Cricket News sort by Pakistan tour of South Africa 2012-13

There was time when batting collapses in Test cricket were a one-off thing -- that certainly isn’t the case any longer. Pakistan’s capitulation for 49 against South Africa at Johannesburg on Saturday is the latest in the growing list of batting embarrassments in the five-day game in recent times.

South Africa are nicely set up for a huge win in the 1st Test at Johannesburg after an embarrassing batting collapse from Pakistan in the morning session on Day 2.

A tremendous spell of 4 for 16 from Mohammad Hafeez saw South Africa collapse to a disappointing 253 on the opening day’s play of the First Test at Johannesburg. Most of the South African batsmen got starts but failed to convert them into bigger scores while the Pakistanis chipped away at the wickets.

South Africa’s Graeme Smith will become the first cricketer in history to captain in 100 tests on Friday, when Pakistan begins its attempt to end the Proteas’ lengthy unbeaten run.

Pakistan tour of South Africa 2012-13, 1st Test: South Africa Vs Pakistan at Johannesburg, Feb 1-5, 2013. Match begin at 10:30 local time (08:30 GMT).

Pakistan tour of South Africa 2013,Practice Match, Live Scores: South African Invitation XI Vs Pakistanis, Jan 25-28, 2013. Pakistanis: 329 & 250/9; SAf Invit XI: 257 & 190/5; Match drawn.

Pakistan tour of South Africa 2012-13 starting from February 01, 2013 to March 24, 2013. In this tour Pakistan will Play three Tests, two T20Is and five ODIs.