Pakistan v South Africa
South Africa in Pakistan 1997/98 (2nd Test)
VenueSheikhupura Stadium, Sheikhupura on 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st October 1997 (5-day match)
Balls per over6
TossSouth Africa won the toss and decided to bat
ResultMatch drawn
UmpiresKT Francis, Mohammad Nazir
TV umpireAthar Zaidi
RefereeRS Madugalle
Close of play day 1No play
Close of play day 2South Africa (1) 154/2 (Bacher 78*, Cullinan 1*)
Close of play day 3Pakistan (1) 53/1 (Ali Naqvi 30*, Saqlain Mushtaq 0*)
Close of play day 4No play

South Africa first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
G Kirstenb Wasim Akram561421597- 
AM Bacherc Moin Khan b Mushtaq Ahmed96191236121 
BM McMillanc Moin Khan b Mushtaq Ahmed713211- 
DJ Cullinanc Mohammad Wasim b Saqlain Mushtaq11717-- 
*WJ Cronjec sub (Waqar Younis) b Mushtaq Ahmed50909733 
JN Rhodesb Mushtaq Ahmed1112292- 
SM Pollockc Ali Naqvi b Ali Rizvi8212917361 
L Klusenerlbw b Azhar Mahmood58547391 
+MV Boucherb Azhar Mahmood612121- 
PL Symcoxc Mohammad Wasim b Ali Rizvi1736482- 
PR Adamsnot out366-- 
Extras(7 b, 3 lb, 5 nb)15
Total(all out, 115.3 overs)402
Fall of wickets:
1-135 (Kirsten), 2-152 (McMillan), 3-155 (Cullinan), 4-179 (Bacher), 5-215 (Rhodes), 6-252 (Cronje), 7-348 (Klusener), 8-356 (Boucher), 9-397 (Symcox), 10-402 (Pollock)
Pakistan bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Wasim Akram13   3261--
Azhar Mahmood14   3522-5
Mushtaq Ahmed38   121224--
Saqlain Mushtaq32   71201-2
Ali Rizvi18.31722-1

Pakistan first inningsRunsBallsMins4s6s
Ali Naqvinot out3055797- 
*Saeed Anwarb Symcox1747753- 
Saqlain Mushtaqnot out033-- 
Ijaz Ahmeddid not bat      
Inzamam-ul-Haqdid not bat      
Mohammad Wasimdid not bat      
Azhar Mahmooddid not bat      
+Moin Khandid not bat      
Wasim Akramdid not bat      
Mushtaq Ahmeddid not bat      
Ali Rizvidid not bat      
Extras(4 b, 2 nb)6
Total(1 wicket, 17 overs)53
Fall of wickets:
1-53 (Saeed Anwar)
South Africa bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-Balls
Pollock7   1350-3
Klusener6   1140--
Adams2   200--
Symcox2   201--

--> There was no play on the final day.
--> MV Boucher made his debut in Test matches
--> Ali Rizvi made his debut in Test matches
--> Ali Rizvi made his last appearance in Test matches
--> AM Bacher (1) equalled his previous highest score of 96 in Test matches
--> SM Pollock (1) passed his previous highest score of 79 in Test matches
--> MV Boucher made his debut for South Africa in First-Class matches
--> Ali Rizvi made his debut for Pakistan in First-Class matches
--> JN Rhodes made his debut in Pakistan in Test matches
--> PR Adams made his debut in Pakistan in Test matches
--> L Klusener made his debut in Pakistan in Test matches
--> MV Boucher made his debut in Pakistan in First-Class matches

Bacher dropped by Akram off Rizvi when he had 64
The fourth and fifth days were abandoned due to torrential rain and flooding of the ground