Pakistan in South Africa Cricket Series 2007

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PAK vs SA fourth ODI : South Africa beat Pakistan by 10 wickets

South Africa defeated Pakistan in an absolutely one-sided fourth One-day International by 10 wickets, leading the five-match series 2-1.
After winning the toss, the Proteas put Pakistan into bat under a gloomy weather and on a spicy pitch. Pakistani batsmen could not play responsibly and were bundled out for a mere 107. Except skipper Inzamamul Haq, no other player could resist against the efficient bowling of Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall and Justin Kemp. Experienced Pollock bowled extremely well and claimed two wickets for just 13 runs in 10 full overs. Hall and Kemp also took two wickets each. Inzamam remained unbeaten on 45. South Africa, then, easily completed the target without any loss in only 13.2 overs. Both the openers did not find any difficulty to face Pakistani bowlers and showed fine stoke play. Both got fifties Graeme Smith made 50 and AB de Villiers 56. Pakistan crashed to 107 runs in the fourth one day international against South Africa in Cape Town Sunday setting 108 runs target for the home side to win the match.
Inzamam-ul-Haq was top scorer of Pakistan innings with 45 runs not out. Muhammad Yousuf 21 and Shoaib Malik 17 were other major contributors of the innings. Shaun Pollack, Andrew Hall and Kemp captured two wickets each for the home side. The five ODI matches series is equal at 1-1 as the third match was abandoned due to rain.
One-day international, Capetown : South Africa 113-0 ( 14.0 overs ) beat Pakistan 107 ( 45.4 overs ) by 10 wickets

PAK vs SA Third ODI : Rain foils South Africa and Pakistan

The third one-day international between South Africa and Pakistan was abandoned after persistent rain halted the game at the halfway stage.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat but were immediately pegged back by Makhaya Ntini who picked up the wickets of both opening batsmen in the same over to leave the score on 21-2. Mohammad Yousuf was the mainstay of the innings, scoring an excellent 79 in tricky conditions. He was ably supported by Younis Kahn (22) and Shoaib Malik (41).
The innings wobbled when Kahn was out and captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was trapped lbw by Andrew Hall, however. Hall was drafted into the side after Andre Nel sustained a foot injury and fully justified his selection with figures of 4-35 from his ten overs. Malik and Yousuf fell in quick succession with the score on 165-6 and the tourists needed all-rounders Abdul Razzaq (27) and Azhar Mahmood (26) to help them post a competitive score.
But the rain, which had caused a brief interruption earlier in the day, began to fall heavily with one ball of the Pakistan innings remaining and play was later abandoned. A run chase under the floodlights for South Africa could have been interesting given the high scoring which has so far dominated the series but spectators and players alike were robbed of the spectacle. The series remains level at 1-1 with two games remaining
One-day international, Port Elizabeth : Pakistan: 245-8 ( 49.5 overs ) Match abandoned, No Result

PAK vs SA Second ODI : Yousuf leads Pakistan's victory charge

Mohammad Yousuf's unbeaten century spurred Pakistan to an emphatic 141-run win over South Africa in the second one-day international today.
Yousuf top-scored with 101 not out as Pakistan totalled a record 4-351 after winning the toss and choosing to bat. Then the visitors dismissed South Africa for 210 in 40.1 overs with leg-spinner Shahid Afridi taking 3-25.
Pakistan's previous highest total against South Africa was the 6-335 they scored in Port Elizabeth in 2002-03. It was Pakistan's third highest total against any opposition. The five-match series is level at 1-1 with the third game in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
One-day international, Durban: Pakistan 351-4 (50 overs) bt South Africa 210 by 141 runs

PAK vs SA First ODI : South Africa beat Pakistan by 164 runs

South Africa have beaten Pakistan by 164 runs in the first one-dayer of their five-match series in Centurion.
Earlier, South Africa had piled up the seventh-highest total in the history of ODIs a mammoth 392 for 6 from their allotted 50 overs. Man-of-the-Match Jacques Kallis was the hero for the Proteas who top-scored with 88 not out. His innings included four sixes and two fours. He then picked up 3/34 in the second innings. Skipper Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers and Mark Boucher all scored half-centuries, as South Africa narrowly missed the magical 400-run mark.
In reply, the Pakistanis never really got going as they lost wickets at regular intervals, eventually folding up for 228. The second match of the series takes place in Durban on Wednesday.
One-day international, Centurion: South Africa 392-6 (50 ovs) beat Pakistan 228 (46.4 ovs)

