Pakistan’s part time bowlers ruin Graeme Smith's huge day as South Africa were all out for 253 on the 1st day of the first Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Friday.
South Africa were dismissed after Graeme Smith, celebrating 100 Tests as captain and his 32nd birthday, won the toss and elected to bat .Pakistan survived two overs at the close of the day, finishing on 6 for no wicket.
The South African batsmen did well enough against Pakistan's front line bowlers, but they lost five wickets to part timers Younis Khan and Mohammad Hafeez and another to a run out. South Africa's last five wickets cut down for just 21 runs.The important fact to the match was dominated by Smith's achievement of becoming the first player in history to achieve 100 Test captaincies.
The left-arm bowler Junaid squared up Petersen and had him caught at 3rd slip for 20 with the total on 46. Four balls later, without adding to the score, Smith was caught behind for 24 runs . Jacques Kallis made 50 in a 3rd wicket stand of 79 runs with Amla before he mistimed a pull against Gul and fell to a excellent diving catch by Asad Shafiq at deep midwicket.
Amla made 37 from 67 deliveries with six fours.
De Villiers and du Plessis put on 64 runs for the fifth wicket with alert batting. But De Villiers pushed at a straight ball from Hafeez to be caught behind by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed for 31 runs. while Du Plessis made 41 runs.