Pak vs SAF in UAE – Second Test at Abu Dhabi

Pak vs SAF in UAE – Second Test at Abu Dhabi

Paksitan vs South Africa – Second test at Abu Dhabhi : Test Drawn

Abu Dhabhi became the 103rd ground in the annals of test cricket to hast a test match. It became the third ground after Sharjah and Dubai to host a test match in United Arab Emirates

Pakistan capped Ashad Rafiq and Tanvir Ahmed for this test. They became the 201st and 202nd cricketers to represent Pakistan in test cricket. They became the 10th and 11th cricketers to make debut against Pakistan

South Africa posted 584 for 9 declared in its first innings to provide the 42nd occasion of it posting a total of 500 plus runs in an innings against various oppositions. This total represents the second occasion of South Africa posting a total of 500 plus runs in a test innings. The first occasion was at 620 for 7 declared at Cape Town in Jan 2003.

This total represents the second highest total in an innings posted on a neutral ground. The highest total is 594 posted at Dhaka against Sri Lanka in Dhaka in Mar 1999.

JH Kallis scored 105 in this test which is his 37th test hundred. SR Tendulkar {49} and RT Ponting {39} have scored more hundreds than JH Kallis.

JH Kallis’s 105 in this test represent his 91st test fifty. Others to score 90 plus fifties are – SR Tendulkar of India {108}, RT Ponting of Australia {94}, AR Border of Australia {90} and R Dravid of India {90}

AB de Villiers scored 278 not out to provide the 299th double hundred in tests. It also provides the 23rd occasion of a South African batsman scoring a double hundred in tests.

AB de Viiliers’ 278 not out in this test provide the third double hundred at a neutral venue. The other two are – 211 by Izaz Ahmed vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Mar 1999 and 200* by Inzamam-ul-Haq vs Sri Lanka at Dhaka in Mar 1999. Thus AB de Villiers’s 278 not out in this test represent the highest score by a batsman in a neutral test.

AB de Viiliers’ 278 not out in this test provide the 30th occasion of a batsman scoring a double hundred against Pakistan. AB de Villiers became the second South Africa batsman to score a double hundred against Pakistan. HH Gibbs was the other batsman. He had made 228 at Cape Town in Jan 2003. AB de Villiers’s 278 not out represent the highest score by a South African batsman against Pakistan.

JH Kallis and AB de Villiers added 179 runs for the fourth wicket in this test providing the 19th occasion of South African batsman posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. This stand represents the third occasion of South African batsman posting a three figure partnership for the fourth wicket against Pakistan. The other two occasions are – 108 runs between HH Gibbs and G Kirsten at Faisalabad in Oct 2003 and 119* between HM Amla and JH Kallis at Centurion in Jan 2007.

Thus the 179 runs partnership between JH Kallis and AB de Villiers represent the highest partnership for the fourth wicket by South African batsmen against Pakistan.

AB de Villers and M Morkel added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the tenth wicket in this test to provide the 20th occasion of South African batsmen posting a three figure partnership against Pakistan. This stand represents the record stand for the tenth wicket by South African batsman against Pakistan. The previous best was the 71 runs partnership between PS de Villiers and AA Donald at Johannesburg in Jan 1995.

AB de Villers and M Morkel added 107 runs in an unfinished stand for the tenth wicket in this test to provide the 21st occasion of batsmen posting a three figure partnership for the tenth wicket in the annals of test cricket. This stand represents the second occasion of a three figure partnership by South African batsman against Pakistan for the tenth wicket and also represents the highest partnership. The other occasion was the 103 runs stand between AJ Bell and HGO Owen-Smith vs England at Leeds way back in Jul 1929 – and thus 71 years and four months old record was written in this test

AB de Villiers faced 418 deliveries while making 278 not out providing the 12th occasion of a South African batsman facing 400 plus deliveries in an innings.

Tanvir Ahmed was was baptized into test cricket by Pakistan for this test bagged six for 120 in this test to provide the 139th occasion of a bowler capturing five or more wickets in a test on his debut in the annals of test cricket.

Tanvir Ahmed became the tenth Pakistan bowler to capture five or more wickets on test debut. Others are – 6 for 89 by Arif Butt va Australia at Melbourne in Dec 1964 : 7 for 99 by Mohammad Nazir vs New Zealand at Karachi in Oct 1969 : 5 for 53 by Shahid Nazir vs Zimbabwe at Sheikupura in Oct 1996 : 7 for 66 by Mohammad Zahid vs New Zealand at Rawalpindi in Nov 1996 : 5 for 52 by Shahid Afridi vs Australia at Karachi in Oct 1998 : 5 for 36 by Mohammad Sami vs New Zealand at Auckland in Mar 2001 : 5 for 48 by Shabbir Ahmed vs Bangladesh at Karachi in Aug 2003 : 5 for 162 by Yasir Arafact vs India at Bangalore in Dec 2007 and 5 for 63 by Wahab Riaz vs England at The Oval in Aug 2010.

Umar Gul {none for 137}, Tanvir Ahmed {6 for 120} : Mohammad Sami {none for 101} and Abdur Rehman {2 for 150} conceded 100 plus runs in Pakistan’s first innings to provide the ninth occasion of four Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against various oppositions.

