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2nd Test, Dubai (DSC), Oct 23 - 26 2013, South Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
(135.1 ov)99 & 326
South Africa won by an innings and 92 runs
player of the match
Graeme Smith
South Africa
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda in Dubai

South Africa preserve away record in Test series

South Africa's unbeaten run in Test series on the road will extend further after their victory in Dubai, which allowed them to share the spoils of this two-match rubber with Pakistan

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Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan
Commentator: George Binoy
Scorecard summary
Pakistan99/10(36.4 overs)1st INNINGS
Imran Tahir5/32(13)
Dale Steyn3/38(13.4)
South Africa517/10(163.1 overs)1st INNINGS
Graeme Smith234 (388)
AB de Villiers164 (274)
Saeed Ajmal6/151(55.5)
Mohammad Irfan3/102(34.3)
Pakistan326/9(135.1 overs)2nd INNINGS
Asad Shafiq130 (320)
Misbah-ul-Haq88 (218)
Imran Tahir3/98(42)

4.30 pm Tahir's been a star for South Africa with the ball and he leaves the field with a souvenir stump. Graeme smith and AB de Villiers were immense as well, with colossal batting performances. The innings-and-92-run victory means South Africa have prolonged their seven-year unbeaten record away from home.

Pakistan fought hard today. Misbah and Shafiq denied South Africa a wicket for almost two sessions, but just before tea Misbah gave it all away to Dean Elgar, and from then on it was a matter of time before the remaining four wickets fell.

I'll bring you the news from the presentation ceremony shortly.

Badal Kumar: "Badal : South Africa completes the astounding win against Pakistan. That's some hammering from No. 1 Team .. What an incredible record not to loose the Test series outside South-Africa for 7 years.. .."

Speaking of rankings, a drawn series against the No. 1 team has moved Pakistan up to No. 4 in the Test ladder.

Harish Paddy: "Let's not call it a "series" and pretend it is one. This two-test draw is just screaming out for a third test. 1-1 going into the third test would have been a mouth-watering prospect. It's a shame that administrators are allowed to get away with staging 2 tests and calling it a "series".

The presentation is about to begin ...

Misbah-ul-Haq: "After winning the toss, especially the first session in the Test, we could have really done better than that. 99 all out was the reason for this failure. Even if we had scored 200 it could have been a different story. AB and Graeme Smith batted really well on a pitch that was turning. Once you are 400 runs behind in the first innings it is really hard to come back."

Misbah admits that he made a mistake against Elgar and said if he and Shafiq had batted through the day it could have been a different story. He says this second innings performance is a morale booster for the ODIs.

Oliver Jones: "@Harish - I totally agree. It often happens with South Africa - Australia series. And even Zimbabwe - Pakistan series recently deserved a 3rd test. Yes, sometimes you're going to get one-sided series, but 2 test series are almost pointless. 3 should be a minimum!"

Graeme Smith is the Man of the Match for his double century. And the Man of the series is AB de Villiers, for his 273 runs in the series.

AB de Villiers: "Closer to an 8/10 (in terms of performance). We improved a hell of a lot, a great comeback from the No. 1 team. Always enjoyed batting with Graeme, he's got a great temperament. It was exhausting, very hot, the fact that we extended that partnership for over 300 runs was very satisfying."

The two captains go up to receive the trophy.

Graeme Smith: "It was an outstanding four days for us, to respond in these conditions where I don't think Pakistan have lost before. Pakistan were sharper than us in the first game and we got better as the series went on. We got most things right in this game. Anytime you bowl a team out for 99 you've gone a way ahead in the Test match and Tahir was a big part of that. (About his 200) It's a long road back from injury and it was great to be able to perform ..."

Osman: "A part from 1st innings of Second test match, Pakistan played a decent series. They crossed 400 mark against best bowling attack and won the first test. It was just one bad day and you can't bash and blame the team for whole series. They should take the positives and people from Pakistan should back their team and appreciate for regaining 4th test rank and leveling the series against no.1 side."

That's about it from us for today, we'll be back for the one-dayers that begin in a few days' time. Thank you for all your emails through the Test. Cheers.

