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South Africa Vs Pakistan Live Score (Test)

3rd Test | 11 January, 2019 | The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

273 / 10 Overs65.4 R/R4.15 Fours41 Sixes1 Extras3

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: South Africa beat Pakistan by 107 runs

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Shadab Khan 47 66 7 0
  • That will be it, then, from the red-ball leg of the tour. Pakistan have been outplayed in all the three games and the worst part is the lack of fight from them. It was always going to be a tough place for them to come and win but a competition would have been expected from them but it was not to be. 3-0 in the Tests then, and the second installment of the series is not far away. The first ODI will begin on the 19th of January from Port Elizabeth. It will begin at 1300 local (1100 GMT). Hope you guys have enjoyed the coverage of the Tests, looking forward to have you'll back for the One-Day Internationals as well. Till then, it's goodbye from us. Take care!
  • The trophy is presented to Dean Elgar. Shake hands all around and the South African team gather around to pose for the shutterbugs.
  • South African skipper, Dean Elgar, says this win is right up there and they are happy they could maintain their record on this ground. Mentions it is a great way to start this year and they are quite clear about their goals. Credits the way their bowlers bowled, especially Olivier who is the least experienced of their pacers but did very well. Ends by thanking the crowd for the way they have supported them.
  • Man of the Series, Duanne Olivier, says he is very proud of the performance but is happier his team won 3-0. Informs he had to adjust to the wicket here and bowl it little fuller. Mentions every bowler has different skills and he brings something different than the others. Ends by saying they needed to start off well today and they did.
  • Man of the Match, Quinton de Kock, says any Test century means a lot to him as he works hard for it. Informs he has worked hard on correcting his technique which has helped him in recent times. Credits the way Olivier has bowled throughout this series. Ends by saying he is happy to see Dale Steyn bowl the way he has.
  • Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says they could not capitalize on the position they were in after Day 1. Mentions it is very difficult to play in South Africa and their bowlers were excellent. Further adds Shan Massod and Babar Azam are the positives in this tour. Credits Olivier for the way he bowled.
  • What they needed on Day 4 as they began was for the overnight batsmen to continue batting well. That was not the case as both fell cheaply this morning and what followed was a procession. There was not much of a resistance provided by the ones to follow except for Shadab Khan who was delaying the inevitable. Eventually the last wicket fell, albeit in a way the hosts would have least expected but they won't mind. The wickets were shared by all four pacers in this innings. A successful series for Duanne Olivier especially picking up 24 wickets. Pakistan did have a few positives but overall will be ruing the fact that they could not capitalize on a few good positions they had in the series. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony to follow...
  • Pakistan even had a chance to come back in the game when they had South Africa at 93/5 but from there on, the game started going away from them. Quinton de Kock first built a 100-plus stand with Hashim Amla for the sixth wicket and then a 79-run one with Kagiso Rabada for the eighth wicket en-route to his century. His 129 ensured that the hosts set a target of 381 for the visitors. It looked beyond reach for the visitors. A good opening stand of 67 gave them some belief but late strikes last evening caused them to end Day 3 on 153/3.
  • A deserving win for the hosts and a scoreline that depicts how much better they were as compared to their opposition in this series. Pakistan did have their moments but moments do not win you Test matches let alone series. They have once again fallen to a huge defeat and will be really disappointed to lose all 3 matches here, without putting up much of a fight. In this game the visitors did really well to bowl out South Africa for 262 after a really good start for the hosts. In their reply too, they were really well placed at one point but as has been the case with them recently, they fell apart and ended up giving a 77-run lead that was massive in the context of the game.
  • 65.4OUT! Run out! What a comical way to end the match. Where was Abbas going, only he will know. A flighted one on middle, Abbas pushes it towards mid on and sets off but his partner was going no where. The fielder throws it back to De Kock who takes the stumps off. Abbas was at sea and it means that SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 107 RUNS AND TAKE THE SERIES 3-0. A complete performance and a whitewash!
  • 65.3Lots of air on this one outside off, Abbas plays it back softly as well.
  • 65.2Looped outside off, defended towards cover.
  • 65.1Flatter one outside off, driven to deep cover for a single.
  • Dean Elgar to roll his arm over. Also, Lunch has been extended by half an hour to give the hosts a chance to pick up the 1 remaining wicket. It is extended till 12.30 pm local (1030 GMT), post which Lunch will be taken if the wicket does not fall.
  • 64.6Full toss there and Abbas seems to have missed his flick. The South Africans appeal but S Ravi turns it down. Had to be an inside edge there or else it looked to be in line. 272/9
  • 64.5Short one outside off, Abbas rides the bounce and keeps it out towards point.
  • 64.4Another one on a good length and off stump line, it takes the outside edge and runs towards point.
  • 64.3This one is sprayed down the leg side and Abbas misses his glance.
  • 64.2Short of a length ball on middle, pulled away by Khan to deep mid-wicket for a single.
  • 64.1Frustration for SA! A poor misfield allows Abbas to pick up a single towards point and get off strike.
  • Duanne Olivier is back on.
  • 63.6FOUR! A length ball outside off, Shadab places it wide of gully and looks to take a single but once that fielder is beaten, there is no stopping that ball. Runs away for a boundary as Bavuma can't reach it. 270/9
  • 63.5On a good length outside off, solidly defended by Shadab.
  • 63.4Fuller one on middle, driven down the ground towards long on by MA. Three runs taken as mid-wicket gives chase to that ball.
  • 63.3Another bumper slightly going down leg, Abbas ducks and lets it go once more.
  • 63.2Bouncer! Mohammad does well to duck under it.
  • 63.1On a length outside off, left alone by Abbas.
  • 62.6Bouncer! Shadab manages to fend it away somehow to end the over. 263/9
  • 62.5FOUR! Cut away hard behind point. A short length ball outside off, width on offer and Shadab cuts it away stylishly for a boundary. A batsman would have been proud of that shot.
  • 62.4Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it and lets it go.
  • 62.3A false shot from Shadab finally, but luckily for him it goes off the inside edge and drops onto the pitch itself.
  • 62.2Short of a length ball outside off, Mohammad stands tall and punches it towards deep point. Good running once more as they pick up two runs.
  • 62.1This one is a fuller length ball on middle, Abbas pushes it towards deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.
  • 61.6FOUR! Stylish upper cut from Shadab here. Short of a length delivery outside off, Khan rocks back and upper cuts this over the slip cordon. No third man there, goes for a boundary. 256/9
  • 61.5A slightly fuller length ball outside off, pushes this out towards the cover region.
