and fires in one that gets big on Azhar, he rides the bounce and deftly keeps it down towards fine leg, well played, young man
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Awais: "Finally Pakistan draw this match and i won this bet" What bet? I am looking for the guy who promised an iPod for me.
Misbah: "it was a team effort. Everyone chipped in. One thing we have lacked in past two-three years is consistency, we tried to perform consistently this time around, and that is why we have got this result. It's really a good boost for the upcoming series. I think Azhar played really well right from his debut in England. Everyone played well, this is a good sign for Pakistan cricket. Six wickets on your debut is a terrific performance from Tanvir. Rehman is an experienced cricketer, and he stepped up when required. Conditions will be difficult in New Zealand, but we will look to perform well there."
Kallis: "Been a frustrating two Tests. We bowled in the right areas though. We have got a big series coming up against India, and should get favourable results. Smith will take about three-four weeks to recover. This has been an important series for us at the start of the Test season. We are looking forward to facing India. Thanks to all spectators and to the Pakistan team."
Kallis and Misbah share the series trophy
AB: "Lot of credit goes to Smith for letting me get to the record. I do enjoy batting in sub-continent conditions. Kallis has helped me a lot, and i have worked hard."
Jacques Kallis is the Man of the Series. AB de Villers is the Man of the Match.
Kepler Wessels on air tells Mike Haysman that a draw is as good as a win for Pakistan.
Sami Saayer: "lots of positives for pakistan from this test series. azhar ali's temperament, asad shafiq's bright future, younis's return, tanvir as a new bowling option and misbah as a captain option."
It was Younis Khan and Misbah who saved Pakistan in the first Test, and this time Misbah found an able ally in young Azhar Ali, who has really impressed. The declaration came late from South Africa, but the pitch also played well for the batsmen right through to the end. Hang around for the presentation.
Kallis looks towards the dressing room, and then nods his head. Walks across to Misbah to shake hands, and they agree to call it off. So Pakistan have battled hard in both games to earn well-deserved draws. the players shake hands all around.
goes round the stumps now
Kallis bends his back, and gets this one to bounce high from back of a length just outside off, he weaves out of the line
angled into the pads from a length, flicked away through square leg
short of a good length on the stumps, patted back down the track
jumps in the air again, but this one didn't bounce much, and he adjusts well to work it away to fine leg
finds sharp bounce from back of a length around off stump, he is surprised and hops in the air to keep it down
Umair Maqsood: "One think to appreciate and that is Ali Azhar's Temperament.At last we are able to find someone with patience and eagerness to stay on wicket." I agree, he looks really good. Kallis comes on now
tossed up on middle and turning down the leg side, he lets it go
shortish outside off and turning in, punched down to mid on
in the slot on off stump, he comes forward and lifts it high over midwicket with the turn for a boundary
fuller around off stump, goes for the forcing drive but it goes straight to Botha
turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot
flighted wide outside off, stretches out to guide it to point
is hit high on the leg as he looks to ride the bounce off this short of a good length delivery, and the ball rolls away close to the stumps
fuller on middle stump, driven down to mid on off the front foot
a touch shorter outside off stump, he goes for the cut and misses
opens the bat face to guide this length ball angled in on off through gully for a boundary
slower one outside off on a length, he picks it and defends it down the track
length ball on the pads, worked away to square leg, they go for the quick single even as the throw misses at the non-striker's
Nasir: "I think Asoka should go for an over."
pushes this flighted ball to the right of and past silly point
defended towards silly point off the front foot