SAvsPak: Green shirts suffer loss in first test


JOHANNESBURG: At the end of first test between Pakistan and South Africa, the national side lost the match by 211 runs at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Monday.

Pakistan resumed the match today from 183 for four at the close of play after being set to make an improbable 480 to win.

Dale Steyn struck with the second new ball to secure a 211-run win for South Africa before lunch.

Steyn dismissed overnight batsmen Asad Shafiq and Misbahul Haq inside his first three overs with the new ball to sweep away the last serious resistance by the tourists.

He also took the last two wickets to finish with five for 52 and match figures of 11 for 60.

Wicketkeeper AB de Villiers held five catches to add to the six he took in the first innings.

He equalled the world record set by Jack Russell for England against South Africa on the same ground in 1995/96.

He also became the first player in Test history to make a century and claim ten or more dismissals in a match after hitting an unbeaten 103 in the second innings.

Pakistan scored the lowest total of 49 runs in the first innings and 268 in the second innings of the match.

The teams meet in the second game of a three-match series in Cape Town from February 14 to 18.

Here have a look at the score board