Second Test in Dubai turned out to be a joyous day as the Proteas as they managed to bounce back from the wounds of Pakistanis in the first test. Pakistani based South African Imran Tahir claimed 5 wicket haul against their former countrymen. Nevertheless, the Green Shirts were able to get some sort of pride as they got 9 runs more from their previous score of 90 happened against Sri Lanka in Colombo in 2009.
Proteas came back strongly from the loss of the first test with Imran Tahir claiming maiden five wicket haul. Green shirts were left in a compromising situation and thus were ripped apart by a strong bowling attack of South Africa. Only Zulfiqar Babar managed to score 25 whereas opener Shan Masood was able to score 21.
With a poor start by Pakistani openers, the wickets continued to fell one after another. Dale Stayen too was up to the revenge from what transpired in the first test match. Batsmen like Misbah ul Haq and Younis Khan also managed to struggle against the Proteas bowling attack. Wicket keeper Adnan Akmal too was uncomfortable against South African attack.
Earlier, Pakistan team won the toss and elected to bat first and it was expected that they would continue where they left off from the 1st test. However, it was not to be as the batting line collapsed dramatically.