South Africa lead Pakistan by 29 runs at stumps on Day 1 of 2nd Test

Graeme Smith (left) was unbeaten on 67 at stumps on Day One of the second Test against Pakistan © AFP

Oct 23, 2013

After bowling out Pakistan for a paltry 99, South Africa are at 128 for three at stumps on Day One of the second Test in Dubai. Their lead is 29 runs. Captain Graeme Smith is batting on 67 and nightwatchman Dale Steyn is batting on three.

The post-tea session began with South Africa at 41 for one. Alviro Petersen (26) was the only wicket to have fallen in the afternoon session. In the last session of the day, the first wicket to go was Dean Elgar.

The left-handed batsman pushed at a Saeed Ajmal delivery, but only managed to get an inside edge. Azhar Ali took a splendid catch at short-leg. Elgar had to depart for 23 off 70 balls. He struck two fours.

Pakistan then struck quickly to remove Jacques Kallis for seven. Kallis was out leg-before to Ajmal. AB de Villiers was the next man in, but Steyn was sent in was nightwatchman. Ajmal has two wickets.

Earlier, Pakistan were bowled out for 99 in only 36.4 overs. Leg-spinner Imran Tahir took five wickets. Steyn took three wickets.

Brief scores:

Pakistan 99 (Zulfiqar Babar 25*; Imran Tahir 5 for 32; Dale Steyn 3 for 38) trail South Africa 128 for 3 (Alviro Petersen 26, Graeme Smith 67*; Saeed Ajmal 2 for 42) by 29 runs.

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