PAK vs SA Twenty20 : Smith and Bosman rush South Africa to victory

Opening batsmen Graeme Smith and Loots Bosman helped South Africa storm to a 10-wicket victory over Pakistan in their Twenty/20 international yesterday.
Pakistan were defending a score of 129 for eight but bowled and fielded appallingly as South Africa needed just 11.3 overs to score 132 without loss. Captain Smith blazed his way to 71 not out off just 40 balls, while partner Bosman cruised to 53 not out in 32 deliveries. Smith struck four sixes in his innings, as well as nine fours, more boundaries than the entire Pakistan team managed, while Bosman hit five fours and two sixes.
Earlier, Alfonso Thomas took three wickets on his first appearance for South Africa as Pakistan wilted after being sent in to bat. Thomas grabbed a wicket with his first delivery, having Imran Nazir caught behind for five, and finished with three for 25 in his four overs. A thundershower about an hour before play did not delay the start, but there was a 20-minute interruption when the rain returned midway through Pakistan's innings. Kamran Akmal (21) and Mohammad Hafeez (25) seemed to be building a big score when they added 47 for the second wicket off 37 balls, but South Africa picked up wickets at regular intervals. Wicketkeeper AB de Villiers took three catches to equal the Twenty/20 record held by South African-born England batsman Kevin Pietersen.
Twenty20 International, Johannesburg South Africa 132-0 (11.3 overs) beat Pakistan 129-8 (20 overs) by 10 wickets

Imran Nazir recalled for ODI series against South Africa

Pakistan cricket selectors recalled batsmen Shahid Afridi and Imran Nazir on Saturday for next month's five one-day internationals against South Africa.
Nazir, 25, is back in the team nearly two-and-a-half years after playing his last one-day international against Bangladesh in 2004. He has played in 61 limited-overs games and has scored 1 392 runs, including a century and eight half centuries. Afridi played in one of the five one-day internationals against the West Indies at home but struggled for runs. All-rounder Abdul Razzaq, fast bowler Shabbir Ahmed and left-arm spinner Abdul Rehman will also join the team before the one-day series begins in South Africa at Centurion on February 4.
Pakistan ODI team :Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Younis Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Hameed, Imran Nazir, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Yousuf, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Abdul Razzaq, Zulqarnain Haider, Rana Naved-ul-Hasan, Mohammad Asif, Abdul Rehman, Shabbir Ahmed, Imran Farhat, Mohammad Sami.

Pakistan vs South Africa Third Test at Cape Town

PAK vs SA, 3rd Test, Cape Town : Souh Africa wins test series 2-1

Jacques Kallis and Ashwell Prince shared a century stand to guide South Africa to a series-clinching win over Pakistan in the third Test at Cape Town.
South Africa reached their victory target of 161 before tea on the third day to win by five wickets and claim the series 2-1. The result kept intact South Africas record of never having lost a home Test series to a team from the Asian sub-continent. Kallis scored 51 in a fifth-wicket stand of 117 with Prince, who was 59 not out. The partnership was the biggest of a match in which 32 wickets fell on the first two days. Pakistan were dismissed for 157 in their first innings, to which South Africa replied with 183. The visitors were bowled out for 186 in their second innings.
Third Test, Cape Town, day three: South Africa 183 & 161-5 beat Pakistan 157 & 186 by five wickets

PAK vs SA, 3rd Test, Cape Town : South Africa look to series win

South Africa gave themselves a good chance of wrapping up their second home series of the summer by the end of just the second day in the Cape Town Test against Pakistan.
The Proteas were skittled out for 183 in the morning session, giving them a paltry 25-run first-innings lead over Pakistan. A bowling fightback soon brought the tourists' batsmen to their knees, with wickets slipping away steadily. Only Yasir Hameed (35) produced a score of any consequence as, with the departure of captain Inzamam-ul-Haq, Pakistan slumped to 121-7. An eighth-wicket partnership of 55 between Shahid Nazir (27) and Mohammad Sami (31), helped by the South Africans dropping Nazir twice, helped Pakistan post a competitive score of 186, however. The wickets were shared out, with Dale Steyn taking 3-47 and Jacques Kallis, Andrew Hall and Paul Harris all picking up two scalps. That set South Africa a victory target of 161 runs, giving them a chance to seal what would be a second 2-1 series victory of their summer after their clash with India. Needing to survive just 12 overs, Pakistan got the boost they needed when Boeta Dippenaar nicked a ball behind off the wily Danish Kaneria. The day ended on a negative note as Harris followed soon after, leaving South Africa needing 125 more runs with eight wickets remaining
Third Test, Cape Town, day two (stumps): South Africa 183 & 36-2 v Pakistan 157 & 186

