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    Over 82 - Pak 208/4 (Misbah 62, Shafiq 56)

    Philander is into the attack to share the new ball with Steyn. He is at his best when he zones in at off-stump so that it is dangerous whether it moves in or away of the deck. The edge of Misbah's bat is found. It finds the gap between the slips and gully, four runs is the result.

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    Over 81 - Pak 203/4 (Misbah 57, Shafiq 56)

    The new ball is taken and with it, Dale Steyn is into the attack. Immediately there is swing and the real challenge of the day now starts for the Pakistan batting line-up. Steyn starts with a testing maiden. I looks as if its just a matter of time until he finds the edge.

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    Over 80 - Pak 203/4 (Misbah 57, Shafiq 56)

    A leg bye and a single allow the strike to be rotated at the start of another Kallis over. A loose short ball goes for wides down the leg-side. Kallis then bowls a full wide delivery hoping to tempt the drive and possibly the edge. It is however played well and Misbah picks up four runs through cover.

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    Over 79 - Pak 194/4 (Misbah 53, Shafiq 55)

    Morkel starts the over with a short ball that Mishab avoids with ease. 50 up for Misbah as he slices a full delivery behind point for four. These two batsmen would love to convert their starts into big scores. A single for Misbah gives Shafiq his first look at Morkel for the day. He is untroubled and picks up two through the leg-side.

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    Over 78 - Pak 187/4 (Misbah 48, Shafiq 53)

    Kallis continues with a line outside the off-stump. It would possibly be a better idea to target the stumps with this old ball and look for some unexpected bounce while the batsmen are still new to the crease. Another maiden, but the batsman didn't have to play too many of the deliveries.

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    Over 77 - Pak 187/4 (Misbah 48, Shafiq 53)

    Morkel opens the attack from the other end and finds Misbah's edge early in the over. It drops just short of second slip, a clear sign that this old ball is very soft. The end result is four runs for Misbah.

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    Over 76 - Pak 183/4 (Misbah 44, Shafiq 53)

    The players take the field for the 4th morning of this first Test. Jacques Kallis will open the bowling as Shafiq takes first strike. A positive for the batsmen is that they have the chance to get comfortable at the crease before the new ball is available. A quiet start, as Shafiq looks to leave as much as possible outside the off-stump which results in a maiden.

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    Conditions

    The pitch was at its best for batting on day 3. If the Pakistan batsmen can bat deep into the afternoon today, the wicket should start to misbehave on a regular basis. It is however unlikely that the match will last that long, as the new ball is due in just 5 overs. The Proteas will be keen to exact one breakthrough before the new ball and then the rest could follow in a hurry. Most importantly, the much talked about rain has not arrived yet which will give the home team the opportunity to wrap up the Test today.

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    The Story So Far

    The Proteas batsmen were not their usual best in the first innings, ultimately all out in the wake of Mohammad Hafeez's four-for. Pakistan, however, responded with a mere 49 all out - their lowest Test score ever. Dale Steyn secured incredible figures of six for eight, and then sat back and watched AB de Villiers' unbeaten century carry the hosts' second-innings tally to 275 for three - for a lead of 479. The tourists have since responded with 183 for four, leaving the deficit at 297. The game, barring a Pakistani miracle, should end today - if the threatening rain stays at bay, too.

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    Greetings

    Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary on day four of the first Test - in the three-match series - between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg.