Friday, 1 February 2013

1st Test - S.Africa v Pakistan - Wanderers - Day 1

SA win the toss, and decide to bat, on a pitch, which has some green.

Run line, is quite low .. 368

SA 1.58. ... Drifting

Pak 6.4

Draw 4.7

Blue skies, may get thunderstorms, late in the day.

Ball doing a lot early, and a brave decision by 100 captain Smith, to bat, considering all the hype etc, ... Can't be easy to concentrate.

At drinks .. SA 27-0

2 vital wkts in the second part if the morning, and SA finish on 68-2. Pakistan bowled with a great deal of merit, and on a tricky pitch, could easily have had 2 more.

At lunch :

SA 1.47 ... Plenty short enuf

Pak 7.4 .. Some value

Draw 5.1

Am slightly involved, against Draw and SA (small), with all green on Pakistan.

At Tea : SA 159-4, and expected score down to about 336.

SA 1.47

Pak 6.6

Draw 5.8

Some cloud, but don't think it will rain, before COP.

Still with Pakistan.

Drinks after tea :

SA 204-5 after 72 overs

SA 1.45

Pak 6.8

Draw 6.0

Low scoring pitch .. Avg score, 258 .. So, maybe SA score better than it looks.

And so, 5 overs before the end of play, SA post 253 all out.

Good bowling/fielding, I like this Pakistan side .. They seem energetic and happy.

At the break :

SA 1.60

Pak 3.85

Draw 8.4

How well will Pakistan bat on this ?

1 comment:

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