Thursday 10 October 2013 

Tour Match Drawn, Pakistan Bolster Squad

Asad Shafiq
Asad Shafiq made runs on the final day and was rewarded with a call-up to Pakistan's Test squad
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Pakistan 'A' and the South Africans drew their tour game in Sharjah, after which Pakistan added Shan Masood, Ahmed Shehzad and Asad Shafiq to their Test squad.

On the final day, Pakistan 'A' reached 311 for six in their 100 overs before declaring, and South Africa used the remainder of the day to give their middle and lower-order batsmen time at the crease.

There were useful runs for Faf du Plessis (42) before they closed on 109 for three in their second innings.

Shafiq made a fluent 42 in 92 balls when Pakistan 'A' batted to impress the selectors enough to include him while captain Umar Amin fell for 12.

Sohaib Maqsood and Mohammad Rizwan were unbeaten on 34 and 31 respectively when Pakistan declared having faced 100 overs.

South Africa then opened with JP Duminy and du Plessis, Duminy making 23 and Robin Peterson, in at number three, falling for 16.

Vernon Philander (11) and Morne Morkel (16) were not out when stumps were drawn.

The first Test begins in Abu Dhabi on 14th October.

Pakistan Test squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (captain), Abdur Rehman, Adnan Akmal (wicket-keeper), Ahmed Shehzad, Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Junaid Khan, Khurram Manzoor, Mohammad Irfan, Rahat Ali, Shan Masood, Umar Amin, Younus Khan, Zulfiqar Babar

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Fixtures & Results

14th-18th October: 1st Test, Abu Dhabi
PAK 442 & 45-3 beat RSA 249 & 232 by 7 wickets
23rd-27th October: 2nd Test, Dubai
RSA 517 beat PAK 99 & 326 by an innings & 92 runs
30th October: 1st ODI, Sharjah
RSA 183 beat PAK 182 by 1 run
1st November: 2nd ODI, Dubai
PAK 209 beat RSA 143 by 66 runs
6th November: 3rd ODI, Abu Dhabi
RSA 259-8 beat PAK 191 by 68 runs
8th November: 4th ODI, Abu Dhabi
RSA 266-5 beat PAK 238 by 28 runs
11th November: 5th ODI, Sharjah
RSA 268-7 beat PAK 151 by 117 runs
13th November: 1st T20I, Dubai
RSA 99-1 beat PAK 98-9 by 9 wickets
15th November: 2nd T20I, Dubai
RSA 150-5 beat PAK 144-9 by 6 runs