2nd Test, Abu Dhabi, Nov 20 - 24 2010, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
584/9d & 203/5d
(67 ov, target 354)434 & 153/3
Match drawn
player of the match
AB de Villiers
South Africa
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• The Bulletin by Firdose Moonda

Misbah resistance ensures drawn series

A determined half-century by Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq helped Pakistan draw the second Test and the series against South Africa in Abu Dhabi

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Scorecard summary
South Africa584/9(153 overs)1st INNINGS
AB de Villiers*278 (418)
Jacques Kallis105 (147)
Tanvir Ahmed6/120(28)
Abdur Rehman2/150(50)
Pakistan434/10(144.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Azhar Ali90 (175)
Misbah-ul-Haq77 (151)
Dale Steyn4/98(30)
Paul Harris3/98(46)
South Africa203/5(55 overs)2nd INNINGS
Pakistan153/3(67 overs)2nd INNINGS
end of over 673 runs
PAK: 153/3CRR: 2.28 
Azhar Ali28 (135)
Misbah-ul-Haq58 (140)
Jacques Kallis2-0-13-0
Johan Botha15-3-40-1

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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.

Kallis to Azhar Ali, 1 run

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

goes round the stumps now

Kallis to Azhar Ali, no run

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

Kallis to Misbah, 1 run

angled into the pads from a length, flicked away through square leg

Kallis to Misbah, no run

short of a good length on the stumps, patted back down the track

Kallis to Azhar Ali, 1 run

jumps in the air again, but this one didn't bounce much, and he adjusts well to work it away to fine leg

Kallis to Azhar Ali, no run

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

end of over 664 runs
PAK: 150/3CRR: 2.27 
Misbah-ul-Haq57 (138)
Azhar Ali26 (131)
Johan Botha15-3-40-1
Dale Steyn10-2-40-0
Botha to Misbah, no run

tossed up on middle and turning down the leg side, he lets it go

Botha to Misbah, no run

shortish outside off and turning in, punched down to mid on

Botha to Misbah, FOUR runs

in the slot on off stump, he comes forward and lifts it high over midwicket with the turn for a boundary

Botha to Misbah, no run

fuller around off stump, goes for the forcing drive but it goes straight to Botha

Botha to Misbah, no run

turning in from outside off, defended off the back foot

Botha to Misbah, no run

flighted wide outside off, stretches out to guide it to point

end of over 655 runs
PAK: 146/3CRR: 2.24 
Azhar Ali26 (131)
Misbah-ul-Haq53 (132)
Dale Steyn10-2-40-0
Johan Botha14-3-36-1
Steyn to Azhar Ali, no run

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

Steyn to Azhar Ali, no run

fuller on middle stump, driven down to mid on off the front foot

Steyn to Azhar Ali, no run

a touch shorter outside off stump, he goes for the cut and misses

Steyn to Azhar Ali, FOUR runs

opens the bat face to guide this length ball angled in on off through gully for a boundary

Steyn to Azhar Ali, no run

slower one outside off on a length, he picks it and defends it down the track

Steyn to Misbah, 1 run

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."

end of over 640 run
PAK: 141/3CRR: 2.20 
Azhar Ali22 (126)
Misbah-ul-Haq52 (131)
Johan Botha14-3-36-1
Dale Steyn9-2-35-0
Botha to Azhar Ali, no run

pushes this flighted ball to the right of and past silly point

Botha to Azhar Ali, no run

defended towards silly point off the front foot

Best performances - batters
AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers SA
278 runs (418)
23 fours
6 sixes
Productive shot
leg glance
105 runs
4 fours
5 sixes
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis SA
105 runs (147)
12 fours
3 sixes
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
45 runs
5 fours
2 sixes
Best performances - bowlers
Tanvir Ahmed
Tanvir Ahmed PAK
DW Steyn SA
Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
Player Of The Match
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Player Of The Series
Jacques Kallis
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
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Asoka de Silva
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Daryl Harper
TV Umpire
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Nadeem Ghauri
Reserve Umpire
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Zameer Haider
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft