Pakistan Repel South Africa To Claim Draw

Pakistan Repel South Africa To Claim Draw
Pakistan Repel South Africa To Claim Draw
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South Africa 584-9 dec. (de Villiers 278no) & 203-5 dec. drew with
Pakistan 434 (Azhar Ali 90) & 153-3 (Misbah-ul-Haq 53no)
Second Test, Abu Dhabi

Pakistan survived losing three second-innings wickets in quick order to frustrate South Africa and draw the second Test in Abu Dhabi, resulting in a drawn series.

After being set a nominal 354 to win the match, they made a strong start to reach 66 without loss before South Africa's spinners struck to get them back in the game.

Without any further runs being added, Taufeeq Umar was trapped in front by Johan Botha, Mohammad Hafeez went the same way to Paul Harris and Younus Khan was also dismissed leg before to Harris.

Openers Taufeeq (30) and Hafeez (34) had looked fluent while Younus failed to score.

However, there would be no further breakthroughs for South Africa as Azhar Ali followed up his score of 90 in the first innings with an unbeaten 28 in 135 balls and Misbah-ul-Haq hit his second half-century of the game as he made 58 not out in 140 deliveries.

Earlier in the day, South Africa batted on, adding 30 runs in five overs for the loss of Mark Boucher, who was bowled by Umar Gul for 15 and the declaration came with Ashwell Prince unbeaten on 47 and Johan Botha on seven.

The opening Test in Dubai was also drawn in similar circumstances with Pakistan holding on during the final day while Ab de Villiers' unbeaten 278 - a new national record - in this match could only secure his side a share of the spoils.

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