South Africa and Pakistan did battle in the 1st 5-Day Test at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg which started at 10:30 SA Time on Friday 1 February and which was supposed to run till Tuesday 5 February 2013.

This was the Live Game Article for the Match.

South Africa won the toss and batted first on a difficult wicket, getting 253 in the First Innings, then dismissing Pakistan for a poultry 49 runs. South Africa had the choice to ask Pakistan to follow-on but chose to bat again, amassing 275 / 3 before declaring in their Second Innings, a lead of 479.

Pakistan put up a brave performance in their Second Innings, only losing 4 wickets on Day 3, but with South Africa taking the New Ball early on Day 4, they bundled Pakistan out for 268.

South Africa win comfortably with a Day and a Half spare, before Lunch on Day 4 and win by 211 runs.




South Africa: 253 All Out (85.2 overs) & 275 / 3 Declared (62 overs)

Pakistan: 49 All Out (29.1 overs) & 268 All Out (100.4 overs)


South Africa won by 211 runs

  • Pakistan in South Africa Test Series – 1st Test
  • Test no. 2072 | 2012/13 season
  • Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
  • 1,2,3,4 February 2013 (5-day match)
South Africa 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
GC Smith* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 24 96 59 2 0 40.67
AN Petersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Junaid Khan 20 91 53 2 0 37.73
HM Amla c Azhar Ali b Younis Khan 37 112 67 6 0 55.22
JH Kallis c Asad Shafiq b Umar Gul 50 82 78 9 0 64.10
AB de Villiers† c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 31 124 84 3 0 36.90
F du Plessis b Junaid Khan 41 131 107 2 0 38.31
D Elgar c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Hafeez 27 54 40 3 1 67.50
RJ Peterson b Mohammad Hafeez 0 17 11 0 0 0.00
VD Philander run out (Asad Shafiq/†Sarfraz Ahmed) 1 11 2 0 0 50.00
DW Steyn not out 12 11 10 1 1 120.00
M Morkel b Mohammad Hafeez 0 7 2 0 0 0.00
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 1, nb 1) 10
Total (all out; 85.2 overs; 370 mins) 253 (2.96 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-46 (Petersen, 18.3 ov), 2-46 (Smith, 19.1 ov), 3-125 (Kallis, 39.4 ov), 4-135 (Amla, 45.3 ov), 5-199 (de Villiers, 70.1 ov), 6-232 (du Plessis, 78.2 ov), 7-239 (Peterson, 81.6 ov), 8-240 (Elgar, 83.1 ov), 9-243 (Philander, 83.6 ov), 10-253 (Morkel, 85.2 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Umar Gul 19 2 56 2 2.94
Junaid Khan 18 8 33 2 1.83
Rahat Ali 14 0 56 0 4.00 (1nb, 1w)
Saeed Ajmal 23 4 68 0 2.95
Younis Khan 4 0 16 1 4.00
Mohammad Hafeez 7.2 1 16 4 2.18
Pakistan 1st innings R M B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Hafeez c †de Villiers b Steyn 6 14 14 1 0 42.85
Nasir Jamshed lbw b Steyn 2 25 15 0 0 13.33
Azhar Ali c †de Villiers b Kallis 13 81 46 2 0 28.26
Younis Khan c Smith b Steyn 0 5 5 0 0 0.00
Misbah-ul-Haq* c †de Villiers b Kallis 12 77 45 3 0 26.66
Asad Shafiq c †de Villiers b Philander 1 17 5 0 0 20.00
Sarfraz Ahmed† c †de Villiers b Steyn 2 28 13 0 0 15.38
Umar Gul c Smith b Philander 0 2 2 0 0 0.00
Saeed Ajmal c †de Villiers b Steyn 1 10 10 0 0 10.00
Junaid Khan not out 8 18 14 2 0 57.14
