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It has been two decades since South Africa have made a comeback to international cricket. A lot has changed in world cricket and South African cricket over these 20-odd years.

The Pakistan cricket team just never ceases to amaze, their batting in particular. Everyone is aware of their legendary fondness to collapse from absolutely comfortable positions.

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has questioned the decision to fine South African batsman Faf du Plessis only 50 per cent of his match fee after the latter admitted to tampering with the ball during the second Test of the two-Test series between South Africa and Pakistan at Dubai.

The short two-Test series, which ended in a 1-1 draw, saw some impressive performances from both sides. Here’s a look.

Following their shock loss in Abu Dhabi, a series win had gone out of the window for the Proteas. However, they still had a lot to play for in Dubai.

South African skipper Graeme Smith played a brilliant captain’s knock to register the fifth double hundred of his Test career in his 112th match, against Pakistan.

When Pakistan were dismissed for 99 by South Africa on the opening day of the second Test at Abu Dhabi, it was their 15th lowest score in Tests.

The first Test of the series between Pakistan and South Africa was totally one-sided, and the latter team would have been extremely disappointed because of the same.

A great all-round performance is not what you expect from a Pakistan cricket team. But, following their comprehensive win in the opening Test against South Africa at Abu Dhabi, it would be difficult to describe their triumph in any other apt words.