Pakistan register their lowest Test score as South Africa bundle them out for 49

Dale Steyn picked up his 20th five-wicket haul in Test cricket on Saturday © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Feb 2, 2013

Pakistan were bowled out for their lowest total in Test cricket when South Africa dismissed them for 49 in the second session of Day Two of the first Test at Johannesburg on Saturday.

Pakistan’s previous lowest was against Australia at Sharjah in 2002 when they were bundled out for 53, six run lesser than their previous worst of 59 in the first innings of the same Test match.

Pakistan’s previous lowest score against South Africa was 106 at Port Elizabeth in 1998.

Dale Steyn was the wrecker-in-chief as he picked up six wickets for eight runs.

Azhar Ali top-scored for Pakistan with 13 runs.

South African pacers have had a good run in the last one and a half years dismissing three teams below 50 in a Test match. After bowling out Australia for 47 in November 2011 at Cape Town, they bundled out New Zealand for 45 at the same venue in the previous series.

Below is the table of Pakistan’s lowest scores in Test cricket

Score Opposition Venue Year
49 South Africa Johannesburg 2012
53 Australia Sharjah 2002
59 Australia Sharjah 2002
62 Australia Perth 1981
72 England Birmingham 2010