  • 61.4On a length ball outside off, defended by Shadab off the back foot.
  • 61.3A mistimed pull to this short length ball but it has enough to carry over mid on's head. Two runs taken once more.
  • 61.2On a length outside off, Shadab looks to defend but gets an outside edge. The ball runs wide of third man and the batsmen do really well as they come back for the second.
  • 61.1Keeps out this good length ball on off.
  • 60.6Length ball on middle, Abbas gets an inside edge that runs towards the fine leg region. The single is not taken. 248/9
  • 60.5Loud appeal but S Ravi turns this one down. Looks like that ball was going down leg. On a length, pitching on off stump and coming in after landing. Abbas tries to push it back but plays down the wrong line. Gets rapped on the pads but the umpire turns down the appeal. No reviews left for SA either.
  • 60.4Pushes this one towards cover for a single.
  • 60.3This one is on a good length outside off, SK cuts it handsomely but it goes straight to point.
  • 60.2Another one on a length outside off, kept out by Khan.
  • 60.1On a good length outside off, Shadab pushes it away towards mid off.
  • 59.6He does negotiate it. It is short and on middle, Abbas ducks under it. 247/9
  • 59.5Direct hit needed but misses! It is on a length and around off, Shadab drops it towards point. The batsmen set off for a run, the fielder there runs in and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Abbas has one ball to face now.
  • 59.4NOT OUT! A huge gap between bat and ball. Not sure what noise did Steyn and de Kock hear. It is a short ball and it is outside off, Shadab goes for the pull, there is a noise as the ball passes the bat. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The South Africans take it upstairs. Ultra Edge shows no spike. South Africa now have lost both their reviews.
  • Is that the end of the game? A pretty confident appeal by the South Africans has been turned down. It is for a caught behind. Shadab Khan is the man in question.
  • 59.3Almost! This is on a length and around off, Shadab tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 59.2Back of a length on off, Shadab pushes it to mid off.
  • 59.1On a length and around off, the batsman manages to keep it out.
  • 58.6FOUR! What was that? A short length ball on off stump line, Mohammad Abbas takes his eyes off and tries to leave it thinking it will bounce enough for him to leave that one. It doesn't, stays low and luckily for him, gets the outside edge of his bat that was hanging out there. Runs through slip and gully for a boundary. 246/9
  • 58.5Yorker! First up to the number 11. Abbas manages to dig it out though.
  • Mohammad Abbas is the last man in.
  • 58.4OUT! This time it is taken! Rabada calls for it and Rabada takes it. He has bounced Hasan Ali out here. Two bouncers to which Ali ducked well, the third one hit him on the gloves and the fourth one, he has had enough. Goes for the pull and gets a top edge. The pace on the ball was a bit too much for him, bowled at 146 kph! It goes straight up in the air and KG calls early and takes a really simple catch. His third wicket. After a slightly frustrating partnership, Hasan Ali departs, 1 left to go.
  • 58.3Just out of reach of Elgar! A snorter from Rabada! Aimed perfectly at the batsman's head. He tries to duck but fails to bring the bat down too. It goes off the glove and flies just out of reach of the SA skipper who was running back to take that one. A couple taken as the ball is retrieved by Amla.
  • 58.2Another bumper and Hasan ducks once more.
  • 58.1Bouncer! Shadab ducks in time to let that one go over him.
  • 57.6Pushed out solidly by Shadab off the back foot. 10 off a Steyn over again and 31 off the last three. 240/8
  • 57.5Fuller one on off, driven through the cover-point region slightly uppishly. A couple is taken.
  • 57.4FOUR! Outside edge! On a length ball on off stump but Shadab removes his lower hand and ensures the ball does not carry to slip. It runs wide of third slip and to the third man fence.
  • 57.3Defended on the back foot by Khan this time.
  • 57.2FOUR! Overpitched this time from Steyn and Shadab gets into position early as he eases his drive through the covers. There is a tease for the fielder but the ball wins the race. Not that it matters so much, but the runs required are less than 150 now.
  • 57.1Low bounce outside the right-hander's off stump once more and this time Shadab gets an outside edge trying to cut this ball. It goes on a bounce towards the right of De Kock who does well to stop it.
  • 56.6Good fuller length ball on middle, Hasan takes his feet out of the way and keeps the ball out with a straight bat. 11 off this over though. 230/8
  • 56.5On a good length outside off, pushed towards cover off the back foot. A single is taken.
  • 56.4Ouch! Looks like Shadab has been hit on the thigh pad trying to play this short of a length delivery. He falls over as he was looking to flick it.
  • 56.3The mid on was moved to deep mid-wicket after the last ball and Ali pushes this one towards long on. Mid off runs behind the ball and three runs are taken by the time it is returned.
  • 56.2SIX! Woohoo! Hasan is not going to waste time defending here. A short one on middle and he rocks back and pulls this handsomely over the fence at deep square leg. Way back into the stands.
  • 56.1Hurls this one at the hips, Shadab fends it off uncomfortably behind square on the leg side for a single. It looks to have come off his thigh pad as replays show later. Should be a leg bye.
  • 55.6What was that shot? A short of a length ball on off stump, Ali first was looking to duck but then chops it in the air towards cover for a couple. 10 off the over. 219/8
  • 55.5A length ball outside off, pushed towards the left of cover. He comes around and makes a tumbling stop. No run.
  • 55.4FOUR! In the air...but well away from the mid on fielder. Fuller one on the pads, Hasan flicks it away in the air wide of mid on. It runs away for another boundary, the second of this over.
  • 55.3Beaten! Outside off on a good length and some movement after landing. Too good for a tailender who ends up playing inside the line of the ball.
  • 55.2FOUR! Hasan has hit this right past back the bowler in the air. Was a half-chance but Steyn was taking evasive action before realizing that he could go for that one. By that time it was too late, as the flat-batted shot goes right back past him for a boundary.
  • 55.1Fuller length ball on middle, kept out by Ali watchfully.
  • 54.6Outside off on a good length, defended towards point by the batsman. End of another successful over for Rabada. 209/8
  • 54.5Bouncer on middle, Khan ducks under it and lets it go.
  • 54.4On a length and on the middle and leg stump line, Shadab pushes it back to mid on coming a little ahead.
  • 54.3Fuller length ball outside off, Hasan pushes it towards cover for a single. Off the mark.
