Johannesburg Test: South Africa beat Pakistan by 211 runs



Johannesburg Test: South Africa beat Pakistan by 211 runsZeenews Sports Bureau

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Overs: 100.4 II Score: 268/10 (Ali: 3*)

That’s it! Dale Steyn wraps up the proceedings with the wicket of Junaid Khan who is out lbw. South Africa have won this game by 211 runs.
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Overs: 98.1 II Score: 261/9 (Khan: 9*, Ali: 0*)

OUT! Umar Gul has a go after a Steyn delivery that was outside off. The fielders appealed for a caught behind. Umpire turns it down. SA take a review and it confirms that the ball kissed the bat as it went to the keeper. Gul scored 23 (43b, 4X3).
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Overs: 91.6 II Score: 240/8 ( Gul: 13*, Khan: 0*)

OUT! A short delivery from Steyn and Saeed Ajmal is gone as the ball touches his gloves and flies to be caught by De Villiers. SA need two more wickets to complete the victory. Ajmal scored 11 (16b, 4X2).
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Overs: 87.1 II Score: 219/7 ( Gul: 2*, Ajmal: 0*)

OUT! Another one bites the dust! Vernon Philander gets his second wicket of the innings in Sarfraz Ahmed! Philander pitches one on the off and Sarfraz cannot make his mind whether to play it or leave it alone. As a result, he plays it onto the stumps. He scored 6 (11b, 4X1). In comes Saeed Ajmal.
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Overs: 84.4 II Score: 210/6 (Ahmed: 0*, Gul: 0*)

OUT! Ah! A peach of a delivery from Dale Steyn as he ends Misbah’s resistance to give another blow to Pakistan! A short of a length delivery from Steyn and it moves away. Misbah had to play it and poked at it. The result was an edge that was gladly taken by AB de Villiers. He scored 64 (167b, 4X11). In comes Umar Gul.
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Overs: 82.4 II Score: 209/5 (Misbah: 57*, Ahmed: 0*)

OUT! Dale Steyn breaks the dogged stand. He bowls one on the off that moves a bit after pitching. Shafiq pushes it but it takes a thick edge and goes to Jacques Kallis at second slip. He doesn’t drop those as Steyn breaks into celebration. Shafiq scored 56 (168b, 4X9). In comes Sarfraz Ahmed.
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Overs: 80 II Score: 203/4 (Misbah: 57*, Shafiq: 56*)

So, the proceedings on the Day 4 have started and Misbah-ul-Haq has quickly reached his 18th Test fifty with a boundary off Morne Morkel. Along with Asad Shafiq, Misbah has kept the flag flying amid a whirlwind that the four-prong South African fast bowling attack led by Dale Steyn has turned out to be in this Test.
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Overs: 75 II Score: 183/4 (Misbah: 44*, Shafiq: 53*)

At the end of day 3, Pakistan were 183 for the loss of 4 wickets. Pakistan are going really well. The batsmen have shown a resolve to hang in and play to the merit of the ball. Pakistan have done remarkably well to recover after losing their first three batsmen. Despite the Pakistani fight back South Africa are still the team on top going into day 4.