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South Africa win by an innings and 92 runs

Pakistan vs S Africa

Pakistan v South Africa, 2nd Test: Proteas win as series ends level

Dean Elgar (C) celebrates taking the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq on day four

South Africa beat Pakistan by an innings and 92 runs in the second Test in Dubai to ensure the series was drawn 1-1.

The Proteas had lost the first contest and were facing their first Test series defeat since 2009, but responded by recording a comfortable victory inside four days.

Pakistan started day four on 132-4 in their second innings and were eventually bowled out for 326 despite a defiant fifth-wicket stand of 197 between Misbah-ul-Haq (88) and centurion Asad Shafiq.

South Africa, who had built a lead of 416 after the first innings, had their success marred by a controversy which resulted in Faf du Plessis being fined 50 per cent of his match fee for "changing the condition of the ball".

After standing firm through the morning and much of the afternoon session, skipper Misbah carelessly slogged at an innocuous delivery outside off stump from part-time spinner Dean Elgar and nicked the ball to first slip.

Breakthrough

That left Pakistan on 267-5 and proved to be the breakthrough that South Africa needed as Graeme Smith's men quickly finished off their opponents in the evening session.

Adnan Akmal (5) and Saeed Ajmal (9) were both trapped lbw by Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir (3-98), who finished with nine wickets in the match, before Mohammad Irfan was bowled by JP Duminy for 14.

With Zulfiqar Babar absent hurt, South Africa clinched the win when they ended Shafiq's long and impressive vigil, which saw the batsman face 320 balls.

The 27-year-old was tempted out of his crease by Duminy (3-67) off the first ball of the 136th over and was stumped by AB de Villiers.

As well as Du Plessis' fine, Pakistan off-spinner Ajmal also received an official reprimand after he pleaded guilty to a level one breach of the code of conduct during the third day's play.

The two teams will now face each other in a five-match one-day international series, which begins in Sharjah on Wednesday.

Match Details

Date
23rd - 27th Oct 2013
Toss
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat.
Venue
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Umpires
I J Gould, R J Tucker
TV Umpire
P R Reiffel
Match Referee
D C Boon
Reserve Umpire
S Raza

pakistan BATTING CARD

Batsman R
S.M. Khan lbw Steyn 0
K. Manzoor c Kallis b Philander 0
A. Ali lbw Duminy 19
Y.M. Khan b Tahir 36
M.K. Niazi c Kallis b Elgar 88
A. Shafiq s de Villiers b Duminy 130
A. Akmal lbw Tahir 5
S. Ajmal lbw Tahir 9
M. Irfan b Duminy 14
J.M. Khan Not out 2
Extras 2nb, 1w, 1 5lb 23
Total All Out, 135.1 Overs 326
Full Batting Card

s africa BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
D.W. Steyn 22 9 48 1
V.D. Philander 19 7 34 1
M. Morkel 22 7 47 0
M.I. Tahir 42 14 98 3
J.H. Kallis 7 3 9 0
J.P. Duminy 21.1 3 67 3
D. Elgar 2 0 3 1
Full Bowling Card