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Pakistan dismisses South Africa for 249

October 15, 2013

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Century-maker Hashim Amla lasted only two deliveries Tuesday as Pakistan dismissed South Africa for 249 on the second day of the first cricket test.

Resuming at the overnight score of 245-8, Amla edged lanky paceman Irfan (3-44) to Younis Khan at second slip as the ball moved away from the right-hander.

Amla anchored the innings with a spirited 118 off 252 balls, hitting 13 fours and he occupied the crease almost throughout the first day as the rest of the top order and lower middle order struggled.

Khan, playing in his 85th test, also equaled legendary Javed Miandad’s Pakistan record of 93 test catches.

Saeed Ajmal then had Dale Steyn (15) stumped to finish with 2-59 while rookie left-arm spinner Zulfiqar Babar ended up with 3-89.

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