Rahat Ali c du Plessis b Steyn 0 9 6 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 3, w 1) 4
Total (all out; 29.1 overs; 148 mins) 49 (1.68 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-9 (Mohammad Hafeez, 3.5 ov), 2-12 (Nasir Jamshed, 5.1 ov), 3-12 (Younis Khan, 5.6 ov), 4-36 (Azhar Ali, 19.5 ov), 5-37 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 21.1 ov), 6-39 (Asad Shafiq, 22.1 ov), 7-39 (Umar Gul, 22.3 ov), 8-40 (Saeed Ajmal, 25.2 ov), 9-41 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 27.1 ov), 10-49 (Rahat Ali, 29.1 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
VD Philander 9 5 16 2 1.77
DW Steyn 8.1 6 8 6 0.97
M Morkel 6 3 11 0 1.83 (1w)
JH Kallis 6 2 11 2 1.83
South Africa 2nd innings R M B 4s 6s SR
AN Petersen c Mohammad Hafeez b Umar Gul 27 98 60 5 0 45.00
GC Smith* c †Sarfraz Ahmed b Umar Gul 52 108 73 9 0 71.23
HM Amla not out 74 184 114 7 0 64.91
JH Kallis c Asad Shafiq b Saeed Ajmal 7 15 13 1 0 53.84
AB de Villiers† not out 103 158 117 11 0 88.03
Extras (lb 4, w 3, nb 5) 12
Total (3 wickets dec; 62 overs; 281 mins) 275 (4.43 runs per over)
Did not bat F du Plessis, D Elgar, VD Philander, RJ Peterson, DW Steyn, M Morkel
Fall of wickets 1-82 (Petersen, 21.2 ov), 2-87 (Smith, 23.2 ov), 3-99 (Kallis, 26.5 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
Umar Gul 14 2 58 2 4.14 (3w)
Junaid Khan 13 1 63 0 4.84 (5nb)
Rahat Ali 11 1 44 0 4.00
Mohammad Hafeez 5 0 32 0 6.40
Saeed Ajmal 18 1 74 1 4.11
Younis Khan 1 1 0 0 0.00
Pakistan 2nd innings (target: 480 runs) R M B 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Hafeez c †de Villiers b Philander 2 16 10 0 0 20.00
Nasir Jamshed c Peterson b Steyn 46 96 65 8 0 70.76
Azhar Ali lbw b Kallis 18 97 68 2 0 26.47
Younis Khan c †de Villiers b Morkel 15 45 28 2 0 53.57
Misbah-ul-Haq* c †de Villiers b Steyn 64 258 167 11 0 38.32
Asad Shafiq c Kallis b Steyn 56 221 168 9 0 33.33
Sarfraz Ahmed† b Philander 6 22 11 1 0 54.54
Umar Gul c †de Villiers b Steyn 23 71 43 3 0 53.48
Saeed Ajmal c †de Villiers b Morkel 11 25 16 2 0 68.75
Junaid Khan lbw b Steyn 9 44 23 2 0 39.13
Rahat Ali not out 3 12 9 0 0 33.33
Extras (b 4, lb 4, w 3, nb 4) 15
Total (all out; 100.4 overs; 456 mins) 268 (2.66 runs per over)
Fall of wickets 1-7 (Mohammad Hafeez, 3.6 ov), 2-64 (Nasir Jamshed, 21.5 ov), 3-70 (Azhar Ali, 24.4 ov), 4-82 (Younis Khan, 29.5 ov), 5-209 (Asad Shafiq, 82.4 ov), 6-210 (Misbah-ul-Haq, 84.4 ov), 7-218 (Sarfraz Ahmed, 87.1 ov), 8-240 (Saeed Ajmal, 91.6 ov), 9-261 (Umar Gul, 98.1 ov), 10-268 (Junaid Khan, 100.4 ov)
Bowling O M R W Econ
DW Steyn 28.4 10 52 5 1.81
VD Philander 22 3 60 2 2.72 (1nb)
M Morkel 25 7 89 2 3.56 (3nb)
JH Kallis 15 5 35 1 2.33 (1w)
RJ Peterson 10 3 24 0 2.40
Match details
Toss South Africa, who chose to bat
Series South Africa led the 3-match series 1-0
Test debuts Nasir Jamshed and Rahat Ali (Pakistan)
Player of the match tba
Umpires BF Bowden (New Zealand) and BNJ Oxenford (Australia)
TV umpire SJ Davis (Australia)
Match referee JJ Crowe (New Zealand)
Reserve umpire JD Cloete
Close of play
- day 1 – Pakistan 1st innings 6/0 (Mohammad Hafeez 6*, Nasir Jamshed 0*, 2 ov)
- day 2 – South Africa 2nd innings 207/3 (HM Amla 50*, AB de Villiers 63*, 53 ov)
- day 3 – Pakistan 2nd innings 183/4 (Misbah-ul-Haq 44*, Asad Shafiq 53*, 75 ov)

150 Responses to Cricket: 1st Test – South Africa vs Pakistan – Live Game Article

  • 101

    Jacques Kallis outscored the whole Pakistan batting line up

  • 102

    Blomme have raced to 30 / 0 after 7.2 overs

  • 103

    Smith starting to dominate the bowling. ominous for the Paki’s

  • 104

    SA 51 / 0 after 12.5 overs, going past the Pakistani total with all wickets still standing.

    This is where I leave the cricket for now, to concentrate on rugby.

    See later…

  • 105

    This is starting to look like the 3rd vs Australia

  • 106

    SA 87 / 1 after 23 overs

  • 107

    SA end on 207 / 3 at Stumps on Day 2, already a lead of 411, with 7 wickets remaining

  • 108

    Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore believes an onslaught by the South African pace bowlers in the morning session on day two of the second Test at the Wanderers on Saturday was the best he has ever seen.

    Dale Steyn took 6/8 as Pakistan collapsed to their lowest Test score of 49. He was ably supported by Jacques Kallis, Vernon Philander and Morne Morkel in what Whatmore said was a mixture of pace and skill.

    “I have never seen two hours of such relentless attack, it was incredible pace bowling,” Whatmore, who was born in Sri Lanka and represented Australia, told a news conference.

    “Most of our batsman were out to terrific balls. I think we scored something like 34 runs in the first session? It is unheard of.”

    Whatmore had special praise for Steyn, who he said was nearly unplayable.

    “His pace and skill on this pitch is what makes him so special. I am obviously unhappy with the result of today, but there were reasons for it. It was incredible bowling,” he said.

  • 109

    Steyn played down his performance, saying the whole team had responded to a dressing-down from captain Graeme Smith after they were bowled out for 253 on Friday.

    “Graeme sat the guys down this morning and said he wanted a 100 percent day from us. He felt we didn’t give that yesterday,” Steyn said. “We don’t have to have many of these chats so I think it had a hand in our performance.”

    The world’s number one fast bowler said after his initial success in removing three of Pakistan’s top order, he returned to find he could extract even more out of the pitch to clean up the tail.

    “I think the ball actually swung a bit more as it got older, and the wicket assisted it also. It was a great effort from all the bowlers, even Morne, who didn’t get a wicket, was hitting the gloves and bowling really well,” he said.

  • 110

    Firdose Moonda describes Dale like this

    With a high-quality, sustained assault of swing bowling, Steyn led the South Africa attack in one of their most skillful displays yet. His performance was that of an alpha-male, commanding a pack of hounds that came at the opposition like it had not eaten for months.

    Dale Steyn’s intent has been described in many ways in recent months. Most commonly it is said to be reflected in his “angry eyes” but in reality it is on show in everything from the spring in his stride to the vein-popping in his arms. Steyn at the top of a run up is like staring into the eyes of a man with a knife in his pocket and a snarl in his voice in a dark alley late at night. It’s just not pleasant and Steyn knows it and he knows when to use that attitude.

  • 111

    Faf du Plessis at the end of play one day one said the South Africa batsmen could not identify which of the Pakistan bowlers to target. The same can be said of opposition line-ups every time they come up against South Africa; Steyn does not go about his work alone. While he was impossible to take a run off today and bowled 46 dot balls out of 49, Philander was equally difficult to get away. Morne Morkel has been the same; his economy rate has shrunk from 3.66 runs per over in 2006 to 3.18 in 2012. That may sound marginal but it means that if he bowls 20 overs in an innings he would concede 64 runs instead of 73.

    Then, when Jacques Kallis comes on, it’s not to offer relief. He still bowls quickly, often touching 140, and finds swing. The same caution needs to be applied when facing him as compared to anyone else in the attack. Today, that was evident. That leaves the spinner as the one to score runs off and in this innings, Robin Peterson didn’t even bowl.

