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S Africa win series after beating Pakistan in 2nd Test
(Agencies) / 17 February 2013
South Africa profited from a change of ball midway through the morning session on the fourth day to bowl Pakistan out for 169 to set a target of 182 to win the both the second test and the series.
Scores: Pakistan 338 & 169 (Azhar Ali 65, Misbah-ul-Haq 44; V. Philander 4-40) v South Africa 326
Pakistan began the day on 100-3 but, after the umpires agreed to change the ball during the morning drinks break, South Africa went on to claim the final six wickets for just 22 runs.
Vernon Philander followed up his five-wicket haul in the first innings with figures of 4-40 in the second, while Robin Peterson and Dale Steyn took three apiece in the absence of injured fast bowler Morne Morkel.
That left South Africa with a seemingly straightforward target to clinch the three-match series, having won the first test in Johannesburg by 211 runs.
Azhar Ali and Misbah-ul-Haq battled through the evening session on Saturday to leave the game evenly poised, but a rush of blood to the head ensured Misbah departed in the ninth over of Sunday morning.
Left-arm spinner Peterson was bowling into the rough outside the right-hander’s leg stump, and after initially being content to pad the ball away, Misbah eventually went on the sweep and saw a top edge caught by Graeme Smith at short fine leg.
Asad Shafiq made a bright start alongside Ali, but after the ball had been changed, South Africa’s pacemen found lateral movement and used it to good effect.
Firstly, Shafiq failed to keep out a delivery from Steyn that bounced back onto his stumps off the bat, and then three wickets in three deliveries left Pakistan’s innings in disarray.
After Robin Peterson had bowled Sarfraz Ahmed at the end of the 65th over, Vernon Philander struck twice at the start of the 66th to remove both Ali, for 65, and Umar Gul.
Saeed Ajmal prevented Philander from claiming the hat-trick that would also have sealed a 10-wicket haul for the match, but Peterson and Steyn cleaned up the final two wickets shortly after the lunch interval.
INNINGS SCORES ON THE FOURTH DAY
Pakistan, first innings, 338
South Africa, first innings, 326
Pakistan, second innings (overnight 100-3)
Mohammad Hafeez lbw b Steyn 0
Nasir Jamshed lbw b Philander 0
Azhar Ali c De Villiers b Philander 65
Younis Khan b Steyn 14
Misbah-ul-Haq c Smith b Peterson 44
Asad Shafiq b Philander 19
Sarfraz Ahmed b Peterson 5
Tanvir Ahmed not out 10
Umar Gul c Petersen b Philander 0
Saeed Ajmal b Peterson 4
Mohammad Irfan c Petersen b Steyn 2
Extras (lb2, w4) 6
Total (75.3 overs) 169
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Hafeez), 2-7 (Jamshed), 3-45 (Younis), 4-114 (Misbah), 5-147 (Shafiq), 6-152 (Sarfraz), 7-152 (Azhar), 8-152 (Gul), 9-158 (Ajmal)
Bowling: Steyn 18.3-5-38-3 (3w), Philander 19-6-40-4, Morkel 3.1-0-8-0, Peterson 29-8-73-3 (1w), Kallis 5.5-2-8-0
Match situation: South Africa need 182 runs to win
Toss: South Africa
Umpires: Steve Davis, Bruce Oxenford (both AUS)
TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)
Match referee: Jeff Crowe (NZL)
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