1st Inn - 262/10(77.4) 2nd Inn - 303 /10(80.3)
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PAK
1st Inn - 185/10(49.4) 2nd Inn - 273/10(65.4)
CRR: 4.15 | South Africa beat Pakistan by 107 runs

SA beat PAK by 107 runs | South Africa vs Pakistan, Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Test Match - Commentary

Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, 2018/19

Date: Jan 11, 2019 Start Time: 13:30 IST | 08:00 GMT | 10:00 Local
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Match Commentary

South Africa vs Pakistan Highlights And Cricket Score 3rd Match - Test Commentary

End of Over : 77.4 SA: 262/10

Before the collapse happened, we witnessed a few stands with the century partnership between Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla being the best. Debutant Zubayr Hamza also showed good promise in his knock while de Bruyn was another batsman to get a start. At one stage, they were cruising and the hosts seemed destined to post a big first innings total but then they completely lost the plot and fell apart. Pakistan's bowling was very ordinary in the first two sessions but then led by Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Abbas, they managed to run through the South African middle order. Faheem Ashraf with a 3-fer also had a good outing. Stay tuned for Pakistan's reply.

A mega-collapse courtesy some exceptional reverse swing bowling by Pakistan. They were looking down and out after the first two sessions but then made a resounding comeback. It all started with the wicket of Theunis de Bruyn and then it was a procession. The African lower half failed to stand up and they got bundled out well under 300.

77.4 W

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. OUT! South Africa are all out for 262! Excellent stuff from Pakistan post Tea. Faheem bangs one short on middle and leg, Olivier goes for the hook but gets a top edge to it. The ball flies towards Abbas at fine leg who gets low and takes a safe catch. 7 wickets for 33 runs, has to be one of the most stunning comebacks in the game.

77.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. On a good length on the off pole, Duanne taps it to the off side.

77.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. YORKER! Touching 140 kph. The number 11 does well to get bat on it. Survives!

77.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Back of a length ball aimed at the hips of Olivier who tucks it away on the on side.

End of Over : 77 0 Runs SA: 262/9
76.6 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Back of a length on middle, Steyn defend it from within the crease.

76.5 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Bumper on middle, Dale evades it at the last moment.

76.4 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Yorker from Ali on leg stump, Steyn makes room again trying to drive it. He does not get any connection and the ball goes to the keeper. Hasan Ali appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

76.3 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Back of a length on middle, Steyn backs away and tries to slog it but misses it completely.

76.2 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Length delivery on middle, Steyn flicks it to mid-wicket.

76.1 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Short of a length on middle, Steyn tries to defend it off the back foot. It rises off the deck after pitching, hits Steyn on his arm and the ball goes straight to the keeper. An appeal from Hasan, but the umpire is not interested.

End of Over : 76 0 Runs SA: 262/9
75.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Similar delivery, same result.

75.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Bouncer from Ashraf, the batsman ducks underneath it.

75.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Low bounce. A touch fuller outside off, Olivier tries to defend it off the front foot, but the ball keeps low after pitching. Luckily for Olivier it was not on the stumps.

75.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Short of a length on off, Olivier lets it go.

Duanne Olivier is the last man in for South Africa.

75.2 W

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. OUT! Quinton de Kock tries to cut loose but holes out! Cannot be faulted for attempting that shot but it's his bad luck that he finds the fielder with precision in the deep. A back of a length delivery around off, angling away, de Kock attempts to heave it over the mid-wicket fence but it takes the toe end of his bat and goes straight down the throat of Mohammad Abbas. He makes no mistake and South Africa's last recognized batsman is out of here. 6 wickets for 33 runs, talk about collapsing!

75.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Drags it short and wide down leg. QdK need not play at those.

End of Over : 75 1 Runs SA: 262/8
74.6 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. In the air but safe! The off cutter from Ali. Steyn does not pick it as he tries to check his shot. Ends up chipping it in the vacant square leg area for a run.

74.5 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. On the shorter side again, Steyn stands tall and works it to mid-wicket.

74.4 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. A bumper this time, Steyn may have been surprised by it, he lays down flat on the ground and avoids it.

74.3 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Shortish and outside off, the batsman guides it through point. There is protection in the deep so only a single.

74.2 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Change of pace there. It is on a length and around off, de Kock tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

74.1 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. On the shorter side, de Kock is hurried into the pull shot. He mistimes it to mid on.

End of Over : 74 2 Runs SA: 261/8
73.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Dale Steyn. Nicely driven! Fuller in length on off, Steyn strokes it to mid off.

73.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Dale Steyn. BEATEN! That was a poor shot by Steyn. It is bowled around off, it pitches and then moves away. Steyn hangs his bat out and gets beaten.

73.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Dale Steyn. Short and outside off, Steyn slashes hard but the ball goes past his outside edge.

73.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Dale Steyn. Good length again and this one is angled into the batter. Steyn somehow blocks it out.

73.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Dale Steyn. On a length and around off, Steyn defends it off the back foot.

73.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Dale Steyn. Outside off, Steyn gets bat to ball and it rolls towards covers.

73.1 2

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. A good short ball on the body, Quinton de Kock is a touch late on the pull shot. It goes off the gloves towards fine leg for a run. Faheem has also overstepped.

End of Over : 73 2 Runs SA: 259/8
72.6 0

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Fuller on middle, Steyn drives it to mid on.

72.5 2

Hasan Ali to Dale Steyn. Full and on off, Steyn strokes it through covers for a couple.

Drinks break. Pakistan continue to dominate proceedings post Tea and the reverse swing has reversed their fortunes for good. South Africa are reeling now and need their lower order to partner Quinton de Kock if they want to get past the 300-run mark.

72.4 W

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. OUT! Another one bites the dust! Two in two overs for Hasan Ali. Another full delivery does the trick. This one also swings away from the left-hander. Rabada goes for a booming drive through the off side, the ball takes the outside edge and Sarfraz behind makes no mistake.

72.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Similar delivery, Rabada guides it straight to the gully fielder.

72.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Length delivery on off, Kagiso taps it towards point.

72.1 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length delivery on off, Rabada tries to defend it from the crease but it goes past the outside edge of the bat.

End of Over : 72 8 Runs SA: 257/7
71.6 4

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Drags it short this time on middle, de Kock gets into position early and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Good end to the over for the Proteas.

71.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on middle, Quinton tucks it to on side.

71.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on middle, the batsman drives it straight to the mid on fielder.

71.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. A touch short on middle, Quinton tucks it to the leg side.

71.2 4

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Good shot! Strays on his pads, de Kock flicks it through square leg and the ball races away to the boundary.

71.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, de Kock drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

End of Over : 71 0 Runs SA: 249/7
70.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length around off, Rabada defends it onto the ground.

Kagiso Rabada is the next man in for South Africa.

70.5 W

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. OUT! Three reds and Philander has been given the marching orders. Did not see that coming but excellent use of the technology from Pakistan. They haven't been great with the DRS in recent times but this time they have got it spot on. Sarfraz will be a delighted man and the good period of play after the Tea break continues for Pakistan. Good passage after the ball has started to reverse, I must say. Hasan Ali is amongst the wickets now. It is full and on middle, tails back in. Philander plants his front foot across but then tries to adjust to the movement and flick. He misses and it hits him on the pad. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Sarfraz signals the 'T'. Replays show that the on-field call has to be overturned, we all thought it would be missing or at the most clipping the leg pole but it is hitting. Hmm... 300 now looks farfetched.

A huge appeal for an LBW has been turned down. Pakistan have reviewed it. Philander is the man in question. Seems to be slipping down leg.

70.4 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Good bowling from Ali. Just outside off stump. Tempting Philander to go after it. Vernon lets it go.

70.3 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

70.2 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. On middle, VP drives it straight to the bowler.

70.1 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. On the 5th stumps line, Philander shoulders arms to it.

70.1 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Fuller on off, Vernon pushes it towards point.

End of Over : 70 2 Runs SA: 249/6
69.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, Quinton keeps it out.

69.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on leg, de Kock tries to flick it but misses it and is hit high on the pads. The appeal is turned down.

69.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. In the channel outside off, Quinton shoulders arms to it.

69.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, QdK defends it with a straight bat.

69.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Wide outside off, Quinton lets it go.

69.1 2

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. A tad short outside off, de Kock cuts it through point for a couple of runs.

End of Over : 69 0 Runs SA: 247/6
68.6 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Play and a miss! Back of a length delivery on off, Philander tries to punch it through point but misses it completely. Good end to the over for Ali.

68.5 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Fuller on middle, Vernon defends it off the front foot.

68.4 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. On the 5th stump line, left alone by Philander.

68.3 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. In the channel outside off, Vernon lets it go.

68.2 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Fuller on middle, VP tucks it straight to the mid-wicket fielder.

68.1 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Starts his new spell with a length delivery on middle, Philander defends it off the back foot.

Hasan Ali is on.

End of Over : 68 3 Runs SA: 247/6
67.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off. De Kock chops it down towards point.

67.5 2

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Drifting on his pads, Quinton flicks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

Amir is now seen walking off the field. Faheem Ashraf will complete his over. Not good this for Pakistan, he was amidst a brilliant spell. They will hope it is not serious.

67.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Full on middle, Vernon works it to the leg side for a single. Amir is down on the ground as soon as he released the ball. He is in some discomfort here.

67.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Length delivery on middle, Philander watchfully defends it.

67.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Fuller on off, Vernon drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

67.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Back of a length on middle, Philander defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 67 0 Runs SA: 244/6
66.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Similar delivery, the batsman keeps it out.

66.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fuller this time on off, de Kock pushes it towards point.

66.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on middle, de Kock defends it from within the crease.

66.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. On a length and on off, the batsman defends it off the front foot.

66.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. A touch short on off, de Kock cuts it towards point.

66.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on middle, de Kock times it sweetly but straight to the bowler.

Vernon Philander is the next man in for the Proteas.

End of Over : 66 1 Runs SA: 244/6
65.6 W

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. OUT! Amir gets another, he is on fire here. Let me repeat - Another batsman misses out on a milestone. This time it is the debutant who falls 9 short of a fifty. The indecision has cost him. Amir continuous to bowl it in the channel of uncertainty. Hamza first thinks of playing at it but then at the very end, tries to leave as it is angling away. It is though too late by then. The ball takes the bottom part of the bat and goes into the gloves of Sarfraz. South Africa have lost their way completely, from 229 for 3, they have slipped to 244 for 6. Pakistan into the lower order.

65.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. A touch fuller on middle, Hamza drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

65.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on middle, de Kock pushes it to mid on for a single.

65.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Similar delivery, the batsman cuts it straight to the point fielder.

65.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. A touch short on off, de Kock chops it towards point.

65.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Fuller this time from Amir on middle, de Kock watchfully defends it.

End of Over : 65 1 Runs SA: 243/5
64.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

64.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Back of a length on off, Hamza defends it from within the crease.

64.4 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on middle, the batsman pushes it to mid on for a quick run.

64.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on off, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.

64.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Full on leg, the batsman tries to flick it but is hit high on the pads. Too high!

64.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. On a length and on middle, de Kock defends it off the front foot.

End of Over : 64 4 Runs SA: 242/5
63.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Similar delivery, same result.

63.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller outside off, Hamza drives it towards point.

63.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller on middle, Hamza defends it with a straight bat.

63.4 2

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. NO BALL! Amir oversteps. Drifting on his pads, the batsman tucks it around the corner for a single.

63.3 2

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. A tad short on off, de Kock punches it through point for a couple of runs.

63.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off, de Kock defends it from within the crease.

63.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Beaten! Back of a length on middle, the ball tails back in sharply after pitching. De Kock tries to defend it off the back foot but it goes between his bat and the pad.

End of Over : 63 0 Runs SA: 238/5
62.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. A touch wide outside off, Hamza drives it towards the point fielder.

62.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller again on off, Hamza tries to defend it from the crease but gets an inside edge on it and then onto the pads.

62.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Good delivery, that. On a length and on middle, Hamza watchfully defends it.

62.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller delivery tailing back in a bit, Hamza tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge on it and the ball rolls towards the leg side.

62.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Length delivery on middle, the batsman defends it from within the crease.

62.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller delivery outside off, Hamza drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

Quinton de Kock is out to bat.

End of Over : 62 1 Runs SA: 238/5
61.6 W

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Amir gets his man. He probed and probed and probed and this time, has found the edge he was looking for. A well-deserved wicket for Amir and Bavuma's uncomfortable stay out in the middle has come to an end. Once again it is the late movement which causes the problem. Amir pitches it on a length around off, it shapes away. Bavuma this time plays inside the line. The ball kisses the outside edge and goes into the mitts of the keeper. Amir is ecstatic and Pakistan have got two quickly. They are right back into the contest.

61.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. This is perfect bowling! On a length again, this time though it has been defended solidly.

61.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. NEARLY! Three lovely deliveries from Amir but luck is just not going his way. Third consecutive ball which is pitched on a length. Bavuma plays outside the line, it hits the inner half, then hits the pad and rolls agonizingly close past the off pole.

61.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. BEAUTY! You can just hope that does not hit the edge! Back of a length around off, it pitches and shapes away. Bavuma is once again squared up as he tries to defend, this time he gets beaten.

61.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Squared him up! Length again and on middle, it pitches and straightens. Bavuma tries to defend but gets squared up, he misses and it hits him high on the pads.

61.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Good running! This is worked to the right of mid on. The batsmen scamper across for a single.

End of Over : 61 8 Runs SA: 237/4
60.6 4

Mohammad Abbas to Temba Bavuma. FOUR! Two boundaries from the over along with a wicket. Drifts on his pads, Bavuma clips it off his pads through fine leg for a boundary.

60.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Temba Bavuma. On middle, Temba defends it off the front foot.

60.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Temba Bavuma. FOUR! SHOT! Bavuma is off the mark with a sublime boundary. It was a touch full on middle, Bavuma leans forward and drives it firmly through the covers for a boundary.

60.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Temba Bavuma. On a length and on middle, Bavuma tries to defend it off the front foot, but gets an inside edge and it hits him on the pads.

Temba Bavuma is the next man in for the Proteas.

60.2 W

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. OUT! Plumb in front! Reverse swing happening and Abbas has struck. Theunis departs one short of his fifty, not the first batsman in this innings to miss out on a milestone. Great nut by Abbas. He bowls a length delivery with the shine on the inside. It's around middle and off as de Bruyn tries to work it on the leg side. But due to the late inward movement, he misses the ball completely to get rapped on the pads. They appeal vociferously and this time the finger has gone up. Quite plumb. Theunis walks back without even thinking of reviewing the decision. End of the 75-run stand!

60.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. On a length on middle, de Bruyn defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 60 2 Runs SA: 229/3
59.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Good length on off, Hamza once again is solid in defense.

59.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. On the middle stump, Hamza gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

59.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. BEATEN! Excellent use of the angle there. He lands it on off which means Hamza has to play at it. The ball slants away beating the outside edge by a whisker.

59.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Good length on off, Hamza comes forward and defends it.

59.2 1

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Again it is a little too straight, de Bruyn flicks it towards square leg for another run.

59.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. On the pads, it is worked towards fine leg and a run is taken.

Mohammad Amir to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 59 1 Runs SA: 227/3
58.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. NOT OUT! Umpire's call it is, Pakistan though do not lose their review. It is on a length on middle, Theunis tries to flick it but is late on it. The ball hits him on the front pad. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. Sarfraz goes for the review. The replay shows it was just clipping the top of the stumps. Pakistan have started really well after Tea.

Review time! A screaming appeal by Abbas for an lbw. Not entertained. Sarfraz is convinced and takes the DRS. Looks a bit high. Let's wait and watch...

58.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Back of a length on middle, de Bruyn defends it from within the crease.

58.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

58.3 1

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller on middle, Hamza works it to the leg side for a single.

58.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. DROPPED! On a length and on middle, the ball jags back in sharply after pitching, Hamza tries to defend it but it hits the inside edge of the bat and the ball goes towards Sarfraz. He dives to his left and tries to catch it but cannot hold onto it. This could prove a costly drop as de Bruyn is looking in good touch.

58.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Zubayr Hamza. Starts off with a length delivery on off, Hamza defends it off the back foot.

The players are out in the middle. Zubayr Hamza will take the strike. Mohammad Abbas will start the proceedings after Tea.

.... Day 1, Session 3 ....

Theunis de Bruyn in the company of debutant Zubayr Hamza has taken the Protea score beyond the 200-run mark and the pair is amidst a 72-run partnership. It has come in a quick time as well. Pakistan were very poor since the fall of Amla's wickets as they conceded runs at a brisk rate. They will have to come back strongly in the last session otherwise the home team will run away with the show. Do join us in a short while.

Another fine session of Test cricket! South Africa were pegged back early when Aiden Markram was strangled down the leg side but then Hashim Amla and Theunis de Bruyn formed an alliance for a short period. Once the former got dismissed after a superb catch by Asad Shafiq, Pakistan would have sensed an opportunity to get an upper hand on this Test match. But that was not meant to be.

End of Over : 58 7 Runs SA: 226/3
57.6 0

Asad Shafiq to Theunis de Bruyn. A flatter delivery to end this session. De Bruyn pushes it back to the bowler. THAT WILL BE TEA ON DAY 1!

57.5 3

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. Deft! Hamza waits for it and then plays it very fine on the off side. The ball stops as it nears the fence and the batsmen take three.

57.4 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. On the stumps again, it is blocked out.

57.3 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. On middle, it is kept out.

57.2 4

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. FOUR! A half-tracker and Hamza is well-set to not put those away. He pulls it with disdain and into the square leg fence.

57.1 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. On the pads, it is worked towards mid-wicket.

End of Over : 57 5 Runs SA: 219/3
56.6 4

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Not in total control but a boundary nevertheless. Outside off, Hamza looks to cut it away but it goes off the outer half towards third man and meets the fence once again.

56.5 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Leg spinner outside off, the debutant reads it well and leaves it alone.

56.4 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Leg spinner outside off, Hamza gets behind it and sees it out.

56.3 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Wrong 'un on off, Hamza gets an inside edge on the on side.

56.2 1

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Loopy ball on off, carved away through point for one.

56.1 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Short ball on middle and leg, de Bruyn pulls but cannot get it past mid-wicket.

End of Over : 56 2 Runs SA: 213/3
55.6 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. On the stumps, it is kept out off the front foot.

55.5 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. Flighted ball on off, Hamza keeps it out.

55.4 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. An action replay of the last delivery.

55.3 0

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. Works it with the turn to mid-wicket.

55.2 1

Asad Shafiq to Theunis de Bruyn. Flatter and on off, it is pushed towards mid off for a quick run.

55.1 1

Asad Shafiq to Zubayr Hamza. Tosses it up around off, the batsman lunges and blocks it towards point for a run.

Asad Shafiq is on now.

End of Over : 55 2 Runs SA: 211/3
54.6 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Tosses it up outside off, de Bruyn drives it crisply but straight to the man at covers.

54.5 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

54.4 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. On off, it is kept out.

54.3 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Floats it up on off, de Bruyn drives it to covers.

54.2 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. The googly on off, TdB chops it to covers.

54.1 2

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Slightly short and on middle, de Bruyn goes back and somehow pulls it through mid-wicket for a couple.

End of Over : 54 9 Runs SA: 209/3
53.6 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. On off, Hamza gets behind it and blocks it out. Good over for the hosts. They have scored over 100 runs in this session, so far.

53.5 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Fuller again on middle, driven to mid on this time.

53.4 1

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Follows it with a quick single. Great stuff. Full and on middle and leg, de Bruyn hits it towards mid on and gets to the other end quickly.

53.3 4

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Second boundary of the over and they are coming thick and fast. Outside off, de Bruyn punches this through cover-point. The fielder chases it but cannot pull it off.

53.2 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Length and closer to the stumps de Bruyn watches it go through to the keeper.

53.1 4

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! SHOT! SA are scoring at ease at the moment. Wide outside off, de Bruyn flashes hard at it. Gets it past backward point and the ball races away to the fence. It also brings up the 50-run stand between these two.

End of Over : 53 5 Runs SA: 200/3
52.6 1

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Very full and on off, de Bruyn jams it out towards covers.

52.5 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

52.4 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. On the flatter side, de Bruyn tries to punch it off the back foot but it goes off the inner half back to the bowler.

52.3 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

52.2 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Tosses it up on off, TdB blocks it out.

52.1 4

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Cut and it has been played nicely! Too many loose deliveries after the wicket of Amla. Short and outside off again, de Bruyn helps himself by cutting it through point. The ball races away.

End of Over : 52 5 Runs SA: 195/3
51.6 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. On the shorter side around off, the batter stands tall and pushes it to covers.

51.5 4

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. FOUR! Up and over! Short and wide and it has been put away. Hamza hops and cuts it over point. The ball races away to the fence.

51.4 1

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Slightly short and de Bruyn works it off his hips towards mid-wicket for a run.

51.3 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Length delivery around off, de Bruyn lunges and keeps it out.

51.2 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Hits the length around off, de Bruyn shuffles across and works it to mid on.

51.1 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. On the shorter side around off, de Bruyn guides it to point.

End of Over : 51 1 Runs SA: 190/3
50.6 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Floated one this time, full and around off, Hamza strides forward and defends it right under his watchful eyes.

50.5 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Too full and on off, pushed back to the bowler.

50.4 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Zubayr has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

50.3 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Loopy and full on off, Hamza drives but picks the cover fielder.

50.2 1

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Flatter and shorter outside off, hit firmly in front of square on the off side for a run.

50.1 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Full and flighted on middle, defended back to the bowler.

End of Over : 50 4 Runs SA: 189/3
49.6 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. A huge appeal but not given! There was definitely a noise though. Another short ball and this is on the body. Hamza goes for the pull, there is a noise as the ball passes the gloves. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Pakistan decide not to review. Not sure from where that sound came. Ultra Edge shows there was no spike, so a good decision in the end.

49.5 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Short again, gets it to bounce at a good height. Hamza hops and defends it onto the ground.

49.4 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Better! This is bowled right on the off pole, Hamza prods forward and keeps it out.

49.3 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Wide outside off again, the batter need not play at those.

49.2 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

49.1 4

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. FOUR! Raining boundaries here! This time it is a cracking pull shot from the debutant. It is a high bouncer, Hamza gets on top of the bounce and pulls it all along the ground to the square leg fence.

End of Over : 49 8 Runs SA: 185/3
48.6 4

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! A boundary to start the over and one to end! Once again Shadab is guilty of bowling too short. De Bruyn goes back and pulls it right off the middle to the square leg fence.

48.5 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. On the shorter side outside off, de Bruyn cuts it to point. Shadab has been guilty of bowling either too full or too short in this over.

48.4 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Very full on off, de Bruyn pushes it back to the bowler.

48.3 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. A low full toss on off, de Bruyn uses his wrists and works it to mid-wicket.

48.2 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Gives it air and lands it on off, TdB pushes it to covers.

48.1 4

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Too short and it has been put away! Enough time for de Bruyn to go back and whip it through mid-wicket. It races away. He too joins the party, runs flowing here.

End of Over : 48 2 Runs SA: 177/3
47.6 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Back of a length on off, Hamza lets the ball come to him and then guides it to gully.

47.5 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Now a short ball on middle, Hamza ducks under it quite easily. The new lad now looks at ease out there.

47.4 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Goes fuller this time on middle, the batsman strokes it back towards the bowler.

47.3 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Back of a length on off, Hamza defends it onto the ground.

47.2 0

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. Good length on off, Hamza defends it onto the ground.

47.1 2

Hasan Ali to Zubayr Hamza. A little too straight to begin with, it is worked around the corner for a couple. He moves onto 21.

Hasan Ali is back for another spell.

End of Over : 47 11 Runs SA: 175/3
46.6 1

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. An extra slip fielder was brought in but Shadab bowls it very full, Hamza eases it down to long on for a single. Another productive over for South Africa. 20 have come from the last two.

46.5 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Now floats this up on off, Hamza puts in a long stride forward and defends it onto the ground.

46.4 4

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Nicely bowled and it is played even better! The googly outside off, it is slightly short. Hamza did not pick it, he first goes back to cut but the ball turns back in. Hamza then adjusts and guides it past the slip fielder. The fielder from point races after it, tries to stop it but can't do so. Hamza is managing to score quickly here.

46.3 6

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. SIX! He has picked the bones out of that one! What a hit! A hit-me ball by Shadab, short and on middle, Hamza rocks back quickly and then sends it sailing over the mid-wicket fence. That made a cracking sound of the bat and the result too was an excellent one for the debutant.

46.2 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Slower through the air on off, Hamza prods forward and keeps it out.

46.1 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

End of Over : 46 9 Runs SA: 164/3
45.6 3

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Three runs now! This was right off the middle, it is on his pads, easy for Hamza. He flicks it through mid-wicket, the ball stops as it nears the fence. Three taken. Good over this for South Africa. Not what Pakistan would have wanted after Shadab bowled a tight last one.

45.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. A little bit of Rohit Sharma in that forward defensive stroke. Length and coming in with the angle. Hamza lazily lunges and at the very end brings his bat down to keep it out.

45.4 4

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. FOUR! First boundary for Hamza! It is not of the middle but he won't care. Fuller goes Amir after the last one being short. Hamza lunges and tries to drive it ahead of his body, it takes the outside edge and goes through backward point for a run.

45.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Changes the angle and bowls the effort ball. It is short and on off, Hamza gets on top of the bounce and defends it down onto the ground.

45.2 1

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Another single as de Bruyn works it against the angle towards mid-wicket.

45.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. First run for Hamza in Test cricket. This should settle his nerves. He taps this towards covers and scampers across for a run. A round of applause for him by the crowd.

End of Over : 45 0 Runs SA: 155/3
44.6 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. Gives it air on off, de Bruyn lunges and blocks it out. A maiden by Shadab, a good one.

44.5 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. The googly outside off, it turns back in, not enough though to make the batsman play.

44.4 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. On off, it is kept out.

44.3 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. On the shorter side, de Bruyn pushes it to covers.

