Ntini, Kallis grab eight to dismiss Pakistan

Last Updated: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 19:44

Cape Town, Jan 26: South Africa fast bowlers Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis grabbed four wickets each to dismiss Pakistan for 157 on the first day of the deciding third test on Friday.

Pakistan, who lost the toss and were put in to bat, were bowled out with what became the last ball before tea after Ntini took four for 44 and Kallis four for 42.

Mohammad Yousuf top-scored with 83 in an otherwise dismal batting effort on a pitch that offered bounce and seam movement, adding 60 runs for the seventh wicket with Mohammad Sami (4).

Pakistan, 70 for four at lunch, were in further trouble when skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who scored six, feathered a catch against medium pacer Andrew Hall to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher.
Yousuf faced 90 balls and hit 11 fours and a six until he became the last man out when he skied a drive against Ntini to Ashwell Prince in the covers.
Ntini struck in the eighth over of the morning when he had opener Mohammad Hafeez caught by AB de Villiers at slip for 10.

He then forced Yasir Hameed to steer a head-high catch to Kallis at second slip for seven.

Kallis, introduced into the attack at first change in the 15th over, took a wicket in his second over when opener Imran Farhat (20) edged a catch to Graeme Smith at first slip.
Kallis then had Younis Khan caught by De Villiers at second slip, reducing Pakistan to 54 for four in the seventh over before lunch. De Villiers leapt high and to his left to secure a stunning catch.

South Africa made three changes to the team that lost the second test by five wickets in Port Elizabeth as Pakistan levelled the series at 1-1.

Herschelle Gibbs` absence was enforced by his ban for verbally abusing Pakistani supporters during the first test in Centurion, while fast bowler Andre Nel and allrounder Shaun Pollock were rested.
Batsman Boeta Dippenaar replaced Gibbs and will open the innings with Smith. Allrounder Andrew Hall and Steyn were brought in for Pollock and Nel.

Paceman Shahid Nazir replaced injured fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar in the only change to the Pakistan team.

Bureau Report



First Published: Friday, January 26, 2007 - 00:00
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