Umar Gul {none for 137}, Tanvir Ahmed {6 for 120} : Mohammad Sami {none for 101} and Abdur Rehman {2 for 150} conceded 100 plus runs in Pakistan’s first innings to provide the 24th, 25th, 26th and 27th occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs in a test innings against South Africa

Umar Gul {none for 137} and Mohammad Sami {none for 101} conceded 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in Pakistan’s first innings to provi
de the first and second occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in a test innings against South Africa

Umar Gul {none for 137} and Mohammad Sami {none for 101} conceded 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in Pakistan’s first innings to provide 37th and 38th occasion of Pakistan bowlers conceding 100 plus runs with out capturing a wicket in a test innings against various oppositions.

Tanvir Ahmed became the first Pakistan bowler to capture five or more wickets on debut against South Africa.

Abdur Rehman bowled 50 overs in the first innings providing the 62nd occasion of a Pakistan bowler bowling 50 plus overs in an innings against various oppositions. This instance provide the fifth occasion of a Pakistan bowler bowling 50 plus overs in an innings against South Africa. The other four occasions are – Mushtaq Ahmed {58.5} at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 : Saqlain Mushtaq {62.0} at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 : Saqlain Mushtaq {50.0} at Cape Town in Jan 2003 and Danish Kaneria {51.2} at Port Elizabeth in Jan 2007

Abdur Rehman bowled 50 overs and conceded 150 runs in this innings to provide the 16th occasion of a Pakistan bowler bowlers bowling 50 overs and conceding 150 plus runs in an innings. He became the second Pakistan bowler to bowl 50 over and concede 150 plus runs against South Africa. Saqlain Mushtaq is the other bowler who had bowled 50 overs and conceded 237 runs at Cape Town in Jan 2003.

Ashad Rafiq scored 61 on his test debut. He became the 30th Pakistan cricketer to score a fifty on test debut. He became the fourth Pakistan cricketer to score a fifty on debut against South Africa. The others are – 115 by Ali Naqvi at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 : 128* by Azhar Mahmood at Rawalpindi in Oct 1997 and 99 by Asim Kamal at Lahore in Oct 2003.

Azhar Ali scored 90 in this test to provide the 75th occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against various opposition, His knock provides the sixth occasion of a Pakistan batsman scoring a ninety in a test innings against South Africa.

Misbah-ul-Huq scored 77 and 58 not out in this test providing the 119th and 120th occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring a fifty against various oppositions

Misbah-ul-Huq scored 77 and 58 not out in this test providing the eleventh occasion of a Pakistan captain scoring fifties in both innings against various oppositions and the first such occasion against South Africa.

Azhar Ali {90}, Misbah-ul-Haq {77}, Asad Shafiq {61} and Abdur Rehman {60} scored fifties in Pakistan innings providing the 47th occasion of four or more Pakistan batsmen scoring fifties in a test innings against various oppositions. This instance provides the first such occasion against Pakistan.

Azhar Ali’s 90 in this test represents his fifth half century in tests : Abdur Rehman’s 60 represents his maiden test half century. His previous best was 25 not out vs South Africa at Lahore in Oct 2007 : Ashad Rafiq’s 61 represent his first test half century on his test debut : Misbah-ul-Haq’s 77 represents his sixth test half century and eighth fifty.

Azhar Ali {90}, Misbah-ul-Haq {77}, Asad Shafiq {61} and Abdur Rehman {60} scored fifties in Pakistan innings and Misbah-ul-Haq’s 58 not out in the second innings takes the total number of fifties by Pakistan batsman against South Africa to 48.

Misbah-ul-Haq with his 77 and 58 not out has scored three consecutive fifties since his captaincy debut. In the second innings at Dubai in this test series he has scored 76 not out.

Tafiq Umar and Azhar Ali added 177 runs for the second wicket in Pakistan’s first innings providing the 15th occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa. This stand provides the third occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa for the second wicket

Ashad Shafiq and Misbah-ul-Haq added 107 runs for the fifth wicket in Pakistan’s second innings providing the 16th occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa. This stand provides the first occasion of Pakistan batsman posting a three figure partnership against South Africa for the fifth wicket and thus represents the record stand for fifth wicket. The previous best was the 99 runs partnership between Asim Kamal and Shoaib Malik at Lahore in Oct 2003

HM Amla scored 62 in the second innings providing the 66th occasion of a South African batsman scoring a fifty against South Africa. It also represents the 17th occasion of a South African opening batsman scoring a fifty against Pakistan.

AB de Villiers scored 303 runs in this test {278 not out in the first innings and 25 in the second innings} to become the first South African batsman to score 300 plus runs in a test match against Pakistan. The previous best was 255 by JH Kallis {155 and 100 not out} at Karachi in Oct 2007

AB de Villers became the third South African batsman to total 300 plus runs in a test against various oppositions – 362 by GC Smith {277 plus 85} vs England at Birmingham in Jul 2003: 309 by B Mitchell {120 and 189*} vs England at The Oval in Aug 1947 and 303 by AB de Villiers {278* plus 25} vs Pakistan at Abu Dhabhi in Nov 2010.

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