44.2 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. TURN AND BOUNCE THERE! This is tossed up around off, it pitches and then turns away. De Bruyn first thinks of playing at it but then pulls out seeing the bounce and turn.

44.1 0

Shadab Khan to Theunis de Bruyn. The googly on off, de Bruyn goes back and pushes it to the bowler.

End of Over : 44 1 Runs SA: 155/3
43.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Angling away from the batsman, outside off, left alone.

43.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Zubayr Hamza. Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

43.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Full and outside off, de Bruyn tries to turn it on the leg side but gets a soft leading edge towards mid off. A single taken.

43.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

43.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. PITCHED OUTSIDE LEG! A length delivery which de Bruyn fails to work it on the leg side. He takes a blow on his pads and they put in an unsuccessful appeal. Sarfraz opts for the DRS but the replays show that it's pitching outside leg. End of discussion. Also, it's going over the stumps. Review lost.

Huge shout for an lbw! The umpire turns it down and Sarfraz Ahmed goes for the DRS after having a little chat with his bowler. Let's see....

43.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. De Bruyn has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

End of Over : 43 0 Runs SA: 154/3
42.6 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. A googly this time, around middle and turning down, Hamza fails to work it around and is hit on the thigh pad. End of a wicket maiden by Shadab!

42.5 0

Shadab Khan to Zubayr Hamza. Full and flighted outside off, Hamza drives but finds the cover fielder.

Debutant's time to rock now! It's Zubayr Hamza in next.

42.4 W

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. OUT! What a catch! Asad Shafiq shows brilliant reflexes at first slip. Hashim Amla will have to go. Another set batsman is dismissed. Shadab delivers a short one outside off, Amla rocks back to slap it square of the wicket on the off side but it takes a fat outside edge and hurries behind to Shafiq. He stretches to his right and snaps it quickly. Hashim misses out on a half century and this is a good passage of play for Pakistan.

42.3 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Tossed up delivery outside off, once again left alone by Amla.

42.2 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Flighted outside off, left alone.

42.1 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Amla has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

Theunis de Bruyn is looking very good and confident. It can be observed from the fact that he played two different types of shots to an identical delivery. One full ball outside off he tried to whip across the line while drove through the line when fed a similar ball again. Drinks time! Pakistan have picked up a wicket of Aiden Markram in the last hour but will have to build on it. Yet another partnership is blossoming now.

End of Over : 42 1 Runs SA: 154/2
41.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

41.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Ouch! Sharp delivery that. A touch short on off, de Bruyn tries to leave it. The ball did not climb much as he was expecting. Hits Theunis on the chest.

41.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Fuller delivery on off, Theunis pushes it to mid on.

41.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. Good length delivery just outside off, de Bruyn shoulders arms to it.

41.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Theunis de Bruyn. On a length on off, Theunis defends it with a straight bat.

41.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Back of a length on off, Hashim taps it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 41 9 Runs SA: 153/2
40.6 4

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! SHOT! Fuller on off, de Bruyn presses forward and times it sweetly through covers for yet another boundary in this over. Theunis has looked good in his short stay so far.

40.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. On a length on middle, de Bruyn defends it off the back foot and onto the ground.

40.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Similar delivery, Theunis shoulders arms to it.

40.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Fuller delivery outside off, the batsman lets it go.

40.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. On middle, de Bruyn drives it straight to the bowler.

40.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Back of a length on middle, Theunis defends it off the back foot.

40.1 5

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Overpitched from Faheem, Theunis leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary. It's also called a no ball for overstepping.

End of Over : 40 0 Runs SA: 144/2
39.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Puts it on a length on off, Amla drives it straight to the fielder at covers.

39.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Once again length delivery outside off, Amla leaves it alone.

39.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Good length delivery on off, Amla this time drives it straight to the fielder at covers.

39.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Tempting Amla to drive by bowling it outside off. Hashim is calm and shoulders arms to it.

39.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Length delivery outside off, Amla doesn't disturb that one and lets it go.

Mohammad Amir is back on.

39.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on off, Amla blocks it away off his back foot.

End of Over : 39 5 Runs SA: 144/2
38.6 1

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. A tad short on middle, Amla pulls it through square leg for a single.

38.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Outside off, Hashim lets it go.

38.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Fraction straight on middle, HA drives it straight to the mid on fielder.

38.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. A touch fuller on off, Amla defends it with a straight bat.

38.2 4

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Good improvisation. Length delivery on off, Amla at the last moment opens the face of the bat and guides it through the vacant third slip region and the ball goes towards the third man boundary.

38.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Fuller delivery on off, Amla defends it off the front foot.

End of Over : 38 4 Runs SA: 139/2
37.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Theunis defends that one by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Good foot movement by de Bruyn.

37.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Slightly fuller this time and de Bruyn blocks it off his front foot.

37.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Once again length delivery this time on off and Theunis defends it away off his front foot.

37.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Length delivery on middle, blocked off the front foot by de Bruyn.

37.2 4

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Beautiful! Fuller delivery by Abbas on off, de Bruyn gets to the pitch of it and hits straight behind the bowler. Abbas had no chance to save that one. A perfect straight drive by TdB!

37.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Length delivery outside off, de Bruyn shoulders arms to it.

End of Over : 37 1 Runs SA: 135/2
36.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Shortish and on off, punched off the back foot and it went on one bounce to the gully fielder.

36.5 1

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Good calling! A length ball outside off, de Bruyn gets across the stumps and pushes it back. He knows how softly he has hit that and hence wants a run. Amla is initially ball-watching but then he responds and they complete the single with ease.

36.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Fullish and on off, it's once again pushed back off the front foot by Theunis.

36.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Good length delivery outside off, left alone with ease this time.

36.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Lands it full and outside off, Theunis goes hard at it and hits it off the inner half to mid-wicket.

36.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Full and angling in around off, de Bruyn pushes it back and the bowler makes a good stop in his followthrough.

End of Over : 36 2 Runs SA: 134/2
35.6 1

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Fuller length delivery on off, de Bruyn pushes it to covers and calls for a quick single. The fielder misses the stumps at the non-striker's end and Theunis gets off the mark. A direct hit would have been interesting.

35.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Length delivery on off, finds the outside edge of Theunis' defensive bat. Luckily he played it with soft hand.

35.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Dangerous! A slightly fuller delivery outside off. De Bruyn offers no stroke to it and the ball jags back in after pitching to rap him on the pads. The Pakistan fielders appeals but the umpire is not interested. Sarfraz opts not to ask for the review as he thinks it was high.

35.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Once again a length delivery on middle and off, de Bruyn blocks it off his front foot.

35.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Beauty! Bowls it on length and the ball moves away after pitching and misses the outside edge of de Bruyn's defensive bat by just a whisker.

35.1 1

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on off and middle, Amla flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

End of Over : 35 4 Runs SA: 132/2
34.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Angling back into the batsman, de Bruyn flicks but finds the mid-wicket fielder.

34.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Gets on the front foot to a full ball and defends it to covers.

Theunis de Bruyn is in next.

34.4 W

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. OUT! Markram is walking! What a disappointing end to a promising knock! Aiden is absolutely gutted with himself. He is strangled down the leg side. A delivery angling down, Markram tries to flick but gets a thin inside edge behind. Sarfraz flies to his left and takes an outstanding catch. They are appealing and Aiden Markram is seen walking. A good gesture. End of a wonderful knock, he deserved a century though. Pakistan needed this breakthrough desperately. The 126-run stand is over and the tourists would like to build on this.

34.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

34.2 4

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Poor delivery by Ashraf and a great shot by Markram. Full length delivery on to the pads of Markram. He beautifully flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. Markram into his 90's and looks on course to score a big century.

34.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Length delivery on off, Markram blocks it off his front foot.

Faheem Ashraf is back on.

End of Over : 34 1 Runs SA: 128/1
33.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. On middle and off, Amla defends this length ball from the crease.

33.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Abbas seems to be in love with short deliveries. Hurls across another one, an easy leave for Hashim as he ducks.

33.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full and outside off, Amla uses his long approach and defends it to the off side. Very limited footwork.

33.3 1

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Short ball on middle, at 125 kph, Markram pulls it down to fine leg and jogs across for a run. Realizes late that the throw is coming at his end and hence hurries. It misses the stumps at the bowler's end but the mid off fielder has it backed up.

33.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Angles in a good length ball on middle, Markram closes the face of his bat as he flicks it towards mid-wicket.

33.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Play and a miss! Abbas digs in a short delivery around off, Markram tries to hook it across the line but it bounces a tad extra and goes over his bat.

End of Over : 33 4 Runs SA: 127/1
32.6 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Wonderful! Ali overpitches that one and Amla is too class a batsman to miss out on that one. He beautifully drives it through covers for a boundary. There are only a handful of batsmen who look as good as Amla when on song.

32.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on middle and Hashim blocks it by getting right behind that one.

32.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length delivery outside off, Amla shoulders arms to it. A bit of inswing movement after the ball hits the deck.

32.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Good length delivery outside off, Amla tries to drive it to mid on but finds the inside half of the bat and the ball goes to the fielder at mid on.

32.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Slightly short this time, finds the inside edge of Amla's bat and onto his pads.

32.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on off, Amla guides it to the fielder at gully.

End of Over : 32 2 Runs SA: 123/1
31.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

31.5 2

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. A mishit! Aiden survives. Back of a length delivery on off at 125 kph, Markram hangs back inside the crease in an attempt to heave it across the line. But he fails to time his shot properly and it balloons in the air. Luckily for Markram, it flies over mid-wicket and lands safely in the deep. The batsmen take a couple.

31.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Slower cutter this time, at 105 kph. It lands full and moves back in, Markram plays it late from the crease and defends it down.

31.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Pitches it up and on off, Aiden drives it down the ground but straight to the mid off fielder.

31.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Angles in a gentle length ball on middle at 123 kph, Markram flicks it off his pads but finds the fielder on the leg side.

31.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Good length ball on off, Markram stays inside the crease in defense.

End of Over : 31 8 Runs SA: 121/1
30.6 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on off, Hashim defends it off his front foot. Good over for South Africa, 8 runs off that one.

30.5 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Action replay of the previous boundary. Once again Ali bowls a bit fuller and Hashim once again drives the ball wonderfully through covers for a four. It's a joy to watch when Amla is timing the ball as beautifully as he is today.

30.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Pulls back his length and Amla blocks it away by opening the face of the bat.

30.3 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Exquisite! Ali bowls it slightly fuller and Amla brings out his classic cover drive and finds the boundary. That's a textbook drive from Amla.

30.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on middle, Hashim blocks it off his back foot.

30.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Amla defends it off the back foot by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 30 0 Runs SA: 113/1
29.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Finishes off the over by bowling a length delivery on middle, Aiden blocks it off his front foot. A good over by Abbas.

29.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Fuller delivery on middle and leg and Markram drives it straight to the fielder at mid on.

29.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Back of a length delivery and Markram defends it off his back foot.

29.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Once again a fuller delivery and Aiden defends it off his front foot.

29.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Fuller on this occasion and Aiden blocks it beautifully off his front foot.

29.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Short of a length delivery by Abbas and Markram defends it off his back foot.

End of Over : 29 5 Runs SA: 113/1
28.6 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Amla shoulders arms to the delivery bowled outside off.

28.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Amla blocks the fuller length delivery off his front foot.

28.4 1

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Fuller delivery on middle, Markram drives it through mid on for a single.

28.3 4

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Beautifully driven! Full delivery outside off, Markram gets on his front foot and beautifully drives it through covers for a boundary. He continues where he left off before lunch.

28.2 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Once again a length delivery on middle, Aiden blocks it off his back foot.

28.1 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. First ball after lunch and Hasan starts with a length delivery on middle. Markram defends it off his front foot.

Welcome back. The afternoon session is about to begin. The men concerned are out in the centre. Hasan Ali will bowl the first over after Lunch.

... DAY 1, SECOND SESSION ...

Fabulous session for South Africa. They have scored in excess of 100 for the loss of just one wicket. Dean Elgar chose to bat but he himself didn't last long. Post that, the pair of Hashim Amla and Aiden Markram joined forces and it's been easy going for the Proteas. There was some initial help from the surface but the Pakistani bowlers weren't hitting the right areas. Also, the pace of their speedsters was quite down to trouble the batsmen, especially on a pitch which ain't offering excessive movement. Markram has shown extraordinary form so far and will be eyeing a big score. Amla has taken his time but he too will like to get a big score under his belt. So far, Pakistan have looked clueless and it will be interesting to find out how they respond post Lunch. Do join us in a short while.

End of Over : 28 0 Runs SA: 108/1
27.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Angles in a full ball on off, Hashim Amla strides forward and defends it with ease. That will be Lunch on Day 1.

27.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

27.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. A mistimed shot! Fullish and outside off, Amla reaches out for this one as he attempts to play the cover drive. But it takes the inner half of his blade and rolls back to the bowler.

27.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Pitches it up and lands it outside off, Amla is in no mood to chase it.

27.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Once again Amla moves across the stumps to a good length delivery and defends it on the on side.

27.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Good length ball just outside off, Amla shuffles across and defends it near his front pad.

End of Over : 27 1 Runs SA: 108/1
26.6 0

Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. A googly this time, full and on off, Amla defends it back with a vertical bat.

26.5 1

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. It's been driven superbly through the covers. One run added to the total.

26.4 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Loopy and full on off, Amla leans forward and defends it.

26.3 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Tossed up ball on off, Amla lunges and defense. There is a deep point and long off in place, a field set for poor bowling? Giving cover to Shadab for his short balls and full tosses. Hmm...

26.2 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Short and spinning away, Amla cuts but finds the point fielder.

26.1 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Full and flighted on off, Amla drives it back and the bowler dives to parry it towards short cover.

End of Over : 26 4 Runs SA: 107/1
25.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Fullish and on off, Markram defends it off his front foot to mid off.

25.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Markram has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

25.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! That's beautiful! Just walks into his on drive. A full ball on middle at 126 kph, Markram presents the full face of the bat and caresses it through mid on for a boundary. 100-run stand comes up!

25.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Slants in a full ball on middle and off, Aiden flicks it across the line but finds the mid-wicket fielder.

25.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Good length delivery in the corridor of uncertainty, Markram has nothing to do with it.

25.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Full and angling in around off, right on target, Markram is forward in defense.

Mohammad Abbas is back for one final burst before Lunch.

End of Over : 25 5 Runs SA: 103/1
24.6 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Fuller again, a touch flatter through the air, landing around off, Hashim presses forward in defense. Shadab just rushed through his over, should take more time and think about his bowling.

24.5 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Lunges to a full ball and defends it watchfully to the off side.

24.4 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. A loopy full ball outside off, Amla drives it to covers where Imam makes a diving stop this time.

24.3 1

Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Full toss again, it's been forced through covers for a run.

24.2 0

Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. Flatter and on off, defended off the back foot.

24.1 4

Shadab Khan to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Starts with a low full toss on off, Markram drills his drive through the line and Imam at extra cover fails to stop the racing ball. Seems to have hurt his fingers there as it reaches the fence in a flash. Good start against spin for South Africa. 100 up for them!

Time for some leg spin! Shadab Khan has been introduced into the attack. A slip in place.

End of Over : 24 7 Runs SA: 98/1
23.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Aahhh...finds the fielder again, this is frustrating as a batsman. Short and wide outside off, Amla rocks back and cuts it firmly but finds the fielder.

23.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Well fielded, Shadab! Saves a certain boundary. Amla plays a delightful cover drive to a full ball but fails to find the gap. Will be disappointed.

23.4 3

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Markram is looking so good there. A length ball angling into the batsman, Aiden just presents a straight bat and pushes it wide of mid on. Hasan Ali chases it down and they take three runs. This is now the best partnership between this pair in Tests.

23.3 4

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. FOUR! The point fielder experiences a bad bounce. Fullish and outside off, Markram leans into the square drive and middles his shot pretty nicely. Imam tries to stop it but fails and it screams away to the fence.

23.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. On a length again, Markram goes on the back foot and plays it down to point.

23.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Good length ball on off, shaping back in, Markram stays back and defends it to the off side. This one stayed low but Aiden always had his eyes on the ball.

End of Over : 23 5 Runs SA: 91/1
22.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. The line again is straight and Amla taps it down to square leg. The non-striker wants a run but Hashim isn't interested.

22.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A length ball on middle, Markram helps it just wide of wide mid on and steals a single. The fielder there misfields slightly as he attacks the ball.

22.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Strides forward again, to a length ball this time as he defends it down safely.

22.3 4

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Elegant! Amir delivers it full and outside off, Markram leans into the drive and creams it with all the elegance in the world for a boundary at covers.

Mohammad Amir loses his footings and pulls out of his delivery stride at the last moment. Scratches the popping crease before heading back to his bowling mark.

22.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Full this time, on middle and off, Aiden sticks inside the crease and defends it again.

22.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Hits the bat hard. On a good length around middle, Markram offers a straight bat in defense.

End of Over : 22 2 Runs SA: 86/1
21.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Serves it on a fuller length outside off, it's been left alone by Hashim to complete the over. Nothing happening for Pakistan and this is just the second hour of this Test match. Ominous signs.

21.5 1

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Fuller in length and outside off, Aiden pushes it to the left of the cover fielder. Shan Masood tries to stop it but fumbles slightly as he turns and the batsmen take a single.

21.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Pitches it up and around off, Markram lunges and defends it with soft hands.

21.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. A touch short and around off, Aiden is on the back foot as he taps it down on the off side.

21.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Fullish and outside off, skidding off the surface, Markram takes his front leg forward and then makes a leave.

21.1 1

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Shortish on off, Amla punches it in the gap at covers. The point fielder runs across to his right to stop the ball and they cross.

End of Over : 21 5 Runs SA: 84/1
20.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Lands it on a length around middle, Markram defends it by covering the line.

20.5 4

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. FOUR! No margin for error on this pitch! Fractionally short and around leg, Markram picks it off his pads and flicks it past the square leg umpire for a boundary. Timing and placement, both top notch.

Aiden Markram pulls out at the last second. Maybe, some sightscreen issue. Amir will have to reload.

20.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. The batsman works it down the leg side. They pick up a single.

20.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. A touch short and on off, Amla defends it easily off his back foot.

20.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Closer to the off stump this time. On a good length, Amla stays on the back foot again as he defends it to the off side.

20.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Slants across a length delivery outside off, a comfortable leave for Hashim who just sticks back inside the crease and sees it through.

End of Over : 20 6 Runs SA: 79/1
19.6 2

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Nice punch off the back foot. A good length delivery on off, Aiden pierces the gap at covers and collects a couple of runs. Easy going. This partnership is worth 73 now.

19.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. A length ball outside off, Aiden gets forward and defends it to the off side.

19.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Shortish and on middle, Markram gets back and plays it down to mid on.

19.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

19.2 4

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Lovely shot! Just a push off the front foot but it has been timed superbly. Ashraf serves it on a fuller length outside off, Markram strides forward and strokes it through extra cover. Brings up his 5th Test fifty, just loves playing at this ground, he averages in the 60s at Jo'burg.

19.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Fractionally short and on off, Markram goes on the back foot and punches it back to the bowler.

End of Over : 19 1 Runs SA: 73/1
18.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Nice delivery. Angling across Amla, around off and holding its line. The batsman takes a stride forward to cover his stumps and then shoulders arms.

18.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Inside edge again. Fullish and on middle, Markram attempts to flick it in front of square leg but it gathers the inside edge and runs through backward square leg for a run.

18.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it on the leg side.

18.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Full and on middle, defended back off his front foot.

18.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Good length ball on middle and off, Markram goes on his toes as he plays it down to mid-wicket.

18.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Full in length around leg, Markram plays it straight off his pads towards mid on.

Mohammad Amir is back on.

End of Over : 18 5 Runs SA: 72/1
17.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Great stop, Imam! Fullish and outside off, Amla plays a full-blooded square drive but Imam stationed at point dives full length to his left to stop the racing ball. Superb effort, something Sarfraz likes to see from his boys.

17.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Full and outside off, Amla defends it by getting forward.

17.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Amla has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

17.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Nearly carries to third slip. Ashraf serves it on a length around off, Amla pushes inside the line with gentle hands again and this time it takes the outside edge. It though dies down quickly in front of Shadab.

17.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

17.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Good length ball on off, defended back.

17.1 5

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Soft hands! A length ball outside off, Amla decides to stay back and pushes at it with an angled bat. He places it through the gap between gully and slips as it races away. It's also called a no ball for overstepping. Looking at the replays, it's a bit touch and go.

End of Over : 17 9 Runs SA: 67/1
16.6 4

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. FOUR! My goodness, that's a great shot! This one is neither short nor full, Markram stays back and plays a short-arm jab through mid-wicket. A kind of shot that's difficult to play but the batsmen love to execute it.

16.5 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Bouncer! The batsman does well to evade it.

16.4 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Stays back-footed to a short ball and punches it down to cover-point.

16.3 3

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Good shot! Hasan angles in a length ball and Amla just pushes it back with a straight bat. It races behind and by the time the mid off fielder pulls it back, they take three runs.

16.2 1

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Not in control. Fuller and on middle, Markram tries to flick but it takes the inner half of his willow and travels to deep mid-wicket. There is a fielder stationed there already and hence only a run results.

16.1 1

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Fuller length ball on middle, it's clipped through backward square leg for a run.

End of Over : 16 0 Runs SA: 58/1
15.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Similar good length on that fifth stump line. Markram looks to leave it but it late in getting his bat high. The ball takes the bottom edge of the bat and dies down. Maiden from Ashraf and two good overs back-to-back.

15.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Length outside off, left alone by Markram.

15.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. A tad fuller this outside off, Markram pushes it to the off side.

15.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. An appeal which dies down. Good length ball on off, moves a bit away after pitching. Markram looks to play it with a straight bat but misses. Hits his back leg and Pakistan appeal. Nothing from the umpire.

15.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. This one is a bit back. On a good length on top of off, Adien stands tall and bunts it down.

15.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Full and in line of the stumps, Markram gets behind it and blocks it well.

End of Over : 15 4 Runs SA: 58/1
14.6 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. On a length and outside off, left alone by Amla to end the over.

14.5 1

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Sarfraz ain't happy! Ali angles in a full ball on middle, Aiden closes the face of the bat and bunts it towards mid on. The fielder there is a bit lazy in reacting as the batsmen pinch a single. The Pakistan skipper screams in anguish.

14.4 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Beauty by Hasan! He hurls across a fuller length ball outside off at 140 kph and it nips back in after landing. Markram tries to drive through the line but is beaten on the inside edge. There is certainly some spice in the surface and Pakistan have failed to utilize it so far.

14.3 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it at the last moment.

14.2 3

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Back of a length delivery on off, Amla camps back and punches it in front of square on the off side. Three added to the total as the fielder pulls it back just before the rope. 50-run stand comes up.

14.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Appeal for an lbw! Not given. A good length ball on off, shaping back in with extra bounce, Amla fails to keep it out and is hit on the flap of the front pad. Looked high as the umpire shook his head.

Drinks break. Done with the first hour of this Test match and South Africa have already moved to 54 for the loss of Dean Elgar's wicket. Apart from that moment in the second over, the Protea batsmen have looked at ease, especially Aiden Markram. He has raced to 39 and is batting with a strike rate of 75 at the moment. Hashim Amla has been more watchful though. For Pakistan, their pacers have been largely ineffective as they have not hit the right areas consistently. They need pull up their socks quickly and get it right in the next hour.

End of Over : 14 4 Runs SA: 54/1
13.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Uses his crease this time, the bowler. Goes wide of the crease as he lets in a length ball on off, Markram blocks it safely.

13.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Full and on off, angling in at 135 kph, Aiden is forward in defense.

13.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Markram shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

13.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Around off, punched off the back foot to covers this time.

13.2 4

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. FOUR! That's aerial and inches away from the diving gully fielder. Back of a length ball around off, Markram goes back to punch it through covers but it catches the outside edge speeds away to the fence. Amla walks up to his partner and probably has a word of advice for Markram.

13.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Aiden Markram. Good length ball just outside off, at 130 kph, Markram stays back and taps it down to gully.

Faheem Ashraf is introduced into the attack.

End of Over : 13 5 Runs SA: 50/1
12.6 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! It appears Hasan Ali is more concerned about his foot landing in the danger area than where his ball is landing. It's nice and full outside off, this time Amla accepts the invitation and crunches his drive through covers. 50 up for South Africa.

12.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Fullish and on off, Amla drives it down the ground but straight to mid off. It's a conscious effort by Hasan Ali to stay away from the danger area.

12.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Good length ball targeting the top of off stump, Amla punches it from the crease but finds the cover fielder.

12.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. An inviting delivery outside off, Amla declines the offer of playing a drive off the front foot. He just remains back and allows it through to Sarfraz.

12.2 1

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Lands it on a length and just outside off, Aiden stays back inside the crease and gently plays it down in the gap at covers. A single is pinched. All too easy for South Africa currently.

12.1 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Pitches it up and around off, Markram defends it back by showing the full face of his bat.

End of Over : 12 0 Runs SA: 45/1
11.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Abbas puts it on a full length on off, Amla is half-forward in his defense.

11.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Good length ball on off, this time Amla blocks it from the crease to the off side.

11.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full and on off, shaping back in, Amla allows it to come back in and then dead-bats it. Abbas' plan is to keep it full and around off and let Hashim play as many balls as possible by getting forward.

11.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Amla has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

11.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Angles in a fuller length ball outside off, Amla is watchful in his defense once more.

11.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. A length ball around off, Hashim is watchful in his defense. The way Markram is batting, it must be taking the pressure away from Amla. He can spend some time in the middle without thinking too much about scoring runs. Settle down first and then make merry.

End of Over : 11 13 Runs SA: 45/1
10.6 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. That's the length. Hasan needs to hit this area more. Drops it on a good length around off and gets it to shape back in. Markram fails to defend but is hit high on the pads. Some inside edge also.

10.6 wd

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Wide called for height! A bouncer has gone all wrong. It travels well over the head of the batsman.

