Pakistan vs South Africa: 2nd Test, Day 2 - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 134 II SCORE: 460/4
Even in the last ten overs of Today’s play Pakistan failed to get the wicket of either of the two batsmen – Graeme Smith and AB de Villiers. In these ten overs South Africa collected 29 runs. AB de Villiers flicked Junaid Khan for 2 runs in the 127th over to complete his 150 runs. So the second day also belongs to the African side as they managed to take the winning lead of 361 runs with 6 wickets still remaining.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 123 II SCORE: 428/4
In the 120th over Smith placed Babar for two runs and with it he not only scored his fifth double ton but also completed his 9000 Test runs. What a knock by South African skipper. To complete his double ton he used 329 balls and scored 14 boundaries. Even in the last ten overs Pakistan failed to break this partnership which has already added 300 runs for their team.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 115 II SCORE: 399/4
AB de Villiers completed his 17th Test ton in the 101st over and that too in style, by hitting a four off Zulfiqar Babar over covers. Pakistani’s are paying heavy prise as they have dropped his catch off the very first ball that he faced. In last fifteen overs these two batsmen have added 77 runs. South Africa are just one short of 400 and skipper Graeme Smith is on 191 and is heading towards his double ton. At the moment the lead over Pakistan is of 300 runs.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 100 II SCORE: 332/4
The fourth delivery of the 91st over was a bit wide and de Villiers drove it through covers for his 11th boundary. In the next over, he hit Ajmal out of the park over long off for the first six of the match. The fourth delivery of the 93rd over from Irfan was a bouncer and the tall pacer followed Smith as he moved to hi legside. He was hit on the helmet as there wasn’t much time to duck or sway out of the way. The physio came to the middle, made some enquiries and in no time Smith was back to take guard. Probably, spurred on by that blow, Smith struck three consecutive boundaries off Ajmal in the 96th over – the last of which also took him past 150—run mark. 13 runs came from it. The following over also brought runs for the South Africans as in it came eight runs including a boundary to de Villiers off the final delivery. The sixth delivery of the 100th over hit de Villiers on the pads. The fielders appealed but the umpire turned it down. The referral was made and the decision was upheld.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 90 II SCORE: 277/4
Zulfiqar Babar delivered the first over after the play recommenced for the second session. Smith scored his seventh boundary in it. Six runs came in it. Ajmal joined Babar from the other end and gave two runs. Spin in operation from both ends. Off the 79th over, de Villiers employed reverse sweep to collect his fourth boundary. His next in the 80th over, came as a result of a slog sweep to midwicket boundary. Misbah took the new ball and brought back Mohd Irfan into the attack. Five runs came from it while Babar continued from the other end. In the next over, de Villiers registered two consecutive boundaries off Irfan’s third and fourth delivery. He reached his half-century with another brilliant drive for four off the third delivery of 84th over. Nine runs came in it. De Villiers kept finding boundaries as he collected two more in the following over of Irfan. Irfan conceded 13 runs in it. Misbah replaced Irfan with Junaid Khan in the 87th over and in it came two runs.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 75 II SCORE: 198/4
LUNCH. South Africa have extended their lead to 99 runs. Their skipper Graeme Smith reached his 27th Test century with a boundary in the 73rd over, bowled by Ajmal. He took 204 deliveries to reach the landmark. Six runs came in the over. Irfan’s next got them two runs while the final over before lunch fetched them two more.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 70 II SCORE: 186/4
Zulfiqar Babar was introduced in the 61st over and Smith managed a single off his first delivery. The rest were seen safely by de Villiers. Smith again picked a single off the first delivery giving the strike to de Villiers in the 62nd over. This time, de Villiers scored a triple off the fifth delivery. He scored his second boundary through mid-on in the 63rd over, bowled by Babar. Smith’s fifth boundary came in the next via a cut through point. Seven runs came in the 67th over including a boundary to de Villers. Misbah brought Irfan back to bowl the 68th over and he responded with a maiden. A total of five runs came from the 69th and 70th over – two in former and three in the latter.
SOUTH AFRICA (1st innings) OVERS: 60 II SCORE: 148/4
Mohd Irfan bowled the first over of the second day’s play and it was a maiden. Spin in Saeed Ajmal introduced from the other end. In it came just a single. Irfan bowled a second consecutive maiden over while Ajmal’s second of the morning resulted in four runs courtesy an outside edge from the bat of Steyn to third man. Steyn was bowled off the fourth delivery of the 56th over by Irfan. He scored 7 (39b, 4X1). AB de Villliers came in to bat next. That over was a wicket-maiden. De Villiers recorded his first boundary of the innings in the 59th over, bowled by Ajmal. He had Ajmal to thank for it as his wayward throw back to the keeper went to fine leg fence for four overthrows. Nine runs came in it.
1st innings South Africa
Over 49 || Score 148/3
STUMPS: Even though Pakistan have managed to pick three wicket, it was certainly South Africa’s day after their bowlers bundled out a clueless Pakistani batting line-up for just 99 runs. Proteas skipper Smith is unbeaten on 67 at the crease and South Africa now lead by 29 runs with seven wickets in hand. Earlier, Jacques Kallis was flummoxed by Saeed Ajmal as he was out lbw to a delivery that spun sharply and hit him on the pads. Smith and Kallis added 28 runs for the third wicket.
Wicket: JH Kallis lbw b Saeed Ajmal 7 (30b)
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