Pakistan vs South Africa 1st Test Day4 Live Score 17 October 2013
Pakistan vs South Africa Scorecard of South Africa tour of UAE 2013, 1st Test Day4 Match played at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on 17th October 2013.
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Misbah began the day with some deft glides towards the third-man boundary, and continued to use the sweeps efficiently against the spinners. The previous 25 times when Misbah reached 50 in international cricket, he didn't go on to reach triple figures. In Abu Dhabi, though, he didn't miss out, and the usually impassive Misbah was beaming as he celebrated his first international hundred since May 2011.
The fast bowlers tied down Pakistan in the opening hour, but Misbah remained steadfast as ever, and Shafiq provided solid support. Both players were more expansive towards the end of the morning session, when the shine had worn off the ball and South Africa turned to Robin Peterson and Kallis.
Misbah had some close calls after lunch, a couple of inside-edges which could have easily rolled on to the stumps and a loud caught-behind appeal that was turned down but he persevered to reach triple figures. He fell two deliveries after completing his century, becoming Dale Steyn's first victim of the innings.
Shafiq, a late addition to Pakistan's Test squad, underlined why he should be in the side with a vital innings, especially given how long the Pakistan tail is. He showed off how strong he is hitting in the arc between cover and point; a stylishly driven four off Kallis prompted a short ball which was pulled away for four more, earning Shafiq a pat on the back from Misbah. He gave it away with a soft dismissal on 54, chipping a half-volley on the pads to short midwicket.