10.5 4

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. FOUR! This is T20 stuff! Hasan digs in a short delivery, Markram trusts the bounce, fetches it from outside off and powers his pull shot to the deep mid-wicket fence. Early struggle for Pakistan. 12 from the over, so far.

10.4 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. A hint of inward shape from a length outside off, Aiden defends it near his front pad.

10.3 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Fuller and on off, driven back to the bowler.

10.2 4

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. FOUR! And again. Back of a length delivery outside off, once again Markram is quick to ride the bounce as he punches it past point for a boundary.

10.1 4

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Shot! A touch short and outside off, Markram gets on top of the bounce and punches it sweetly behind point for a boundary. Good start to the over.

End of Over : 10 2 Runs SA: 32/1
9.6 1

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. A length ball on off, cutting back in, Markram inside edges his attempted shot and it goes behind square leg for a run. We're done with the first 10 overs of the match and there hasn't been too much on offer for the bowlers. There is movement for the new ball but nothing very dangerous. Apart from losing Dean Elgar, South Africa have largely looked unperturbed.

9.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Full and angling in around off, a little bit of swing there, Markram presents a straight bat in defense. Good contest going on. Just putting it there and waiting for the batsman to err in his shot selection.

9.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

9.3 1

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. This one is on the pads and Amla has easily flicked it in the gap at mid-wicket for a run.

9.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Pitches it up and outside off, Amla is on the front foot as he defends it to the off side. Hashim doesn't look too comfortable whenever he is drawn forward.

9.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full and angling in around off, straightening a bit after pitching, Amla defends it from the outer half of his bat to point.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs SA: 30/1
8.6 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Aiden has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

8.5 4

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Quality shot from a promising young man. Hasan Ali pitches it up and outside off, Markram confidently gets on the front foot and nails his cover drive for a boundary.

8.4 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. A length ball on middle, straighter in line again, Markram pushes it towards wide mid on.

8.3 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. Fuller in length on middle at 135 kph, Markram gets forward and works it off his pads to the leg side. Not in the gap though at mid-wicket.

8.2 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

8.1 0

Hasan Ali to Aiden Markram. In the channel outside off, Markram leaves it easily.

Hasan Ali has the ball in his hand.

End of Over : 8 11 Runs SA: 26/1
7.6 1

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Stays back and plays it down in the gap at covers for a quick single. 11 from the over, South Africa going on nicely.

7.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Back of a length delivery around off, nipping back in and staying low too, Markram tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

7.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! A short delivery at a gentle pace isn't a good idea but it almost worked. Abbas just wanted to surprise the batsman by altering his length. He puts it around off and Aiden immediately goes for the pull shot. Fails to middle it and ends up top edging it behind to fine leg for a boundary.

7.3 2

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Edgy! Full and outside off, moving away a bit, Markram tries to defend but it takes a soft outside edge and rolls past gully for a couple.

7.2 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Cracking shot! Abbas overpitches outside off at 124 kph, Markram takes a big stride forward and drives it delightfully through covers for a boundary. The pace is too gentle here from Abbas, allowing the batsman to adjust.

7.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Full and on off, angling in at 127 kph, Markram draws forward ind defense.

End of Over : 7 3 Runs SA: 15/1
6.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Good length delivery angling away from the batsman, it's outside off and Hashim lets it through to the keeper.

6.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. A real teaser around off, Amla makes a good leave. Looking a bit tentative whenever he has to press forward.

6.4 3

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Nearly a catch at short leg! Good length delivery on middle, too straight in line, Markram rotates his wrists and flicks it uppishly past Shan Masood. It speeds away and Abbas also sprints across to his left from fine leg. Uses his boot to keep it out just before the rope and the umpire finds it a clean effort after consulting it upstairs. Three added to the total.

6.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

6.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A bit like the last delivery, this time Markram gets on top of the bounce and plays it down to short leg. Shan Masood keeps his eyes on the ball and collects it on one bounce. Good quality to possess for a bat-pad position.

6.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Extra bounce on this occasion. Jumping onto the batsman from a shortish length on middle. Markram tries to play it out but fails and takes a blow on his body, near the stomach area.

End of Over : 6 0 Runs SA: 12/1
5.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. A length ball on off, Hashim walks across the stumps in his stance and defends it on the leg side.

5.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Puts it on a fuller length on off, Amla gets forward and across before blocking it with a dead straight bat. Not shuffling across too much like he used to, has worked on his technique it appears.

5.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. An easier leave on this occasion. Full and outside off, trying to tempt the batsman into a drive, Amla is patient enough to allow it through.

5.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Good leave. Abbas takes a length ball into the batsman with the angle and then it straightens after landing just outside off. Amla covers his stumps by shuffling across and then shoulders arms.

5.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Nice and full around off, Amla gets forward and quietly defends it near his front pad.

5.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. On a length and outside off, Amla gets forward with a tentative front foot movement and then defends it to the off side.

End of Over : 5 0 Runs SA: 12/1
4.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Good line from Amir. Keeps it full and around off, Markram also is quite confident in his front foot defense.

4.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Fails to work it around the corner. This one is served on his pads, Markram tries tucking it on the leg side but fails to middle his shot.

4.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Identical to the last delivery, this time Aiden pushes his weight on the back leg and pats it down towards point.

4.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Just ahead of a length this time, angling across the right-hander, it's around off and Markram is on the front foot in his defense.

4.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A length ball on middle and off, Markram gets on the back foot and defends it towards the bowler.

4.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Bouncer around leg, Markram ducks underneath it.

End of Over : 4 4 Runs SA: 12/1
3.6 1

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Gentle hands. Goes back to a length ball and taps it down in the gap at covers for a quick single.

3.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Markram has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

3.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. On a length around off, Markram stays back to play it down towards point.

3.3 1

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. This one is fuller and on the pads, Amla turns it off his pads behind square leg for one.

3.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Amla has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

3.1 2

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Shortish on off, punched to sweeper cover for a brace. Amla is off the mark.

End of Over : 3 2 Runs SA: 8/1
2.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Fuller length ball moving back into the batsman, Markram defends it to end the over.

2.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Chance goes down begging! In and out of short leg's hands! Shan Masood is the culprit. Good length ball on middle, Aiden plays the flick shot but fails to keep it down. Also, he has played it straight to Masood who reacts late. It hits him on the right hand (near the elbow), ricochets on his body and then goes down. Nervy period for Aiden.

2.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A length ball on middle and off, Markram firmly gets behind the line and defends.

2.3 2

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A touch short around off, Markram rocks back inside the crease and punches it through covers for a couple of runs.

2.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Full and wide outside off, Aiden shoulders arms.

2.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Goes back to get on top of the bounce of a length delivery and plays it down to covers.

End of Over : 2 4 Runs SA: 6/1
1.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Another front foot defense by Amla, a watchful one by him to end a successful over for Pakistan.

1.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Right on the money for the new batsman. Slants in a length ball on off, Amla is on the front foot in defense.

Hashim Amla walks in next at number 3.

1.4 W

Mohammad Abbas to Dean Elgar. OUT! There you go! Excellent delivery by Abbas and he has hunted down the stand-in skipper. Angles across a good length delivery outside off, Elgar has his feet glued to the crease as he hangs his bat out tentatively. It catches a thin outside edge and goes into the safe gloves of Sarfraz. Usually, Dean is a very patient batsman but his patience lasted only two balls, left the previous ones and edged the third. Early success for Pakistan and it's a big one too.

1.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Dean Elgar. Outside off, left alone.

1.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Dean Elgar. Lets the ball go outside his off stump.

1.1 4

Mohammad Abbas to Dean Elgar. FOUR! Full and outside off, Elgar gets forward to reach out for it and then drives it down through mid off for the first boundary of this Test match.

Mohammad Abbas to operate from the other end.

End of Over : 1 2 Runs SA: 2/0
0.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. On a length and around off, Markram gets forward and pushes it with an angled bat to point.

0.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Left alone. This time Amir takes a length delivery away with the angle. It's around off and Markram leaves it on merit.

0.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A hint of inward swing this time into the right-hander, Markram stays back and defends it in front of short leg.

0.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Gets full and outside off, Dean gets forward and pushes it gently in the gap at covers for a run.

0.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Angles away a length delivery outside off, Elgar watches the line closely and makes a leave.

0.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Starts with a good length delivery on middle, a hint of shape and bounce, Markram fails to work it around and it goes off his pads towards backward square leg. They cross.

Time to get underway! The players are on the field. Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram (who passed his fitness test) are the Protea openers. Mohammad Amir to kick off proceedings with the new cherry. All set, here we go...

A milestone for the 23-year old Zubayr Hamza. He becomes the 100th Test player for South Africa since readmission. He's a very promising young batsman who averages a shade above 49 in the First Class cricket.

Toss - Dean Elgar wins the toss and SOUTH AFRICA WILL BAT! As expected, Zubayr Hamza takes Faf du Plessis' place in the playing XI while the rest of the team remains the same. Pakistan, on the other hand, have made as many as three changes. Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf and Hasan Ali come in for Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi and Fakhar Zaman.

Welcome one and all for the third Test match between South Africa and Pakistan in Johannesburg. The hosts only took 6 days and around 30 minutes to take an unassailable lead in the series and now it's time to talk about playing for pride for the visiting team. The weakness in their batting is quite evident while their bowlers didn't perform to full potential in the last game. Will they take inspiration from their Asian rival's performance in Australia and avoid a whitewash? Only time will tell. For South Africa, Faf du Plessis will be missing as he's serving a one-match ban and Dean Elgar will be leading the hosts in his absence. It's unlikely there will be any other change for them. Stay tuned for more updates...

End of Over : 49.4 PAK: 185/10

The batting started on a wrong note for the touring team but then it gained some momentum. Imam and the nightwatchman, Abbas did well in the first hour today but after that they lost wickets in a heap. Sarfraz and Babar formed a counter-attacking partnership and put Pakistan on track. Just when everything looked hunky-dory, Sarfraz threw his wicket away and that triggered a collapse. Just imagine, had South Africa not dropped 5 catches in the field, it would have been even worse for the visiting team. Now, their backs are to the wall and they once again need some inspirational performances from their bowlers. Let's see how it goes from here...

Which team is the most unpredictable in world cricket? Pakistan. Pakistan. Pakistan. Period. They can do anything. Force a collapse with the ball when the chips are down and then collapse themselves spectacularly when things are going too well. They always keep their fans and the cricketing fraternity on the edge of their seats.

Collapse, collapse everywhere! South Africa yesterday and Pakistan today. From 169/5 to 185 all out. A handy 77-run lead has been gained by the hosts and it's once again Duanne Olivier doing the maximum damage. He picks up the ball as a souvenir and leads his team off the park.

49.4 W

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. OUT! That is all over, KG Rabada has his second of the innings. Pakistan have lost their last two without scoring a run and their last five for 16 runs. They have been bowled out under 50 overs in a Test match. Olivier and Rabada have been too hot to handle for the lower order. This one is on a length outside off, Shadab goes to cut the ball but instead just ends up pushing it in the air to Theunis de Bruyn at gully. Simple catch, well taken and that's that. Pakistan are bowled out for 185 and have conceded a lead of 77. A big lead in the context of the game and considering the conditions.

49.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Length ball on top of off stump, defended comfortably towards cover.

49.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Sprays this length ball well down the leg side. Khan wants to put bat on it but it is too wide.

49.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Bouncer on the leg stump line, Shadab moves away from the line of the ball and leaves it well in the end.

End of Over : 49 2 Runs PAK: 185/9
48.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Hasan Ali. Almost had the last one there! Bowls a short of a length ball at the hips, Hasan is in a awkward position as he tries to defend this on the leg side. The ball goes off the edge and flies away from short leg. No run taken.

48.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Hasan Ali. Another one on length outside off, Ali defends well away from his body.

48.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Hasan Ali. Length ball on top of middle, Hasan defends it away nervously.

Drinks break. Extraordinary turn of events in the past hour. Pakistan started the afternoon session like a train on fire as they hammered runs at a brisk rate. But then, South Africa made a resounding comeback and ran through their lower half. Sarfraz, Babar and Faheem got dismissed in quick time with the score reading 169. Duanne Olivier once again has been the chief destroyer and now the Protean are just one wicket away from gaining a handy lead. Hasan Ali has joined Shadab Khan in the middle.

48.3 W

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. OUT! A very simple, soft wicket and Pakistan have lost their ninth. Olivier has five, his third one in Test cricket. Short of a length ball aimed at the ribs of the batsman. It is too good for the tailender who tries to fend it off on the leg side but gives a simple catch to short leg. Hamza with yet another catch. The short ball has been doing the trick since Lunch and Pakistan have just collapsed quite spectacularly again here. 4 wickets for 16 runs. The last pair out in the middle with a deficit of 77 still.

48.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. The short of a length delivery has been cut away square on the off side towards point. No run though.

48.1 2

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Length ball outside off, pushed away through the covers for a couple by Amir.

End of Over : 48 2 Runs PAK: 183/8
47.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Length ball above the off stump, defended from within the crease by Khan.

47.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. Another bouncer! This time it flies too high and de Kock jumps to take it but cannot hold on cleanly. The ball runs behind and a bye is stolen. The umpire also gives a warning to the bowler for a second bouncer in the over.

47.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. A bumper on middle and leg, Mohd. Amir ducks under it and evades the ball.

47.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. Another short of a length ball on off stump, defended with a straight bat.

47.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. Length ball outside off, punched to mid off by the southpaw.

47.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Good length ball outside off, Shadab pushes it to the off side and sets off for a single but is sent back by his partner. Bavuma at point comes around, picks the ball and has a shy at the striker's end. No back up there and an overthrow is taken. Pakistan eventually get the single they wanted there.

End of Over : 47 8 Runs PAK: 181/8
46.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Bouncer! Amir ducks under the ball.

46.5 4

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. FOUR! Just flies wide of the fielder at point! Would have been a brilliant take had he gotten to that one. Fuller length ball outside off, Amir goes for the drive and gets an outside edge that flies towards the left of Bavuma at point. The ball goes to the boundary instead.

46.4 4

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. FOUR! Olivier goes for the yorker but misses his mark by quite some distance. It goes as a full toss and Amir removes his front foot out of the way and pushes it through mid on. The fielder is quite wide and cannot come around in time. Another four ensues.

46.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Around the wicket now, the ball comes in with the angle after landing on a short length. Mohammad leaves it alone pretty late.

46.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Chin music time, bouncer but this one goes on with the angle. Amir sways out of the way of the ball.

46.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Short length delivery on top of off stump to begin, Amir defends from within the crease.

End of Over : 46 4 Runs PAK: 173/8
45.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Short of a length outside off, Shadab goes for the slash but fails to connect the ball. End of an eventful over.

45.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Length ball outside off, takes the outside edge of Shadab as he tries to drive this one through cover. Goes to gully on a bounce.

45.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Bouncer on middle! A typical response from a fast bowler. Khan ducks under it. De Kock makes a good take jumping high.

45.3 4

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. FOUR! Lovely way to get off the mark! On a length outside off, Shadab takes a big stride forward and crunches his drive through the covers. And the ball runs across the lush Wanderers outfield for a boundary.

45.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Good length delivery on top of off stump, pushed back towards mid off by the batsman on the back foot.

45.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Well outside off, left alone by Shadab.

End of Over : 45 0 Runs PAK: 169/8
44.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Beauty! Fractionally short and on off, moving away, Amir sticks back and pokes at it only to get beaten. End of a double-wicket maiden!

44.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Play and a miss! Amir has enough sighters. Goes after a short delivery outside off, throws his bat at it but fails to connect.

44.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. Bouncer on this occasion, on middle, Amir ducks at the last moment.

44.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Amir. No hat-trick! Easily left by Amir. It's on a back of a length outside off, MA stays back and leaves it.

Mohammad Amir is in next to face the hat-trick ball.

44.2 W

Duanne Olivier to Faheem Ashraf. OUT! Bounced out! Two wickets in two balls. Faheem walks back without troubling the scorers. A brilliant bouncer first up to the left-hander. And absolutely poor stuff follows as Ashraf goes for the pull. The pace and bounce are too much and the ball lobs off the shoulder of the bat, softly to Hamza at short leg. Takes the easiest grab. 169/5 to 169/8. Fourth one for Olivier who is on a hat-trick now!

Faheem Ashraf is next to the crease at number 9.

44.1 W

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. OUT! Bang! Bang! Babar is out of here, missing out on his half century by a run. Olivier gets his third wicket. Bowls his favourite short delivery, well-directed at the batsman, Azam tries to wheel the pull shot but it takes the top edge and flies straight to Rabada at fine leg. So once again Pakistan's free-flowing innings has hit a roadblock. Both the set batsmen are back in the pavilion.

End of Over : 44 2 Runs PAK: 169/6
43.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Khan has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. Successful over for Kagiso Rabada!

43.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Back of a length ball on off, defended from the crease.

43.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Play and a miss! Angles in a length ball on off, shaping away, Shadab pushes inside the line and misses.

Shadab Khan is in next.

43.3 W

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. OUT! Taken on the second attempt by Amla in the slip cordon. Hurled on a length outside off, Sarfraz tries to cut it away. It flies off the outside edge to Hashim at first slip at head height. He goes at it with soft hands and though the ball pops out at the first attempt, he does well to grab it on the second. An entertaining innings comes to an end. Sarfraz looks disappointed as he walks off. Should have been more sensible with his shot selection. The 78-run stand is over and the deficit is 93 now.

43.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. Well left outside off this time.

43.1 2

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. Outside off on a length, Sarfraz guides it to the left of deep point. A couple is taken. And that will be FIFTY for the skipper. His 18th in Tests. A really good, counter-attacking innings! Has brought Pakistan back in the game somewhat. Needs to go on though.

End of Over : 43 5 Runs PAK: 167/5
42.6 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Four byes! What is going on here? An attempted bouncer from Olivier. The ball does not bounce as much and Babar ducked under it to evade the ball. It spirals wildly and beats a diving de Kock to his left. Runs away to the fence and it will be signalled as byes.

42.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. A short of a length delivery, Babar tries to pull it towards mid-wicket but the ball hits him high on the bat and runs towards mid on. No run.

42.4 1

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Length ball outside off, pushed away to deep point who is now in position. Single taken.

42.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Bowls a length delivery around off at 144 kph, Sarfraz tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

42.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tries to tap and run but Babar sends him back immediately. The point fielder was attacking the ball there.

Mid on comes in. Mid-wicket moves a bit square.

42.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Play and a miss! Sarfraz is living dangerously at the moment. He is chasing every delivery outside off, throwing his bat at it and is lucky not to edge it behind. Needs to be a bit choosy in his shot selection.

End of Over : 42 9 Runs PAK: 162/5
41.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. A single to end the over. Sarfraz keeps strike by pushing this to cover and running to the other end. A shy at the stumps from Bavuma but the batsman was well in even if he had hit. The deficit is only 100 now for Pakistan.

41.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. Slightly ahead this time on middle and leg. Ahmed tucks it to mid-wicket.

41.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. Oooh! Beaten outside off! Brilliant comeback from Rabada after that boundary. Bowls this on a length outside off and Sarfraz tries the cut shot once more. Extra bounce causes the ball to beat him on this occasion.

41.3 4

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! That is the second boundary of the over. Would you believe it? 50 runs have been scored in 6.3 overs since Lunch. Short of a length outside off, Sarfraz opens the face of the bat and guides this wide of point for a boundary.

41.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. Fuller one outside off, Ahmed comes ahead and defends it back towards mid off.

41.1 4

Kagiso Rabada to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! Raining boundaries here! KG starts off with a full one outside off, Sarfraz comes ahead and drives this wide of point to his right and finds the gap. Lovely timing and it takes it to the fence.

KG Rabada is now on.

End of Over : 41 9 Runs PAK: 153/5
40.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Babar has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 42 in this session, so far.

40.5 5

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. FIVE RUNS AGAIN! South Africa gifting easy runs. Fuller in length outside off, Sarfraz drives it towards extra cover where Bavuma misfields and parries it towards mid off. They attempt for a run as Steyn (back on the field) attacks the ball and hurls in a throw at the non-striker's end. Misses the target and it races away to the fence.

40.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Full and outside off, driven straight towards wide mid off.

40.3 1

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Short and outside off, cut through point for one.

40.2 3

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Good chase, Zubayr! Length delivery wide outside off, Sarfraz chases it and slaps it through cover-point. It races away and the debutant also speeds after it. He pulls it back just before the rope and Bavuma, who has come in from point, does the rest. Three runs added to the total.

40.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Play and a miss! Sharp delivery, short and on off, Sarfraz leans back to play the ramp shot but fails to make any connection. Needless attempt.

End of Over : 40 6 Runs PAK: 144/5
39.6 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. A length ball on off, angling back in, Babar defends it from the crease.

39.5 1

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Tickles it off his pads on the leg side, finds the gap and rotates the strike.

39.4 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

Dale Steyn is not on the field.

39.3 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Good length ball on off, defended off the back foot.

39.2 4

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! Shot! Once again the length is on the shorter side and Sarfraz forces it off his back foot through cover-point. The fielder gives the chase, dives forward to pull it back but the ball once again rolls towards the rope. 50-run stand comes up!

39.1 1

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Back of a length delivery outside off, slapped square of the wicket on the off side and the point fielder made a diving half-stop. A single taken.

End of Over : 39 8 Runs PAK: 138/5
38.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Left alone outside off this time to end the over.

38.5 4

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! This is off the bat for sure! Fuller length outside off, Sarfraz comes forward and opens the face of the bat as he guides this in the gap wide of point. No stopping that one, runs away.

38.4 4

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Four leg byes! The ball is sprayed down on the pads and Sarfraz helps it on its way. It goes fine on the leg side and runs away to the fence. Signalled as runs but it seemed to have come off the pads though. Changes the decision to leg byes later.

38.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. On the pads this time, worked to the mid-wicket fielder.

38.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Just falls short yet again! Living a charmed life here Sarfraz. Outside off on the corridor of uncertainty, Ahmed comes ahead to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge towards third slip. Falls just in front of de Bruyn there. Good bowling from Olivier.

38.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Just short! A short of a length delivery on middle and jags in a bit after landing. Sarfraz tries to fend it away but gets a glove on it and the ball falls just short of a diving Quinton de Kock as he dives to his right to take that. Lucky for the skipper.

End of Over : 38 4 Runs PAK: 130/5
37.6 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Ooohh! Keeps low outside off. Bowled on a good length and wide outside off, the right-handed Azam wanted to cut it away but the ball kept low and went under the bottom of his willow. Good take from de Kock.

37.5 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Shortens the length immediately, Azam defends this back from the crease towards mid on.

37.4 4

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. FOUR! Creamy straight drive! Overpitched this time on off stump, Babar Azam holds his shape and drives it to the right of mid off. Well-timed and the fielder has no chance to stop it once the ball crosses him.

37.3 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. On a length once more outside off, defended on the back foot by the batsman.

37.2 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Short one outside off again, Babar stands in his crease and punches the ball to cover.

37.1 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Outside off on a length and Azam plays it with an angled bat towards point.

End of Over : 37 7 Runs PAK: 126/5
36.6 1

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Yorker length ball on off, dug out by Azam. A quick single is taken as he keeps strike.

36.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Fuller one outside off, driven down the ground with a straight bat.

36.4 5

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. FIVE RUNS! Poor from South Africa on the field. Fuller length ball outside off, Sarfraz drives this to cover and sets off for a quick single. Bavuma moves to his left and picks up the ball. Has a shy at the non-striker's end and the throw isn't backed up well by Philander. Four overthrows plus the single. The umpire signals five.

36.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. This is much-better from Sarfraz. Length ball outside off, defended confidently this time.

36.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. Ripper! Kicks off from a good length outside off and shapes away too. The skipper who was trying to feel for the ball is beaten well and truly on the outside.

36.1 1

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Short of a length ball on middle, Azam stands tall and swats this to the deep cover-point region for a single. Decided against a second seeing the fielder reach it quickly.

Duanne Olivier replaces Dale Steyn from this end after Lunch.

End of Over : 36 8 Runs PAK: 119/5
35.6 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Solid defense to end the over.

35.5 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Goes back to the length ball outside off, the ball runs to point as the batsman plays it with an angled bat.

35.4 4

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! Lovely cover drive! That's his fourth boundary in 8 balls. Fuller length ball outside off, Ahmed comes ahead and drives this wide of mid off. It's timed beautifully and will reach the ropes.

35.3 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Outside off once more, this time Sarfraz gets it off the outside half of the bat towards gully. It was slightly in the air but well short in the end.

35.2 4

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. DROPPED AND FOUR! Fifth catch of the day down for South Africa. Wide outside off and Sarfraz goes chasing. The ball takes a thick edge and flies to the right of Elgar at second slip. He jumps and gets his hands to the ball but cannot hold on. It runs away to the fence for a boundary.

35.1 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Length ball on off and shapes away slightly late. Ahmed lets it go.

The two Pakistan batsmen, the South African team and the umpires are back in the middle for the second session. Sarfraz to take strike. Vernon Philander to bowl. The keeper is up to the stumps.

... Day 2, Second Session ...

We also saw a slight injury to Dale Steyn in the session but it was nice to see him come back in the end and bowl a few overs. The pitch was also acting a little spicy and the batsmen took a few hits as they tried to defend. Batting is not looking that easy and South Africa will try to dismiss the bottom half quickly and get a sizeable lead. There should be some reverse swing for the bowlers too now. The visitors meanwhile will look to add runs and get as close to the SA total as possible. Will the skipper and Babar stand up? Join us for the afternoon session in a while to find out.

What an exciting and eventful session of play here on Day 2. The South Africans have bowled really well but have not been backed up by their fielders. Pakistan could have lost many more wickets than the three they did so far if not for the four dropped catches and a missed run out chance. The overnight batsmen benefited a lot from these and survived the whole first hour till Drinks. But after the break, the fielders got their act together and South Africa held onto the three chances that came their way. Both the overnight batsmen have departed as well as Asad Shafiq who bagged a duck. Olivier got two and Philander got the other one. Right now, a really confident-looking Babar Azam and Sarfraz Ahmed are at the crease. Both have hit a few crisp boundaries. The hosts will not mind their approach as they know that chances will come their way.