  • Hasan Ali is the new man in.
  • 54.2OUT! Catching practice for Markram, this time it is a much simpler one than the previous catch. Rabada comes back to a good length outside off, Amir just opens the face of the bat and guides it right into the hands of gully. Aiden makes no mistake. Rabada has his second in two overs today, SA finding it all too easy now, 2 to go for 3-0!
  • 54.1FOUR! Flies over gully after Amir flashes at this bouncer outside off. No third man. Amir off the mark.
  • 53.6Left alone outside off to end the over. Maiden. 204/7
  • 53.5Outside off on a good length and holding its line this time, Shadab comes ahead and defends this one onto the ground.
  • 53.4Lands this on a length outside off, shapes away slightly as well. Left alone by Khan.
  • 53.3Bang on target once more, kept out by the batsman though.
  • 53.2Another one on the money, defended watchfully towards mid on.
  • 53.1Length ball on off stump, Shadab pushes it back towards Steyn.
  • 52.6Yorker, short and then another yorker are the first three balls to Amir. The line though is outside off, Amir fails to jam it out. 204/7
  • 52.5On the shorter side outside off, MA evades it.
  • 52.4A yorker to welcome the new batsman but it is slightly outside off, would have been curtains for Amir had it been on the stumps as Amir fails to get his bat down in time.
  • Drinks break! What an hour of play this has been for the Proteas. After last evening they would not have expected things to be so easy. But 4 wickets have fallen and they are already into Pakistan's tail. Should be a matter of time now. Also, Mohammad Amir walks next to the crease, at number 9.
  • 52.3OUT! Rabada strikes in his first over itself. Excellent bowling change this one! But a lot of credit has to be given to the fielder here. He has taken a very sharp catch. Short and outside off, Faheem goes after it. The ball takes the outside edge and flies towards Markram's left, he reacts quickly and takes a tumbling catch. South Africa into the tail now.
  • 52.2Drags his length back a little, the batter manages to block it out.
  • 52.1Fuller in length on middle, it is crisply driven to mid off.
  • KG Rabada is now on.
  • 51.6Once again pulled nicely but does not get more than a single as it is close to the man at deep square leg. 204/6
  • 51.5Crisp drive but can't find the gap. It is hit right off the middle but to mid off.
  • 51.4Nicely pulled again, This though came at a good height for the batsman. He hits it through square leg and takes two. These two are going along well here.
  • 51.3Driven on the up but straight to the man at point.
  • 51.2Good length and on off, Faheem strokes it towards point. Bavuma does well to dive to his left and makes a good stop.
  • 51.1Nicely clipped but to the man at deep square leg. A run taken.
  • 50.6Continues banging it short and Faheem continues to try and pull. Does not connect though this time as he had his eyes closed while playing it. 200/6
  • 50.5FOUR! Another pull shot and another boundary! Slightly short, Faheem picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket. It trickles over the fence. 200 up.
  • 50.4FOUR! This time he plays the pull shot well! It is short and on the body, Faheem pulls it through square leg and it races away.
  • 50.3A bumper but it is way down leg side, Faheem looks to pull but misses.
  • 50.2Clips it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.
  • 50.1A little short and outside off, Shadab throws his bat at it but is beaten by the low bounce.
  • 49.6The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 191/6
  • 49.5A little too straight this time, it is tucked around the corner for a run.
  • 49.4Attacks the off pole again, the batsman manages to jam it out.
  • 49.3This is outside off, Khan lets it be.
  • 49.2Nicely timed! This is on a length and around off, Shadab leans into it and strokes it on the up through covers for a couple.
  • 49.1Starts off with a good delivery! On a length and it straightens a touch. Shadab plays inside the line and he gets an outside edge towards gully.
  • Dale Steyn to bowl for the first time today.
  • 48.6A rib tickler by Olivier, Faheem tries to work it on the leg side but misses. 188/6
  • 48.5The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.
  • 48.4Angles this one into the batsman, Shadab looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad.
  • 48.3Another short ball and it is on the body, Shadab ducks under it.
  • 48.2Another short ball outside off, Shadab looks to pull it this time but is done in by pace.
  • 48.1FOUR! From around the wicket bowls it short and outside off, Shadab guides it through backward point, uses the angle to great effect and the ball reaches the fence.
  • 47.6FOUR! Top edged and four. Faheem was nowhere in control of that. A good bouncer from Philander to end the over, the batsman goes for the pull as he takes his eyes off the ball as well. It takes the top edge and flies above the head of the keeper. No one back there and slip has to go and fetch the ball from outside the rope. End of a successful over from VP. 183/6
  • 47.5On a length outside off, the southpaw defends it off the back foot.
  • 47.4Short length ball on middle and going on with the angle, Faheem tries to get on top of the bounce and fend it away on the off side but the ball gets big on him. He is not in control of the shot as it goes wide of the third slip fielder. Theunis moves to his left and makes a good stop, preventing Ashraf from getting off strike.
  • 47.3Well defended once more by Ashraf.
  • 47.2On a length on middle stump, Faheem keeps it out coming a little ahead.
  • Faheem Ashraf is the new man in.
  • 47.1OUT! And in all probability, there goes the last hope for the visitors! Asad Shafiq has been caught at slip and has to depart after a well-compiled 65 but that doesn't look like it is going to be enough for his side. Vernon Philander has looked dangerous this morning and many have kept low as well. That must have been playing in the batsman's mind. He comes ahead and tries to defend it on the off side but this one bounces more from a good length outside off and it takes the edge and goes to second slip at a good height. Elgar makes no mistake, Vernon has his first and SA are just 4 away now!
  • 46.6Back of a length on off, Khan tries to defend it but due to the extra bounce it hits the splice and rolls towards point. 179/5
  • 46.5A bumper and Khan ducks under it.
  • 46.4In the air... but safe! Shorter in length and outside off, Shafiq cuts it, he has no intentions of keeping it down. It goes uppishly but on the bounce to the man at deep point. A run taken. Risky that with a fielder in the deep.
  • 46.3Runs! It is short and wide outside off, Shafiq cuts it through point and takes two.
  • 46.2On a length and around off, Shafiq gets right behind the line and keeps it out. He is looking quite comfortable out there.
  • 46.1Good length and on off, it is kept out.
  • 45.6The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 176/5
  • 45.5Another one of those which has completely not bounced. However, it is once again outside off, Shadab looks to keep it out by staying rooted to his crease. He gets beaten though.
  • 45.4BEATEN! Needless that by Shadab. He reaches out and tries to defend a ball which is way outside off, luckily for him, he gets beaten.
  • 45.3That one stayed low! However, it was outside off so the batsman need not worry. Length and outside off, Shadab looks to punch it off the back foot but is done in by the low bounce.
  • 45.2Hits the length around off, this one comes back in after pitching. Shadab tries to defend but the ball hits the inner half and goes towards mid-wicket.
  • 45.1Back of a length on off, Shadab guides it to point.
  • 44.6Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment. 176/5
  • 44.6NO BALL! Olivier has overstepped! A bumper on middle, the batter ducks under it.
  • 44.5FOUR! Well in control there. It is on a length and outside off, Shafiq opens the face of the bat and then guides it through backward point for a boundary. He holds the key for Pakistan now.
  • 44.4On a length and around off, Shafiq gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
  • 44.3Length and outside off, it is left alone.
  • 44.2A bouncer outside off, Shafiq looks to pull but since the ball is outside off, he bails out.
  • 44.1Once again it is a short ball to begin this over, Shafiq ducks under it.
  • 43.6Another ball on middle and leg, Khan defends it towards the leg side. 171/5
  • 43.5On a length on middle, Shadab keeps it out from the crease.
  • 43.4In the air.... but short of mid on. A short of a length delivery on middle this time, Shafiq goes for the pull and mistimes it as it goes in the air towards Dale Steyn at mid on. He moves to his right and stops the ball as it drops just short of him. Lucky for Asad. He gets to the other end.
  • 43.3On a length on middle, AS pushes it towards mid on coming ahead.
  • 43.2On middle and leg this time, Asad pushes it towards mid-wicket.
  • 43.1FOUR! Asad Shafiq continues in his merry ways. This one is short outside off, cut away through cover-point for an easy boundary.
  • 42.6FOUR! No hat-trick! He once again slips in a full delivery, trying to catch the batsman off guard. Shadab though is up for it and he strokes it through mid off for a boundary. Off the mark in style is the leg spinner. 166/5
  • Shadab Khan comes in to bat next and will face the hat-trick ball.
  • 42.5OUT! KABOOM! Two in two for Olivier. The skipper bags a golden duck! He is completely beaten for pace. Also credit to Olivier, he kept bowling short but this time he serves this one on a length. Sarfraz is surprised by it. He fails to get his bat down in time, the ball once again skids through and hits the top of off. The South Africans are pumped. They are into the all-rounders now as Pakistan have half their side back in the hut. 5 wickets away are South Africa from a whitewash.
  • Sarfraz Ahmed, the skipper walks in at number 6, replacing Babar.
  • 42.4OUT! Another brute of the delivery by Olivier and it gets the better of Azam. Just how do you play those? Ali did not have an answer to that and now Azam too does not have one. 23rd wicket in this series for him. He bangs it short again and this one is on the body, it pitches and zips off the surface. Babar can't get out of the way, he tries to fend it away by hopping. However, the jump too does not allow him to get over the bounce. It kisses the glove and goes into the mitts of the keeper. It is the fourth catch for De Kock in this innings. Early strike and they have broken the stand which was looking threatening.
  • 42.3EDGY FOUR! Pakistan won't care how they come as long as they do. Slightly short and outside off, Azam who has been stroking it well through the off side off the back foot. Tries to do the same but this time gets an outside edge. It goes through gully and to the third man fence.
  • 42.2Goes a bit fuller than the last ball but the line is outside off, Azam shoulders arms to it.
  • 42.1Starts his second over of the day with the length he often bowls, a bumper. Azam ducks under it.
  • 41.6Goes back to bowling on the stumps, Shafiq easily defends it. 158/3
  • 41.5Goes a little too wide this time, wanting the batsman to play a false stroke. Shafiq though shoulders arms to it.
  • 41.4So after the poor delivery first up, Philander has not missed his mark since then. He once again, hits the length on off, AS is solid in defense.
  • 41.3Length again and on off, Shafiq lunges and keeps it out.
  • 41.2This is the Philander we know, the first one was a loosener and this one is right on the money. On a length and around off, it is kept out.
  • 41.1FOUR! Poor start by Philander! He bowls a half volley on the pads, Shafiq is too good a batsman to miss out on those. He flicks it through square leg and the ball races away. First boundary of the day and that also brings up Shafiq's fifty. Fifty in the second innings of the last game and fifty out here as well. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause by the crowd here. Unlike the last Test, he needs to covert it into triple figures this time.
  • Vernon Philander to bowl from the other end.
  • 40.6Another excellent short delivery. Azam tries to sway away from it but the ball brushes his body and goes to the keeper. End of an excellent first over by Olivier. 154/3
  • 40.5A change in length by DO, he lands it on a length and around off, Azam keeps it out.
  • 40.4Another bumper, no slowness about this one and it is also at a good height. Azam ducks under it.
  • 40.3In the air... but just short! Heart in the mouth moment there for Babar Azam. He could consider himself fortunate there. It is slightly short and outside off, Azam looks to pull at first but then checks his shot. The ball hits his bat and then lobs towards mid off. The fielder there runs in but collects it on the bounce. Maybe the ball came slow off the surface and hence Babar did not go ahead with his shot.
  • 40.2The last one was a short one and this is a yorker, Shafiq jams it out towards mid on and gets to the other end. First run for today, that also brings the 50-run stand between the two. Their job is only half done though, they need to continue.
  • 40.1A short one and on the body, Shafiq ducks under it.
  • We are all set to go here on Day 4. The players and the umpires are in position. Shafiq to take strike first. Duanne Olivier with the ball in hand.
  • For the Proteas, Dale Steyn picked up 2 wickets and Duanne Olivier picked the other one to fall. Vernon Philander did look a little out of color last evening but he will surely be expected come to the party today as should Kagiso Rabada. It promises to be a really exciting day, as has been the case with every day in this series so far. Action isn't far away from The Bullring...
  • Welcome to Day 4, and what could and should possibly be the last day of the Test series. 2-0 now, 7 wickets to go for 3-0. South Africa are still favorites here but count out Pakistan at your own peril. They are known to do the unimaginable, let it be lose a game from winning positions or to win a game that is all but lost. Pakistan have already scored 153 runs in the 40 overs bowled courtesy a good 67-run opening stand and an unbeaten 49-run stand between Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq. So the hosts should be guarded as 228 runs can still be done by the visitors. For that though, the overnight batsmen have to do a lot of work. Both looked in great touch last evening, especially the former as he stroked 48 at more than run-a-ball.
