Live Cricket : Tahir, Steyn break Pakisan top order at Dubai Test
Daijiworld Media Network
Dubai, Oct 23: Pakistan are 60/6 in 25.4 overs at second Test match against South Africa at Dubai on Wednsday.
Well, if you are winning the toss and opting bat on a surface that you are very familiar with, you would normally be thinking of a score around 70 for the loss of two wickets in the first session. Unfortunately, Pakistan have been absoutely stunned by some wonderful bowling from South Africa and they have lost more than half the side in just a couple of hours.
Dale Steyn struck very early to dismiss Khurram Manzoor for naught in the first over. Shan Masood and Azhar Ali played sensibly for a while before the latter lost his concentration to be out LBW to Morne Morkel. Soon after, Masood dragged one back onto the stumps before Younis Khan fell into Steyn's trap. Tahir removed Misbah and Adnan Akmal in the same over to dent the hosts further and South Africa will be very happy with their proceedings in the session. Pakistan are in deep trouble and would want their tail-enders to hang around for a while. Looking at the body language of South Africa, they shouldn't take a long time to take the remaining four wickets. A very interesting second session awaits us