End of Over : 35 12 Runs PAK: 111/5
34.6 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Angling in around off, Azam covers the line and presents a straight bat. That will be Lunch on Day 2!

34.5 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Good length delivery outside off, Babar allows it through to the keeper.

34.4 4

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. FOUR! Oh goodness, effortless hitting by Babar. Steyn has a wry smile on his face. He offers width there, the length is short and Babar smashes it in front of square on the off side for a boundary. Nelson on the board!

34.3 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Good length delivery outside off, Azam shoulders arms in quite a stylish manner.

34.2 4

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. FOUR! Shouts of catch it but it's in the gap and results in another boundary. Back of a length ball outside off, Azam camps back to punch it but it goes aerially off the outside half of his bat. Past point and it races away. Pakistan dealing in boundaries currently.

34.1 4

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. FOUR! Cut away for a boundary. Babar is after Steyn here. Short and wide outside off, Azam rocks back and spanks it square of the wicket on the off side.

End of Over : 34 8 Runs PAK: 99/5
33.6 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Sarfraz has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 8 runs and a wicket from the over.

33.5 0

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. Angles in a full ball on off, Ahmed defends it right under his watchful eyes.

33.4 4

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! This one is equally pleasing to the eyes. Sarfraz has come out with positive intent. The last one was off the front foot and this one is off the back foot. He transfers his weight on the back leg to a shortish ball outside off and strokes it smartly through covers.

33.3 4

Vernon Philander to Sarfraz Ahmed. FOUR! A cracking start for the Pakistan skipper. A length delivery outside off, Sarfraz reaches out for it and drives it superbly through covers for a boundary.

Sarfraz Ahmed is the next batsman to the crease.

33.2 W

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. OUT! Another good one taken in the slip cordon! Dean Elgar, the captain is the one with the catch. Length ball outside off, kicks off after hitting a crack maybe. Imam looking to defend from the crease has been done by the bounce and slight deviation as well. The ball goes off the shoulder of the bat. Flies at a good height towards second slip. Elgar dives to his left and holds on beautifully. Half the side back in the hut now!

33.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller length ball outside off, Imam tries to drive this one but the ball goes off the inner half of the bat down towards mid on.

End of Over : 33 8 Runs PAK: 91/4
32.6 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Appeal for an lbw! Not given! Steyn gets a good length ball to shape back into the batsman. Azam tries to defend it by getting half-forward but misses. He is hit on the back leg, Steyn puts in a vociferous appeal but the umpire remains unmoved. Dean Elgar thinks about reviewing it but is not convinced much by Steyn. Height factor, the replays confirm later.

32.5 4

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. FOUR! Another beautiful shot! Steyn cannot be faulted for trying there. He serves a full ball on middle with the intention to swing it towards off. But this one ends up being too straight and Babar flicks it in front of square leg for a boundary.

32.4 4

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. FOUR! Fine shot! Fractionally short and just outside off, Babar keeps his weight on the back foot and punches it sweetly through the gap at extra cover.

32.3 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Lovely delivery. Nice and full around off, a hint of outward shape, Babar gets ahead and blocks it.

32.2 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

32.1 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. Back of a length delivery on off, Babar punches off the back foot but straight towards Olivier at wide mid off. In the first Test match, Azam took Steyn to the cleaners. What will happen this time around?

Dale Steyn is back! He's fit and fine, raring to go again...

End of Over : 32 4 Runs PAK: 83/4
31.6 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Action replay of the previous delivery. Imam is forced to stay inside the crease as he is leaving those.

31.5 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Good length delivery outside off, Imam shoulders arms.

31.4 4

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Quinton de Kock comes up to the stumps for this delivery to cut down Imam's movement outside the crease. But the line from Philander ain't great. It's angling down and Imam neatly deflects it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

31.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Identical to the last delivery, this time Imam has defended it from the middle of his blade.

31.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Right on the button this time. On a length around off, coming back in a shade, Imam is forward in defense. It takes the inner half and rolls to square leg.

31.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Wrong line to begin this spell. Slips a length ball down the leg side, Imam tries to take advantage but fails to middle his flick shot.

Vernon Philander is back into the attack.

End of Over : 31 1 Runs PAK: 79/4
30.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Full and outside off, pushed towards extra cover to end the over.

30.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Bouncer this time to mix things up. On middle and Babar ducks underneath it.

30.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Another teaser. Duanne is playing with Babar's patience. Putting it on a driving length outside and trying to force a false shot from the batsman. Azam ain't interested.

30.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. A tempter! Full and outside off, moving away off the seam, Babar watches it closely before making a leave.

30.2 1

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. A length ball on middle and leg, it's turned in front of square leg for a single.

30.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Miscued! Short in length and outside off, rising more than expected, Imam somehow gets on top of the bounce but mistimes his pull shot back to the bowler.

End of Over : 30 5 Runs PAK: 78/4
29.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Edged but safe! Good length ball outside off, Azam pushes at it inside the line and gets a thin outside edge. Doesn't carry to Theunis at third slip.

29.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

29.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Good length ball on off, defended from the crease to the off side.

29.3 4

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. FOUR! Azam has got great eyes. Sees the short ball coming his way quite early and waits for it on the back foot. As soon as it arrives, he packs a punch and pulls it down through mid on for a boundary. Striking at over 100 at the moment.

29.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. A gentle delivery in terms of line and length. The pace although is in the high-130s. Easily left by Babar.

29.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. They pick up a single.

End of Over : 29 8 Runs PAK: 73/4
28.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Left alone. An away swinger wide outside off, no need to flirt with those. 8 runs off this over, 17 off his last two. Olivier leaking valuable runs here.

28.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Shortish on off, defended from the back foot to the off side.

28.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. The batsman picked that bouncer early and let it through to the keeper.

28.3 2

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Sliding down the leg side, it's helped to deep backward square leg for another couple of runs as Rabada cuts it off in the deep.

28.2 2

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Stays back-footed to a short ball and punches it square of the wicket on the off side for a brace.

28.1 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. EDGY FOUR! Olivier almost wins the battle against Babar Azam. A touch short and outside off, Azam pushes inside the line from the crease and gets a fat outside edge. It flies past the diving gully fielder for a boundary.

End of Over : 28 2 Runs PAK: 65/4
27.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Shortish on off, jumping onto the batsman, Imam leaps on his back leg and defends it down on the off side.

27.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Rabada eyes a yorker but serves a low full toss on off, Imam is on the front foot as he pushes it to mid off.

27.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Gets behind the line of the delivery and defends it towards mid off.

27.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Good length ball on off, angling away from the batsman, Imam plays inside the line and is beaten.

27.2 1

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Lands it on a good length around off, Babar taps it down to the right of point and hurries across to the other end as Temba Bavuma misses his shy at the non-striker's end.

27.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Short in length on middle, Imam jumps on his back foot and turns it in front of square leg for a run.

End of Over : 27 9 Runs PAK: 63/4
26.6 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. FOUR! Babar ends the over with a boundary, thereby winning the battle for the moment. A shade overpitched outside off and Azam has no qualms in driving it through covers for a boundary. End of an eventful over.

26.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Angles in a good length ball on off, Babar defends it off his back foot.

26.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Great battle going on. Test cricket at its best. Hit on the body, retorted with a boundary and the bowler responds with a peach. An away swinger landing on off, Babar has his feet glued to the crease as he pushes inside the line and misses. Top contest!

26.3 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. FOUR! That's a nice comeback by Babar Azam. Back of a length delivery around off, Azam keeps his weight on the back leg and pulls it powerfully past the left side of the mid-wicket fielder. Off the mark with a boundary.

Babar Azam is down on the ground, the ball has caught him on the chest. The medical team runs in to check on him as the players surround around him as well. Babar has a smile on his face, an indication that he's doing fine. Imam is seen encouraging him as Azam gets ready to take strike again. He hasn't got off the mark yet.

26.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. OUCH! Babar Azam is in terrible pain. Goes down on his haunches and his partner comes to help him out. Imam takes his helmet off and now the South African players are also checking Babar. Once again some visible extra bounce. The pitch is acting up really. It jumps up from a length around off, Azam tries to defend but misses and is hit near the chest area. That's painful.

26.1 1

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. A delivery with extra bounce around leg, Imam goes on his toes and drops it on the leg side. Looks for a run and they cross. Given as a leg bye.

End of Over : 26 1 Runs PAK: 54/4
25.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Another one whizzes past the outside edge, not the first time this morning. Around off on a length, straightening a bit to beat Babar's hanging bat. Top over by Kagiso!

25.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Good length ball on middle and off, it straightens a bit after landing and Babar gets opened up in defense. Does well eventually to defend it on the off side.

25.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Lands it on a shortish length and wide outside off, Azam shoulders arms this time.

25.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Angles in a length ball on off, Azam covers the line and blocks it solidly.

25.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Bowls it full and outside off, Babar reaches out for it and pushes it away from his body to cover-point.

25.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Fullish and around leg, it's been clipped in front of square leg for a single.

End of Over : 25 0 Runs PAK: 53/4
24.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Cuts him in half first up! Length ball outside off, keeps a tad low. Azam was back in the crease and tried to keep it out off the back foot but the ball goes low and between his inside edge and his off stump. Pakistan starting to look really shaky here.

Babar Azam's turn to bat now.

24.5 W

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. OUT! One brings two! Asad bags a duck here! Poor, poor technique from Shafiq as he tried to duck under the bouncer without bringing his hands down, very strange as he usually has a good way of leaving the ball. Short of a length ball outside off, the batsman tried to evade the ball by going down but he forgot to bring his bat down as well. Hangs it out in the air and the ball pings off the glove and lobs to the keeper. De Kock has the simplest of catches and he is not going to drop that one. South Africa after a dry spell of an hour, have come roaring after the Drinks break. Pakistan losing their way yet again.

24.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

24.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Extra bounce. It's around off and Shafiq tries defending from the crease. The ball jumps and hits his gloves before hitting him on the pads.

Asad Shafiq walks in at number 5, he would have been padded up for quite some time.

24.2 W

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. OUT! STOP THE PRESS! SOUTH AFRICA HAVE FINALLY TAKEN A CATCH!!! Abbas' lucky stay in the middle is over. Olivier delivers a full ball wide outside off, Abbas gets forward and pushes at it tentatively. It takes the outside edge and flies towards Theunis de Bruyn at third slip. He does well to react to his right and catch the ball safely. Plenty of relieved faces in the middle. The nightwatchman says good night but not before doing an amazing job. He survived a tough period last evening and also the first hour today. Well done, Abbas! Now it's over to Pakistan's fragile middle order. Can they put up a similar kind of a fight?

24.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. Too wide on the off side for the batsman to make any contact.

Drinks break. Extraordinary first hour! Pakistan have managed to survive without losing a single wicket. That's miracle in itself. South Africa have also assisted them in that by dropping four catches, yes, you read it right... FOUR CATCHES and add a missed run out chance also. Very clumsy. Has Pakistan's fortune finally changed in this part of the country? Can they survive the next hour too without much damage? Let's wait and watch.

End of Over : 24 2 Runs PAK: 53/2
23.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Left alone outside off to end the over. Average stuff from South Africa here, need to regroup and talk soon, maybe the Drinks break will help.

23.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length outside off, kept out towards cover off the back foot.

23.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Well outside off, left alone by the batsman.

23.3 2

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Lots of confusion again! Flicked to the leg side by Imam and Abbas is late as he responds to his partner's call for a second. A better throw or a direct hit from the deep square leg fielder could have found the batsman short. Even the bowler, Rabada, had he been at the stumps could have found the batsman short it looks like. Amazing luck for Pakistan though, quite extraordinary.

23.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. DROPPED, RUN OUT CHANCE MISSED - All on the same delivery! What a comedy of errors going on here at the Bullring! A good length ball on off stump, Imam tries to defend but the ball flies off his outside edge towards first slip. Hashim Amla was in position but alas, de Kock dives to his left and tries to take it. He can't hold on and that is the fourth catch that has gone down this morning. That was not all. The ball runs down fine but Imam was ball watching. His partner Abbas wanted a run and was more than halfway down. Elgar who gave chase throws it towards Rabada who then has a shy at the bowler's end with three stumps to aim at. He misses it and Abbas is safe. Would have been well short had he hit. Could have even given it to Olivier who was backing up to hit the stumps. So much confusion!

23.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on middle, Imam tries to flick it away but misses the ball. Gets hit on the thigh pad.

End of Over : 23 1 Runs PAK: 51/2
22.6 1

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. In the air...but won't carry to the man at deep square leg. A short of a length delivery on middle, Imam pulls it away in the air but unfortunately for SA, it drops well short of the fielder in the deep.

22.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on middle and leg, kept out towards mid-wicket off the back foot.

22.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Another one to which Imam shoulders arms to outside off.

22.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. On a length outside off, left alone by Imam on this occasion.

22.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on middle, defended towards cover by the southpaw.

22.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Bouncer! Imam ducks and lets the ball go through.

End of Over : 22 4 Runs PAK: 50/2
21.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Oooh! Outside edge but does not carry. Length ball on off, Abbas tries to defend but the ball goes off the outside edge but luckily for the batsman it does not carry to the slip cordon.

21.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. A short ball and Abbas thinks that it will bounce a lot more than it did. Moves out of the way awkwardly as the ball goes through to the keeper.

21.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Short length delivery on middle and leg, Abbas climbs on top of the ball and keeps it down towards mid-wicket.

21.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Outside off on a length, left alone by Mohammad.

21.2 3

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller length ball on the leg stump line, flicked away through mid-wicket. The ball doesn't reach the fence but the batsmen pick up three by the time the ball is returned from the deep. 50 up for Pakistan! This stand is worth 44 now.

21.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Fuller one on the pads, worked away to fine leg for a single by Abbas.

End of Over : 21 2 Runs PAK: 46/2
20.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. A good length delivery on middle to end the over. The lefty is solid in defense. That is 12 overs this morning without a wicket.

20.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length once more on middle and leg, Imam rides the bounce and plays it to point.

20.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Another one hurled well outside off and left alone once more by Imam.

20.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Well outside off on this occasion, left alone by the southpaw.

20.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on middle, kept out towards mid-wicket with an angled bat this time.

20.1 2

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length ball on middle to start with, Imam pulls this away to deep square leg for a couple of runs.

Duanne Olivier is now into the attack, replacing Steyn.

End of Over : 20 1 Runs PAK: 44/2
19.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

19.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Feels for a length delivery outside off and is beaten.

19.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Well wide outside off, no need to play at those.

19.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Angling in, Abbas has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

19.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. A touch short and around off, shaping away a bit, Abbas stays back and lets it be.

19.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Too full and on middle, Imam leans across and flicks it wide of mid on for a run.

Steyn is seen going off the field for some medical attention. Looks really frustrated as he makes his way up the stairs.

End of Over : 19 0 Runs PAK: 43/2
18.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. What happened there??? Abbas is certainly not at ease out in the middle but it does not matter as long he is surviving. Length ball just outside leg and holding its line. The batsman shuffles across to play it on the leg side but misses the ball. It flies just over the leg stump. Lucky for Mohammad.

18.5 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. DROPPED AGAIN! Would you believe it?? De Kock on this occasion has put down what he would normally take. There seems to be something in the air this morning maybe. Nothing wants to stick. A fuller length one just outside off and shaping slightly away, Abbas comes ahead and just hangs his bat out there. It takes the outside edge and goes towards the right of the keeper. Quinton dives to his right but the ball seems to have hit his wrist part and gone down. Unbelievable luck for the visitors at the start of the day.

After throwing the ball away from the deep in the previous over, Steyn is seen holding his shoulder. Hope he hasn't hurt himself.

18.4 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Length ball on off, kept out on the front foot by the batsman.

18.3 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Another bouncer on middle, Mohammad ducks under it and lets the ball go.

18.2 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Jaffa! Another shorter length ball on a perfect line above middle stump. Too good for a nightwatchman as Abbas manages somehow to sway out of the way and take his willow away too.

18.1 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Bouncer! Aimed at the head of the batsman and Abbas sways out of the way at the last moment.

End of Over : 18 10 Runs PAK: 43/2
17.6 4

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Two in two! On the pads this time and Imam glances it away really fine on the leg side. No fielder there and the ball runs away to the rope.

17.5 4

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Overpitched and Imam latches onto it in an instant. He flicks this away through mid-wicket for an easily picked boundary.

17.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Too high! A lovely ball on middle and it shapes in a lot more this time. Imam wanted to leave it thinking it will go on straight but the ball jags in and catches him on the top of the knee roll. He was also on his toes so the appeal is turned down by S Ravi. Good ball though.

17.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Hurled on middle this time and holding its line, Imam pushes it back towards the bowler.

17.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length this time, the southpaw is on his toes as he defends from within his crease.

17.1 2

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on the pads, flicked away by Imam towards square leg. A couple taken till the ball is returned.

Kagiso Rabada is now into the attack.

End of Over : 17 3 Runs PAK: 33/2
16.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Edgy but that's how Abbas has batted all morning and survived. Why to middle then? Full and on middle, Abbas presents a straight bat but it moves away late to catch the outside edge and rolls safely to point. End of an eventful over.

16.5 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Sliding down this time, Imam tickles it fine down the leg side for a run.

16.4 2

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Angling away from a length around off, Imam once again pokes at it and edges it past backward point for a brace.

16.3 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Once again gets on the front foot and defends it watchfully.

16.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Better! Imam has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

16.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. DROPPED AGAIN! It's spreading like an epidemic! Theunis de Bruyn is the culprit, not Dean Elgar. Will tell you why! Steyn hurls across a length ball on off, Imam has a tame push inside the line and gets a thick outside edge. It's travelling straight to Elgar at second slip but Theunis, who is standing a bit up at third slip, intervenes with a dive but fails to cup it. It gets deflected towards Elgar who is already put off by de Bruyn's movement. Another chance goes begging. Wake up, Saffas.

End of Over : 16 6 Runs PAK: 30/2
15.6 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Good length ball to end the over, Abbas comes ahead slightly and defends the ball with a straight bat.

15.5 4

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. FOUR! Insult to injury! Fuller and on the pads this time, flicked away by Abbas through square leg. The fine leg fielder cannot come around and the ball rolls to the boundary.

15.4 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. DROPPED! Lady luck shining brightly on Abbas today! This one is outside off, finds the edge and the ball flies at a good height to Temba Bavuma at gully. Was a regulation catch but the ball goes in and out! More frustration for the Proteas.

15.3 2

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Length ball on off and shaping away slightly, Mohammad pushes at this one and the ball runs off the outside half towards deep point for a couple.

15.2 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Well outside off, left alone by the batsman.

15.1 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Length ball on off, Abbas does well as he comes ahead and defends this ball towards cover.

End of Over : 15 0 Runs PAK: 24/2
14.6 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Ripper to end the over! Again landing on length and shaping away, Imam tries to come ahead and defend but the deviation is so much to beat the outside edge once more. South Africa doing everything right so far without getting the rewards.

14.5 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Excellent delivery! After 4 balls coming in, this one shapes away. Imam was beaten all ends up as he was trying to drive, very lucky not to get an outside edge.

14.4 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. This time it is fuller and Imam was playing back to one he should have been front to. Adjusts well in the end and keeps it out safely.

14.3 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on top of off, Imam stays back in the crease and defends this one to the off side.

14.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller length ball on middle, Imam comes ahead and pushes it back to mid on.

14.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. A length ball on off stump, coming in. Pushed back down the ground.

End of Over : 14 5 Runs PAK: 24/2
13.6 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Length ball on off and shaping away slightly, defended back down the ground this time.

13.5 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Outside off and this time left alone by the nightwatchman.

13.4 4

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. FOUR! Edged and a boundary! Frustration for South Africa. Fuller one outside off and the ball shapes away late. Abbas tries to drive but gets an outside edge that flies through the gap between gully and the slips. Runs to the fence. Welcome runs for Pakistan.

13.3 1

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Oooh! Would have had him plumb in front there! Length ball on middle and leg, comes in after landing. Imam was ahead in defense as he tried to push it back down the ground. It swings enough to take the inside edge and run to fine leg for a single. Super close!

13.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on middle, worked towards square leg by the lefty.

13.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller one on middle and coming in a bit, Imam pushes it back down the ground towards mid on.

End of Over : 13 0 Runs PAK: 19/2
12.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Misses the ball, again. Well done. As long as he is not nicking those, Pakistan won't mind. Tire the African bowlers. Good length ball on top of off stump, Abbas sticks back to defend but fails to put bat on ball as it nips away late. End of a testing over and the nightwatchman has the luck to survive.

12.5 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Luck is also with Abbas currently. Steyn puts it on a length close to off stump and forces Abbas to play at it. But the away movement again beats the outside edge.

12.4 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Doing just well to survive. Back of a length delivery on middle, Abbas goes on the back foot and defends it to the on side.

12.3 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Beaten on the drive! Not Abbas' mistake. He isn't equipped to deal with those. An away swinger by Steyn, on a driving length outside off. Mohammad minus footwork tries to play inside the line and misses.

12.2 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Beautiful delivery. Full and on middle, it straightens from there and Abbas also does well to play it out off his pads to mid-wicket. Had he missed, he would have been plumb in front.

12.1 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Steams in and hurls across a short delivery at 142 kph outside off, Abbas leans back and sways away from the line of fire.

End of Over : 12 0 Runs PAK: 19/2
11.6 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Close! Loud appeal but S Ravi says no. This one was bowled on a length around leg stump line and the ball straightened a tad bit. Imam missed his flick shot and got rapped on the pads, a loud appeal from all the fielders and the bowler but the umpire was unmoved. Dean Elgar decided not to review either. A good decision in hindsight as replays showed the ball to be just pitching outside leg. Would have been a review wasted!

11.5 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Is that a missed chance! Looks like it. This one is down the leg side and Imam loses balance as he tries to flick it away and his back leg was out of the crease for a moment there. De Kock though misses his collection and Haq can come back in time. Lucky reprieve! A chance missed by the Protea keeper though.

11.4 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. A good length ball once more on middle and leg, Imam clears the front leg and defends the ball back down.

11.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball outside off, left alone by the southpaw.

11.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Hurled on the leg stump line, pushed away to mid-wicket but no run.

11.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. The keeper is up to the wickets now. Imam can no longer venture outside his crease. Length ball on middle, Imam defends it on the leg side.

End of Over : 11 1 Runs PAK: 19/2
10.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Goes short this time and the ball tails away late once more and Mohammad plays inside the line to get beaten. Living a charmed life so far.

10.5 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Just on the line outside off and slight shape away, Abbas defends the ball with soft hands.

10.4 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Straying onto the pads, flicked away by Imam to deep square leg. Single taken.

10.3 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Well outside off on this occasion, Imam shoulders arms to this one.

10.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Slightly fuller this time, kept out with a straight bat once more.

10.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on off, Imam stands tall and defends from the crease.

Dale Steyn to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 10 1 Runs PAK: 18/2
9.6 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Oooh! Too good for a nightwatchman. The ball is even closer to off this time and shapes away late. Abbas who wanted to put bat to ball could not do so as he is beaten on the outside once more.

9.5 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. Beaten outside off! On a length, keeps a tad low. Abbas goes fishing to feel the ball and it beats him on the outside as it shapes away late.

Imam-ul-Haq is standing well outside the crease, maybe to limit the swing.

9.4 1

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Short length ball on middle, tucked to square leg for a single this time. First run of the day.

9.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Outside off on a length, left alone by Imam this time.

9.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball once more on middle and off, comes in a bit. Well defended though.

9.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length ball on off stump, slightly coming in. Defended watchfully to cover-point.

The players are out in the middle as are the umpires. Imam-ul-Haq and partnering him will be Mohammad Abbas. Vernon Philander has the ball. Imam to take strike.

Welcome to the second day of the final Test between South Africa and Pakistan. Just like the previous two, this one too has moved at a really quick pace. We saw 12 wickets being lost on Day 1, the hosts posting 262 and the visitors losing two of their top three by the time Stumps were taken. With a fragile batting order to follow, I do not expect anything too different. The score set by the Proteas in their first essay, with the help of good contributions from Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Theunis de Bruyn and debutant Zubayr Hamza seems to be a solid one and the visitors will have to bat really well to get close or go par it. The four-pronged pace attack versus the Pakistan batsmen who like to be free-flowing, on a track that has something for everybody. In my view, Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam will have to put their hands up for Pakistan to make this game interesting. Should make for a fun and action-packed day of cricket. The first ball isn't too far away on Day 2, stay tuned!

... Day 2, Session 1 ...

Now then, Pakistan trail by 245 runs and need a few solid stands to bail them out. South Africa, on the other hand, will try and continue their good work on Day 2 and get a firm grip on this Test match. Wickets falling in a heap has been a norm in this series and it has continued with 12 wickets falling on the first day. Will we see yet another day enjoyed by the bowlers on Saturday or will the Pakistan batters stand up and deliver? Join us to find out at 1000 local (0800 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!

In reply, the Pakistan batsmen had a 'nervy period' to survive before Stumps and they would have loved to end the day unscathed. But that was not to be as Philander had his tail up. The pacer first got the better of the in-form batter, Shan Masood and on the very next ball, he got the better of the out-of-form batsman, Azhar Ali. After that Imam and the nightwatchman, Mohammad Abbas somehow managed to survive and ensure there were no more hiccups.

The day began with the South African batters looking at ease against the Pakistan bowlers. They looked all set for a big first innings score after Markram's 90 and 40s from Amla, Hamza and de Bruyn but 7 wickets for 33 runs in the last session saw the hosts getting bundled out for 262.

An excellent day of Test cricket is what we have witnessed today! Pakistan would have been smiling during the innings break but it's South Africa now who will be the happier side.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs PAK: 17/2
8.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Fuller delivery swinging away from around off, Abbas hangs his bat out and luckily for him, it did not take the outside edge. Abbas is relieved. That will be Stumps on Day 1!

8.5 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Outside off, Abbas shoulders arms to it.

