2nd Test – Pakistan vs South Africa Live Match Score & Updates | PAK vs SA Live Wed Oct 23 – Sun Oct 27, 2013
Match Overview & Live Updates
Pakistani cricketer Khurram Manzoor in action against South Africa – AFP
2nd Test – South Africa v Pakistan Live | PAK vs SA 2nd test live
Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Date: Wed Oct 23 – Sun Oct 27
Time: 06:00 GMT | 10:00 local | 11:00 PKT
Toss: Pakistan, who chose to bat first
Umpires: IJ Gould and RJ Tucker
TV umpire: PR Reiffel
Match referee: ; DC Boon
Reserve Umpire: Shozab Raza
Toss & Squad Update
South African paceman Dale Steyn recovered from a hamstring injury as Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat in the second Test in Dubai on Wednesday.
The 30-year-old fast bowler suffered the injury on Sunday and had a fitness test in the morning, which he cleared.
South Africa, trailing 1-0 in the series after losing the first match in Abu Dhabi by seven wickets, made two changes. They were already without star batsman Hashim Amla, who returned home for the birth of his second child.
Dean Elgar replaced Amla while left-arm spinner Robin Peterson made way for leg-spinner Imran Tahir.
Pakistan, seeking their first series win over South Africa in ten years, kept the same line-up.
South Africa: Graeme Smith (capt), AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Jacques Kallis, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Imran Tahir, Vernon Philander.
Pakistan: Khurram Manzoor, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Adnan Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan
2nd Test Preview
A confident Pakistan will look to their spinners to sweep the two-match series against a depleted South Africa when the second and final Test starts in Dubai on Wednesday.
Pakistan’s spin duo of Saeed Ajmal and left-armer Zulfiqar Babar shared 11 wickets between them to guide their team to a seven-wicket win in the first Test in Abu Dhabi, only their fourth win in 22 Tests against South Africa.
Even the pacemen Mohammad Irfan and Junaid Khan took four wickets apiece as a formidable South Africa batting slumped to 249 and 232 in the two innings, with only Hashim Amla (118) and AB de Villiers (90) showing some resistance.
Pakistan rode on a brilliant 146 by opener Khurram Manzoor — the highest by a Pakistani batsman in a Test against South Africa — and a responsible 100 by captain Misbah-ul Haq to post a big 442-run total.
South Africa will be hard pressed to maintain their unbeaten run in an away series since losing in Sri Lanka in 2006.
Amla has returned home for the birth of his child and Left-hander Dean Elgar is due to replace him.
South Africa will also look at their spin option to replace left-armer Robin Peterson, who failed to get a single wicket in the first Test, with Pakistan born leg-spinner Imran Tahir.
South African captain Graeme Smith expressed confidence his team can bounce back.
On the contrary, Pakistan have a settled squad and will not tinker with the winning combination. But despite all the plusses, Misbah warned against complacency.
The 2nd Test between Pakistan vs South Africa is being played at Dubai International Cricket Stadium from Wed Oct 23 to Sun Oct 27 at 06:00 GMT, 10:00 local in Dubai and 11:00 PKT in Pakistan.
You can catch ball by ball coverage with commentary and live scores along with batting, bowling and fielding statistics for the 2nd Test match of PAK vs SA here on Cricket.com.pk – You can also read Pakistan vs South Africa match updates and match report after the match is over.
Pakistan and South Africa tour to UAE at the end of 2013 includes 2 Tests, 5 ODIs and 2 T20Is. Pakistan leads the two match Test series 1-0
Pakistan vs South Africa Squads
Pakistan Team: (From) Khurram Manzoor, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Umar Amin, Adnan Akmal, Saeed Ajmal, Zulfiqar Babar, Abdur Rehman, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Asad Shafiq, Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad
South Africa: (From) Graeme Smith (capt), Hashim Amla, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Imran Tahir, Jacques Kallis, Rory Kleinveldt, Morne Morkel, Alviro Petersen, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Thami Tsolekile.
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