  • ... Day 4, Morning Session ...
  • Now then, the visitors need another 228 runs with 7 wickets left in the bank. The home side is still ahead in this game but one good partnership can probably get them thinking a little. Dean Elgar though would be backing his bowlers to do the job on Day 4. Do join us at 1000 local (0800 GMT) for what could be the last day of this Test series. Till then, take care and goodbye!
  • It looked like we will witness yet another batting collapse but it was not to be. Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam played positive cricket and have amassed 49 runs off just 55 balls for the 4th wicket. They are not done yet and Pakistan would need them to continue.
  • Pakistan though have not surrendered here. They fought bravely and have ended Day 3 with a glimmer of hope of chasing this down. The tone was set by their openers, they first battled hard to go unscathed into the Tea break. Then, after the interval, the pair scored freely. They added 67 runs together before Steyn dismissed both of them in quick time and soon Pakistan slipped from 67 for 0, to 104 for 3.
  • The two Pakistan batters walk off the field with a smile. The South Africans are seen giving hi-fives to each other and then, it is Quinton de Kock who leads them off the field and why not, he is surely the hero of the day for them. His century and crucial stands with the lower order earlier in the day has helped South Africa set a massive target of 381 in front of the visitors.
  • 39.6And Babar negotiates it nicely. Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and defends it soundly. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3! 153/3
  • 39.5Does go for the yorker but misses it by a little margin, Asad Shafiq flicks it towards deep square leg and takes a single. So it will be Steyn bowling the last ball of the day to Azam.
  • 39.4Attacks the off stump and lands it on a length, Shafiq lunges and defends it out.
  • 39.3Nope, he bowls it on a length and outside off, an easy leave for Shafiq.
  • 39.2Another bouncer! Asad once again ducks under it. Two in a row, can we now see a yorker, fast and one tailing back in?
  • 39.1A short ball to start the last over of the day. AS sways away.
  • 38.6On middle, Azam keeps it out. 152/3
  • 38.5Length delivery on off, BA defends it from within the crease.
  • 38.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 38.3Fuller on off, Azam drives it straight to covers.
  • 38.2NOT OUT! Shafiq is easily in. A length delivery on off, Asad tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an outside edge on it and the ball goes towards the vacant gully region. Babar goes for the third run and Bavuma runs towards the ball and throws it at the striker's end. De Kock sees the opportunity and immediately scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs to see whether the batsman has dragged his bat over the line or not. The replay shows he is clearly in.
  • A direct hit at the non-striker's end and the South African players have asked the question. Asad Shafiq looks relaxed though but you never know with direct hits.
  • 38.1Back of a length on middle, Shafiq defends it off the back foot.
  • 37.6Good shot. Fuller again on middle, Shafiq whips it through mid-wicket. Markram in the deep does a really good job to save a run for his side. 149/3
  • 37.5Back of a length on middle, Shafiq defends it from within the crease.
  • 37.4Fuller on middle, AS pushes it towards mid on.
  • 37.3A touch fuller on off, Shafiq drives it towards mid on.
  • 37.2On the 5th stump line, Asad lets it go.
  • 37.1Starts his new spell with a fuller delivery on off, Shafiq drives it towards mid off.
  • Dale Steyn is back to have another go.
  • 36.6A touch short on off, Azam punches it towards the cover fielder. 146/3
  • 36.5A tad short on off, BA punches it towards point.
  • 36.4Fraction straight, Babar flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.
  • 36.3Fuller delivery attacking the stumps, Shafiq flicks it off his pads to the leg side for a single.
  • 36.2Length delivery on middle, Asad defends it with a straight bat.
  • 36.1Fuller delivery on middle, Azam works it to the leg side for a run.
  • Vernon Philander is back on.
  • 35.6Good comeback by the bowler! Attacks the stumps, Shafiq tries to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. End of a good over for Pakistan, 10 from it and 19 comes off the last two. Another 237 needed. 144/3
  • 35.5FOUR! Cracked! Second boundary in the over. Slightly shorter in length and outside off, Shafiq transfers his weight onto the back foot and then cuts it through point.
  • 35.4A loose shot on the last ball and now he plays a lovely cover drive. It is not right off the middle but enough to collect two.
  • 35.3Loose this from Shafiq! Yes, it was there to be hit but such shots are not needed. Very short and there is a lot of width on offer outside off, Shafiq goes after it but gets beaten.
  • 35.2Drags his length back but the line is outside off, Shafiq need not play at those.
  • 35.1FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! Runs flowing thick and fast here! Full and around off, Shafiq leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball races away.
  • 34.6Bumper from the bowler. Azam ducks underneath it. 9 from the over. 134/3
  • 34.5FOUR! Top class batting from Babar here. Olivier bangs it short on off, Azam gets into position and punches it through point for a boundary. Good attacking batting from Babar here.
  • 34.4Snorter from Oliver. Back of a length delivery on middle, Azam tries to defend it off the back foot but the ball rises off the deck after pitching and hits Babar on the gloves and goes towards the leg side.
  • 34.3FOUR! SHOT! Overpitched from Olivier and Babar drives it firmly through covers for a boundary. Babar looking in very good form.
  • 34.2A touch short on off, Babar tries to pull it but misses it completely. Appeal from the bowler for a caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. Replay shows that the ball hit the pocket of Babar.
  • 34.1Length delivery on off, Asad taps it towards point for a single.
  • 33.6On middle, Babar keeps it out. 125/3
  • 33.5FOUR! Two in two. Kagiso bangs it short on middle, Azam hangs back and pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary.
  • 33.4FOUR! Fraction straight, Babar flicks it through wide mid on and the ball races away.
  • 33.3A touch short on off, Babar cuts it towards point.
  • 33.2Similar delivery, Babar defends it off the back foot.
  • 33.1Back of a length on middle, Azam defends it from within the crease.
  • 32.6Around off, Asad keeps it out. 117/3
  • 32.5Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.
  • 32.4FOUR! Full on middle and leg, Shafiq flicks it through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 32.3Bouncer from Olivier on middle, AS ducks it at the last moment.
  • 32.2FOUR! Streaky but effective. Fuller delivery outside off, Shafiq tries to drive it but it hits the outside edge of the bat and the ball goes towards the gully region and to the boundary.