8.4 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Back of a length on middle, MA defends it off the back foot.

8.3 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Bowls it wide down leg, Abbas doesn't need to play at those.

8.2 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Bumper from Steyn on middle, Abbas ducks underneath it.

8.1 4

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. FOUR LEG BYES! Snorter from Steyn. He bangs it short on middle, Abbas was late to duck it, it hits the helmet and it flies over the keeper's head for a boundary.

End of Over : 8 0 Runs PAK: 13/2
7.6 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Bowls it full and wide down leg, Imam goes for the flick but misses it.

7.5 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery swinging in, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

7.4 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

7.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. A tad short on off, Imam defends it from within the crease.

7.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. A touch fuller on off, Imam-ul-Haq pushes it towards point.

7.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 7 5 Runs PAK: 13/2
6.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Bouncer this time, Abbas ducks it at the last moment.

6.5 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

6.4 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Outside off, Abbas lets it go.

6.3 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. On a length and on middle, Imam tucks it to the leg side for a run.

6.2 4

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Streaky but effective. Length delivery on off, Imam tries to defend it but it hits the outside edge of the bat and the ball goes through gully for a boundary.

6.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery angling in, Imam defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 6 1 Runs PAK: 8/2
5.6 0

Vernon Philander to Mohammad Abbas. BEATEN! Length delivery just outside off, Abbas tries to push at it. Luckily for him, he did not get an outside edge on that.

5.5 1

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on middle, Imam tucks it around the corner for a single.

5.4 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, Imam-ul-Haq shoulders arms to it.

5.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Similar delivery, the batsman pushes it to mid on.

5.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery swinging in, Imam defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

5.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. No hat-trick as Imam defends it solidly. A good ball though. It starts on middle and then tails back into the left-hander. Imam does not plant his front foot way too across as he knows the ball will be coming in. Gets his bat behind the delivery and keeps it out.

Hat-trick ball...

End of Over : 5 1 Runs PAK: 7/2
4.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Outside off, Abbas lets it go.

4.5 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. BEATEN! Length delivery on middle, swinging away from the batter, Abbas tries to defend it off the front foot but gets beaten.

4.4 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. On the 5th stump line, left alone by Abbas.

4.3 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Short of a length on middle, Imam-ul-Haq pulls it towards deep square leg for a single.

4.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on middle, the batsman watchfully defends it.

4.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery down leg, Imam still tries to flick it but misses it completely.

Who will come in next? Nightwatchman? Or a proper batsman? It's Mohammad Abbas. So Pakistan have sent out a tail-ender to deal with the fiery South African bowling. Hmmm....

End of Over : 4 0 Runs PAK: 6/2
3.6 W

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. OUT! EDGED AND TAKEN! Azhar Ali bags a golden duck, Philander takes two in two and the South Africans are ecstatic. Azhar Ali's poor tour continues. Another top delivery. This is first angled into the batsman which means Ali has to play at it. It then leaves him late and Azhar ends up pushing inside the line. It takes the outside edge and goes to the right of de Kock. He completes the catch with a dive. A really unplayable delivery first up for Azhar. Pakistan in trouble here! Philander will be on a hat-trick in his next over.

Azhar Ali walks out to the middle.

3.5 W

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. OUT! Now we know what the noise was, it was of the ball hitting the outside edge. Philander draws first blood quite early. Shan, the in-form batsman, departs. Philander bowls it on a length on off, Masood tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball goes away with the angle, seems to have taken the outside edge on its way and is caught by the keeper. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. Elgar, after a chat with his bowler and the keeper, opts for the review. There is a spike on Ultra Edge as the ball passes the bat. The crowd erupts as they know the on-field call has to be overturned.

Have South Africa got their first? A huge appeal for a caught behind has not been given. Masood is the man in question. There was a noise.

3.4 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

3.3 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. The ball is way wide down leg, Masood does not need to play at those.

3.2 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. In the channel outside off, Masood lets it go.

3.1 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Back of a length on middle, Shan defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 3 3 Runs PAK: 6/0
2.6 2

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller on off, Imam drives it through covers for a couple of runs.

2.5 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Wide down leg this time. Imam not need to play at those.

2.4 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. A touch slower this time on off, it maybe the off cutter as the ball pitches and then moves away. Imam tries to defend but is squared up in doing so. The ball misses his bat and hits him high on the thigh pad.

2.3 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

2.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Bowls it wide down leg, Imam still tries to play at it but misses it.

2.1 1

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Leg bye! Back of a length on middle and leg, Masood tries to flick it but is hit on the pads. The ball goes towards the leg side and the batsmen get a single in the process.

End of Over : 2 0 Runs PAK: 3/0
1.6 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery swinging in, Imam drives it to mid on.

1.5 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. A touch fuller on off, Imam tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

1.4 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on middle, Imam defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

1.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. On the 5th stump line this time, left alone by Imam.

1.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, Imam lets it go.

1.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Imam defends it off the front foot.

Vernon Philander to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 1 3 Runs PAK: 3/0
0.6 2

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Length delivery on middle, Shan tucks it through square leg for a couple of runs.

0.5 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Imam is off the mark with a tuck around the corner.

0.4 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. On middle, Imam defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

0.3 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on middle again, the batsman watchfully defends it.

0.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller again on middle, Imam defends it off the front foot.

0.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 80.3 SA: 303/10

First though, the visitors will aim to get through to Tea unscathed. Can they do so? Join us in a while to find out.

A little more than 2 days to go in this Test and a miracle will be needed by Pakistan if they are to salvage something out of this game.

A 100-run stand between Amla and de Kock and another superb stand between Rabada and Quinton have probably batted the touring team out of this Test match.

Pakistan though did have their moments in this innings. They had South Africa at 93 for 5 when their pacers were wreaking havoc.

The Proteas entered this session with a lead of 309 and they had only three wickets in hand. Pakistan would have sensed an opportunity to keep them under 350 but it wasn't meant to be. De Kock and Rabada came out playing their strokes. Especially the former who got a brilliant ton. The latter supported him really well. The two added 79 runs and threatened to take the lead past 400. Shadab Khan though got the centurion and then the last two fell quickly, keeping the Proteas' lead below 400.

The heavy roller is called for from the Pakistan skipper as he walks back to the dressing room. A huge task lies ahead for them as the hosts have set them a huge target of 381.

80.3 W

Shadab Khan to Duanne Olivier. OUT! Shadab gets the last man. Khan gets his third of the innings. It is a nicely flighted delivery on middle, Olivier tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an outside edge on it as the ball turns away. Sarfraz behind the stumps takes it brilliantly. He picks up his 10th catch of the match as well. South Africa are all out for 303.

80.2 0

Shadab Khan to Duanne Olivier. Tosses it up on middle, Duanne defends it off the front foot.

80.1 0

Shadab Khan to Duanne Olivier. Flatter outside off, Olivier lets it go.

End of Over : 80 1 Runs SA: 303/9
79.6 1

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. The ball has found the edge of the bat. They pick up a single.

79.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Another bumper, Olivier getting a taste of his own medicine. He though is playing it well as he once again ducks under it.

79.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Now comes from around the wicket and bowls it short. Duanne ducks under it.

79.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Duanne Olivier. Another short ball, the batter ducks under it.

Duanne Olivier is the last man in for Proteas.

79.2 W

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. OUT! In the air... taken! No. 9 goes down as Rabada walks back after playing a handy knock. It is short and angled across the batter. Rabada tries to drag his pull but ends up getting a top edge. Shadab Khan at covers takes an easy catch.

79.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. On a length and outside off, Rabada slashes at it but misses.

End of Over : 79 6 Runs SA: 302/8
78.6 0

Shadab Khan to Dale Steyn. Gives it a bit of air on middle, Dale blocks it out.

78.5 0

Shadab Khan to Dale Steyn. Outside off, DS lets it go.

78.4 0

Shadab Khan to Dale Steyn. Tosses it up on off, Dale tries to defend it but the ball spins away beating the outside edge of the bat.

78.3 0

Shadab Khan to Dale Steyn. Flighted delivery on middle,Steyn tries to defend it but gets an outside edge and the ball falls just short of the first slip fielder.

Dale Steyn is the new man in.

78.2 W

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. OUT! De Kock departs. It was a tossed up delivery on middle, de Kock goes for the slog but gets a top edge on it and the ball goes uppishly towards deep square leg. The fielder, Hasan Ali, there takes a good catch in the end. An outstanding and entertaining innings comes to an end. Surely it has to be one of his best innings. He came in when the chips were down, but took the attack to the opposition by playing some brilliant shots. Standing ovation from the dressing room and from the crowd who have come in numbers. Top knock from him.

78.1 6

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. SIX! Flighted delivery on middle, de Kock goes down in one knee and slogs it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

End of Over : 78 4 Runs SA: 296/7
77.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. Another play and a miss! Length outside off, KG throws his bat at it but fails to connect.

77.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on off, it is kept out.

77.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. Slightly short and outside off, Rabada looks to cut but is done in by the extra bounce.

77.3 4

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. EDGY FOUR! Frustrating this for the visitors! Lands it around off, Rabada tries to defend but the ball takes the outside edge and races to the third man fence.

77.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. Wide outside off, Rabada hangs his bat out and gets beaten.

77.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length around off, Rabada looks to punch it but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

DRINKS - South Africa pile on the runs. The lead is close to 400 now. It will be interesting to see for how much time they will like to bat on? And Faheem Ashraf is also back onto bowl now after Drinks.

End of Over : 77 6 Runs SA: 292/7
76.6 1

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Gives it a bit of air on middle, Kagiso drives it towards mid on for a single.

76.5 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Tossed up delivery on middle, KR watchfully blocks it.

76.4 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

76.3 4

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. FOUR! Rabada joining the party now. A tad fuller on off, Rabada drives it straight down the ground and to the boundary.

76.2 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Quicker and flatter on middle, de Kock works it to the leg side for a single.

76.1 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

End of Over : 76 9 Runs SA: 286/7
75.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Good delivery to end the over. On a length on off, Rabada tries to defend it but the shapes away a bit beating the outside edge of the bat.

75.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Wide outside off, Rabada slashes it hard but misses it.

75.4 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Short outside off, de Kock cuts it through point for a single.

75.3 4

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Make it two from the over. A tad fuller on middle, Kock whips it through mid on and the ball races away to the fence. He is carnage mode now.

75.2 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on middle, the batsman defends it off the back foot.

75.1 4

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! SHOT! Fuller on middle, de Kock lofts it over the bowler' head and the ball races away to the boundary.

End of Over : 75 1 Runs SA: 277/7
74.6 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Drags it short on middle, KR punches it towards point.

74.5 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. A tad short on off, Kagiso watchfully defends it.

74.4 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Flighted again on middle, Rabada defends it off the front foot.

74.3 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Slower through the air on leg, Rabada tries to flick it but hits him high on the pads.

74.2 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Flighted on middle, Rabada defends it off the front foot.

74.1 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Tosses it up on middle, de Kock works it to the leg side for a single.

End of Over : 74 7 Runs SA: 276/7
73.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on off, it is kept out.

73.5 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Works it around the corner and gets to the other end.

73.4 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Fuller in length on off, it is eased to mid off.

73.3 4

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Creamed! Right off the middle, you need not run for those. Full and outside off, de Kock leans into the stroke and carresses it through covers. The ball races away.

73.2 1

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Driven through the covers by the batsman. One run added to the total.

73.1 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. EDGED AND DROPPED! Sarfraz, the skipper, is the culprit. He indicates that the ball was too high but that should have been taken. Full on off and it shapes away. De Kock tries to whip it through the leg side, against the movement. The ball takes the outside edge and goes behind. Sarfraz leaps, gets to hands to it but the ball bursts through, rolls towards third man for a single. Everything going South Africa's way here.

End of Over : 73 1 Runs SA: 269/7
72.6 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. A tad fuller on off, KR drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

72.5 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Full and wide down leg, Kagiso tries to sweep it but fails it connect it.

72.4 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

72.3 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. NOT OUT! Missing leg and Rabada survives. We did not see that coming. Tossed up delivery on off, Rabada tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball spins back sharply after pitching and hits him on the pads. The bowler appeals and the umpire raises his finger. Rabada then goes for the review. The replay shows it is missing the stumps.

Rabada is a goner! He has been given out LBW. He has reviewed. Looks out though.

72.2 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, de Kock drives it towards mid off for a single.

72.1 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Bowls it full down leg, de Kock still tries to sweep it but misses it.

End of Over : 72 2 Runs SA: 268/7
71.6 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Full on middle, Rabada drives it straight to the cover fielder.

71.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. On a length outside off, Kagiso tries to push it but misses it completely.

71.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Good delivery that, Back of a length on off, Rabada tries to punch it but the ball shapes away after pitching, beating the outside edge of the bat.

71.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. In the channel outside off, Rabada lets it go.

71.2 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Similar delivery, same result.

71.1 1

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Length delivery on middle, Kagiso tucks it around the corner for a single.

End of Over : 71 2 Runs SA: 266/7
70.6 1

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Quicker on off, Rabada drives it towards mid on and takes a quick single.

70.5 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. On middle, KR watchfully defends it.

70.4 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Full on middle, Rabada flicks it to the on side.

70.3 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. Tosses it up on middle, Kagiso tries to flick it but the ball spins back sharply after pitching and hits him high on the pads.

70.2 0

Shadab Khan to Kagiso Rabada. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

70.1 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Starts off with a tossed up delivery on middle, de Kock works it to the leg side for a single.

Shadab Khan is brought into the attack.

End of Over : 70 4 Runs SA: 264/7
69.6 2

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Full and on the pads, it is clipped through mid-wicket for three.

69.5 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Outside off, Rabada goes after it but gets beaten.

69.4 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. From around the wicket, he lands it on off, it is kept out.

69.3 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

69.2 0

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Beaten! Nothing great about the delivery, it is just a poor shot. On a length and outside off, Rabada hangs his bat out, the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

69.1 2

Hasan Ali to Kagiso Rabada. Chipper over! On middle, Rabada lofts it over mid on and takes two.

End of Over : 69 4 Runs SA: 260/7
68.6 4

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Fuller delivery on off, de Kock drives it straight down the ground and to the boundary. Brings up his 4th Test Hundred with that. What a knock from the wicket-keeper. High class innings from him. The team was in a spot of bother when he came in but he played really well and gets a magnificent hundred. Standing ovation from the dressing room and the crowd here.

68.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off, de Kock punches it towards point. He does not get the gap he wanted.

68.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Similar delivery, Quinton watchfully defends it.

68.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. On a length on middle, de Kock defends it from within the crease.

68.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Driven through mid-off by the batsman.

68.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Comical stuff out there. It was bowled fuller on middle, de Kock drives it towards the non-striker's end and takes off, the ball hits Rabada in the process as he could not get out of his way in time and then it goes towards leg side. He does not get the single he wanted.

Faheem Ashraf is brought into the attack.

End of Over : 68 5 Runs SA: 256/7
67.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. On a length and outside off, Rabada tries to punch it but misses it completely.

67.5 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. The batsman has played it towards mid-wicket. One run added to the total. He moves onto 99.

67.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! A touch short on off, de Kock cuts it through the point region and the ball races away to the fence. With that boundary he moves onto 98.

67.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Similar delivery, de Kock chops it straight to the point fielder.

67.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Short and wide outside off, de Kock punches it straight to the cover fielder.

67.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. A touch short outside off, de Kock cuts it straight to the cover fielder.

End of Over : 67 1 Runs SA: 251/7
66.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. Bumper this time on middle, Rabada nicely ducks underneath it.

66.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. Fuller on middle, Rabada drives it straight to mid off.

66.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. A tad fuller on off, KR watchfully defends it.

66.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Short of a length this time on middle, de Kock pulls it through square leg for a single.

66.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Similar delivery, QdK pushes it towards point.

66.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. On a length on off, de Kock defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 66 1 Runs SA: 250/7
65.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

65.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on middle and leg, Rabada tries to flick it but misses it completely and hits him high on the pads.

65.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. A touch fuller on off, Kagiso defends it by straight bat.

65.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Full on off, Kagiso defends it off the front foot.

65.2 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Bangs it short this time on middle, Quinton pulls it towards deep fine leg for a run.

65.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on middle, de Kock defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 65 2 Runs SA: 249/7
64.6 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. LEG BYE! On a length on middle and leg, de Kock tries to flick it but hits him high on the pads and the ball goes towards leg side. The batsmen get a run in the process.

64.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. On middle, de Kock defends it off the front foot.

64.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on middle, de Kock tries to flick it but gets a leading edge onto it and the ball goes towards off side.

64.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. De Kock drives it straight to mid on.

64.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Full on middle, QdK defends it from within the crease.

64.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on middle, Rabada tucks it to the leg side for a single.

End of Over : 64 14 Runs SA: 247/7
63.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 14 of the over.

63.5 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! GLORIOUS! A touch fuller on off, de Kock leans forward and drives it firmly through mid off for a boundary. He moves onto 90's now. Nervous 90's for de Kock.

63.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off, Quinton punches it towards point.

63.3 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! SHOT! Abbas overpitches and de Kock drives it firmly through cover-point for a boundary. This is high class batting from the wicket-keeper.

63.2 2

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. A touch short on off, de Kock cuts it through point for a couple of runs.

63.1 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Classy from de Kock. Fraction straight, de Kock gets into position and flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. First boundary of the session.

End of Over : 63 1 Runs SA: 233/7
62.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. Full delivery attacking the stumps, Rabada watchfully defends it.

62.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. On middle, Kagiso defends it with a straight bat.

62.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

62.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Full on off, de Kock tries to defend it but it hits the inside half of the bat and the ball goes towards leg side. The batsman get a run in the process.

62.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. BEATEN! Good delivery that. On a length and on off, de Kock tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball shapes away after pitching beating the outside edge of the bat.

62.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.

The players are out in the middle. Quinton de Kock will take strike. Mohammad Amir will start the proceedings.

.... Day 3, Session 2 ....

South Africa continue to boss the game here, their lead is now over 300 and they still aren't done. Yes, Pakistan have managed to take a couple of wickets but they have also conceded close to a 100 runs in this session The lead is already a big one and South Africa will look to add more after the break as there is still a lot of time left in the game. Also, they will eagerly want de Kock to get to his ton which will be only the second of the series. Pakistan, on the other hand, will look to take the two wickets as quickly as possible and then concentrate on their batting. Join us in a while to see how the second session pans out.

End of Over : 62 5 Runs SA: 232/7
61.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Full on off, KR keeps it out. Sarfraz wants to get in one more over quickly and runs to the other end but the umpire has taken the bails off. The over-rate was quite poor in this session. It's time for Lunch on Day 3!

61.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on middle, Kagiso defends it off the back foot.

61.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Rabada slashes his bat at it and the ball goes through gully and to the boundary. Handy runs for South Africa here.

61.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Back of a length on middle, Rabada defends it from within the crease.

61.2 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. A touch short on off, de Kock cuts it through point for a single.

61.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. On a length and on off, Quinton defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 61 3 Runs SA: 227/7
60.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Kagiso Rabada. Full on middle, Rabada defends it off the front foot.

60.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. The batsman flicks it away with a wristy shot. They pick up a single.

60.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Overpitched from Amir, de Kock drives it firmly towards point, but a good fielding from Shan Masood denies him the boundary here.

60.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. On middle, Quinton drives it straight to the mid on fielder.

60.2 2

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Fraction straight, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs.

60.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, de Kock drives it straight to the point fielder.

End of Over : 60 1 Runs SA: 224/7
59.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Length again on off, Rabada is solid in defense.

59.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Lovely bowling! Lands it on off, it slants away. Rabada tries to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge.

59.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Good length outside off, the batter first thinks of playing at it but then lets it be.

59.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Kagiso Rabada. Lands it on a length and outside off, left alone.

59.2 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Length ball again around off, de Kock tries to defend but it goes off the outer half towards point for a run.

59.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length around off, de Kock defends it on the ground.

Mohammad Abbas on for another burst!

Kagiso Rabada is the new man in.

End of Over : 59 1 Runs SA: 223/7
58.6 W

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. OUT! There is just no bat involved and it is plumb in front. Amir with the breakthrough! Coming to the delivery, it is a toe-crusher, it also comes back in late. Philander is surprised by the sudden change in length, he tries to keep it out with his bat and pad close. Amir appeals as he feels it has hit the boot first. The umpire agrees and raises the finger. Philander though reviews. The replays show it has hit the toe and returns three reds. Philander has to continue his walk back and he takes a review with him. The visitors are into the bowlers now. Lead - 300!

Vernon Philander has been given out LBW here. He though has reviewed, the only question is, has it hit the bat before hitting the toe?

58.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Similar delivery, VP watchfully blocks it.

58.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Fuller delivery on off, Vernon defends it off the front foot.

58.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off, de Kock punches it towards point for a single. With that the lead goes to 300.

58.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. In the channel outside off, QdK shoulder arms to it.

58.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Fuller delivery on off, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 58 5 Runs SA: 222/6
57.6 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. On the 5th stump line, VP lets it go.

57.5 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. On middle, Vernon pushes it straight to mid off.

57.4 4

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. FOUR! SHOT! A tad short on off, Philander hangs back and punches it through point for a boundary. Shots like these put Vernon in the all-rounder's bracket.

57.3 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Fuller again on off, VP drives it straight to the bowler.

57.2 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. A touch short on leg, Philander tries to defend it off the back foot but gets hit high on the pad.

57.1 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on middle, de Kock tucks it to the leg side for a run.

Looks like a change in ball here. The umpires are replacing the old ball with a similar type of ball.

End of Over : 57 1 Runs SA: 217/6
56.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. On off, Philander defends it onto the ground.

56.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. Attacks the stumps again, Philander gets right behind the line of the delivery and blocks it out.

56.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Vernon Philander. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

56.3 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Good running! This is on the shorter side, the batter goes back and then guides it towards gully for a quick run.

56.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off, de Kock goes back and defends it onto the ground.

56.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. A little too wide outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

Mohammad Amir is back on.

End of Over : 56 2 Runs SA: 216/6
55.6 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Drifts on his pads, Philander tries to flick it but is hit on the pads and the ball goes towards the leg side.

55.5 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Outside off, VP lets it go.

55.4 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Bangs it short on middle, de Kock pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

55.3 1

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. EDGED! Just short of the fielder. Fuller delivery outside off, Philander goes hard at it, gets a thick outside edge on it and the ball goes to the first slip fielder. It falls just short of Azhar who goes down low but it drops just in front of his hands. Seems to have hurt his fingers but is fine to continue. The batsmen get a run in the process.

55.2 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Similar delivery, Vernon is rock solid in defense.

55.1 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. On a length on middle, Philander defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 55 4 Runs SA: 214/6
54.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Cut him in half there! That lands outside off and comes back in sharply. De Kock goes at it with hard hands, leaving a gap between bat and pad, it sneaks through and goes on the bounce to the keeper.

54.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Length again around off, de Kock covers his off pole and blocks it out.

54.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Good length and on off, de Kock is solid in defense.

54.3 1

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. Another nice looking pull shot! It is slightly short and on middle, Philander transfers his weight onto the back foot and pulls it all along the ground for a run.

54.2 1

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. On the fuller side, de Kock looks to punch it straight but it goes off the inner half through square leg and a run is taken.

54.1 2

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on off, it is guided down to third man, it is a little away from the fielder in the deep. A couple taken.

End of Over : 54 5 Runs SA: 210/6
53.6 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. A tad short on middle and leg, Vernon flicks it to the leg side.

53.5 4

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. FOUR! Ali bangs it short on middle, Philander pulls it through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the fence. These are important runs for Proteas.

53.4 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Back of a length on middle, VP defends it from within the crease.

53.3 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. In the channel outside off, Philander lets it go.

53.2 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Full on off, Vernon defends it with a straight bat.

53.1 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. On a length and on middle, de Kock flicks it to square leg for a single.

End of Over : 53 2 Runs SA: 205/6
52.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. A touch short and outside off, Vernon tries to slash it hard but misses it.

52.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. Another bouncer from Faheem, Philander does not need to play at those.

52.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

52.4 1

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. NO BALL! Ashraf oversteps. He bowls a bouncer on middle, Vernon ducks underneath it.

52.3 1

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Bangs it short on middle and leg, Quinton pulls it to fine leg for a run.

52.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Strays on his pads, de Kock tucks it straight to the square leg fielder.

52.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Appeal for lbw! A touch short on middle, de Kock is on the back foot trying to defend it but it skids off the deck after pitching and he is hit high on the pads. Faheem appeals but the umpire shakes his head.

End of Over : 52 5 Runs SA: 203/6
51.6 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Full and wide outside off, Philander tries to slash it hard but misses it completely.

51.5 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Bouncer this time on middle, Philander ducks underneath it.

51.4 4

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. FOUR! SHOT! A touch fuller on off, Vernon prods forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.

51.3 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Back of a length on middle, Vernon defends it from within the crease.

51.2 0

Hasan Ali to Vernon Philander. Fuller on off, Philander defends it off the front foot.

51.1 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. A touch short on middle, de Kock pulls it through fine leg for a single.

End of Over : 51 3 Runs SA: 198/6
50.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. Angles it into the off pole, Philander gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

50.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Vernon Philander. On a length and around off, Philander tries to defend but the ball hits the outer half and goes towards point.

50.4 1

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. On the shorter side, de Kock this time mistimes his pull towards mid-wicket for a run. The lead is 25 short of 300 now.

50.3 2

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. A good short one, it is bowled at a good height. De Kock does well though to get on top of the bounce and pull it all along the ground through mid-wicket for a brace.

50.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Fullish and on middle, de Kock strokes it to mid on.

50.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. A little too wide outside off, the batter shoulders arms to it.

Vernon Philander walks in at number 8.

