Pakistan vs South Africa: 1st Test, Day 2 - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 84||SCORE: 263/3
So the second day too belongs to Pakistan. First their bowlers picked up the last two South African wickets within first four overs of the day. And then their openers gave them a solid stand of 135 runs for the first wicket. Though Pakistan lost their other two wickets within 43 runs in the form of Azhar Ali and Yunis Khan but the unbeatable hundred knock by Khurram Manzoor helped his side to take the lead of 14 runs with 7 wickets still remaining. At the close of second day Khurram is batting on 131 along with Misbah who is on 44.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 80||SCORE: 251/3
In last 10 overs Pakistan has scored 42 runs without losing a wicket. Misbah who came in to bat after the loss of third Pakistani wicket is playing swiftly. In 65 balls he has scored 38 runs with the help of three cracking fours. On the other hand Khurram Manzoor who has already completed his hundred has also started playing more freely and collecting boundaries every now and then.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 70||SCORE: 209/3
Younis Khan who came in to bat after the fall of Azhar Ali’s wicket, got out after scoring just one run. Morkel bowled a quick and well directed short pitched delivery and Younis only managed to get his gloves on the ball and Petersen took a catch at gully. It’s a big wicket for South Africa. After the fall of third Pakistani wicket Misbah-ul-Haq came to the crease to join Khurram Manzoor in the middle. In the 68th over Khurram picked two run off Petersen to score his maiden Test hundred. He played 197 balls to complete his ton with the help of 11 boundaries. In the next over Pakistan crossed the mark of 200 runs.
Younis Khan c Petersen b Morkel 1 (9b)
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 60||SCORE: 178/2
The play recommenced for the third and final session of play on the second day with Faf du Plessis starting the proceedings. His fifth delivery was short and Manzoor gave it the treatment it deserved sending it through covers for a four. Dale Steyn bowled the next over and it was a maiden. Peterson replaced Plessis from the other end and Manzoor struck a boundary off his second delivery through midwicket region. Philander got his first wicket in Azhar Ali who was caught by wicketkeeper AB de Villiers. He scored 11 (35b, 4X1). Veteran batsman Younis Khan came in to bat next and got off the mark in the next over with a single. Meanwhile, Manzoor has scored 90* with the help of nine boundaries.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 51||SCORE: 155/1
TEA. The 41st over was a maiden while off the next came four runs including a triple to Masood. In the 43rd over bowled by Kallis, Masood struck his eighth boundary. However, in the next, Duminy provided the much needed breakthrough for South Africa by trapping Masood in front. The batsman went for the review but the time limit for doing so had already passed. He scored 75 (140b, 4X8). Azhar Ali came in to bat next and he got off the mark with a boundary to fine leg in the 45th over. Seven runs came in the over. Manzoor began the next with a boundary hitting it through midwicket region. A single off the second delivery of the 48th over took the score to 150 runs.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 40||SCORE: 125/0
Three runs came in the 31st over. In the next over, Shan Masood reached his maiden Test fifty in his debut game with a single off the first delivery from Peterson. In the 33rd over, Manzoor too reached his fifty with a single and later in the over, Masood struck his fourth boundary through midwicket. Off the 38th over, came nine runs including two boundaries – one each to Manzoor and Masood. The next was a maiden while Duminy came back into the attack and gave away three runs in the 40th over.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 30||SCORE: 94/0
South African bowlers are still looking for their first breakthrough of the innings. Dale Steyn began the proceedings in the second session and his Masood safely negotiated his six deliveries. Philander joined him from the other end and Manzoor attempted to cut his second delivery but ended up playing it over slips for a boundary. The next resulted in just a single while the following two were maiden overs. Masood struck his fifth boundary in the next off Steyn through midwicket. Robin Peterson returned for another spell in the 30th and in it came just a single.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 22||SCORE: 77/0
LUNCH. The opening pair of Manzoor and Masood has given a solid start to the Pakistan innings adding 77 runs for the first wicket before the end of the first session of play.
Morne Morkel was introduced into the attack and four runs came in the 11th over including a boundary to Masood. Smith brought Jacques Kallis from the other end and in it came two runs – the second of which borugh up the 50 runs. The next boundary also came from the bat of Masood in the 19th over but it was due to an outside edge that went through gully. Spin in Robin Peterson was introduced in the 20th over and in it came two runs. JP Duminy’s introduction from the other end meant spin in operation from both the ends. Manzoor lofted the sixth delivery of the over for a boundary. Two more boundaries were added in the last over before lunch – the first over mid off while the next through covers both from the bat of Mazoor.
PAKISTAN (1st innings): OVERS: 10||SCORE: 43/0
Khurram Manzoor and Shan Masood opened the innings for Pakistan as Dale Steyn began the proceedings from South Africa. Manzoor got off the mark with a triple brining debutant Masood on strike. Masood got off the mark with a boundary thanks to an outside edge. The final delivery of the over resulted in three more runs as the first over from the speedster proved to be an expensive one. Vernon Philander bowled the next over and in it came just a single. Philander’s next was a maiden. The third delivery of Steyn’s third over induced an edge from the bat of Masood but the ball fell just short of Jacques Kallis at second slip. Manzoor ended the over with a boundary. Masood scored his second boundary in the eighth over, bowled by Philander.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 93.1||SCORE: 249/10
It took 19 deliveries for Pakistan to wrap up the South African innings on the first session of the second day’s play. Mohd. Irfan began the proceedings and removed centurion Amla off the second delivery as he was caught by Younis Khan at second slip. He scored 118 (252b, 4X13). Morne Morkel walked in as the last batsman. Four more runs were added to the total in the next two overs before Dael Steyn danced down the track to be stumped by Adnan off Ajmal in the 93rd over. He scored 15 (32b, 4X1, 6X1). That wicket ended South African first innings at 249 runs.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings): OVERS: 90||SCORE: 245/8
In the final 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 by Ajmal. He departed after scoring just three runs. Pakistan took for the new ball in the 87th over but it didn’t help them in their endeavour to remove the final two wickets. By the end of the first day, South Africa managed to score 245 at the loss of eight wickets. Amla stole the limelight registering a hundred and is still at the crease along with Dale Steyn who is batting at 13.