  • 32.1Back of a length on middle, Asad defends it from within the crease.
  • 31.6Back of a length delivery on off, Shafiq taps it towards point and takes off. The fielder at point has a shy at the stumps at the striker's end but the batsmen is comfortably home. 109/3
  • 31.5The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 31.4FOUR! Full on middle and leg, Shafiq clips it off his pads through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 31.3Good delivery that. Length ball just outside off, Asad pokes his bat at it. Luckily for him it does not take the outside edge of the bat.
  • 31.2Similar delivery, Shafiq works it to the leg side.
  • 31.1Full on middle, Asad defends it with a straight bat.
  • 30.6Another bumper to end, Azam evades it. 104/3
  • Babar Azam is the new man in.
  • 30.5OUT! A snorter that, an absolute snorter sees the end of Azhar Ali. His poor tour comes to a close. An extremely well-directed bumper, it gets big on the batsman. Ali tries to fend it away by hopping but it takes the gloves and lobs towards de Kock behind who makes no mistake. His third catch of the game and probably the easiest. From 67 for 0, Pakistan have slipped to 104 for 3.
  • 30.4Nice shot but finds point. Shortish and outside off, Azhar plays the back foot punch but to cover-point.
  • 30.3Short but a little fuller than the last two, Ali goes back and punches it to mid off.
  • 30.2Shortish and on off, Azhar Ali stands tall and guides it to point.
  • 30.1Loose shot that! Not sure if that shot needs to be played! Short and outside off, Azhar Ali goes for the cut shot but the extra bounce sees the ball go over the bat.
  • Now then! Replays show that the first ball of the over did have a slight feather on it as QdK took the catch. There was an appeal but no review. So one wrong review and one where a review was not taken when there was an outside edge.
  • 29.6A tad short on off, Azhar punches it towards point for a single. 104/2
  • 29.5In the channel outside off, Ali lets it be.
  • 29.4Back of a length on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.
  • 29.3The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.
  • 29.2FOUR! Fraction straight this time, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away.
  • 29.1BEATEN! Back of a length on off, Azhar trying to defend it off the back foot but the ball shapes away after pitching beating the outside edge of the bat. The bowler appeals but doesn't get any support from his teammates.
  • Kagiso Rabada is back.
  • 28.6FOUR! Cuts and cuts hard. Bangs it short on off, Shafiq hangs back and cuts it through point for a boundary. 12 from the over. Expensive over from Olivier. 99/2
  • 28.5Full on middle, AS works it to mid-wicket.
  • 28.4FOUR! GLORIOUS! Two in two. A tad full on off, Shafiq leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.
  • 28.3FOUR! Errs in line and length, Shafiq clips it off his pads and the ball goes through fine leg for a boundary.
  • 28.2Back of a length on middle, Asad defends it off the back foot.
  • 28.1Bumper from Olivier on middle, Shafiq ducks underneath it.
  • 27.6Back of a length now on off, Ali stands tall and guides it towards point. He initially thinks there are runs on offer here but Bavuma at point, dives to his left and stops the batsmen from taking any. 87/2
  • 27.5FOUR! Top shot! Steyn pays the price of overpitching the delivery. Azhar says thank you very much. He strokes it straight back past the bowler and into the fence. Looks solid out there, Ali.
  • 27.4Attacks the off stump this time, looking to shape it away so that it can take the outside edge. Ali though gets his bat right behind the line of the delivery and it hits the middle.
  • 27.3Trying to hit the pad of Azhar Ali, the batter though gets his bat down in time and pushes it to mid on.
  • 27.2Good running! Asad drops the ball towards the off side and sets off for a run. Bavuma gets to the ball but fails to collect it, making the single easy for the batsmen.
  • 27.1Back of a length on off, Shafiq stands tall and pushes it to short covers.
  • 26.6Bouncer to end the over. Ali nicely ducks underneath it. 82/2
  • 26.5NOT OUT! Daylight between bat and ball here. It is a back of a length delivery outside off, Ali tries to punch it through point. He misses it completely. De Kock behind the stumps appeals and thinks it has hit the bat. Elgar goes for the review. The replay shows there is no outside edge and South Africa lose the review.
  • Another review taken by South Africa. Once again it is de Kock who is convinced there is an edge. Azhar Ali is the man in question.
  • 26.4Outside off, Ali lets it go.
  • 26.3FOUR! Olivier bangs it short on middle, Ali hangs back and pulls it through fine leg and the ball races away.
  • 26.2Length delivery on off, Ali tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an outside edge on it and the ball goes towards the gully fielder.
  • 26.1Starts off with a length delivery outside off, left alone by Ali.
  • Duanne Olivier is back on.
  • 25.6Outside off, Shafiq shoulders arms to it. 78/2
  • 25.5Superb delivery that. On a length and on off, Shafiq tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball swings away after pitching beating the outside edge of the bat.
  • 25.4On the 5th stump line, AS lets it go.
  • 25.3On his pads again, Shafiq flicks it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
  • 25.2Drifting on his pads, Azhar tucks it around the corner for a single.
  • 25.1Back of a length on middle, Asad works it to the leg side for a run.
  • 24.6Good delivery to end with. Fuller delivery on off, Ali tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball shapes away beating the outside edge of the bat. 74/2
  • 24.5Full on middle, Ali flicks it straight to mid-wicket.
  • 24.4Full and wide outside off, Azhar lets it go.
  • 24.3On middle and leg, Ali works it to the leg side.
  • 24.2On a length and outside off, Ali tries to cut it but the ball bounced after pitching.
  • 24.1Fuller delivery on off, Ali defends it with a straight bat.
  • DRINKS!
  • Asad Shafiq is the next man in for the visitors.
  • 23.6OUT! There is an inside edge. Dale Steyn gets his second and he is on fire since he has changed ends. Both the set batsmen now back in the hut. Excellent use of technology by South Africa. Steyn lands it around off and this one jags back in. Masood plays outside the line and there is a noise as the ball passes the bat. It goes towards de Kock off the thigh pad who takes it diving to his right. He gets up in joy and appeals. Steyn too puts in a loud shout. The umpire though shakes his head. Elgar after a chat with his teammates, reviews. Replays roll in and they initially indicate that the ball has taken an inside edge, deflects onto the thigh pad and then to the keeper. Ultra Edge confirms the same and the decision has to be overturned. Masood is not happy with himself as he trudges back. South Africa would like to deliver a few more blows before Stumps. 74/2
  • South Africa review this time! They are confident they have Masood caught behind here. The umpire feels different but Elger has signaled the 'T'.