PAK vs SA, 3rd Test, Cape Town : Pakistan fightback halts South Africa

Pakistan fought back well on the first day of the third Test with South Africa to leave the match finely poised and both teams eyeing a potential victory.
Wickets tumbled all day in Cape Town as the home side failed to capitalise after bowling out the tourists for just 157. Pakistan had Mohammad Yousuf to thank for reaching that total. The middle-order batsman dug his side out of trouble, scoring 83 from 90 balls, while the rest of his team mates struggled. Makhaya Ntini and Jacques Kallis claimed four wickets apiece as they ripped through the Pakistan opening batsmen to leave the tourists on 54-4 at one stage. When Yousuf finally fell in the 44th over to Kallis, Pakistan's total looked too small to give them any chance of winning the game but their bowlers mounted a fight back. South Africa's innings got off to a poor start when Mohammad Asif trapped Boeta Dippenaar lbw for a duck and then took the wicket of Hashim Amla with the score still on 12. Graeme Smith reeled off a quickfire 64 in partnership with Kallis who made 28, but the all-rounder fell with the score on 92 and Smith soon followed to give Pakistan a glimmer of hope. Spinner Danish Kaneria then picked up the wicket of AB de Villiers just before stumps to leave the home side on 131 overnight with five first innings wickets still remaining. The five-match series is currently tied at 1-1.
Third Test, Cape Town, day one (stumps): South Africa 131-5 v Pakistan 157

PAK vs SA, 3rd Test, Cape Town : South Africa rest Pollock and Nel

South Africa will make three changes in the absence of Herschelle Gibbs when they face Pakistan in the deciding third Test starting today at Cape Town.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) rejected yesterday an appeal by Gibbs against a two-Test ban imposed on him for abusing Pakistani supporters in the first Test in Centurion. Gibbs will now sit out the Cape Town Test as well as a Twenty20 game and the first one-dayer against Pakistan. South African captain Graeme Smith said all-rounder Shaun Pollock and fast bowler Andre Nel would be rested and replaced by all-rounder Andrew Hall and fast bowler Dale Steyn. The absence of Gibbs means a reprieve for out of form opener AB de Villiers, who will now bat at number six. Boeta Dippenaar has been recalled and will open the innings with Smith.
Pakistan will also be forced to make changes after injured fast bowlers Shoaib Akhtar and Umar Gul had to return home.

PAK vs SA : Shabbir rejected by the selectors

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has turned down a request from captain Inzamam-ul-Haq to send fast bowler Shabbir Ahmed to South Africa.
"The team management requested that Shabbir be sent before the third Test from Friday, but the selectors felt he is still not match fit and there are issues over his bowling action," PCB official Dr. Ehsan Malik said. Shabbir only completed a 12-month ban for an illegal bowling action last month when he was cleared by the International Cricket Council to resume his career. Since 1999, he has been reported four times for his action.

Pakistan vs South Africa Second Test at Port Elizabeth

PAK vs SA, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth : Pakistan win levels series in South Africa (1-1)

Younis Khan and Kamran Akmal put on a 99-run unbroken stand Monday for Pakistan to win the second Test by five wickets and tie the three-match series against South Africa at 1-1.
Coming together at 92-5, Younis finished on 67 not out and Akmal hit nine boundaries in his unbeaten 57 as Pakistan reached 191-5 before tea on the fourth day at St George's Park. Pollock took two for 47 and Ntini finished with two for 50. South Africa had scored 331 in its second innings. Pakistan was dismissed in its first innings for 265 in reply to South Africa's 124. The third Test starts on Friday in Cape Town, but Smith is unsure if Ntini or Pollock will play.
Second Test, Port Elizabeth, day four : Pakistan 265 & 191-5 beat South Africa 124 & 331 by 5 wickets

PAK vs SA, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth : Pakistan on road to victory

