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Friday, 15 February 2013

We got Jacques Kallis dismissal wrong, say Test officials

The playing control team in charge of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan admitted on Friday that a mistake had been made when star home batsman Jacques Kallis was given out.

Kallis was given out caught at short leg off spinner Saeed Ajmal by umpire Steve Davis but the batsman immediately sought a review, which went to television umpire Billy Bowden.

Replays showed the ball had not touched Kallis' bat before looping to Azhar Ali.

Controversy rages over Jacques Kallis dismissal

South Africa team manager, Mohammad Moosajee, said on Friday he had received a satisfactory explanation after Jacques Kallis was dismissed in controversial circumstances on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands.

Kallis was given out caught at short leg by umpire Steve Davis but the star batsman immediately sought a review, which went to television umpire Billy Bowden.

Saeed Ajmal strikes to put Pakistan on top

Off-spinner Saeed Ajmal took all five wickets as Pakistan finished on top on a controversial second day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Friday. South Africa were struggling at 139 for five at the close, still 199 runs behind Pakistan's first innings of 338 after Ajmal had finished with five for 41.

"Pakistan are ahead of the game," admitted South African assistant coach Russell Domingo.


Pakistan coach Dav Whatmore admitted that his side should never have been written off despite being mauled by 211 runs in the first Test in Johannesburg.