135.1
W
Duminy to Shafiq, OUT

Shafiq's been stumped and I think that is the end of the Test. The injured Babar will not bat. Shafiq jumped out of his crease but was beaten by Duminy, who bowled it quicker and wider outside off stump to beat the bat. AB de Villiers did the rest. South Africa have leveled the two-Test series 1-1. Shafiq's played superbly for his 130, but the first innings failure from Pakistan was just too much to overcome

Asad Shafiq st †de Villiers b Duminy 130 (411m 320b 15x4 1x6) SR: 40.62
end of over 135Maiden
PAK: 326/8CRR: 2.41 
Junaid Khan2 (15)
Asad Shafiq130 (319)
Imran Tahir 42-14-98-3
Jean-Paul Duminy 21-3-67-2
134.6
Tahir to Junaid, no run

played off the pads to square leg

134.5
Tahir to Junaid, no run

Junaid slogs at the googly but is beaten, the ball just misses off stump and bounces off AB's gloves to leg slip

134.4
Tahir to Junaid, no run

defended on the front foot on the leg side

134.3
Tahir to Junaid, no run

played to midwicket on the front foot

134.2
Tahir to Junaid, no run

the edge is found but the ball falls short of Kallis at first slip, Junaid pushed at the leg break tentatively off the front foot

134.1
Tahir to Junaid, no run

defended on the front foot to the leg side

Only twice before have SA spinners taken ten or more wickets in a Test since their return to international cricket, the last instance was against Bangladesh at Chittangong in 2003

end of over 1343 runs
PAK: 326/8CRR: 2.43 
Asad Shafiq130 (319)
Junaid Khan2 (9)
Jean-Paul Duminy 21-3-67-2
Imran Tahir 41-13-98-3
133.6
Duminy to Shafiq, no run

left alone outside off stump

133.5
1
Duminy to Junaid, 1 run

driven on the front foot for a single through cover

133.4
Duminy to Junaid, no run

the sharp offbreak spins into Junaid, who defends awkwardly

133.3
1
Duminy to Shafiq, 1 run

Shafiq charged down the pitch and was trying to slog the ball to the wide long-on region, he got an inside edge that sent the ball towards deep square leg

133.2
1
Duminy to Junaid, 1 run

bowled full an wide outside off stump, Junaid thrashes at it and ends up slicing the ball over point

133.1
Duminy to Junaid, no run

Junaid lunges forward and defends down the pitch

end of over 133Maiden
PAK: 323/8CRR: 2.42 
Asad Shafiq129 (317)
Junaid Khan0 (5)
Imran Tahir 41-13-98-3
Jean-Paul Duminy 20-3-64-2
132.6
Tahir to Shafiq, no run

bowled wide outside the off stump, Shafiq reaches for it and mis-times towards cover

132.5
Tahir to Shafiq, no run

Shafiq gets on the front foot and blocks

The field comes in to save the single.

132.4
Tahir to Shafiq, no run

left alone outside off stump

132.3
Tahir to Shafiq, no run

the legbreak is short and wide outside off, Shafiq goes back and hits it through cover, the single is not taken

132.2
Tahir to Shafiq, no run

Shafiq strides forward and blocks once again

132.1
Tahir to Shafiq, no run

he begins with a googly and Shafiq defends on the front foot

Matthew: "Time for Shafiq to have a blast! Nothing to lose now, he might as well just see how many he can score in a short space of time."

Tahir's back for another go.

end of over 132Wicket maiden
PAK: 323/8CRR: 2.44 
Junaid Khan0 (5)
Asad Shafiq129 (311)
Jean-Paul Duminy 20-3-64-2
Dale Steyn 22-9-48-1
131.6
Duminy to Junaid, no run

a full toss, which is pushed tentatively to cover

Best performances - batters
Graeme Smith
GC Smith SA
234 runs (388)
16 fours
0 six
Control82%
Productive shot
leg glance
87 runs
2 fours
0 six
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AB de Villiers portrait
AB de Villiers SA
164 runs (274)
17 fours
1 six
Control84%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
41 runs
7 fours
0 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Saeed Ajmal portrait
Saeed Ajmal PAK
O
55.5
M
8
R
151
W
6
ECO
2.7
Imran Tahir portrait
Imran Tahir SA
O
13
M
3
R
32
W
5
ECO
2.46
Match details
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of United Arab Emirates
Season2013/14
Player Of The Match
Graeme Smith
Graeme Smith
Player Of The Series
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers
Series result2-match series drawn 1-1
Match numberTest no. 2100
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00
Match days23,24,25,26 October 2013 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
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Ian Gould
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Rod Tucker
TV Umpire
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Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire
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Shozab Raza
Match Referee
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David Boon