AB de Villiers and Amla drive South Africa
Before the start of the Test Pakistan received the unpleasant news that two of their main bowlers won’t be available – Umar Gul out due to a sore throat and Junaid Khan still recovering from the injury that kept him out of the Newlands Test – leaving their pace attack with a total of only two caps coming into the match. South Africa also had an injury-related jolt as Jacques Kallis was forced out with a calf problem he picked up during an optional training session.
Two sessions into the game, it was Pakistan who were dealing with the losses better than South Africa, having dismissed five of the home side’s mighty batting line-up. They gave it away in the final session, though, with AB de Villiers marching towards an easy-on-the-eye 16th Test century and South Africa’s lower-order again proving hard to dislodge. Read more
Courtesy : www.espncricinfo.com
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