Johannesburg: Feb 2, 2013
Pakistan bowled out South Africa for 253 on Day One of the first Test at Johannesburg on Friday. Skipper Graeme Smith, leading the side in his 100th Test as captain, won the toss and elected to bat first.
The South African batsmen did well enough against Pakistan’s front line bowlers, but lost five wickets to part-timers Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez and another to a run-out.
Younis took only his eighth wicket in an 80-Test career to dismiss Hashim Amla with his third delivery of the match, while off-spinner Hafeez did even better, taking four for 16 after only being introduced in the 71st over.
Hafeez, who had taken 29 wickets in 29 Tests before Friday, had AB de Villiers caught behind off his first ball.
Pakistan were six without loss at the end of the first day’s play and will hope to pile on the misery on the home side by going past their total of 253 on Day Two.
Brief Scores: South Africa 253 (Jacques Kallis 50, Faf du Plessis 41; Mohammad Hafeez 4 for 16) lead Pakistan 6 for no loss (Mohammad Hafeez 6*) by 247 runs