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Cricket: South Africa bat in fourth Pakistan one-day

South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and decided to bat in the fourth day-night international against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Friday. South Africa remained unchanged from the side which won the third match in Abu Dhabi by 68 runs on Wedneday, taking a 2-1 lead in the five-match series. They also won the first match in Sharjah by one run while Pakistan won the second match by 66 runs in Dubai.

Cricket: Smith out as South Africa bat in third one-day

South African captain AB de Villiers won the toss and decided to bat in the third day-night international against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Wednesday. South Africa were forced to leave out opener Graeme Smith -- who suffered head injury in the second Test but still played the first two one-days -- in the three changes to the second one-day squad. They also included batsmen Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla and Dale Steyn -- who both missed the first two one-days after returning home. Also out are Colin Ingram and Wayne Parnell.

Cricket: Pakistan 274-5 at tea on fourth day

South Africa, eyeing a series-levelling victory in the second Test, need five more wickets as Pakistan reached tea at 274-5 on the fourth day in Dubai on Saturday. South Africa got the prized wicket of Misbah-ul Haq on 88 after he frustrated them during a 197-run fifth wicket stand having resumed at 132-4. At the break, Asad Shafiq was unbeaten on 114 and, with him, Adnan Akmal on one as Pakistan still need 144 to avoid an innings defeat. South Africa had taken a big 418-run lead by scoring a mammoth 517 in their first innings in reply to Pakistan's 99 all out.

Cricket: Shafiq hits ton but South Africa get Misbah

Asad Shafiq hit a fighting hundred but South Africa got the prized wicket of Misbah-ul Haq to edge closer to a series-levelling win in the second Test against Pakistan in Dubai on Saturday. At tea, Pakistan were 274-5 with Shafiq unbeaten on 114 for his fourth Test hundred while Misbah fell for 88 after frustrating South Africa during a fifth-wicket stand of 197 on the fourth day at Dubai stadium. Adnan Akmal was the other unbeaten batsman on one as Pakistan still needed another 144 runs to avoid an innings defeat.

Cricket: South Africa rout Pakistan to level series

South Africa kept their seven-year unbeaten away record intact with an innings and 92-run win over Pakistan in the second and final Test in Dubai on Saturday, squaring the two-match series 1-1. It was a thorough and professional comeback by the world number one Test team after going down in last week's first Test by seven wickets, but the Proteas out-batted and out-bowled Pakistan at Dubai stadium. The win was completed with a day and 9.5 overs to spare when Pakistan were bowled out for 326 in their second innings after they conceded a big 418-run lead in the first innings.

Cricket: Pakistan v South Africa second Test scoreboard

Complete scoreboard of the second and final Test between Pakistan and South Africa at Dubai cricket stadium on Saturday: Pakistan 1st innings 99 (Zulfiqar Babar 25; Imran Tahir 5-32, D. Steyn 3-38) South Africa 1st innings 517 (G. Smith 234, AB de Villiers 164: Saeed Ajmal 6-151, Mohammad Irfan 3-102) Pakistan 2nd innings (overnight 132-4) Shan Masood lbw b Steyn 0 Khurram Manzoor c Kallis b Philander 0 Azhar Ali lbw b Duminy 19 Younis Khan b Tahir 36

Cricket: South Africa beat Pakistan to level series

South Africa beat Pakistan by an innings and 92 runs in the second and final Test in Dubai on Saturday, levelling the two-match series 1-1. Pakistan were bowled out for 326 in their second innings with Asad Shafiq top-scoring with 130 while skipper Misbah-ul Haq scored 88. The win also maintained South Africa's unbeaten run away from home since losing in Sri Lanka in 2006. Part-time right-arm offbreak bowler Jean-Paul Duminy finished with 3-67 while Imran Tahir took 3-98 and took a total of eight wickets in the match.

Cricket: Misbah, Shafiq halt South Africa win bid

Skipper Misbah-ul Haq and Asad Shafiq scored fighting half-centuries to keep South Africa at bay on the fourth day of the second Test in Dubai on Saturday. At lunch Pakistan were 198-4 with Misbah unbeaten on 60 and Shafiq 67 not out, with the two having so far added 128 for the unbroken fifth wicket stand at Dubai Stadium. Pakistan still need another 220 to avoid an innings defeat. The day began with the news that South African player Faf du Plessis had been fined 50 percent of his match fee on ball tampering charges by match referee David Boon of Australia.

Cricket: Pakistan 132-4 ar close in second Test

Pakistan, facing defeat in the second Test, were 132-4 at close on the third day in Dubai on Friday, needing another 286 runs to avoid an innings defeat. Skipper Misbah-ul Haq was unbeaten on 42 and Asad Shafiq was 28 not out. South Africa's victory bid was tarnished when they were docked five penalty runs for ball-tampering in the 31st over. South Africa had made 517 in their first innings with Graeme Smith scoring 234 and AB de Villiers 164. South Africa compiled a big 418-run lead over Pakistan's paltry total of 99.

Cricket: Pakistan vs South Africa first Test scoreboard

Scoreboard after South Africa's first innings on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday: South Africa 1st innings A. Petersen c Masood b Irfan 3 G. Smith c Akmal b Irfan 15 Hashim Amla c Younis b Irfan 118 J. Kallis c Akmal b Khan 5 AB de Villiers run out 19 JP Duminy c Shafiq b Babar 57 F. du Plessis c Shafiq b Babar 1 R. Peterson b Babar 5 V. Philander lbw b Ajmal 3
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