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Thursday, 14 February 2013

Younis Khan, Asad Shafiq hit centuries as Pakistan fight back AFP

Centuries by Younis Khan and Asad Shafiq transformed Pakistan's fortunes on the first day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Thursday.

Pakistan were 253 for five at stumps, having been reeling at 33 for four after being sent in.

Younis was caught behind off Vernon Philander 13 balls before the close for 111, while Shafiq was unbeaten, also on 111.

The pair put on 219, a record partnership for any wicket by Pakistan against South Africa.