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South Africa vs Pakistan: Day 2, Highlights

Saeed Ajmal (5/41) has produced his best bowling performance against South Africa, surpassing the two for 95 at Dubai (DSC) in November 2010.

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# Pakistan (338) have recorded their highest total against South Africa in South Africa, surpassing the 329 at Johannesburg in February 1998.

# Vernon Philander's five for 59 is his first five-wicket haul against Pakistan - his ninth in Tests.

# In only seven home Tests, Philander has captured 46 wickets at an average of 13.36, including six five-wicket hauls and one instance of ten wickets in a Test match.

# Philander, with 26 wickets in four Tests at an average of 12.30, has an impressive record at Newlands, Cape Town.

# Philander and Charlie Blythe now jointly share a record for most five-wicket hauls (three) at Cape Town.

# For the first time, two batsmen in the same innings, got out for 111 - Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq.

# Tanvir Ahmed (44) has recorded his highest score against South Africa - his second highest in Tests, next only to the 57 against the West Indies at Basseterre in May 2011.

# Umar Gul has recorded his third duck in his last four innings.

# Umar Gul's third duck against South Africa is his 14th in Tests.

# Saeed Ajmal and Tanvir Ahmed were involved in a stand of 64 - Pakistan's third highest for the ninth wicket against South Africa - the highest being 80 between Azhar Mahmood and Shoaib Akhtar at Durban in February 1998.

# Dale Steyn, with 54 wickets at 21.61 runs apiece in eleven Tests, has overtaken Makhaya Ntini's tally of 53 wickets at an average of 29.09 in 13 Tests.  Steyn is the top wicket-taker in Tests at Cape Town.

# Saeed Ajmal (5/41) has produced his best bowling performance against South Africa, surpassing the two for 95 at Dubai (DSC) in November 2010.

# Ajmal's aforesaid figures are the best by a Pakistani bowler at Cape Town, eclipsing the 3 for 44 by Danish Kaneria in January 2007.

# Ajmal is the first Pakistani bowler to claim five wickets in an innings in the Cape Town Test.

# The top five batsmen in South African innings fell to Saeed Ajmal. In Sri Lanka's innings of 472 at Galle in June 2012, he had claimed the first five wickets to fall (no.1, 2, 4, 5 & 6). The number three batsman, Kumar Sangakkara remained unbeaten at 199.

Rajesh Kumar

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Story first published on: Friday, 15 February 2013 22:01

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