Azhar Ali (above) and Khurram Manzoor were at the crease when the teams went in for the tea break © AFP

Oct 15, 2013

The Pakistan duo of Khurram Manzoor and Shan Masood continued from where they left of in the first session before JP Duminy broke the 135-run stand to head for the tea break with Pakistan on 155 for one  on the second day of the first Test against South Africa in Abu Dhabi.

Resuming on an unbeaten 36, debutant Masood went on to score a half-century. The partnership between Masood and Manzoor went past the 100-run mark as the South African bowlers failed to get a breakthrough. During this stand, Mazoor too completed his half-century.

Just a few overs before the teams were to head for the tea break, right-arm off-break bowler Duminy struck to send back Masood to the pavilion. Masood walked back on 75.

Earlier,  Pakistan needed just 19 balls to wrap up South Africa’s innings, who were on an overnight score of 245 for eight. Hashim Amla, who had scored a ton on the first day, lasted all of two deliveries before he edged Mohammad Irfan to Younis Khan at second slip, without adding to his score of 118. Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal then foxed Dale Steyn with a doosra to wrap up the innings on 249.
Pakistan’s openers Manzoor (41 not out) and Masood (36 not out) then stuck together until the end of the session, to wipe off 77 runs of their deficit.

Brief scores:

South Africa 249 (Hashim Amla 118, Jean Paul Duminy 57; Zulfiqar Babar 3 for 89) lead Pakistan 155 for 1 (Khurram Manzoor 72*, Shan Masood 75; JP Duminy 1 for 22) by 94  runs.

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