    The level of competition within is so high that it can sometimes seem as though they are not taking on the batsmen but each other and Steyn alluded to it. “King Kallis bowled very well; Morne, even though he did not take any wickets was hitting the gloves all the time,” he said. “Everybody wants to do well.

  • 112

    “One minute you’re out there and then you’re back in the change room watching the batters bat again. The moment goes by pretty quickly and that’s why we really want to enjoy our cricket now, enjoy the moments.”

    Maybe that sense has been developed because they know tough moments will also spring up, as they did yesterday. Apparently subsequently, this morning was the first time in the past few months that Graeme Smith addressed his team them before play.

    “There is maturity in the group and we don’t need to be told when someone has done the wrong thing, but today Graeme asked to talk to us for two minutes,” Steyn said. “He told us that he wants a 100% day from all of us and that if we do that, we could dominate the day.

    “We saw that if we give 100%, we can take the game away from the opposition. When this team puts its forces together, we are tough to beat.” And today, Pakistan learnt that.

    Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo’s South Africa correspondent

  • 113

    Pakistan angry over Hot Spot decisions


    Now a darkish cloud will hang over this great bowling display, is Steve a Aussie?

  • 114


    West Indies tour of Australia, 2nd ODI: Australia v West Indies at Perth, Feb 3, 2013

    Australia 84/4 (21.2 ov)

    West Indies

    West Indies won the toss and elected to field

  • 115

    @ superBul:
    Posted by KiwiRocker- on (February 03 2013, 03:05 AM GMT)

    I got to agree with good friend Zahidsaltin on this. The problem in this match has been that all four decisions have gone against Pakistan. Now in recent series against India, umpiring by Indian umpires was very poor. England suffered even more but one has to admit that on odd occasion Pak and England also benefited from umpiring mistakes.That only meant that Indian umpires were not up to the mark. However, the problem in this match has been that some clear DRS decisions have gone against Pak. I am actually surprised that how calmly and professionally they have handled this.On another day,Imran Khan or Ranatunga would have taken their team out! South Africa is a number ranked team. They are playing at home and their attack is best in the business so odds are all against Pak. However, SA would have not scored 200 and Pak could have dragged to 200 if correct decisions were made! Steyn bowled well..But many such spells have been seen before.Utter shame that it puts mark on SA performance!

    Posted by KiwiRocker- on (February 03 2013, 02:59 AM GMT)

    They say that you better have a long spoon if you want to dine with a devil…Pakistani selectors have failed to select Khurram Manzoor, Asim Kamal and Muhammad Yousaf- All technically and tempramentaly fine players. Indeed, Yousaf is past his best and bit old but he is still better than this lot. If you play just one warm up match and your middle orer fails, then warning signs are there. Why chose mediocre bowlers like Rahat and Tanvir? What sin Wahab and Saddaf has comitted?Now, in all fairness, no other team can do much better than what Pak did as four very crucial decisions have gone against them.I am a big fan of DRS and I believe DRS should be implemented universally despite BCCI bullies but without a doubt SuperSports has stuffed DRS up with flawed hotspot. If AB and Faf were correctly given out in first inning, SA would not even score 200. If Misbah was correctly not out, surely Pak could drag to 150 odd! Now instead of 50 odd deficit..it is 400+.Did I mention AB in 2nd inning?

  • 116

    Australia 98/6 (23.4 ov)

  • 117

    Australia 136/6 (34.0 ov)

  • 118

    Off to my Shoppie, trying to keep the “tille to roll” soos oom GBS sou se.

  • 119

    SA declared on 275/3 setting Pakistan a target of 480 to win, Pakistan now 7/1 – Mohammad Hafeez gone for 2 caught by
    de Villiers off Philander’s bowling.

  • 120

    Good Afternoon fellas, from a very lazy and relaxed GBS….