Mohammad Asif and Danish Kaneria wore down the resistance of South Africa's batsmen and gave Pakistan a chance of gaining a series-levelling win on the third day of the second Test at St George's Park.
Needing 191 to win, Pakistan were eight for no wicket at the close. Opening bowler Asif took five for 76 and leg-spinner Kaneria claimed four for 105 as South Africa were bowled out for 331 in their second innings. Jacques Kallis made 91 for South Africa. No other batsmen could make a half-century although there were useful contributions down the order, including a last wicket stand of 41 between Andre Nel and Makhaya Ntini.
Second Test, Port Elizabeth, day three (close): South Africa 124 & 331 v Pakistan 265 & 8-0

PAK vs SA, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth : South Africa face tough battle

Pakistan had South Africa on the rack at close of play on the second day of the second Castle Lager Test at St George's Park on Saturday.
Needing 142 to make Pakistan bat again, the Proteas were 115 for three, still trailing the visitors by 26 runs. The day started brilliantly for South Africa when Makhaya Ntini became the third South African and 21st bowler to take 300 runs when he dismissed Mohammad Sami for 10 in the seventh over of the day. After taking the wicket, a jubilant Ntini raised his shirt to reveal a t-shirt with the handwritten words "Mdingi Express 300 wickets" - Mdingi being the name of the village in the Transkei where he grew up. Ntini joined Allan Donald and Shaun Pollock as the third South African to achieve this milestone.
Second Test, Port Elizabeth, day two (close): South Africa 124 & 115-3 v Pakistan 265

PAK vs SA, 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth : Shoaib Akhtar back with a bang

Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar made a sensational return to Test cricket as wickets tumbled on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at St George's Park yesterday. Shoaib took four for 26 as South Africa were bowled out for 124, their lowest total against Pakistan. But Makhaya Ntini hit back for South Africa, taking four for 18 as Pakistan stumbled to 135 for six at the close.
Pakistan were looking in control with Younis Khan playing a solid anchor innings before he fended a catch to gully off Ntini in the penultimate over of the day. Then Kamran Akmal, who shared a 56-run stand with Younis, was out four balls later when he hooked Andre Nel to deep square leg. Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq did not bat because of a sore shoulder but will bat today.
Second Test, Port Elizabeth, day one (close): South Africa 124 v Pakistan 135-6

South Africa likely to play Gibbs in second test

South Africa have confirmed that Herschelle Gibbs is likely to be play in the second cricket test against Pakistan in Port Elizabeth.
Gibbs is appealing against a two test ban for directing racist remarks at Pakistani supporters during the first test at Centurion. The South African captain Graeme Smith says the batsman is keen to play despite the controversy. South Africa Team (from): AB de Villiers, Graeme Smith (Captain), Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, Ashwell Prince, Herschelle Gibbs, Mark Boucher (Wicket Keeper), Shaun Pollock, Paul Harris, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini.
Pakistan Team (from): Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Yasir Hameed, Younis Khan, Mohammad Yousuf, Inzamam-ul-Haq (Captain), Kamran Akmal (Wicket Keeper), Shoaib Akhtar, Umar Gul, Danish Kaneria, Mohammad Asif.

Pakistan vs South Africa First Test at Centurian Park

PAK vs SA, 1st Test : South Africa cruise to victory against Pakistan

Hashim Amla and Jacques Kallis steered South Africa to a comfortable win in the first cricket Test against Pakistan.
Chasing 199 to win, South Africa reached 3-199 with 40 minutes to go before the scheduled tea interval on the fifth day. Pakistan were dismissed for 313 in their first innings, to which South Africa replied with 417. The tourists were then bowled out for 302 in their second innings. Amla was 64 not out with Kallis on 60 in a stand of 119 for the unbroken fourth wicket The second Test starts in Port Elizabeth on Friday.
First Test, Centurion, day five : South Africa 417 & 199-3 beat Pakistan 313 & 303 by 7 wickets

PAK vs SA, 1st Test : South Africa needs 130 to win

South Africa reached 69 for two wickets to move within 130 runs of victory over Pakistan at stumps Sunday on the fourth day of the first of three Tests.
South Africa lost both openers after Pakistan was dismissed for 303 to set the Proteas a target of 199. A.B de Villiers was caught at second slip by Younis Khan off Mohammad Asif for 12, and captain Graeme Smith was leg-before-wicket to Mohammad Hafeez for 32 at Centurion Park. The Proteas were dismissed for 417 in reply to Pakistan's 313 for a first-innings lead of 104.
First Test, Centurion, day four (stumps): Pakistan 313 & 303 v South Africa 417 & 69-2