End of Over : 50 4 Runs SA: 195/6
49.6 W

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. OUT! Amla departs! He gets an unplayable delivery! It is on a length on off, Amla tries to defend it off the front foot, unfortunately for him, it hits one of the cracks and takes off. It hits him on his gloves and the ball lobs straight to Sarfraz who takes an easy catch behind the stumps, his 9th in the match. Replays later on show that Amla did try and take one hand off the handle so that the ball does not carry but it was too late by then. A much-needed wicket for the visitors as this 102-run partnership was taking the game away from them. Pakistan would hope this opens the floodgates.

49.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. The batsman shoulders arms to let that one through.

49.4 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! A touch short on off, Amla hangs back and punches it through cover-point for a boundary. Brings up the 100-run stand as well.

49.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. On a length on off, Hashim watchfully defends it.

49.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. On the 5th stump line, left alone by Amla.

49.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length delivery on off, Amla defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 49 5 Runs SA: 191/5
48.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. On middle, QdK drives it straight to mid off.

48.5 4

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! SHOT! Fraction straight, de Kock drives it straight down the ground for a boundary. Brilliant shot from the left-hander.

48.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on middle, Quinton defends it off the back foot.

48.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, de Kock drives it straight to mid on.

48.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Muted appeal for lbw. Fuller on leg, de Kock tries to flick it but misses it. Bowler appeal but the umpire is not interested in it.

48.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. Good yorker from Ashraf. De Kock at the last moment digs it out. Good bowling from Faheem.

48.1 1

Faheem Ashraf to Quinton de Kock. NO BALL! Faheem oversteps. It was bowled outside off, de Kock offers no shot to it.

End of Over : 48 5 Runs SA: 186/5
47.6 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Deftly and deliberately done. On a length outside off this time, Amla waits till the ball reaches him and then just guides this off the outside part of the bat through the gap between slip and gully. Smart batting, adding runs without risks.

47.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. On a good length, Hash comes ahead slightly and defends the ball.

47.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Good length delivery on middle, Amla tries to drive it towards mid off but the ball goes off the inside half and runs to mid on.

47.3 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. On a length outside off, Quinton pushes hard at the ball but it goes off the inside edge towards the square leg region for a single.

47.2 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Length ball on off, de Kock comes ahead and defends it onto the ground.

47.1 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Sprays this down the leg side, left alone by QdK.

End of Over : 47 0 Runs SA: 181/5
46.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

46.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. On middle, Hashim watchfully defends it.

46.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Good delivery that. On a length and on off, Amla tries to defend it off the back foot but gets beaten to it as the ball just shapes away after pitching.

46.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Fuller on off, HA defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

46.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. In the channel outside off, Hashim shoulders arms to it.

46.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. A touch short on off, Amla defends it of the back foot.

End of Over : 46 8 Runs SA: 181/5
45.6 4

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! GORGEOUS! Fuller on off, de Kock leans forward and drives it sweetly through covers for a boundary.

45.5 1

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Back of a length on off, Amla punches it through point for a run.

45.4 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Half century! Fraction straight, de Kock tucks it through square leg for a run. Brings up the 15th Test fifty for Quinton. Quality innings so far and it is come at better than a run-a-ball. He came out when South Africa were slightly in a spot of bother but he still played the way he naturally does. Along with Amla, he has taken South Africa in a very commanding position.

45.3 1

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. LEG BYE! Drifting on his pads, Amla tries to flick it but the ball hits his pads and goes towards fine leg for a single.

45.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Fuller on off, Hashim defends it off the front foot.

45.1 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Starts off with a length delivery on middle, de Kock tucks it to the leg side for a single.

Hasan Ali is brought into the attack.

End of Over : 45 10 Runs SA: 173/5
44.6 4

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Overpitched from Amir. Amla leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary. Good end to the over for Proteas. The lead touches 250!

44.5 2

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Fuller on off, Amla drives it through point for a couple of runs.

44.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Sharp delivery that. Fuller delivery on middle, squares Amla up but the batsman nicely defends it from the front foot.

44.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Fuller on off, Hashim watchfully defends it.

44.2 4

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Amir bangs it short on middle, Amla hangs back and pulls it through square leg for a boundary.

44.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Fuller on off, Amla drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

End of Over : 44 3 Runs SA: 163/5
43.6 1

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Fraction straight, Amla nudges it to the leg side for a run and keeps strike for the next over.

43.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Bouncer on middle, HA nicely ducks underneath it.

43.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. A touch short on middle, Hashim defends it off the back foot.

43.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full on off, Amla defends it with a straight bat.

43.2 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. On middle, Quinton works it to the leg side and takes off. Gets an easy single in the end.

43.2 wd

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. WIDE! Goes for the bumper but it is too high and the umpire calls it a wide.

43.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on middle, de Kock defends it off the front foot.

End of Over : 43 8 Runs SA: 160/5
42.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Outside off this time, left alone by Hash.

42.5 4

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Edged and FOUR! Hashim Amla won't mind though, it brings up his FIFTY! His 41st half century in Tests and a very important one at that. He has looked solid as wickets went down around him and pulled his team out of trouble as he has often done before. Coming to the ball, it was a short of a length ball outside off and Amla pushed at it on the back foot without much feet movement. It took a thick edge and screamed wide of the gully fielder who dived full length to his left but cannot get a hand to it. The ball runs away to the ropes.

42.4 4

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Four leg byes! On the pads this time off a length, Amla looks to flick the ball but misses. The ball rolls off the pads and goes fine on the leg side and to the fence.

42.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Kept out towards the off side by Hashim, looks for a quick single but it is not available.

42.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Another back of a length delivery defended from the crease.

42.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Length ball on middle, defended back down on the back foot by Amla.

End of Over : 42 10 Runs SA: 152/5
41.6 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Streaky but effective. On a length and on off, de Kock tries to defend it off the back foot but gets an outside edge on it. The ball goes through the vacant fourth slip cordon to the third man boundary. Brings up 150 for the Proteas. The lead rises up to 229.

41.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fuller on off, Quinton drives it sweetly but straight to the cover fielder.

41.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Back of a length on middle, Quinton defends it off the back foot.

41.3 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! SHOT! Fuller from Abbas on off, de Kock drives it straight down the ground and the ball races away to the fence past mid off.

41.2 2

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fraction straight on this occasion, de Kock flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple of runs. Brings up the fifty-run stand as well. Very important partnership in the context of the game.

41.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. A tad fuller on off, de Kock defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 41 1 Runs SA: 142/5
40.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Back of a length outside off, Hashim lets it go.

40.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Fuller delivery on off, Hashim defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

40.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Similar delivery, Amla lets shoulders arms to it.

40.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. In the channel just outside off, left alone by Hashim.

40.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. On a length on middle, Amla flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.

40.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Length delivery on middle, de Kock tucks it to the on side for a run.

End of Over : 40 1 Runs SA: 141/5
39.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. On middle, HA defends it with a straight bat.

39.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. A tad fuller on middle, Hashim drives it straight to the the mid on fielder.

39.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. On the 5th stump line, Amla lets it go.

39.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Fuller on off, Amla drives it sweetly but straight to the point fielder.

39.2 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fraction straight this time, de Kock works it to the leg side for a single.

39.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Good delivery that. Full delivery outside off, tempting Quinton to drive. De Kock tries to drive but misses it completely.

End of Over : 39 5 Runs SA: 140/5
38.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Outside off, it has been left alone.

38.5 4

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Top class! Just opened the face of the bat at the very end! Full and outside off, Amla drives it square on the off side and hits the first boundary of the day.

38.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Slightly fuller than the last one, Amla shuffles across and defends it onto the ground.

38.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. BEAUTY! Amir lands it on a length around middle, it pitches and slants away. Amla tries to defend but is done in by the away movement. The ball whizzes past the outside edge.

38.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Just outside off, Amla shoulders arms to it.

38.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Slight hesitation but they eventually cross for the first run today. Length delivery on off, it comes back in a little. De Kock tries to defend but it goes off the inner half towards square leg. Quinton wants a run but Amla is a little hesitant at first, they go for it eventually and complete it with ease.

Mohammad Amir to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 38 0 Runs SA: 135/5
37.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full on middle, Amla watchfully defends it. Good start from Abbas.

37.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Touch fuller on middle, Hashim works it to the leg side.

37.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Huge appeal for an lbw! A touch short from Abbas around off, the ball hits one of the cracks and jags back in sharply, Amla is on his crease trying to defend it but misses and it hits him on the pads. The bowler appeals but the umpire shakes his head. The replay shows it is missing the stumps. Just a reminder, Pakistan have zero reviews left.

37.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full on off, Hashim defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

37.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. In the channel outside off, Amla lets it go.

37.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Amla defends it with a straight bat.

The players are out in the middle. Hashim Amla will take strike. Mohammad Abbas will start the proceedings on Day 3.

Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are at the crease now. They will look to bat as long as possible and push the lead towards 300 and above. As for the visitors, they know that every run added will be a thorn that will come to hurt them later as batting fourth on this pitch is not going to be simple in itself, let alone against the Proteas' pace attack. They'd like to split the current duo and then clean up the tail as soon as possible and hope for the best when they come out to chase. Another action-packed day of Test cricket in store, surely! That has been the template for the series so far and we don't expect anything to go out of line here. Join us as we cover all the action when it unfolds at The Bullring in some time from now.

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of this final Test between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers in Johannesburg. This day is usually called the 'moving day' in a Test match but do we need one out here? Every day has been a 'moving day' in this series so far with batting units crumbling and wickets falling thick and fast almost every day. This Test too, like the previous two, looks like won't go the distance, as two innings and a half are already done in two days. Unless we see something spectacular from the remaining batsmen of SA, including the ones at the crease, this game could end pretty soon. It is safe to say that the hosts are ahead as they lead by 212 runs, on a surface that is deteriorating every ball and playing tricks as well. Some stayed really low, some bounced more than normal and some just deviated wildly after hitting wide cracks on Day 2. Day 3 should be similar, if not worse.

... Day 3, Morning Session ...

That's all from us. South Africa are in the driver's seat and with the pitch deteriorating, it's only going to get tough for the touring team. How will they respond? Do join us on Sunday at 1000 local (0800 GMT) for Day 3 to find out. Cheers!

In their second essay, South Africa once again lost their stand-in skipper cheaply which was soon followed by the wicket of Aiden Markram after the Tea break. Faheem Ashraf then bowled a double-wicket maiden to reduce the home team to 45/4 but the pair of Hashim Amla and Temba Bavuma combined for a 48-run stand to disallow Pakistan any opening in their batting order. After the fall of Bavuma's wicket, Quinton de Kock arrived and the run rate suddenly picked up. Pakistan are forced on the back foot here and need wickets in a heap to get any semblance of a chance to avoid the whitewash.

Earlier in the morning, the overnight batting pair for Pakistan presented a stern fight. Aided by some sloppy fielding, they managed to frustrate South Africa for an hour. But then the home team bounced back to create inroads. Sarfraz and Babar produced a counterattacking partnership but the innings fell completely flat on its face post that. Duanne Olivier ran amok with yet another fifer in his short Test career and helped South Africa take a handy 77-run lead.

Yet another day dominated by the bowlers in this Test match. 13 wickets went down in total, making it 25 in the first two days and South Africa have managed to gain an upper hand after swelling their lead to 212 runs.

End of Over : 37 4 Runs SA: 135/5
36.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Amir grunts and slants in a full length ball on off, de Kock strides forward and blocks it back solidly. That will be Stumps on Day 2!

Last ball...

36.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Lands it on a length outside off, Quinton stays back and plays it down to point.

36.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. On a length around off, angling down, de Kock tries to flick but fails to middle his shot. It brushes his pads, Amir turns to appeal but nothing doing.

36.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. The southpaw has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

36.2 4

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Doesn't matter if this is the last over, if it's there to be hit, de Kock will go after it. Short and wide outside off, Quinton loves it there and spanks it from the crease through backward point.

36.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Quinton de Kock. Angles in a good length ball on off, de Kock plays it close to his body and defends it to covers.

Three minutes left on the clock. This in all likelihood will be the final over of Day 2. Mohammad Amir to bowl it.

End of Over : 36 4 Runs SA: 131/5
35.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Fullish and on off, Amla decides to defend it from the crease.

35.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Shout for an lbw, not given! Ashraf gets one delivery to nip back into the batsman. Amla fails to keep it out and is hit high on the pads. Too high!

35.4 4

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Picks the gap! Back of a length delivery around off, Amla goes deep inside the crease to make some room and plays it late. Does well to steer it through the gap between slips and gully for a boundary.

35.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Identical delivery, this time Amla bottom edges his back foot punch towards point.

35.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. On a length and outside off, Amla moves across and pushes it out from the bottom half of his bat.

35.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Good length delivery in the channel outside off, Amla allows it through to the keeper.

Faheem Ashraf is back on.

End of Over : 35 9 Runs SA: 127/5
34.6 2

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Drags it short and down the leg side, Quinton nudges it to fine leg for a brace. 9 from the over!

34.5 4

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Sarfraz is visibly upset with his leggie. This time he has pitched it up, right in the half of the batsman, de Kock drives and strokes it through extra covers. Faheem Ashraf runs after it but the ball wins the race. Lead crosses 200!

34.4 1

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. A touch short around off, Amla punches it in the gap at covers and crosses for a hesitant single. De Kock later on gestures that he didn't hear the call.

34.3 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

34.2 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Short and on middle, de Kock tries to pull but it catches the inside edge and runs to fine leg for a run. Sarfraz is losing patience. Screams - 'Ball aage to kar yaar!' Meaning pitch it up.

34.1 1

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Crunched away! Flighted full ball on off, Amla strides forward and drives it past the diving extra cover fielder for a run.

End of Over : 34 6 Runs SA: 118/5
33.6 4

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Nicely worked away! Too full in length on middle, de Kock whips it through mid-wicket and the tiring legs of Abbas give it the chase from mid on. A boundary results.

33.5 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

33.4 1

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Fuller and on off, Amla inside edges his attempted drive through square leg for a run.

33.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Back of a length ball on off, Amla is on the back foot as he offers a straight willow in defense.

33.2 1

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Pitches it up and around middle, de Kock slices his drive in the gap at cover-point for a brisk single. The fielder makes a sliding stop, has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Would have been close.

33.1 0

Hasan Ali to Quinton de Kock. Good length ball on off, de Kock remains inside the crease in defense.

Hasan Ali is back on.

End of Over : 33 5 Runs SA: 112/5
32.6 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. A long hop on middle, pulled in front of square leg for one.

32.5 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. A stifled appeal for an lbw! Spinning down the leg side, de Kock tries to flick but misses. Easily missing the leg pole.

32.4 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Full and on middle, pushed down the ground off the front foot to mid on.

32.3 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Miscued! This time Shadab overpitches outside off, de Kock tries to drive but gets an inside edge which rolls to leg gully.

32.2 4

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Easy pickings! Shadab drops it short and on middle, de Kock picks up the length in a trice, immediately goes deep inside the crease with his pull shot and puts it away behind square leg for a boundary.

32.1 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Full and flighted on off, pushed back to the bowler off the front foot.

End of Over : 32 5 Runs SA: 107/5
31.6 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Good length ball angling into the batsman, de Kock gets back and turns it in front of square leg for a run.

31.5 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Shot! Abbas is on the shorter side with his length, it's wide outside off and de Kock smashes it behind point for a cracking boundary.

31.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Nicely gets behind the line of the delivery and blocks it to the off side.

31.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Lands it on a length on off, de Kock stays back and brings his bat down at the last moment in defense.

31.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Angles in a full length ball on off, de Kock gets forward and defends it back.

31.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Good length ball on off, de Kock plays it out from the back foot to gully.

End of Over : 31 3 Runs SA: 102/5
30.6 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Goes on the back foot and works it with the spin to deep mid-wicket for a run.

30.5 1

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Full and off, driven with the spin through covers for a single.

30.4 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Spin and bounce from around middle! Some purchase here for Shadab. But the length is on the shorter side which gives Amla time to play it out safely from the back foot. He taps it down towards point.

30.3 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Floated and on middle, de Kock drives it down to long on for one. 100 up for South Africa, lead is 177!

30.2 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. A googly landing full around leg, Quinton leans forward and defends it back.

30.1 0

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Flighted leg spinner on off, de Kock gets forward and defends it off the inside edge to square leg.

End of Over : 30 5 Runs SA: 99/5
29.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

29.5 1

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Forces out a length ball wide of mid off for a run.

29.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. FOUR! Brilliant shot! Full and angling into the left-hander, de Kock strides forward with a straight bat and unfurls a stupendous drive down the ground for a boundary.

Abbas pulls out. Reason again - Insects in the eye.

29.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Beauty to beat the bat! Abbas angles in a full ball around off, enticing the drive but it then straightens to beat the outside edge.

29.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Fuller and off, de Kock defends it close to his body by closing the face of his bat.

29.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Quinton de Kock. Abbas runs in from 'round the wicket for the southpaw and angles in a length ball on off. Quinton is on the front foot as he pushes it towards mid off.

End of Over : 29 1 Runs SA: 94/5
28.6 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Oohhh...nearly sneaks through! A quicker one by Shadab. He hurls it in flat around off at 91 kph, Amla brings his bat down late as he keeps it out off the bottom half of his blade. End of a successful over for Pakistan.

28.5 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Flatter and outside off, tapped down towards point.

28.4 1

Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock. Tossed up ball on middle, de Kock plays it with the spin past leg gully for a run.

Quinton de Kock walks in at number 7. A slip and a leg slip in place.

28.3 W

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. OUT! A wicket goes down against the run of play and the leggie has done the job for Sarfraz. A flighted leg spinner outside off, Bavuma stays back and has a needless poke inside the line. The ball curls away to catch a thin outside edge and Sarfraz makes no mistake. They appeal and the umpire agrees. The 48-run stand is broken, smiles return in the Pakistan camp but the lead is now 170.

28.2 0

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. Fuller and on off, driven back off the front foot.

28.1 0

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. Loopy and full on off, Bavuma presses forward and pushes it with the spin to covers.

End of Over : 28 1 Runs SA: 93/4
27.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. On a driving length this time, outside off, Amla is not lured into it.

27.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Full and on off, Amla presents a dead straight bat in defense.

27.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Back of a length ball on off, punched from the crease to mid off.

27.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Oohhh...appreciable movement there but it's after leaving the batsman. A length ball outside off, Amla moves across the stumps and shoulders arms. Probably hit a crack there.

27.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Targets the off stump with a length delivery, Amla shuffles across and defends it back.

27.1 1

Mohammad Abbas to Temba Bavuma. Starts his spell with a good length ball on middle and leg, Bavuma moves inside the line and glances it down to long leg for a run.

Mohammad Abbas to have another go with the ball. He has a wicket to his name in this innings.

End of Over : 27 6 Runs SA: 92/4
26.6 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Full and floated on off, Amla prods forward and blocks it to the off side.

26.5 1

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. A touch short and spinning away from outside off, Bavuma hangs back and punches it through covers for a run. The stand moves to 47!

26.4 0

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. Flighted and outside off, left alone.

26.3 0

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. Quicker, flatter and shorter on middle, Bavuma moves back and defends it to the bowler.

26.2 4

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. FOUR! Smart batting! A loopy full ball around off, Bavuma goes down and across before nailing his sweep shot in front of square leg for a glorious boundary.

The batsman pulls out. Reason - Insects.

26.1 1

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. A leg spinner on the shorter side, Amla waits for it to spin away and then forces it past the right side of the diving point fielder for a single.

End of Over : 26 4 Runs SA: 86/4
25.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it back to the bowler.

25.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Good length delivery wide outside off, Bavuma lets it be. So far, this pair has attacked 20 percent of deliveries, blocked 45 percent of balls while left alone percent is 35. Fine approach.

25.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. A length ball on off, angling in, Temba offers a straight bat in defense but gets an inside edge onto his boots.

25.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Good length ball outside off, left alone with ease by Temba.

25.2 4

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. FOUR! Quality shot! Amir overpitches around off, Bavuma confidently strides forward and caresses his drive through cover-point for a delightful boundary. Lead moves to 163 and this partnership is now 41!

25.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Amir speeds in from 'round the wicket and serves a length delivery outside off, Temba has nothing to do with it.

End of Over : 25 1 Runs SA: 82/4
24.6 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Hashim has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

24.5 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. A muted appeal for an lbw! Tossed up ball on off, probably a flipper, Amla draws forward in defense but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

24.4 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Presses forward to a full ball and blocks it safely.

24.3 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. The length is again short, it's around off, Amla goes back and turns it to mid-wicket.

24.2 0

Shadab Khan to Hashim Amla. Flatter and shorter on off, Amla punches from the crease to extra cover.

24.1 1

Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma. Full and flighted outside off, Bavuma strides forward and drives it through covers for a run.

Shadab Khan into the act now.

End of Over : 24 0 Runs SA: 81/4
23.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Switches to over the wicket and delivers a length ball on middle. Amla works it off his pads to the on side but finds the mid-wicket fielder.

23.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Amir lets out a grunt and spears in a full ball on off, Amla calmly defends it back.

23.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Good stop, Babar! Back of a length delivery outside off, Amla punches it from the back foot and Azam does well at gully to stop the ball on one bounce.

Now Amir gets a fly in his eye. He pulls out in his delivery stride and Imam is helping him out.

23.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Angles in on off, Amla presents a straight bat and defends it to the off solidly.

23.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Beaten! A hint of reverse there. The angle is quite difficult to deal. Amir angles in a length ball around off and it nips away with the shine. Amla pushes inside the line and misses.

23.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Amir speeds in from 'round the wicket and angles in a length ball on middle, Amla turns it off his pads to mid-wicket.

End of Over : 23 4 Runs SA: 81/4
22.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Faheem bowling with good accuracy. Lands a length ball just around off, Bavuma shoulders arms.

22.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. A little short and outside off, TB has an easy leave.

Faheem Ashraf tries rushing through here but Temba Bavuma is not ready. He stops the bowler midway.

22.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Digs in a short ball this time, around off, Bavuma sways away from the line.

22.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Yet another delivery in the region just outside off, Bavuma shoulders arms.

22.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Fine leave. Full and just around off, straightening from there, Bavuma confidently plants his front leg forward and then allows it through. Very assured.

22.1 4

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. FOUR! Good length delivery just around off, Bavuma delays his shot off the back foot just a bit and then steers it through point for a boundary. Fine timing and placement!

End of Over : 22 4 Runs SA: 77/4
21.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Length ball on off, Amla punches it to covers where the fielder stops it and tries to back flick it onto the stumps at the non-striker's end. Nothing doing.

21.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Angles in a length ball on off, Amla gets forward in defense and takes his bottom hand off the handle in the process. It goes off the outer half and rolls to point this time.

21.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Amla has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

21.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Edgy! Amir puts it outside off and Amla feels for it. Gets a soft outside edge and it rolls in front of the slip cordon.

21.2 3

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Not in full control of this shot but will get three runs. Full and around off, angling away, Bavuma tries driving through the line but it takes the outside half of his blade and races past point.

21.1 1

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Serves a length ball on the pads, it's tickled through square leg for an easy run.

End of Over : 21 0 Runs SA: 73/4
20.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Full and on off, Bavuma gets forward to push it towards point. Looks for a run initially but it's not on.

20.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. A touch short and around off, moving back in a bit, Bavuma knows where his off stump is and makes a sensible leave.

20.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Identical to the last delivery but this one is a bit angled in. Bavuma once again shows no interest in chasing it.

20.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Fine delivery but it's not close enough to the off pole to pose any threat. Temba takes his front leg forward to cover the line and then lets it through to the keeper.

20.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Angling into the right-hander, on a fuller length, Bavuma leans forward and defends it with gentle hands to point.

20.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Good length delivery in the zone outside off, Bavuma makes an easy leave.

Drinks break in this extended session. Pakistan have managed to pick up three important wickets but runs have also been given. 48 runs in 12 overs at four runs per over. South Africa are batting with Amla and Bavuma at the crease but even they'd know that they can't afford to lose any more quickly as they lower order might open up to the threat of the Pakistan pacers. Let's see what's in store for the last hour and a little more of play today.

End of Over : 20 1 Runs SA: 73/4
19.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Short length ball outside off, Amla punches it towards cover where Shadab moves to his left and makes a tumbling stop.

19.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Another bouncer! Amla ducks under it and evades the ball.

19.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. On the pads, worked away to square leg by Temba for a single. The lead is now 150!

19.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Bouncer! A good short delivery on middle and leg. Bavuma tries to pull but it gets big on him and it goes above his bat. Lucky not to have feathered that on its way to Sarfraz.

19.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Short of a length delivery on middle, Temba rides the bounce and defends the ball onto the ground.

19.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Left alone pretty late outside off by Bavuma.

End of Over : 19 9 Runs SA: 72/4
18.6 4

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Amla has really played some pleasing shots today! This one is fuller on middle and Hashim walks into the drive and pushes it right back down the ground. It is all timing and nothing else as it reaches the rope easily.

18.5 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Much better from Ashraf this time, gets it back on a length on off stump. The ball goes off the inside half and towards square leg. Bavuma, who was looking for a single, is sent back by his bearded partner.

18.4 4

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Short and wide! Asking for trouble. Amla does not approve of that delivery and dispatches it away behind point once more for an easy boundary. Loose from Pakistan, might be their first poor ball in some time but every run is important here.

18.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Fuller length ball on off, kept out by HA coming forward.

The crowd enjoying itself here on a Saturday afternoon, lots of jumping and dancing going on. Lovely to see.

18.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Hashim Amla. Length ball outside off, defended from within the crease.

18.1 1

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Short of a length ball on middle, Bavuma rocks back and pulls it away to deep square leg for a single.

End of Over : 18 6 Runs SA: 63/4
17.6 1

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Bavuma flicks this one off his pads to the leg side and picks up a single to retain strike.

17.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma. Kept out on the off side by Temba.

17.4 1

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. On the pads, worked away by the veteran batsman towards the leg side for a single. Temba Bavuma wanted a second but is sent back in the end by his partner. Was also lazy in getting back as the fielder has a shy at the striker's end. Could have been interesting if he had hit the stumps.

17.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. A good length ball on top of off stump, defended back down the ground.

The flies and moths are causing huge problems here. Hashim Amla has pulled out when Amir was in his delivery stride and this is not helping anyone's cause.

