Umar Gul, plays one sweep too many, round the wicket, tossed up, he bent low to sweep it square, missed, it didn't turn at all, struck him on the pads and he was caught plumb. But replays show it flicked his glove on the way to the pad, we need to take a look at it again. Was very close to the glove as he went for the sweep, should the umpire have given him the benefit of the doubt? Close call, really close call upon watching the replay. 353/8
South Africa 2nd Innings 
Alviro Petersen c Younis Khan b Abdur Rehman3550693070.00
Hashim Amla  b Abdur Rehman6264908096.87
AB de Villiers lbw b Abdur Rehman2529361086.20
Jacques Kallis c Taufeeq Umar b Mohammad Hafeez1037450027.02
Ashwell Prince not out 47971115048.45
Mark Boucher  b Umar Gul1540581037.50
Johan Botha not out 714201050.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1)2
TOTAL55 Ov (RR: 3.69)203/5d
Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Alviro Petersen, 15.2 ov), 2-113 (Hashim Amla, 21.2 ov), 3-130 (AB de Villiers, 27.1 ov), 4-148 (Jacques Kallis, 34.3 ov), 5-182 (Mark Boucher, 50.2 ov)
Umar Gul703214.57254000
50.2 to MV Boucher, got 'em! Gul removes Boucher! It was jagging back in from a length outside off, kept a tad low, Boucher pushed at it from the crease, and got an inside edge that took out his off stump, first wicket of the match for Gul, Boucher's stay comes to an end. 182/5
Tanvir Ahmed512905.80195000
Abdur Rehman2218133.68766000
15.2 to AN Petersen, taken! Short and wide, turns away a hint, there to cut and he goes for it, slashes hard and Younis at point makes no mistake taking that catch low to his left. 81/1
21.2 to HM Amla, superb delivery, turning and beating Amla, angling in towards middle and shot away as he got forward to defend, beat the bat and pegged back the off stump, well done Rehman but Amla's laid a strong foundation here. 113/2
27.1 to AB de Villiers, didn't turn, he played for it, angling in towards middle and went on straight as AB got forward to defend, rapped on the pads and that was plumb. 130/3
Mohammad Sami502805.60152001
Mohammad Hafeez1643212.00702000
34.3 to JH Kallis, trying to step up and finds square leg, short and he had shaped up for the pull, didn't get the elevation he wanted, mistimed it straight to Taufeeq Umar who took a neat catch. 148/4
Pakistan 2nd Innings (T: 354 runs)
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Harris3452914065.38
Taufeeq Umar lbw b Botha3073864041.09
Azhar Ali not out 281351832020.74
Younis Khan lbw b Harris021000.00
Misbah-ul-Haq (c)not out 5814017510041.42
Extras(lb 2, w 1)3
TOTAL67 Ov (RR: 2.28)153/3
Fall of wickets: 1-66 (Taufeeq Umar, 20.3 ov), 2-66 (Mohammad Hafeez, 21.2 ov), 3-66 (Younis Khan, 21.4 ov)
Dale Steyn1324003.07606000
Morne Morkel1132902.63523000
Paul Harris23142821.211243000
21.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, another one falls! spin striking for South Africa again, going straight on with the arm, he pushed outside the line for the turn off the front foot and was struck on the pads, even as Harris appealed, umpire Asoka's finger went up, South Africa have removed the well-set openers. 66/2
21.4 to Younis Khan, Harris has removed the big fish! it was flighted around off and again went straight on, kept low too, he was rapped on the pads as he pushed forward for the turn, hit in front of middle and leg, Harris is overjoyed as Asoka's raises his finger, Younis goes second ball, well, well, all happening out there. 66/3
Jacques Kallis201306.5062010
Johan Botha1744012.35836000
20.3 to Taufeeq Umar, Botha gets the breakthrough! it was tossed up around off, and went straight on with the arm, he was hit in line with the stumps as he pushed forward outside the line, umpire Harper has no hesitation in giving it, Taufeeq is gone. 66/1
Alviro Petersen10101.0050000
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Sat, 20 Nov - day 1 - South Africa 1st innings 311/5 (AB de Villiers 120*, Mark Boucher 26*, 90 ov)
Sun, 21 Nov - day 2 - Pakistan 1st innings 59/1 (Taufeeq Umar 16*, Azhar Ali 34*, 18 ov)
Mon, 22 Nov - day 3 - Pakistan 1st innings 317/6 (Misbah-ul-Haq 77*, Abdur Rehman 0*, 106 ov)
Tue, 23 Nov - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 173/4 (Ashwell Prince 27*, Mark Boucher 13*, 49 ov)
Wed, 24 Nov - day 5 - Pakistan 2nd innings 153/3 (67 ov) - end of match
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 54.1 overs (326 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 203/5 in 55.0 overs (AG Prince 47, J Botha 7)
  • Pakistan 2nd innings
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 27/0 in 9.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 14, Taufeeq Umar 12)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 88 balls (Mohammad Hafeez 29, Taufeeq Umar 22, Ex 1)
  • Lunch: Pakistan - 66/0 in 19.0 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 34, Taufeeq Umar 30)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 93/3 in 34.0 overs (Azhar Ali 7, Misbah-ul-Haq 20)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 35.4 overs (214 balls), Extras 2
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 126 balls (Azhar Ali 14, Misbah-ul-Haq 36, Ex 0)
  • Tea: Pakistan - 127/3 in 47.0 overs (Azhar Ali 15, Misbah-ul-Haq 45)
  • Misbah-ul-Haq: 50 off 90 balls (9 x 4)
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 65.4 overs (394 balls), Extras 3
  • End Of Day: Pakistan - 153/3 in 67.0 overs (Azhar Ali 28, Misbah-ul-Haq 58)
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
South Africa
AB de Villiers
Player Of The Series
South Africa
Jacques Kallis
Series result2-match series drawn 0-0
Match numberTest no. 1979
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days20,21,22,23,24 November 2010 - day (5-day match)
Test debut
Asad Shafiq
Asad Shafiq
Tanvir Ahmed
Tanvir Ahmed
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee