Pakistan loses Test for second time in Karachi

Friday, October 5, 2007

KARACHI: After a bold attempt to chase huge 424-run target Pakistan gave up the fight and were all out for 263 before tea on the fifth and the final day here at the National Stadium on Friday to give South Africa the 160-run victory.

This is for the second time in Test history that Pakistan has lost a match in Karachi. Earlier, England beat them here in 2000-01.

Younus Khan scored a brilliant century today and kept alive the hopes of Pakistan chasing an impossible target but finally he got out at 126. It was his 13th Test hundred and the first against South Africa.

Among others, only Faisal Iqbal (44) and captain Shoaib Malik (30) could make significant scores.

Dale Steyn was the most successful bowler from South Africa who captured five wickets for 56. Andre Nel and Paul Harris claimed two wickets each and Makhaya Nitni took one wicket.

The summarized scores were:
SA: 450 ( JH Kallis 155, AB de Villiers 77, HM Amla 71, HH Gibbs 54, Abdul Rehman 4-105) and 264-7 dec. (JH Kallis 100 not out, Abdul Rehman 4-105).
Pak: 291(Shoaib Malik 73, PL Harris 5-73)and 263 (Younus Khan 126, DW Steyn 5-56).

The second and the final Test will be played in Lahore from Monday.

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