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Pakistan eyes on making history vs. South Africa – Test series 2013

Zia Rana January 30, 2013

Pakistan will play three Tests vs. South Africa on their current trip of 2013, and will anticipate winning the series against their hosts to create history.

Both teams have played 18 Tests so far, South Africa has won 8, Pakistan 3 whereas 7 of them ended in a draw. The Proteas have won five Test series and Pakistan has beaten them just once in the 2003-04 two match home series 1-0 as two of them were drawn. The first ever Test series between the two countries was played in 1994-95 when just one Test was played in South Africa that was won by the hosts. The last series was played between them in 2010-11, at the United Arab Emirates and both Tests were drawn.

Misbah-ul-Haq - His leadership and batting will be vital for Pakistan

Misbah-ul-Haq – His leadership and batting will be vital for Pakistan

Misbah-ul-Haq will lead Pakistan whereas Graeme Smith will marshal his troops in three Tests.

Pakistan has visited South Africa four times but was unable to win the series there. The tourists played 9 Tests during their four visits, won two matches, the hosts have beaten them 6 times and one of them was drawn. We will highlight the performance of the two teams in all nine Tests played in South Africa.

1-     The only Test played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on January 19, 20, 21, 22 and 23, 1995.

Scores

South Africa first innings – 460 (Brian McMillan 113, Jonty Rhodes 72, Fanie de Villiers 66*, Aaqib Javed 3-102)

Pakistan first innings – 230 (Saleem Malik 99, Wasim Akram 41, Fanie de Villiers 6-81)

South Africa second innings – 7-259 declared (Daryll Cullinan 69*, Hansie Cronje 48, Wasim Akram 2-53)

Pakistan second innings – 165 (Inzmam-ul-Haq 95, Asif Mujtaba 26, de Villiers 4-27)

Player of the match – Fanie de Villiers (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by 324 runs.

2-     First Test at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, on February 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, 1998.

Scores

South Africa first innings – 364 (Pat Symcox 108, Mark Boucher 78, Mushtaq Ahmed 3-66)

Pakistan first innings – 329 (Azhar Mahmood 136, Mohammad Wasim 44, Lance Klusener 4-93)

South Africa second innings – 44 without loss

Player of the match – Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan)

Result – match drawn.

3 – Second Test played at Kingsmead, Durban, on February 26, 27, 28, March 1 and 2, 1998.

Scores

Pakistan first innings – 259 (Azhar Mahmood 132, Saeed Anwar 43, Allan Donald 5-79)

South Africa first innings – 231 (Shaun Pollock 70*, Jacques Kallis 43, Shoaib Akhtar 5-43)

Pakistan second innings – 226 (Saeed Anwar 118, Aamer Sohail 36, Pollock 6-50)

South Africa second innings – 225 (Boucher 52, de Villiers 46*, Mushtaq Ahmed 6-78)

Player of the match – Mushtaq Ahmed (Pakistan)

Result – Pakistan won by 29 runs

4 – Third Test played at Crusaders Ground, St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, on March 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10th, 1998.

Scores

South Africa first innings – 293 (Cronje 85, Boucher 52, Waqar Younis 6-78)

Pakistan first innings – 106 (Wasim Akram 30*, Fanie de Villiers 6-23)

South Africa second inning – 7-206 declared (Kallis 69, Gary Kirsten 44, Waqar Younis 4-55)

Pakistan second innings – 134 (Saeed Anwar 55, Azhar Mahmood 41, Donald 4-27)

Player of the match – Mark Boucher (South Africa)

Player of the series – Azhar Mahmood (Pakistan)

Result – South Africa won by 259 runs and levelled the series at 1-1.

5- First Test at Kingmead, Durban, played on December 26, 27, 28 and 29, 2002.

Scores

South Africa first innings – 368 (Jacques Kallis 105, Boucher 55, Saqlain Mushtaq 4-119)

Pakistan first innings – 161 (Taufeeq Umar 39, Saleem Elahi 39, Nantie Hayward 5-56)

Pakistan second innings – 250 (Yousuf Youhana 42, Taufeeq Umar 39, Pollock 2-29)

South Africa second innings – 0-45

Player of the match – Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by 10 wickets.

6 – Second Test played at Newlands, Cape Town, on January 2, 3, 4 and 5, 2003.

Scores

South Africa first innings – 7-620 declared (Harschelle Gibbs 228, Graeme Smith 151, Saqlain Mushtaq 3-237)

Pakistan first innings – 252 (Taufeeq Umar 135, Younis Khan 46, Shaun Pollock 4-45)

Second innings – 226 (Taufeeq Umar 67, Inzamam-ul-Haq 60, Ntini 4-33)

Player of the match – Harschelle Gibbs (South Africa)

Player of the series – Makhaya Ntini (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by an innings and 142 runs

7 – First Test played at SuperSport Park, Centurion, on January 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2007.

Scores

Pakistan first innings – 313 (Younis Khan 68, Yasir Hameed 65, Ntini 5-83)

South Africa first innings – 417 (Ashwell Prince 138, Hashim Amla 71, Mohammad Asif 5-89)

Pakistan second innings – 302 (Imran Farhat 68, Shahid Nazir 40, Paul Harris 4-46)

South Africa second innings – 3-199 (Hashim Amla 64*, Jacques Kallis 60*, Mohammad Asif 2-56)

Player of the match – Hashim Amla (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by seven wickets.

8 – Second Test played at St George’s Park, Port Elizabeth, on January 19, 20, 21 and 22, 2007.

Scores

South Africa first innings – 124 (Boucher 35, Smith 28, Shoaib Akhtar 4-36)

Pakistan first innings – 265 (Inzamam-ul-Haq 92*, Younis Khan 45, Ntini 6-59)

South Africa second innings – 331 (Kallis 91, Mark Boucher 46, Mohammad Asif 5-76)

Pakistan second innings – 5-191 (Younis Khan 67*, Kamran Akmal 57*, Ntini 2-50)

Player of the match – Inzamam-ul-Haq (Pakistan)

Result – Pakistan won by five wickets

9 – Third Test played on January 26, 27 and 28, 2007, at Newlands, Cape Town.

Scores

Pakistan first innings – 157 (Mohammad Yousuf 83, Imran Farhat 20, Kallis 4-42)

South Africa first innings – 183 (Graeme Smith 64, Boucher 40*, Danish Kaneria 3-44)

Pakistan second innings – 186 (Yasir Hameed 35, Mohammad Sami 31, Dale Steyn 3-47)

South Africa second innings – 5-161 (Prince 59*, Jacques Kallis 51, Mohammad Asif 2-43)

Player of the match and series – Jacques Kallis (South Africa)

Result – South Africa won by five wickets and grabbed the series 2-1.

The first Test will commence from February 1st, 2013, at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, and the charged up Pakistani squad will try to start the three match series with a win.

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