  • 23.5Good length and around off, Masood tries to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads.
  • 23.4The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.
  • 23.3Length delivery on off, Shan is solid in defense.
  • 23.2OUCH! That must have hurt there. Too quick that for Azhar Ali. It is short and on the body of the batsman. Ali is a little too slow to duck under it. It hits his body and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.
  • 23.1The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.
  • 22.6Back of a length on middle, Ali defends it from within the crease. 72/1
  • 22.5In the channel outside off, Ali lets it be.
  • 22.4Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 22.3Fuller on off, Ali drives it straight to mid off.
  • 22.2NOT OUT! Azhar survives! It is only pad and going over the stumps as well. It is on a length around off, Ali is trying to defend it off the front foot but the ball jags back after pitching and hits him on the pads. The ball lobs towards the slip fielder. Philander keeps on running without appealing as he knows he has got his man. The finger has gone up as well. But Azhar Ali is not going anywhere. He takes the DRS and the replays show that it missed his bat and hit him high on the leg. Decision reversed.
  • Have South Africa got another? The umpire has given Azhar Ali caught. He though has reviewed. Maybe it wasn't off the bat, just pad maybe.
  • 22.1A touch fuller on middle, Ali watchfully defends it.
  • 21.6Similar delivery, Masood shoulders arms to it. 72/1
  • 21.5In the channel outside off, Shan lets it be.
  • 21.4Drifting on his pads, Azhar tucks it around the corner for a single.
  • 21.3Back of a length on middle, Ali tucks it to the leg side.
  • 21.2Almost a perfect yorker. Ali digs it out in the end.
  • 21.1Back of a length delivery on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
  • 20.6Back of a length on off, Shan goes back and keeps it out. So just the boundary from the over. 71/1
  • 20.5Edged but does not carry! On off, it angles away. Masood plays inside the line, the ball takes the outside edge and falls well short of the fielder at gully.
  • 20.4Good length on off, SM covers the line of the delivery and keeps it out.
  • 20.3FOUR! In the air but safe! A good shot in the end! Slightly short and outside off, Shan stands tall and guides it past the fielder at point and into the fence.
  • 20.2Good length around off, Shan is solid in defense.
  • 20.1A little too wide outside off, the batsman shoulders arms. De Kock behind collects the ball well.
  • 19.6Bouncer from Steyn. Ali nicely ducks underneath it. 67/1
  • 19.5Bowls it wide down leg, Ali tries to flick it but hits his pad and de Kock behind the stumps goes to his left and collects it nicely.
  • Azhar Ali is the new man in.
  • 19.4OUT! Imam departs! Dale Steyn with the breakthrough! The change of ends has worked for him. Length delivery angling in, Imam is on the back foot trying to defend but the ball shapes away after pitching. It takes the outside edge and goes straight into the keeper's gloves who takes a comfortable catch behind the stumps. Steyn appeals and the umpire waits before raising his finger. Imam has to walk back. He fails to make use of the start he got. A fluent looking opening stand has been broken. They though have done a decent job.
  • 19.3A tad full on off, Imam drives it straight to mid on.
  • 19.2Fuller on off, the batsman pushes it towards cover.
  • 19.1Length delivery on middle, Imam defends it with a straight bat.
  • Change of ends for Dale Steyn.
  • 18.6Outside off, SM lets it be. 67/0
  • 18.5A touch fuller on off, Masood drives it straight to the bowler.
  • 18.4Back of a length on middle, SM defends it off the back foot.
  • 18.3Fuller on off, Shan defends it off the front foot.
  • 18.2BEATEN! Lands it on middle, Masood is trying to defend it off the back foot but the ball shapes away after pitching, beating the outside edge of the bat.
  • 18.1Length delivery on middle, Masood flicks it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.
  • 17.6Back of a length on off, the batsman punches it towards point. 65/0
  • 17.5Bangs it short down leg, Masood pulls it towards fine leg for a run.
  • 17.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 17.3Fraction straight, Imam tucks it around the corner for a single.
  • 17.2On middle and leg, Shan works it to the leg side for a single.
  • 17.1Bowls it way wide down leg, Masood does not need to play at those.
  • 16.6Length delivery on off, Imam tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge on it and the ball goes towards mid-wicket. 62/0
  • 16.5Full on off, Imam defends it with a straight bat.
  • 16.4The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.
  • 16.3Close shave. A touch fuller outside off, Imam goes for the drive but gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards the second slip fielder, Elgar but it lands just short.
  • 16.2On middle, Imam tucks it to mid-wicket.
  • 16.1Starts off with a length delivery outside off, Imam lets it be.
  • Vernon Philander is back on.
  • 15.6A little too straight this time, Imam works it through square leg. Takes one, he wants the second but is sent back by his partner. 62/0
  • 15.5Closer to the off pole this time, Imam gets right behind the line and keeps it out.
  • 15.4Third leave in a row as another delivery is bowled outside off.
  • 15.3Outside off again, the batsman lets it be.
  • 15.2Length outside off, it is left alone.
  • 15.1A bumper on middle, Imam does well to evade it.
  • 14.6The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total. 61/0
  • 14.5Top shot! Imam drives it on the up through covers, it is in the gap and the batsmen take two.
  • 14.4Good length again outside off, the batter opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single.
  • 14.3Back of a length on off, Shan this time goes back and keeps it out.
  • 14.2Length again on off, Shan plants his front foot forward confidently and then keeps it out.
  • 14.1Attacks the off stump, Shan gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
  • 13.6Defended off the back foot by the batsman. 57/0
  • 13.5In the channel outside off, Imam-ul-Haq lets it go.
  • 13.4Length delivery on off, Imam dabs it towards point.
  • 13.3Bouncer from Rabada on middle, the batsman nicely ducks underneath it.
  • 13.2Fuller on off, Imam pushes it towards point for a couple of runs.
  • 13.1Back of a length on off, Imam taps it towards point.
  • 12.6Imam tucks it around the corner for a single. He also keeps the strike for the next over. 55/0
  • 12.5Fuller on off, Imam drives it straight to the mid off fielder.
  • 12.4On the 5th stump line, the batsman lets it go.
  • 12.3FOUR! A touch fuller on off, Imam leans forward and drives it firmly through cover-point for a boundary.
