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Fifth-wicket pair tames Pakistani bowlers


After a day of batting fireworks on the Saturday’s first day, the bowlers had their way somewhat on the second day of the Pakistanis’ South Africa tour opener, here at the De Beers Diamond Oval on Sunday.

Resuming at their overnight 401 for three, boosted by centuries by opening batsmen Mohammad Hafeez and Imran Farhat, the Pakistanis lost nine wickets for 485 before skipper Inzamam-ul-Haq, who himself didn’t bat, applied closure.

Rest of South Africa lost their first four wickets with only 84 runs on the board. Then, an unbroken stand of 136 for the fifth wicket bailed them out as they replied with a score of 220 for four by the day’s close.

Skipper Morne van Wyk has hit 70 not out off 135 balls with nine fours. His partner, the left-handed Arno Jacobs, is at the crease with an unbeaten 69 that’s come off 110 deliveries with 10 boundaries.

Earlier, paceman Albie Morkel finished with figures of five for 113. Younis Khan was dismissed for 76 runs after having faced 128 balls and hit seven fours. Medium-fast Shahid Nazir and off-spinner Hafeez shared the wickets for the Pakistanis.

Today (Monday) is the last day of the three-day match.


Pakistanis won toss

Pakistanis 1st inns (overnight 401-3)

Mohammad Hafeez retired out 108

Imran Farhat retired out 106

Yasir Hameed c Bodi b Abdullah 79

Younis Khan c van Wyk b Morkel 76

Faisal Iqbal c Bodi b Morkel 42

†Kamran Akmal c van Wyk b Morkel 33

Umar Gul c van Jaarsveld b Morkel 0

Shahid Nazir c van Wyk b Morkel 4

Danish Kaneria c Botha b Kruger 14

Mohammad Asif not out 5

Extras (lb16, w1, nb1) 18

Total (9 wkts dec, 111.1 overs) 485

Did not bat: *Inzamam-ul-Haq

Fall: 1-182, 2-232, 3-340, 4-414, 5-431, 6-437, 7-442, 8-469, 9-485

Bowling: Kruger 22.1-4-72-1; Abdullah 20-3-82-1 (1nb); Morkel 26-1-113-5 (1w); Adams 19-3-89-0; Botha 21-0-102-0; Bodi 3-0-11-0

Rest of South Africa 1st inns

H H Dippenaar b Shahid 5

G H Bodi c Younis b Hafeez 25

J P Duminy c Younis b Shahid 29

V B van Jaarsveld lbw b Hafeez 17

*†M N van Wyk not out 70

A Jacobs not out 69

Extras (lb4, nb1) 5

Total (4 wkts, 68 overs) 220

To bat: P R Adams, J Botha, G J P Kruger, J A Morkel, Y A Abdullah

Fall: 1-20, 2-53, 3-63, 4-84

Bowling: Mohammad Asif 15-5-41-0; Umar Gul 3-2-3-0; Shahid Nazir 12-2-33-2 (1nb); Mohammad Hafeez 15-3-61-2; Danish Kaneria 20-3-66-0; Imran Farhat 3-0-12-0

Umpires: B G Jerling and R E Koertzen. Match referee: A Barnes

Source:The News

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