PAK vs SA, 1st Test : Pakistan fight back against South Africa

Pakistan trailed South Africa by one run after reaching 103 for two wickets at stumps on Saturday in its second innings on the third day of the first Test.
Opener Imran Farhat hit an undefeated 41 and Younis Khan was not out 32. South Africa was dismissed for 417 before tea to take a 104-run first-innings lead after the visitors were dismissed for 313 in their first innings at Centurion Park.
Jacques Kallis struck in his first over for South Africa, drawing Mohammad Hafeez (15) into a drive who ended up edging a simple catch to Graeme Smith at first slip. Thereafter, Kallis also got Yasir Hameed (9) to give a faint edge to wicketkeeper Mark Boucher. Kallis ended the day with 2-18 off six overs. Younis and Farhat batted slowly at first but began to play aggressive strokes, frustrating the South African bowlers in their unbroken third-wicket partnership of 45.
First Test, Centurion, day three (stumps): Pakistan 313 & 103-2 v South Africa 417

PAK vs SA, 1st Test : South Africa 254-4 on day two

Pakistan quick Mohammad Asif, who had a one-year doping ban overturned last month, took all four wickets as South Africa reached 254-4 at stumps Friday on day two of the first Test.
Ashwell Prince (77 not out) put on a 90-run partnership with Hashim Amla (71) and an unbeaten stand of 111 with Herschelle Gibbs (58 not out) to steer the Proteas to 59 runs shy of Pakistan's 313. Prince hit 10 fours in 144 balls, Gibbs and Amla each hit 11 boundaries at Centurion Park. Asif had 4-58 off 16 overs.
First Test, Centurion, day two (stumps): Pakistan 313 v South Africa 254-4

PAK vs SA, 1st Test : South Africa fight back against Pakistan

South Africa fought back after half-centuries by Yasir Hameed and Younis Khan had put Pakistan on top on the first day of the first Test in Centurion overnight.
Pakistan, who won the toss and chose to bat, were 5 for 242 when bad light ended play six overs early. Captain Inzamam-ul-Haq was 35 not out with Kamran Akmal on 18. Hameed scored 65 while Younis scored 68. They shared a partnership of 133 for the third wicket after Pakistan had slipped to 2 for 50 in the second hour of play. They were dismissed three overs apart after tea. Younis top-edged a pull off medium-pacer Shaun Pollock and was caught by Andre Nel at fine leg then Hameed's pull shot off fast bowler Nel was caught by Makhaya Ntini at deep square-leg.
Seven overs later fast bowler Jacques Kallis had Faisal Iqbal caught behind by wicket-keeper Mark Boucher for 1. The catch was Boucher's 367th in Test matches, which put him ahead of Australian Ian Healy for the most catches in Test cricket. Healy still holds the record for the most dismissals with 395, 13 more than Boucher.
First Test, Centurion, day one (stumps): Pakistan 242-5 v South Africa

Shoaib Akhtar returns to Pakistan squad

Fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar could play for Pakistan for the first time since his doping ban was lifted, after being called up for the tour of South Africa.
Chairman Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), Dr Naseem Ashraf told newsmen after reviewing the fitness of Shoaib Akhtar at Diamond Cricket Club here on Monday that due to fitness problems in national team, fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar has been called up and he will be the part of cricket squad in South Africa before the first test match. Shoaib had a two-year ban for taking nandrolone lifted in December after an appeal panel ruled he had never knowingly taken the banned substance.
Shoaib was needed as cover after Umar Gul injured his ankle in a tour game. The first Test begins in Centurion on 11 January and Pakistan are also without batsman Mohammad Yousuf and all-rounder Shoaib Malik. Shoaib, 31, has not played for Pakistan since a one-day game against England in September, a month before he and fellow paceman Mohammad Asif returned positive tests. After his appeal was upheld, Shoaib was left out of the 17-man party after selectors felt he lacked match fitness but he has since bowled 21 overs in a first-class match, taking five wickets. Chairman PCB also said that Waqar Younis has adopted a wrong way to resign whereas after the final approval PCB will implement its constitution in all over the country on January 31.

Pakistan Cricket Series Results 2009

Pakistan ODI Matches 2009

Series Played Won Lost N/R
v Sri Lanka 3 1 2 0
Total 3 1 2 0

Pakistan Test Matches 2009

Series Played Won Lost N/R
v Sri Lanka 2 0 0 2
Total 2 0 0 2

Pakistan Twenty20 Matches 2009

Series Played Won Lost N/R
- 0 0 0 0
Total 0 0 0 0

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.