  • 12.2Fuller this time on off, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.
  • 12.1Starts with a length delivery outside off, Imam shoulders arms to it.
  • Dale Steyn is brought into the attack.
  • 11.6Outside off, left alone by Masood. 50/0
  • 11.5Back of a length on off, SM defends it off the back foot.
  • 11.4FOUR! Cuts and cuts hard! It was dragged short on off, Masood rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand as well. Quality batting from these two so far. Just the start Pakistan would have liked.
  • 11.3The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 11.2A tad short on middle and leg, the batsman tucks it to the square leg region for a run.
  • 11.1In the channel outside off, Imam lets it go.
  • 10.6The ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads. 45/0
  • 10.5A touch short on middle, Masood was late on the shot as it hits his glove and the ball goes towards the right of the keeper.
  • 10.4Back of a length on middle, Shan punches it towards point.
  • 10.3Drifts on his pads, Imam flicks it through mid-wicket for three runs.
  • 10.2Length delivery on middle and leg, SM works it around the corner for a single.
  • 10.1A touch short on middle, Masood tries to pull it but misses it and hits him directly on the body. He is too late on the shot.
  • 9.6On the 5th stump line, Imam lets it go. 41/0
  • 9.5On middle, Imam defends it off the front foot.
  • 9.4Wide outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.
  • 9.3Back of a length on off, Imam is on the back foot trying to leave it but it rises off the deck after pitching. Imam does well to leave it, pulling his gloves out of the way. Nasty delivery that.
  • 9.2Similar delivery, the batsman lets it go.
  • 9.1In the channel outside off, left alone by Imam.
  • 8.6Length delivery on off, SM taps it towards point. He wanted a run but the non-striker sends him back. 41/0
  • 8.5Bumper this time on off, Masood offers no shot to it.
  • 8.4The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.
  • 8.3A touch short on off, Masood tries to go for the pull but misses it.
  • 8.2Similar delivery, Shan defends it off the front foot.
  • 8.1Starts with a fuller delivery on off, Masood defends it with a straight bat.
  • Duanne Olivier to continue from the other end.
  • 7.6Outside off, Imam lets it go. 41/0
  • 7.5Back of a length again on off, Masood punches it through covers. The fielder at point does well to keep it to three runs.
  • 7.4Back of a length on middle, Imam dabs it to the leg side and takes off. The batsmen get an easy run in the end.
  • 7.3Length delivery on middle, Imam tucks it to the leg side.
  • 7.2A touch short on off, Masood punches it through covers for three runs. Goof running there.
  • 7.1Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Shan defends it with a straight bat.
  • The players are out in the middle. Shan Masood will take strike. Kagiso Rabada will start the proceedings after tea.
  • .... Day 3, Session 3 ....
  • So the Pakistan batters do enter the Tea break unscathed and they have looked at ease out there. The bowlers have got no purchase from the wicket and looking at the surface today, it amazes me how so many wickets fell on Days 1 and 2. However, the hosts are still a long way ahead in this game. They will look to strike early after the break. The visitors' openers on the other hand will try and continue in the same way. Join us in some time for the last session.
  • 6.6Outside off, Imam lets it go. AND THAT IS TEA ON DAY 3. 34/0
  • 6.5Good bumper that from Olivier. He bangs it short around off, Imam goes for the pull but misses it completely.
  • 6.4FOUR! A touch short on off, Imam hangs back and cuts it through point for a boundary. Good shot from the opener.
  • 6.3Bouncer this time outside off, the batsman lets it go through the keeper.
  • 6.2Fuller this time on middle, the ball keeps a bit low after pitching. Imam does well to defend it off the back foot.
  • 6.1Starts off with a length delivery on off, Imam defends it off the front foot.
  • 5.6The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 30/0
  • 5.5Back of a length on middle, Shan defends it from within the crease.
  • 5.4Drifts on his pads, Imam tucks it around the corner for a run.
  • 5.3Full on off, Imam pushes it towards mid off.
  • 5.2FOUR! GLORIOUS! A touch fuller on off, Imam leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.
  • 5.1Fuller delivery on off, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.
  • 4.6On the 5th stump line, Masood lets it go. 25/0
  • 4.5A tad short on middle, Imam works it to the leg side for a run. Good running there from the both of them.
  • 4.4On a length and on off, SM pushes it towards point for a single.
  • 4.3In the channel outside off, left alone by Shan.
  • 4.2Length delivery on off, Masood guides it through the gully region for a couple of runs.
  • 4.1Full on off, Masood defends it with a straight bat.
  • 3.6The batsman has edged that one. They manage to come back for the second. 21/0
  • 3.5Wide outside off, it is left alone.
  • 3.4FOUR! Imam gets into the act this time. The Pakistan openers have started really well here. It is full and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq strokes it through mid on and it races away to the fence.
  • 3.3On the fuller side around off, Imam gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.
  • 3.2Length again around off, it is kept out.
  • 3.1Good length and outside off, it is left alone.
  • 2.6Fuller this time on off, Masood drives it through mid off for a couple of runs. 15/0
  • 2.5In the channel outside off, SM shoulders arms to it.
  • 2.4On the 5th stumps line, Masood lets it go.
  • 2.3FOUR! Just over the man at square leg. Bangs it short on middle, Masood pulls it towards square leg for a boundary.
  • 2.2Length delivery on off, Imam punches it towards point for a single.
  • 2.1Back of a length on middle, Imam defends it from within the crease.
  • 1.6FOUR! First boundary for Shan and for Pakistan. Fraction straight this time, Masood flicks it through mid on and the ball races away to the fence. 8/0
  • 1.5Similar delivery, Masood offers no shot to it.
  • 1.4In the channel outside off, left alone by Masood.
  • 1.3Back of a length on middle, SM defends it from within the crease.
  • 1.2Length delivery on middle, Masood guides it through the gully region for a couple of runs. Good running from the batsmen.
  • 1.1Starts off with a length delivery outside off, Masood lets it go.
  • 0.6Shan is off the mark with a tuck around the corner. 2/0
  • 0.5In the channel outside off, Masood shoulders arms to it.
  • 0.4A tad fuller outside off, Masood shoulders arms to it.
  • 0.3Fuller outside off, Shan lets it go
  • 0.2On a length and on middle, Imam taps it towards point annd takes off for a single. Imam is off the mark with that.
  • 0.1Starts off with a length dleivery outside off, Imam lets it go.

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