Pakistan vs South Africa: 1st Test, Day 1 - As it happened...

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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 90||SCORE: 245/8

In the last ten overs of the day, South African batsmen collected 28 runs and lost one more wicket in the form of V Philander, who was trapped in front of the wicket by Saeed Ajmal. He got out after scoring three runs. In the 87th over of the day Pakistan took the new ball but it didn’t help them to get a couple of wickets to wrap up the African side. By the end of the first day South Africa managed to score 245 with the loss of eight wickets. So the day belongs to Pakistan. The only big knock came from Amla who scored a hundred and is still at the crease along with Dale Steyn who is at 13 at the close of the day.

VD Philander lbw b Saeed Ajmal 3 (12b)

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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 80||SCORE: 217/7

In the 71th over South Africa scored a single to reach the figure of 200 runs. Two overs later Amla completed a well deserved hundred. He played 201 balls to score the ton with the help of 11 boundaries -- a typical Amla innings. But in the same over South Africa lost their sixth wicket in the form of F du Plessis, who came in to bat after the fall of Duminy’s wicket. And it’s a first Test wicket for Zulfiqar Babar. Babar is on a roll here. Another wicket for Baba and this time its Peterson. He pitched the ball on a rough area and got the ball to spin sharply, which hit the stumps.

RJ Peterson b Zulfiqar Babar 5 (15b)

F du Plessis c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 1 (12b)

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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 70||SCORE: 199/5

In the 66th over Duminy, played Zulfiqar Babar behind square leg for a single and with this run the southpaw completed his half-century. So it’s a good comeback by him. In the 69th over he was dropped at first slip by Adnan Akmal off Saeed Ajmal but he failed to capitalise on that dropped chance and got out in the next over off Zulfiqar Babar, while sweeping that ball he gave a simple catch to Asad Shafiq at square leg. On one end Hashim Amla is playing a solid knock and is heading towards his hundred. He has crossed the mark of 90 runs and is currently on 92.

JP Duminy c Asad Shafiq b Zulfiqar Babar 57 (94b)

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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 60||SCORE: 175/4

Play recommenced for the final session of the first day with Hashim Amla and JP Duminy at crease for South Africa. Zulfiqar Babar began the proceedings and Amla scored a boundary in it. Duminy scored the next boundary against Babar in his next over. Amlo showed his class with a sumptuous drive off Junaid in the 59th over. Just two runs came in the 60th over.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 55||SCORE: 152/4

Tea. Seven runs came in the 51st over including a boundary to Duminy. A single off the third delivery of the 54th over took the score to 150/4. South African have added 86 runs in the second session of the day and lost one wicket.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 50||SCORE: 137/4

Dangerman AB de Villiers walked back to the dressing room in the 41st over after being run out. It was the third delivery of the over and de Villiers got an inside edge that went to Younis Khan at first slip after hitting his pad. Younis threw it back to keeper Adnan who was alert and quickly removed the bails as he realised de Villiers was out of his crease. Pakistani fielders appealed and de Villiers was adjudged run out. He scored 19 (76b, 4X2). His departure brought JP Duminy to the crease. The 43rd over of the innings proved to be a fruitful one for the ‘visitors’ as in it came 11 runs including two boundaries to Duminy. The next boundary also came from the bat of Duminy in the 48th over to long on. Off the sixth delivery of the 50th over, Duminy struck his first six of the innings sending the flighted delivery from Ajmal over long off fence.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 40||SCORE: 104/3

The 31st over went for two runs and the next by Ajmal was a maiden. Amla’s fifth boundary came in the 33rd over as he drove the third delivery from Junai through covers. The next over began with another boundary from the bat of Amla as he rocked back and punched the short delivery from Ajmal through point. The next boundary in the 35th over took Amla to his fifty as he pulled Junaid to deep square leg boundary. Zulfiqar Babar was brought back into the attack in the 37th over. Amla continued to find boundaries as he came forward and lofted the third delivery of the 39th over for a boundary over extra cover region.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 30||SCORE: 71/3

The play has recommenced after lunch and it was Mohd Irfan who bowled the first over of the second session. His second delivery was wide and Amla played it deep backward point fence for a boundary. The next two by Ajmal and Irfan were maiden overs while three runs came off the next 12 deliveries.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 26||SCORE: 66/3

Lunch. Two runs came off the 21st and 22nd over – one in each. De Villiers struck his second boundary off the second delivery of the next through covers. Spin in Saeed Ajmal was introduced in the 24th over and in it came just a single. Amla’s third boundary came in the 25th over as he drove the sixth delivery through the gap between mid off and cover. 26th turned out to be the final over before the end of first session, bowled by Ajmal, which was a maiden.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 20||SCORE: 55/3

Four runs came in the 11th over while off the next by Zulfiqar Babar, Amla struck his first boundary through covers. That was the only scoring shot in the over. Amla collected his second boundary off the sixth delivery of the next by Junaid. Five runs came in it. 14th saw SA add two runs while 15th was a maiden. In the 17th over, Pakistan got their third breakthrough in Jacques Kallis who was caught by a diving Adnan Akmal behind the stumps as an inside edge flew to his left. He became Junaid’s first victim of the innings. He scored 5 (28b). That was a wicket-maiden over. AB de Villiers came in to bat next. He opened his account with a beautiful drive off Junaid in the 19th over.
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SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 10 II SCORE: 28/2

Alviro Peterson and Graeme Smith opened the innings for South Africa as Mohd Irfan began the proceedings from Pakistan’s end. Off the first over, three runs were scored. Junaid Khan bowled the second over and in it Peterson scored two runs. Pakistan tasted an early success in Peterson as Irfan had him caught at short leg by Shan Masood. The umpires took a while before making their decision checking for the no ball and then whether the catch was taken cleanly. Peterson scored 3 (15b). Hashim Amla walked in at No. 3. That was a wicket-maiden over. It was Smith who scored the first boundary of the game edging the first delivery of the fifth over from Irfan as the ball ran down to the third man fence. Smith again was lucky as he inside edged the first delivery of the next over from Irfan to fine leg for his second four. However, he rode his luck quickly as off the next delivery he was adjudged out caught behind by the third umpire after a review by the Pakistani team. Smith scored 15 (16b, 4X2). Jacques Kallis joined Amla in the middle following the dismissal of his captain.
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TOSS: South Africa have won the toss and elected to bat first.

South Africa: Graeme Smith (c), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers (wk), Jean-Paul Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Rory Kleinveldt, Thami Tsolekile

Pakistan: Shan Masood, Khurram Manzoor, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (c), Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal (wk), Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Abdur Rehman, Ahmed Shehzad, Rahat Ali, Umar Amin



First Published: Monday, October 14, 2013 - 19:57

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