17.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. This one is on a length and leg stump line, Hash pushes it towards mid-wicket off the back foot.

17.1 4

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Cut away! A little gift from Mohammad Amir on his return. Hurls this outside off on a length and gentle pace, Amla rocks back and cuts it away behind point. No fielder in the deep to stop it.

Mohammad Amir is back for another burst.

End of Over : 17 2 Runs SA: 57/4
16.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. A delivery around off, once again there to be driven. But this time TB has no intention to repeat his last shot. Just shoulders arms and ends the over.

16.5 2

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Good shot. Ashraf pitches it up and outside off, Bavuma leans forward and pierces the off side field with a well-timed cover drive. It's chased down in the deep and the batsmen take a couple of runs.

16.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Bowling to a good line here, Faheem. Just putting it on a length and just outside off, playing on Temba's patience. Left alone.

16.3 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Hurls a length ball outside off, a good leave again by the little batsman.

16.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. The line is straight on this occasion and Temba closes the face of his bat to play it towards mid-wicket.

16.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Good leave. On a length and outside off, moving back in a bit with the shine, Bavuma covers his stumps and shoulders arms.

End of Over : 16 10 Runs SA: 55/4
15.6 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. NOT OUT! There is a massive inside edge that is spotted on the first replay itself and the decision has to be overturned here. On a length and the ball seems to have skid on after landing, Amla looked to flick it away but missed to get hit on the pads. Hasan Ali appeals and the umpire raises his finger almost instantly. Hashim takes the referral and the replays find the involvement of his bat. It is quite remarkable how he could miss that inside edge as it was quite thick, maybe the insects caused a distraction. Amla would thank the Almighty for DRS. Would have been a terrible way to get out when you are desperately trying to get back into form, and with your team in a tricky position.

Review time... Hashim Amla has been adjudged out by the umpire but he has immediately reviewed. Looked like a massive deflection from the bat. Just have to wait for the replays to roll in for overturning the decision.

15.5 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Yet again! This time off the front foot. Fuller one outside off, Amla comes ahead and pushes this in the gap wide of mid off. Such a smooth shot with amazing timing. No stopping those.

15.4 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! 'Beauty! Amla textbook' quips the on-air commentator. Short length ball outside off, Hashim rocks back and offers a back foot punch to this one. It rolls away wide of point and to the fence. A purist's delight. 50 up for South Africa.

15.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Delivered outside off on a length, left alone by Amla.

Seems like Hasan Ali wants something from the dressing room. Yes indeed, sunglasses. Wears it and will continue bowling, quite a good one for the shutterbugs this.

15.2 2

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. On the pads and on a length this time, flicked away through mid-wicket by Amla. A couple taken.

15.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Beaten all ends up! This one seems to have taken off from a crack. Puts this on a length and yes, it goes off a wide crack. The ball takes a different route to the one it was coming at and Amla has no answer to that. Beats his outside edge. The pitch is worsening with every passing second.

End of Over : 15 0 Runs SA: 45/4
14.6 0

Faheem Ashraf to Temba Bavuma. Fullish and on off, angling in, Bavuma lunges and defends it watchfully. A double-wicket maiden for the second time on Day 2.

Temba Bavuma is the new batsman.

14.5 W

Faheem Ashraf to Zubayr Hamza. OUT! Are we in for another collapse? Things happening again. This one stays a touch low after landing on a good length around off. The ball shapes back in as well to Hamza's bad luck. He tries to work it around but it goes under his blade and raps him on the pads. Ashraf turns to appeal and the finger has gone up. Zubayr walks without troubling the scorers. No need to review that. A good period of play for Pakistan continues but they need to keep chipping away at the wickets to stay in the hunt.

14.4 0

Faheem Ashraf to Zubayr Hamza. Ouch! That's a painful welcome for the newbie. Faheem delivers it on a length around off and it jags back in sharply. Hamza tries to defend but misses and takes a blow inside his groin region.

Zubayr Hamza walks in at number 5.

14.3 W

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. OUT! I can't believe I am saying this but Pakistan's slip catching has been better than South Africa's in this game. An inspired bowling change this, Ashraf has done the trick in his 3rd ball itself. Bowls this one on a length outside off, Theunis de Bruyn looks to drive this away from his body without foot movement. The ball takes a thick outside edge and flies towards Asad Shafiq at second slip who takes a really smart catch. Good passage of play for Pakistan after Tea this, fighting their way back. The lead is 122 now.

14.2 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. Short of a length ball outside off, punched to the cover region by the batsman this time.

14.1 0

Faheem Ashraf to Theunis de Bruyn. On a length on top of middle, punched back down the ground by de Bruyn.

Faheem Ashraf is now into the attack.

End of Over : 14 4 Runs SA: 45/2
13.6 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! A bit aerial but wide of the point fielder. Fuller in length outside off, Hashim Amla leans into the square drive and places it nicely to fetch a boundary for himself.

13.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. MISSING LEG! Poor review. Pakistan have none left now. Hasan delivers a length ball and it reverses back into Amla, following the shine. The line is on middle and leg and it's further tailing down. Hashim fails to work it around and is thudded on the pads. They appeal but nothing from the umpire. Hasan is confident and Sarfraz backs his bowler. Takes the DRS only to find out that Hasan Ali's assumption was wrong.

Review time... Hashim Amla has been struck on the pads and Hasan Ali has told his skipper to take this one upstairs. It looks like it was going down leg to the naked eye but lets wait for the replays.

The bowler pulls out this time. Hasan Ali was running through to bowl but there were insects in his way and one seems to have gone up his nostril. He pulls out waving his arms all along the way.

13.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Very full on middle, the batsman drives it towards mid on, on the front foot.

13.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. This is in line with the stumps but Hashim brings his bat well in front on this occasion to keep this out.

13.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. A small appeal but turned down by the umpire. Bowls this on a length outside off, Amla takes a big stride ahead to defend. The ball hits the pad and bat at the same time. Ali appeals but the umpire says no. The impact was well outside off, even if there was no inside edge.

13.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Good ball! On a length outside off, Amla tries to defend coming ahead but pulls out of the shot in the last moment.

End of Over : 13 4 Runs SA: 41/2
12.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Put well outside leg this time by Abbas, de Bruyn leaves it alone as he shadow practices his flick.

12.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Fuller one outside off, TdB gets ahead and drives this but it goes straight to cover.

12.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Fuller one on middle and leg, pushed away to mid-wicket after coming ahead by Theunis.

12.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Length ball outside off, pushed away to covers with soft hands.

The batsman has pulled out yet again. This time, a fly has come in the face of Theunis who backs away as the bowler was running in. It is causing us to lose valuable minutes. Everyone on the field is seen swaying his arms to shoo away the irritating insects.

12.2 4

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. FOUR! Shot! Amazing timing and control from de Bruyn. A length ball outside off, not much wrong with the delivery but a lovely piece of batting from Theunis. Not much foot movement but just uses his strong hands to push this through the gap wide of mid off. The ball beats the infield and races away.

12.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Good length ball outside off, left alone by Theunis.

Azhar Ali is off! He has not caught a catch but he has caught a fly in his left eye. He is in the dugout, taking someone's help in getting that fly out.

End of Over : 12 5 Runs SA: 37/2
11.6 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length ball on middle and off, defended with soft hands by the batsman.

11.5 4

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. FOUR! Terrific shot! A Hashim Amla special cover drive. Fuller outside off, in fact a half-volley but still had to be put away. And that's what is done, as Amla takes a big stride ahead and crunches it through the covers.

11.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. A length ball on off, keeps a tad low. Amla adjusts well as he flicks it towards mid on.

11.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Slightly fuller length this time, Hashim comes ahead and keeps the ball out.

11.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Length ball outside off, defended onto the ground once more.

Mohammad Abbas is getting his shoulders massaged near the boundary line. It is turning into a full body massage as he is spotted lying down now.

11.1 1

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Fuller length ball outside off, driven towards a wide mid on fielder. A quick single is taken as the fielder is lazy on the ball. Poor from Pakistan, can't afford to be this loose.

End of Over : 11 0 Runs SA: 32/2
10.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Left alone outside off to end the over.

10.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Length ball on off and shapes away, Hash covers the swing and defends.

10.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Hurls this down the leg stump line, Amla swivels and tries to pull it away but fails to make connection with the ball.

The batsman pulls out this time. Seems a moth came in his line of vision. Getting really irritating now.

10.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. This one is on length and holds its line after landing outside off. Hashim judges the line and lets it go through.

10.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Peach! The ball was on a length and shapes away really late after landing. Amla was trying to defend the ball from the crease and plays inside the line. Lucky not to get a nick there. Lovely ball.

A short leg fielder with a helmet comes into position now.

10.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Length ball on the off stump line, defended back from the crease by Amla.

End of Over : 10 3 Runs SA: 32/2
9.6 2

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Length ball wide outside off, Theunis cuts this away through the covers. Imam gives the chase and stops it inside the boundary. A couple taken by the batsmen.

9.5 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Bouncer on middle, too high and de Bruyn just stays under the ball and lets it go.

The mosquito-repellant spray is out once more. The umpires and de Bruyn using it. Slight stoppage in play due to that.

9.4 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Length ball outside off, defended back onto the ground from the crease.

9.3 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Pitches it up and outside off, Theunis takes a stride forward to cover the line as he leaves it alone.

9.2 0

Hasan Ali to Theunis de Bruyn. Targets the off stump with a length ball, de Bruyn stays on the back foot in defense.

9.1 1

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Appreciable movement on this one. But the line is too straight and it tails down to catch Amla on the pads as he fails to flick. It clips his pads and runs behind for a leg bye.

End of Over : 9 4 Runs SA: 29/2
8.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Fullish and on off, once again Theunis offers a straight blade in defense. Good start to the session for Pakistan.

8.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Theunis de Bruyn. Angles in a length ball on off, de Bruyn gets forward with a straight bat and defends it to the off side.

Theunis de Bruyn is the new batsman at number 4.

8.4 W

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. OUT! A brilliant take from Sarfraz behind the wickets, diving full length to his right. Just two balls before, it was mentioned that Abbas is always accurate and McGrath-like with his lines and lengths. He bowls a third consecutive ball outside off and shapes this slightly away. Aiden Markram tries to push at it with not much foot movement and he only manages to get a healthy edge. The ball goes towards first slip, wouldn't have carried to Azhar Ali, Sarfraz senses that and really does well to dive to his right to pouch it. Pakistan have their second wicket of the innings and this could give them a really good boost. Markram departs after looking decent during his stay at the crease. This passage of play will be a very interesting one now if their bowlers get their tails up!

8.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Another good length ball outside off, pushed away towards cover-point by the batsman.

8.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Much better on the line outside off, defended back to the bowler.

8.1 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! What a way to start proceedings. Overpitched on middle and leg, easy pickings for a batsman of Markram's caliber. This was very unlike Abbas who usually is super accurate. Not an ideal start for Pakistan, can't afford half-volleys like these, the game can slip away from them in no time.

The players and the umpires are back out in the middle for the final session of play. Mohammad Abbas has the ball in hand. Aiden Markram to face him, Amla at the other end.

... Day 2, Third Session ...

An interesting but funny development during this session was when we had uninvited visitors, a lots of moths and flies. It has caused us to lose precious time and 39 overs remain to be bowled in the day. Whether it will be completed or not remains to be seen, but what we do know is that it is going to be a really fun final session if things continue the same way. Will the Proteas build a massive lead or can the Pakistan bowling attack produce some magic? Wait with us to find out, as we bring you the post-Tea session in a little time.

An incredibly fast-moving session, not in terms of overs bowled but by the number of wickets lost. 22.4 overs bowled, 6 wickets lost. Five by the visitors and then one of Dean Elgar in South Africa's second dig. The hosts go into the break effectively 102/1 and one can safely say they are ahead in the game. Having said that, Pakistan are fighting hard and a good burst of bowling where a clump of wickets could be taken, should bring them back in the game. Coming to session that passed though, it started off in quick fashion as Sarfraz and Babar added runs at a great clip. But once that stand was broken, it was quick work from the SA pacers as they bundled out Pakistan for a measly 185. They then have come out to bat and added 25 in 8 overs with the loss of their skipper.

End of Over : 8 0 Runs SA: 25/1
7.6 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Left alone outside off, that will also be TEA ON DAY 2!

7.5 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. A length ball outside off, defended by the batsman with a straight bat.

7.4 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. A ripper! This has exploded off a crack and deviated away late. Lands this on a length outside off, Amla was ahead to defend but the movement in the end squared him up and the ball goes through to the keeper. Lucky not to have got an edge on that.

7.3 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Slightly pushes the length up, the batsman comes ahead and defends on his front foot.

7.2 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. Outside off this time, left alone by Hash.

7.1 0

Hasan Ali to Hashim Amla. A good ball first up. On a length and top of middle and off, defended by Amla from the crease.

Hasan Ali into the attack now.

End of Over : 7 0 Runs SA: 25/1
6.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A good leave outside off as the ball goes along with the angle and through to the keeper.

6.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Slightly fuller this time outside off, he pushes it towards point coming on the front foot.

6.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Another short length ball on top of middle, pushed back down towards the bowler by Markram.

6.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Length ball outside off, the batsman is content in blocking it out.

A short cover in position now.

6.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Another length delivery that Aiden defends the ball on his back foot.

6.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. A good length ball on middle, Markram defends from within the crease.

End of Over : 6 0 Runs SA: 25/1
5.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Length ball on middle, defended towards mid-wicket with soft hands.

5.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Shout for an lbw! Length ball on off stump and seems to have jagged in a bit after landing. Amla was pushing forward to defend but the ball beats him as he plays outside the line. The ball rapped him on the pads and a loud appeal followed, mostly from Abbas. The umpire says no and it seemed a good decision as it looked like the impact was outside off. Sarfraz doesn't think about reviewing it, a good call in the end as replays show that the impact indeed was outside off.

5.4 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Length ball outside off, Amla defends solidly.

5.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Fuller one outside off, the batsman defends it coming a little forward.

5.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Outside off on a length, Hashim takes a stride ahead as he leaves this delivery well.

5.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Hashim Amla. Length ball on off, Amla covers the swing and defends watchfully towards mid on.

Mohammad Abbas pulls out of the delivery at the last moment. Seems like a moth has come in his face.

End of Over : 5 1 Runs SA: 25/1
4.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Good work from Amir. Bowls a heavy delivery, on a length around leg, Markram tries working it on the leg side but misses.

4.5 1

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. A touch short around leg, Amla glances it off his hips to deep square leg for a run. He is off the mark.

4.4 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. A length ball angling away around off, Amla prods forward in defense.

4.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. The batsman defends it from within the crease.

4.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Hashim Amla. Good length ball on off, Amla defends it off his back foot.

Hashim Amla walks in at number 3, replacing his skipper.

4.1 W

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. OUT! There is an inside edge. This time Pakistan are successful with the use of DRS. Amir comes up with a brilliant delivery. He lands it on a good length around off and gets it to shape back in with some extra bounce. Elgar tries to defend it but it appears that he has failed to put bat on ball. It strikes him high on the back leg and lobs to the keeper. A huge appeal follows but the umpire stays put. Amir is convinced here (we're not sure, about lbw or inside edge) and suggests his skipper to take the review. Sarfraz obliges. The replays roll in and the Ultra Edge detects some wood. The decision is reversed and Pakistan earn their first wicket. 10 runs in total in this Test match as the stand-in skipper for Elgar. Pressure?

Another review... Not quite sure whether it is for an LBW or for caught behind. Looked like the ball missed everything and got the thigh pad as it goes to the keeper. Loud appeal from everyone and Amir persuades his skipper to go upstairs as he felt there was some bat on it. Sarfraz acknowledges it.

End of Over : 4 4 Runs SA: 24/0
3.6 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Angling into the batsman, on a length around middle, Markram works it off his pads to the leg side.

3.5 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

3.4 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Shot! Back of a length delivery outside off, Markram rises on his back foot and packs a punch through covers for a crackling boundary. Lead crosses 100 now!

3.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. On a length around off, defended off the back foot.

3.2 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. INSIDE EDGE! No need to see further. Pakistan lose a review. A length ball landing around off and shaping back in. Markram gets half-forward to defend but misses and is rapped on the pads. They put in an unsuccessful appeal for an lbw. Sarfraz has a chat with his bowler and decides to review it. Rest is history.

Review time... An LBW appeal against Markram has been turned down by umpire S Ravi. Looks like the impact was outside off to the naked eye, might be umpire's call. Let's wait what the replays have to say.

3.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Gentle delivery, on a length and outside off, an easy leave for Markram.

End of Over : 3 4 Runs SA: 20/0
2.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Another ball that has been left alone by Elgar outside his off stump.

2.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Well outside off this time, left alone by the SA skipper.

2.4 3

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Lovely looking shot from Markram. On a length from Amir and on off stump, Aiden stands tall and punches it through the covers. The mid off fielder gives chase and manages to just about to keep it in with a lovely diving effort. Saves a run for his team. The replays show it is a clean stop.

The sun is shining again after hiding behind the clouds for a brief period.

2.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Aiden Markram. Good ball from Amir! On a length outside off, holds its line and Markram, who was ahead to defend, is beaten on the outside.

2.2 1

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Hurls this one at the pads, Elgar works it away to deep square leg for a single.

2.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Outside off on a length, left alone by the batsman.

Oh dear, Mohammad Amir! The poor boy is struggling big time, not with his fitness, not with the landing of his ball, he is struggling while fighting with moths. Plenty of flies all over the shirt of umpire S Ravi. We have unwanted visitors here. It's a take over at the Wanderers Stadium. Out comes the spray to fight the battle! Umpire Ravi is seen applying some cream on his body to repel the flies. We've a halt in play once again.

End of Over : 2 12 Runs SA: 16/0
1.6 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Edged this time, but the ball goes all along the ground away from the third slip fielder for a boundary. Length ball outside off, Aiden Markram tries to push the ball away but it goes off the outside edge. The batsman does well to remove his bottom hand. It goes along the ground and Shadab dives to his right to stop the ball but fails to do so. A boundary results. 12 runs off Abbas' first over, an expensive start.

Plenty of flies and moths on the field. Hasan Ali is fighting the battle at covers with his hat. Azhar Ali doing the same at slips. In fact, all the Pakistan players are trying to swat the flies away with their caps. Quite funny. Slight halt in play.

1.5 2

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Length ball at the pads, worked through mid-wicket by the batsman for a couple of runs.

1.4 2

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Sprays this one down the leg side and the movement takes it even further. Sarfraz fails to collect it properly and a couple of byes are taken as the ball runs to fine leg.

1.3 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Play and a miss! On a length outside off, Markram looks to cut this one but is beaten by the extra bounce.

1.2 4

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. FOUR! Punches the second ball he faces for a boundary though. On a length outside off, Aiden Markram takes a small step ahead and punches this one through the covers. Finds the gap easily and the ball runs to the fence.

1.1 0

Mohammad Abbas to Aiden Markram. Outside off to start with, Markram leaves the ball nice and early.

Mohammad Abbas to share the new ball.

End of Over : 1 4 Runs SA: 4/0
0.6 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Good length delivery outside off, Elgar allows it through to end the over.

0.5 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. A little bit of width outside off, Elgar plays it down from the crease to point.

0.4 4

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. FOUR! Nicely done in the end! Amir angles in a length ball around off, staying a bit low, Elgar brings down an angled bat and gets it away off the lower half of his blade. It races past the diving third slip fielder for a boundary. Soft hands, the key.

0.3 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Make it three leaves in a row from Elgar.

0.2 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Yet another delivery in the zone outside off, Dean shoulders arms. The conditions have turned overcast all of a sudden and should assist the Pakistan seamers.

0.1 0

Mohammad Amir to Dean Elgar. Starts with a good length delivery in the channel outside off, Elgar allows it through watchfully.

End of Over : 65.4 PAK: 273/10

That will be it, then, from the red-ball leg of the tour. Pakistan have been outplayed in all the three games and the worst part is the lack of fight from them. It was always going to be a tough place for them to come and win but a competition would have been expected from them but it was not to be. 3-0 in the Tests then, and the second installment of the series is not far away. The first ODI will begin on the 19th of January from Port Elizabeth. It will begin at 1300 local (1100 GMT). Hope you guys have enjoyed the coverage of the Tests, looking forward to have you'll back for the One-Day Internationals as well. Till then, it's goodbye from us. Take care!

The trophy is presented to Dean Elgar. Shake hands all around and the South African team gather around to pose for the shutterbugs.

South African skipper, Dean Elgar, says this win is right up there and they are happy they could maintain their record on this ground. Mentions it is a great way to start this year and they are quite clear about their goals. Credits the way their bowlers bowled, especially Olivier who is the least experienced of their pacers but did very well. Ends by thanking the crowd for the way they have supported them.

Man of the Series, Duanne Olivier, says he is very proud of the performance but is happier his team won 3-0. Informs he had to adjust to the wicket here and bowl it little fuller. Mentions every bowler has different skills and he brings something different than the others. Ends by saying they needed to start off well today and they did.

Man of the Match, Quinton de Kock, says any Test century means a lot to him as he works hard for it. Informs he has worked hard on correcting his technique which has helped him in recent times. Credits the way Olivier has bowled throughout this series. Ends by saying he is happy to see Dale Steyn bowl the way he has.

Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed, says they could not capitalize on the position they were in after Day 1. Mentions it is very difficult to play in South Africa and their bowlers were excellent. Further adds Shan Massod and Babar Azam are the positives in this tour. Credits Olivier for the way he bowled.

What they needed on Day 4 as they began was for the overnight batsmen to continue batting well. That was not the case as both fell cheaply this morning and what followed was a procession. There was not much of a resistance provided by the ones to follow except for Shadab Khan who was delaying the inevitable. Eventually the last wicket fell, albeit in a way the hosts would have least expected but they won't mind. The wickets were shared by all four pacers in this innings. A successful series for Duanne Olivier especially picking up 24 wickets. Pakistan did have a few positives but overall will be ruing the fact that they could not capitalize on a few good positions they had in the series. Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony to follow...

Pakistan even had a chance to come back in the game when they had South Africa at 93/5 but from there on, the game started going away from them. Quinton de Kock first built a 100-plus stand with Hashim Amla for the sixth wicket and then a 79-run one with Kagiso Rabada for the eighth wicket en-route to his century. His 129 ensured that the hosts set a target of 381 for the visitors. It looked beyond reach for the visitors. A good opening stand of 67 gave them some belief but late strikes last evening caused them to end Day 3 on 153/3.

A deserving win for the hosts and a scoreline that depicts how much better they were as compared to their opposition in this series. Pakistan did have their moments but moments do not win you Test matches let alone series. They have once again fallen to a huge defeat and will be really disappointed to lose all 3 matches here, without putting up much of a fight. In this game the visitors did really well to bowl out South Africa for 262 after a really good start for the hosts. In their reply too, they were really well placed at one point but as has been the case with them recently, they fell apart and ended up giving a 77-run lead that was massive in the context of the game.

65.4 W

Dean Elgar to Mohammad Abbas. OUT! Run out! What a comical way to end the match. Where was Abbas going, only he will know. A flighted one on middle, Abbas pushes it towards mid on and sets off but his partner was going no where. The fielder throws it back to De Kock who takes the stumps off. Abbas was at sea and it means that SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 107 RUNS AND TAKE THE SERIES 3-0. A complete performance and a whitewash!

65.3 0

Dean Elgar to Mohammad Abbas. Lots of air on this one outside off, Abbas plays it back softly as well.

65.2 0

Dean Elgar to Mohammad Abbas. Looped outside off, defended towards cover.

65.1 1

Dean Elgar to Shadab Khan. Flatter one outside off, driven to deep cover for a single.

Dean Elgar to roll his arm over. Also, Lunch has been extended by half an hour to give the hosts a chance to pick up the 1 remaining wicket. It is extended till 12.30 pm local (1030 GMT), post which Lunch will be taken if the wicket does not fall.

End of Over : 65 2 Runs PAK: 272/9
64.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. Full toss there and Abbas seems to have missed his flick. The South Africans appeal but S Ravi turns it down. Had to be an inside edge there or else it looked to be in line.

64.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. Short one outside off, Abbas rides the bounce and keeps it out towards point.

64.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. Another one on a good length and off stump line, it takes the outside edge and runs towards point.

64.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. This one is sprayed down the leg side and Abbas misses his glance.

64.2 1

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. Short of a length ball on middle, pulled away by Khan to deep mid-wicket for a single.

64.1 1

Duanne Olivier to Mohammad Abbas. Frustration for SA! A poor misfield allows Abbas to pick up a single towards point and get off strike.

Duanne Olivier is back on.

End of Over : 64 7 Runs PAK: 270/9
63.6 4

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. FOUR! A length ball outside off, Shadab places it wide of gully and looks to take a single but once that fielder is beaten, there is no stopping that ball. Runs away for a boundary as Bavuma can't reach it.

63.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. On a good length outside off, solidly defended by Shadab.

63.4 3

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Fuller one on middle, driven down the ground towards long on by MA. Three runs taken as mid-wicket gives chase to that ball.

63.3 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Another bumper slightly going down leg, Abbas ducks and lets it go once more.

63.2 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. Bouncer! Mohammad does well to duck under it.

63.1 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. On a length outside off, left alone by Abbas.

End of Over : 63 7 Runs PAK: 263/9
62.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Bouncer! Shadab manages to fend it away somehow to end the over.

62.5 4

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. FOUR! Cut away hard behind point. A short length ball outside off, width on offer and Shadab cuts it away stylishly for a boundary. A batsman would have been proud of that shot.

62.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Bouncer! The batsman ducks under it and lets it go.

62.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. A false shot from Shadab finally, but luckily for him it goes off the inside edge and drops onto the pitch itself.

62.2 2

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Short of a length ball outside off, Mohammad stands tall and punches it towards deep point. Good running once more as they pick up two runs.

62.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. This one is a fuller length ball on middle, Abbas pushes it towards deep mid-wicket and gets to the other end.