  • 121

    Dagse Burgermeester van Brakkenjanpan

  • 122

    Some Golf news! Richard Sterne tied in the lead on -20 in the Dubai classic

  • 123

    Pakistan 40 / 1 after 11.5 overs

  • 124

    Hello Sharkie and GBS, similar lazy start to the day here, but its come to end must be moving, enjoy the day’s cricket and the rugby later cheers vir eers Bye Bye

  • 125

    124 @ Bullscot:
    Cheers Bully, hope yout to see the Italy / France match later

  • 126

    @ Bullscot:

    Hi and Bye BS have a good one

  • 127

    Pakistan 70 / 3 after 24.4 overs

  • 128

    Pakistan 168 / 4 after 66 overs

  • 129

    Pakistan 183 / 4 after 73 overs

    Blomme need to take a wicket soon

  • 130

    Now 5 overs away from the New Ball, but it’s Stumps on Day 3.

    Pakistan 183 / 4 after 75 overs

  • 131

    Full list of 2013 Super Rugby preseason results (February 1/2 local time):

    Home team first

    Cheetahs 27 – 26 Stormers
    Bulls 38 -32 Lions
    Crusaders 26 – 27 Hurricanes
    Reds 41 – 35 Blues
    Chiefs 36 – 14 Highlanders
    (Neutral) Brumbies 20 – 18 Force
    (Neutral) Waratahs 24 – 16 Rebels

  • 132

    A nice day spent at thew Wanderers yesterday.

    I must say, the Rugby stadia operators (and probably spectators) can learn a lot from the Wanderers (and the spectators) re the state of the toilet facilities, at least where we were in the Unity Stand.

    Absolutely spotless.

  • 133

    Pakistan 203 / 4 after 80 overs.

    SA will immediately take the New Ball

  • 134


    Dale Steyn strikes again!

    Pakistan 209 / 5

  • 135

    Steyn breaks the partnership

  • 136

    I have the laptop on GBS, and all file sharing back to normal
    Just tried the password under the modem again

  • 137

    If SA can take 2 more wickets in Session 1 of the Day, it will leave only 3 wickets to take in Session 2 and 3 for a win

  • 138

    136 @ superBul:
    Oh, good.

    There has been some happenings here too… my partner’s father passed away this morning, so my whole day has changed… need to get to the business in Benoni rather quick.

  • 139

    …. and another wicket goes… Steyn again!

    Pakistan 210 / 6

  • 140

    They cant handle Dale

  • 141

    @ grootblousmile:
    Dammit , thats bad. Logmein is now installed and ready

  • 142

    If Dale take one more wicket and AB takes one more catch it will only be the 2nd time ever that this happens in a test match – according to a comment on cricinfo

  • 143

    That is 10 for Dale an 11 for AB – equaling the world record!

  • 144

    Grats Proteas and a 12ver for Dale

  • 145

    Pakistan all out!

    SA win by 211 runs, early enough on Day 4

  • 146

    kay, let’s take VAT off, 11 wickets for Dale and 11 catches for AB – that a world first?

  • 147

    Big win by SA
    Dale and AB stole Captain Smiths show
    But We are on a roll now, great era in SA Cricket

  • 148

    South Africa have now dismissed their opponents without even allowing them the token applause for reaching 50 on three occasions in their past 17 Tests and 32 innings.

    That is the same number of times as the entire planet managed to bowl out an opposition for under 49 in the 1560 Test matches played, and 5659 innings bowled,

  • 149

    @ superBul:
    That place is filled with Indian and Pakistan fans. They have a article about a player from Australia or something not close to India and after 3 posts it turns into a Sachin Tendulkar argument.

    Ball scratchers shouldn’t go and moan over that. Bloody Akhar their Blind umpire cost us a series in England once

  • 150

    Well done Proteas. That was just awesome. Dale Steyn was sensationally brilliant. So pleased he is South African and on OUR side….hehehe. AB too was top class as was Amla. The whole team were actually. Feels great to be absolutely destroying other teams in Test Cricket and the only form of the game that counts is Test cricket for me anyhow.

    Proteas you have made us really proud South Africans and for the first time our cricket is in another league to our Bok Rugby. Wish we could do in rugby what the Proteas are doing to all cricket nations in Test Cricket. One day hope to see our Rugby in the same form the Cricket is in right now. WE seem unbeatable in Test Cricket and just loving it. We should be as well in our rugby.


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