South Africa reach XXX against Pakistan at Tea on Day One

Pakistan picked up wickets at regular intervals to keep a check on South Africa’s scoring rate © AFP

Johannesburg: Feb 1, 2013

South Africa managed to reach 159 for four against Pakistan at Tea on Day One of the first Test at Johannesburg on Friday.

Jacques Kallis struck his 58th half century before top-edging a pull off Umar Gul to Asad Shafiq. Kallis added 79 runs with Hashim Amla for the third wicket after South Africa lost both their openers in quick succession with the score on 46.

Soon after Kallis departed, Amla slashed at a Younis Khan delivery outside off-stump to Azhar Ali standing at gully.  

AB de Villiers and Faf du Plessis at crease when Tea was taken.

Earlier, Graeme Smith, captaining in his 100th Test match, won the toss and elected to bat first.

Smith and Alviro Peterson played out the first hour without much trouble. However, wickets fell at regular interval after that.

Junaid Khan and Umar Gul were also rewarded for some good bowling as they managed to pick up a wicket each.

Brief Scores: South Africa 159 for 4 (Jacques Kallis 50, Hashim Amla 37; Umar Gul 2 for 34) vs Pakistan

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