South Africa beat Pakistan by 211 runs in first test

Dale Steyn struck with the second new ball to secure a 211-run win.


Afp/reuters February 04, 2013
South African fast bowler Dale Steyn (L) celebrates the wicket of Shafiq Asad (R) on day four of the first test match between South Africa and Pakistan on February 4, 2013 at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. PHOTO: AFP

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa beat Pakistan by 211 runs in the first test at the Wanderers on Monday.

Dale Steyn struck with the second new ball to secure a 211-run win for South Africa before lunch.

Steyn dismissed overnight batsmen Asad Shafiq and Misbahul Haq inside his first three overs with the new ball to sweep away the last serious resistance by the tourists.

He also took the last two wickets to finish with five for 52 and match figures of 11 for 60.

Wicketkeeper AB de Villiers held five catches to add to the six he took in the first innings.

He equalled the world record set by Jack Russell for England against South Africa on the same ground in 1995/96.

He also became the first player in Test history to make a century and claim ten or more dismissals in a match after hitting an unbeaten 103 in the second innings.

Shafiq's dismissal ended a stubborn fifth wicket stand of 127 with Misbah. The pair added 20 runs to the overnight total of 183 for four in the five overs that had to be bowled before the new ball could be taken.

Only another four runs were added before Steyn had Shafiq caught at second slip by Jacques Kallis for 56 in the third over with the new ball. Shafiq had faced 168 balls and hit nine fours

In his next over Steyn had Pakistan captain Misbah caught behind for 64, made off 167 balls with 11 boundaries.

Sarfraz Ahmed chopped a ball from Vernon Philander on to his stumps and Saeed Ajmal provided De Villiers with his tenth catch of the match when he gloved a lifting ball from Morne Morkel to the wicketkeeper.

There was some frustration for the bowlers as Umar Gul slogged his way to 23 and Morkel was denied a wicket after bowling Junaid Khan when a replay showed he had sent down a no-ball.

But Steyn had Gul caught behind and then trapped Junaid leg before wicket with the fourth ball of the last over before lunch.

The teams meet in the second game of a three-match series in Cape Town from February 14 to 18.

Score:

Pakistan: 49 & 268 (Misbahul Haq 64, Asad Shafiq 56; D. Steyn 5-52) v South Africa 253 & 275-3d.

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COMMENTS (22)

Murad Farhan | 8 years ago | Reply

I am Bangladeshi but i like pakistan from my early childhood. My childhood started with Saeed Anwar's batting with Inzi's style with Waseem & Waqar leathel swing with Suwaib's speed weapons. But the thing is most made me woe the dirty politics behind PCB. I don't know why so many dirty things always burn pakistan camp. But never the team lack of talented players even 10-12 world class cricketer always waiting in bench. Cricket australia and South Africa only can comete with pakistan on the talent. One swift example was Azhar Mahmud. Its a poor example. Whom always keep news of pakistan cricket teams knows there are much more talented cricketers than A. Mahmud in pakistan. But the politics demolish Pakistan social condition as well as other condition. The latest example is cut Inzi from S.A tour and include unknown Rahan Ali in the First test. PCB had not any contact with Aizaz cheema, Tanveer Ahmad or Wahab Riaz who serve pakistan in the full year of 2011-12 session. When India going with so much spirit and nurse their players we threw away our heroes. When India fighting with Australia, S.A and England we fight with Zimbabwe, Afgan (sorry frindz) and Newzland. One man Zaka will not be able to take care of PCB. The other guyz who take thousands of money before full month should be responsible on this little but important things. And the pakistani frendz should express opinion like me where i'm a Bangladeshi. I hope pakistan will gain much more honour in near future and Bangladesh will tour soon when the current indian lover govt changed. May Allah bless you All. Pakistan-Bangladesh Friendship Zindabad

Chulbul Pandey | 8 years ago | Reply

What a poor test cricket performance. I bet our IPL had something to do with it :-D

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