End of Over : 62 8 Runs PAK: 256/9
61.6 4

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. FOUR! Stylish upper cut from Shadab here. Short of a length delivery outside off, Khan rocks back and upper cuts this over the slip cordon. No third man there, goes for a boundary.

61.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. A slightly fuller length ball outside off, pushes this out towards the cover region.

61.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. On a length ball outside off, defended by Shadab off the back foot.

61.3 2

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. A mistimed pull to this short length ball but it has enough to carry over mid on's head. Two runs taken once more.

61.2 2

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. On a length outside off, Shadab looks to defend but gets an outside edge. The ball runs wide of third man and the batsmen do really well as they come back for the second.

61.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Keeps out this good length ball on off.

End of Over : 61 1 Runs PAK: 248/9
60.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Length ball on middle, Abbas gets an inside edge that runs towards the fine leg region. The single is not taken.

60.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Loud appeal but S Ravi turns this one down. Looks like that ball was going down leg. On a length, pitching on off stump and coming in after landing. Abbas tries to push it back but plays down the wrong line. Gets rapped on the pads but the umpire turns down the appeal. No reviews left for SA either.

60.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Pushes this one towards cover for a single.

60.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. This one is on a good length outside off, SK cuts it handsomely but it goes straight to point.

60.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Another one on a length outside off, kept out by Khan.

60.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. On a good length outside off, Shadab pushes it away towards mid off.

End of Over : 60 1 Runs PAK: 247/9
59.6 0

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Abbas. He does negotiate it. It is short and on middle, Abbas ducks under it.

59.5 1

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Direct hit needed but misses! It is on a length and around off, Shadab drops it towards point. The batsmen set off for a run, the fielder there runs in and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. Abbas has one ball to face now.

59.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. NOT OUT! A huge gap between bat and ball. Not sure what noise did Steyn and de Kock hear. It is a short ball and it is outside off, Shadab goes for the pull, there is a noise as the ball passes the bat. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The South Africans take it upstairs. Ultra Edge shows no spike. South Africa now have lost both their reviews.

Is that the end of the game? A pretty confident appeal by the South Africans has been turned down. It is for a caught behind. Shadab Khan is the man in question.

59.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Almost! This is on a length and around off, Shadab tries to defend but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

59.2 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Back of a length on off, Shadab pushes it to mid off.

59.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. On a length and around off, the batsman manages to keep it out.

End of Over : 59 6 Runs PAK: 246/9
58.6 4

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. FOUR! What was that? A short length ball on off stump line, Mohammad Abbas takes his eyes off and tries to leave it thinking it will bounce enough for him to leave that one. It doesn't, stays low and luckily for him, gets the outside edge of his bat that was hanging out there. Runs through slip and gully for a boundary.

58.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Abbas. Yorker! First up to the number 11. Abbas manages to dig it out though.

Mohammad Abbas is the last man in.

58.4 W

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. OUT! This time it is taken! Rabada calls for it and Rabada takes it. He has bounced Hasan Ali out here. Two bouncers to which Ali ducked well, the third one hit him on the gloves and the fourth one, he has had enough. Goes for the pull and gets a top edge. The pace on the ball was a bit too much for him, bowled at 146 kph! It goes straight up in the air and KG calls early and takes a really simple catch. His third wicket. After a slightly frustrating partnership, Hasan Ali departs, 1 left to go.

58.3 2

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. Just out of reach of Elgar! A snorter from Rabada! Aimed perfectly at the batsman's head. He tries to duck but fails to bring the bat down too. It goes off the glove and flies just out of reach of the SA skipper who was running back to take that one. A couple taken as the ball is retrieved by Amla.

58.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. Another bumper and Hasan ducks once more.

58.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. Bouncer! Shadab ducks in time to let that one go over him.

End of Over : 58 10 Runs PAK: 240/8
57.6 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Pushed out solidly by Shadab off the back foot. 10 off a Steyn over again and 31 off the last three.

57.5 2

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Fuller one on off, driven through the cover-point region slightly uppishly. A couple is taken.

57.4 4

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. FOUR! Outside edge! On a length ball on off stump but Shadab removes his lower hand and ensures the ball does not carry to slip. It runs wide of third slip and to the third man fence.

57.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Defended on the back foot by Khan this time.

57.2 4

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. FOUR! Overpitched this time from Steyn and Shadab gets into position early as he eases his drive through the covers. There is a tease for the fielder but the ball wins the race. Not that it matters so much, but the runs required are less than 150 now.

57.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Low bounce outside the right-hander's off stump once more and this time Shadab gets an outside edge trying to cut this ball. It goes on a bounce towards the right of De Kock who does well to stop it.

End of Over : 57 11 Runs PAK: 230/8
56.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. Good fuller length ball on middle, Hasan takes his feet out of the way and keeps the ball out with a straight bat. 11 off this over though.

56.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. On a good length outside off, pushed towards cover off the back foot. A single is taken.

56.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Ouch! Looks like Shadab has been hit on the thigh pad trying to play this short of a length delivery. He falls over as he was looking to flick it.

56.3 3

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. The mid on was moved to deep mid-wicket after the last ball and Ali pushes this one towards long on. Mid off runs behind the ball and three runs are taken by the time it is returned.

56.2 6

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. SIX! Woohoo! Hasan is not going to waste time defending here. A short one on middle and he rocks back and pulls this handsomely over the fence at deep square leg. Way back into the stands.

56.1 1

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Hurls this one at the hips, Shadab fends it off uncomfortably behind square on the leg side for a single. It looks to have come off his thigh pad as replays show later. Should be a leg bye.

End of Over : 56 10 Runs PAK: 219/8
55.6 2

Dale Steyn to Hasan Ali. What was that shot? A short of a length ball on off stump, Ali first was looking to duck but then chops it in the air towards cover for a couple. 10 off the over.

55.5 0

Dale Steyn to Hasan Ali. A length ball outside off, pushed towards the left of cover. He comes around and makes a tumbling stop. No run.

55.4 4

Dale Steyn to Hasan Ali. FOUR! In the air...but well away from the mid on fielder. Fuller one on the pads, Hasan flicks it away in the air wide of mid on. It runs away for another boundary, the second of this over.

55.3 0

Dale Steyn to Hasan Ali. Beaten! Outside off on a good length and some movement after landing. Too good for a tailender who ends up playing inside the line of the ball.

55.2 4

Dale Steyn to Hasan Ali. FOUR! Hasan has hit this right past back the bowler in the air. Was a half-chance but Steyn was taking evasive action before realizing that he could go for that one. By that time it was too late, as the flat-batted shot goes right back past him for a boundary.

55.1 0

Dale Steyn to Hasan Ali. Fuller length ball on middle, kept out by Ali watchfully.

End of Over : 55 5 Runs PAK: 209/8
54.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Outside off on a good length, defended towards point by the batsman. End of another successful over for Rabada.

54.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. Bouncer on middle, Khan ducks under it and lets it go.

54.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shadab Khan. On a length and on the middle and leg stump line, Shadab pushes it back to mid on coming a little ahead.

54.3 1

Kagiso Rabada to Hasan Ali. Fuller length ball outside off, Hasan pushes it towards cover for a single. Off the mark.

Hasan Ali is the new man in.

54.2 W

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. OUT! Catching practice for Markram, this time it is a much simpler one than the previous catch. Rabada comes back to a good length outside off, Amir just opens the face of the bat and guides it right into the hands of gully. Aiden makes no mistake. Rabada has his second in two overs today, SA finding it all too easy now, 2 to go for 3-0!

54.1 4

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. FOUR! Flies over gully after Amir flashes at this bouncer outside off. No third man. Amir off the mark.

End of Over : 54 0 Runs PAK: 204/7
53.6 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Left alone outside off to end the over. Maiden.

53.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Outside off on a good length and holding its line this time, Shadab comes ahead and defends this one onto the ground.

53.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Lands this on a length outside off, shapes away slightly as well. Left alone by Khan.

53.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Bang on target once more, kept out by the batsman though.

53.2 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Another one on the money, defended watchfully towards mid on.

53.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Length ball on off stump, Shadab pushes it back towards Steyn.

End of Over : 53 0 Runs PAK: 204/7
52.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. Yorker, short and then another yorker are the first three balls to Amir. The line though is outside off, Amir fails to jam it out.

52.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. On the shorter side outside off, MA evades it.

52.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Mohammad Amir. A yorker to welcome the new batsman but it is slightly outside off, would have been curtains for Amir had it been on the stumps as Amir fails to get his bat down in time.

Drinks break! What an hour of play this has been for the Proteas. After last evening they would not have expected things to be so easy. But 4 wickets have fallen and they are already into Pakistan's tail. Should be a matter of time now. Also, Mohammad Amir walks next to the crease, at number 9.

52.3 W

Kagiso Rabada to Faheem Ashraf. OUT! Rabada strikes in his first over itself. Excellent bowling change this one! But a lot of credit has to be given to the fielder here. He has taken a very sharp catch. Short and outside off, Faheem goes after it. The ball takes the outside edge and flies towards Markram's left, he reacts quickly and takes a tumbling catch. South Africa into the tail now.

52.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Faheem Ashraf. Drags his length back a little, the batter manages to block it out.

52.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Faheem Ashraf. Fuller in length on middle, it is crisply driven to mid off.

KG Rabada is now on.

End of Over : 52 4 Runs PAK: 204/6
51.6 1

Dale Steyn to Faheem Ashraf. Once again pulled nicely but does not get more than a single as it is close to the man at deep square leg.

51.5 0

Dale Steyn to Faheem Ashraf. Crisp drive but can't find the gap. It is hit right off the middle but to mid off.

51.4 2

Dale Steyn to Faheem Ashraf. Nicely pulled again, This though came at a good height for the batsman. He hits it through square leg and takes two. These two are going along well here.

51.3 0

Dale Steyn to Faheem Ashraf. Driven on the up but straight to the man at point.

51.2 0

Dale Steyn to Faheem Ashraf. Good length and on off, Faheem strokes it towards point. Bavuma does well to dive to his left and makes a good stop.

51.1 1

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Nicely clipped but to the man at deep square leg. A run taken.

End of Over : 51 9 Runs PAK: 200/6
50.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Faheem Ashraf. Continues banging it short and Faheem continues to try and pull. Does not connect though this time as he had his eyes closed while playing it.

50.5 4

Duanne Olivier to Faheem Ashraf. FOUR! Another pull shot and another boundary! Slightly short, Faheem picks the length early and pulls it through mid-wicket. It trickles over the fence. 200 up.

50.4 4

Duanne Olivier to Faheem Ashraf. FOUR! This time he plays the pull shot well! It is short and on the body, Faheem pulls it through square leg and it races away.

50.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Faheem Ashraf. A bumper but it is way down leg side, Faheem looks to pull but misses.

50.2 1

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. Clips it with the angle towards mid-wicket for a run.

50.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. A little short and outside off, Shadab throws his bat at it but is beaten by the low bounce.

End of Over : 50 3 Runs PAK: 191/6
49.6 0

Dale Steyn to Faheem Ashraf. The batsman has played that off the front foot and into the ground.

49.5 1

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. A little too straight this time, it is tucked around the corner for a run.

49.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Attacks the off pole again, the batsman manages to jam it out.

49.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. This is outside off, Khan lets it be.

49.2 2

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Nicely timed! This is on a length and around off, Shadab leans into it and strokes it on the up through covers for a couple.

49.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shadab Khan. Starts off with a good delivery! On a length and it straightens a touch. Shadab plays inside the line and he gets an outside edge towards gully.

Dale Steyn to bowl for the first time today.

End of Over : 49 5 Runs PAK: 188/6
48.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Faheem Ashraf. A rib tickler by Olivier, Faheem tries to work it on the leg side but misses.

48.5 1

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. The batsman rocks onto the backfoot and punches the ball. One run added to the total.

48.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. Angles this one into the batsman, Shadab looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the thigh pad.

48.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. Another short ball and it is on the body, Shadab ducks under it.

48.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. Another short ball outside off, Shadab looks to pull it this time but is done in by pace.

48.1 4

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. FOUR! From around the wicket bowls it short and outside off, Shadab guides it through backward point, uses the angle to great effect and the ball reaches the fence.

End of Over : 48 4 Runs PAK: 183/6
47.6 4

Vernon Philander to Faheem Ashraf. FOUR! Top edged and four. Faheem was nowhere in control of that. A good bouncer from Philander to end the over, the batsman goes for the pull as he takes his eyes off the ball as well. It takes the top edge and flies above the head of the keeper. No one back there and slip has to go and fetch the ball from outside the rope. End of a successful over from VP.

47.5 0

Vernon Philander to Faheem Ashraf. On a length outside off, the southpaw defends it off the back foot.

47.4 0

Vernon Philander to Faheem Ashraf. Short length ball on middle and going on with the angle, Faheem tries to get on top of the bounce and fend it away on the off side but the ball gets big on him. He is not in control of the shot as it goes wide of the third slip fielder. Theunis moves to his left and makes a good stop, preventing Ashraf from getting off strike.

47.3 0

Vernon Philander to Faheem Ashraf. Well defended once more by Ashraf.

47.2 0

Vernon Philander to Faheem Ashraf. On a length on middle stump, Faheem keeps it out coming a little ahead.

Faheem Ashraf is the new man in.

47.1 W

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. OUT! And in all probability, there goes the last hope for the visitors! Asad Shafiq has been caught at slip and has to depart after a well-compiled 65 but that doesn't look like it is going to be enough for his side. Vernon Philander has looked dangerous this morning and many have kept low as well. That must have been playing in the batsman's mind. He comes ahead and tries to defend it on the off side but this one bounces more from a good length outside off and it takes the edge and goes to second slip at a good height. Elgar makes no mistake, Vernon has his first and SA are just 4 away now!

End of Over : 47 3 Runs PAK: 179/5
46.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. Back of a length on off, Khan tries to defend it but due to the extra bounce it hits the splice and rolls towards point.

46.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. A bumper and Khan ducks under it.

46.4 1

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. In the air... but safe! Shorter in length and outside off, Shafiq cuts it, he has no intentions of keeping it down. It goes uppishly but on the bounce to the man at deep point. A run taken. Risky that with a fielder in the deep.

46.3 2

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Runs! It is short and wide outside off, Shafiq cuts it through point and takes two.

46.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. On a length and around off, Shafiq gets right behind the line and keeps it out. He is looking quite comfortable out there.

46.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Good length and on off, it is kept out.

End of Over : 46 0 Runs PAK: 176/5
45.6 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

45.5 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. Another one of those which has completely not bounced. However, it is once again outside off, Shadab looks to keep it out by staying rooted to his crease. He gets beaten though.

45.4 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. BEATEN! Needless that by Shadab. He reaches out and tries to defend a ball which is way outside off, luckily for him, he gets beaten.

45.3 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. That one stayed low! However, it was outside off so the batsman need not worry. Length and outside off, Shadab looks to punch it off the back foot but is done in by the low bounce.

45.2 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. Hits the length around off, this one comes back in after pitching. Shadab tries to defend but the ball hits the inner half and goes towards mid-wicket.

45.1 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. Back of a length on off, Shadab guides it to point.

End of Over : 45 5 Runs PAK: 176/5
44.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Bouncer! The batsman ducks under the bouncer at the last moment.

44.6 1

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. NO BALL! Olivier has overstepped! A bumper on middle, the batter ducks under it.

44.5 4

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Well in control there. It is on a length and outside off, Shafiq opens the face of the bat and then guides it through backward point for a boundary. He holds the key for Pakistan now.

44.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. On a length and around off, Shafiq gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

44.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Length and outside off, it is left alone.

44.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. A bouncer outside off, Shafiq looks to pull but since the ball is outside off, he bails out.

44.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Once again it is a short ball to begin this over, Shafiq ducks under it.

End of Over : 44 5 Runs PAK: 171/5
43.6 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. Another ball on middle and leg, Khan defends it towards the leg side.

43.5 0

Vernon Philander to Shadab Khan. On a length on middle, Shadab keeps it out from the crease.

43.4 1

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. In the air.... but short of mid on. A short of a length delivery on middle this time, Shafiq goes for the pull and mistimes it as it goes in the air towards Dale Steyn at mid on. He moves to his right and stops the ball as it drops just short of him. Lucky for Asad. He gets to the other end.

43.3 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. On a length on middle, AS pushes it towards mid on coming ahead.

43.2 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. On middle and leg this time, Asad pushes it towards mid-wicket.

43.1 4

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Asad Shafiq continues in his merry ways. This one is short outside off, cut away through cover-point for an easy boundary.

End of Over : 43 8 Runs PAK: 166/5
42.6 4

Duanne Olivier to Shadab Khan. FOUR! No hat-trick! He once again slips in a full delivery, trying to catch the batsman off guard. Shadab though is up for it and he strokes it through mid off for a boundary. Off the mark in style is the leg spinner.

Shadab Khan comes in to bat next and will face the hat-trick ball.

42.5 W

Duanne Olivier to Sarfraz Ahmed. OUT! KABOOM! Two in two for Olivier. The skipper bags a golden duck! He is completely beaten for pace. Also credit to Olivier, he kept bowling short but this time he serves this one on a length. Sarfraz is surprised by it. He fails to get his bat down in time, the ball once again skids through and hits the top of off. The South Africans are pumped. They are into the all-rounders now as Pakistan have half their side back in the hut. 5 wickets away are South Africa from a whitewash.

Sarfraz Ahmed, the skipper walks in at number 6, replacing Babar.

42.4 W

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. OUT! Another brute of the delivery by Olivier and it gets the better of Azam. Just how do you play those? Ali did not have an answer to that and now Azam too does not have one. 23rd wicket in this series for him. He bangs it short again and this one is on the body, it pitches and zips off the surface. Babar can't get out of the way, he tries to fend it away by hopping. However, the jump too does not allow him to get over the bounce. It kisses the glove and goes into the mitts of the keeper. It is the fourth catch for De Kock in this innings. Early strike and they have broken the stand which was looking threatening.

42.3 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. EDGY FOUR! Pakistan won't care how they come as long as they do. Slightly short and outside off, Azam who has been stroking it well through the off side off the back foot. Tries to do the same but this time gets an outside edge. It goes through gully and to the third man fence.

42.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Goes a bit fuller than the last ball but the line is outside off, Azam shoulders arms to it.

42.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Starts his second over of the day with the length he often bowls, a bumper. Azam ducks under it.

End of Over : 42 4 Runs PAK: 158/3
41.6 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. Goes back to bowling on the stumps, Shafiq easily defends it.

41.5 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. Goes a little too wide this time, wanting the batsman to play a false stroke. Shafiq though shoulders arms to it.

41.4 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. So after the poor delivery first up, Philander has not missed his mark since then. He once again, hits the length on off, AS is solid in defense.

41.3 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. Length again and on off, Shafiq lunges and keeps it out.

41.2 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. This is the Philander we know, the first one was a loosener and this one is right on the money. On a length and around off, it is kept out.

41.1 4

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Poor start by Philander! He bowls a half volley on the pads, Shafiq is too good a batsman to miss out on those. He flicks it through square leg and the ball races away. First boundary of the day and that also brings up Shafiq's fifty. Fifty in the second innings of the last game and fifty out here as well. He raises his bat to acknowledge the applause by the crowd here. Unlike the last Test, he needs to covert it into triple figures this time.

Vernon Philander to bowl from the other end.

End of Over : 41 1 Runs PAK: 154/3
40.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Another excellent short delivery. Azam tries to sway away from it but the ball brushes his body and goes to the keeper. End of an excellent first over by Olivier.

40.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. A change in length by DO, he lands it on a length and around off, Azam keeps it out.

40.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Another bumper, no slowness about this one and it is also at a good height. Azam ducks under it.

40.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. In the air... but just short! Heart in the mouth moment there for Babar Azam. He could consider himself fortunate there. It is slightly short and outside off, Azam looks to pull at first but then checks his shot. The ball hits his bat and then lobs towards mid off. The fielder there runs in but collects it on the bounce. Maybe the ball came slow off the surface and hence Babar did not go ahead with his shot.

40.2 1

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. The last one was a short one and this is a yorker, Shafiq jams it out towards mid on and gets to the other end. First run for today, that also brings the 50-run stand between the two. Their job is only half done though, they need to continue.

40.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. A short one and on the body, Shafiq ducks under it.

We are all set to go here on Day 4. The players and the umpires are in position. Shafiq to take strike first. Duanne Olivier with the ball in hand.

For the Proteas, Dale Steyn picked up 2 wickets and Duanne Olivier picked the other one to fall. Vernon Philander did look a little out of color last evening but he will surely be expected come to the party today as should Kagiso Rabada. It promises to be a really exciting day, as has been the case with every day in this series so far. Action isn't far away from The Bullring...

Welcome to Day 4, and what could and should possibly be the last day of the Test series. 2-0 now, 7 wickets to go for 3-0. South Africa are still favorites here but count out Pakistan at your own peril. They are known to do the unimaginable, let it be lose a game from winning positions or to win a game that is all but lost. Pakistan have already scored 153 runs in the 40 overs bowled courtesy a good 67-run opening stand and an unbeaten 49-run stand between Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq. So the hosts should be guarded as 228 runs can still be done by the visitors. For that though, the overnight batsmen have to do a lot of work. Both looked in great touch last evening, especially the former as he stroked 48 at more than run-a-ball.

... Day 4, Morning Session ...

Now then, the visitors need another 228 runs with 7 wickets left in the bank. The home side is still ahead in this game but one good partnership can probably get them thinking a little. Dean Elgar though would be backing his bowlers to do the job on Day 4. Do join us at 1000 local (0800 GMT) for what could be the last day of this Test series. Till then, take care and goodbye!

It looked like we will witness yet another batting collapse but it was not to be. Asad Shafiq and Babar Azam played positive cricket and have amassed 49 runs off just 55 balls for the 4th wicket. They are not done yet and Pakistan would need them to continue.

Pakistan though have not surrendered here. They fought bravely and have ended Day 3 with a glimmer of hope of chasing this down. The tone was set by their openers, they first battled hard to go unscathed into the Tea break. Then, after the interval, the pair scored freely. They added 67 runs together before Steyn dismissed both of them in quick time and soon Pakistan slipped from 67 for 0, to 104 for 3.

The two Pakistan batters walk off the field with a smile. The South Africans are seen giving hi-fives to each other and then, it is Quinton de Kock who leads them off the field and why not, he is surely the hero of the day for them. His century and crucial stands with the lower order earlier in the day has helped South Africa set a massive target of 381 in front of the visitors.

End of Over : 40 1 Runs PAK: 153/3
39.6 0

Dale Steyn to Babar Azam. And Babar negotiates it nicely. Goes on the back foot to a shortish ball and defends it soundly. THAT WILL BE STUMPS ON DAY 3!

39.5 1

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Does go for the yorker but misses it by a little margin, Asad Shafiq flicks it towards deep square leg and takes a single. So it will be Steyn bowling the last ball of the day to Azam.

39.4 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Attacks the off stump and lands it on a length, Shafiq lunges and defends it out.

39.3 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Nope, he bowls it on a length and outside off, an easy leave for Shafiq.

39.2 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Another bouncer! Asad once again ducks under it. Two in a row, can we now see a yorker, fast and one tailing back in?

39.1 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. A short ball to start the last over of the day. AS sways away.

End of Over : 39 3 Runs PAK: 152/3
38.6 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. On middle, Azam keeps it out.

38.5 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Length delivery on off, BA defends it from within the crease.

38.4 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

38.3 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Fuller on off, Azam drives it straight to covers.

38.2 3

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. NOT OUT! Shafiq is easily in. A length delivery on off, Asad tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an outside edge on it and the ball goes towards the vacant gully region. Babar goes for the third run and Bavuma runs towards the ball and throws it at the striker's end. De Kock sees the opportunity and immediately scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. They appeal and the umpire goes upstairs to see whether the batsman has dragged his bat over the line or not. The replay shows he is clearly in.

A direct hit at the non-striker's end and the South African players have asked the question. Asad Shafiq looks relaxed though but you never know with direct hits.

38.1 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on middle, Shafiq defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 38 3 Runs PAK: 149/3
37.6 3

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Good shot. Fuller again on middle, Shafiq whips it through mid-wicket. Markram in the deep does a really good job to save a run for his side.

37.5 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on middle, Shafiq defends it from within the crease.

37.4 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Fuller on middle, AS pushes it towards mid on.

37.3 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. A touch fuller on off, Shafiq drives it towards mid on.

37.2 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. On the 5th stump line, Asad lets it go.

37.1 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Starts his new spell with a fuller delivery on off, Shafiq drives it towards mid off.

Dale Steyn is back to have another go.

End of Over : 37 2 Runs PAK: 146/3
36.6 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. A touch short on off, Azam punches it towards the cover fielder.

36.5 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. A tad short on off, BA punches it towards point.

36.4 0

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Fraction straight, Babar flicks it straight to the square leg fielder.

36.3 1

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. Fuller delivery attacking the stumps, Shafiq flicks it off his pads to the leg side for a single.

36.2 0

Vernon Philander to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on middle, Asad defends it with a straight bat.

36.1 1

Vernon Philander to Babar Azam. Fuller delivery on middle, Azam works it to the leg side for a run.

Vernon Philander is back on.

End of Over : 36 10 Runs PAK: 144/3
35.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Good comeback by the bowler! Attacks the stumps, Shafiq tries to work it on the leg side but gets an inside edge onto his pads. End of a good over for Pakistan, 10 from it and 19 comes off the last two. Another 237 needed.

35.5 4

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Cracked! Second boundary in the over. Slightly shorter in length and outside off, Shafiq transfers his weight onto the back foot and then cuts it through point.

35.4 2

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. A loose shot on the last ball and now he plays a lovely cover drive. It is not right off the middle but enough to collect two.

35.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Loose this from Shafiq! Yes, it was there to be hit but such shots are not needed. Very short and there is a lot of width on offer outside off, Shafiq goes after it but gets beaten.

35.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Drags his length back but the line is outside off, Shafiq need not play at those.

35.1 4

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Uppish but in the gap! Runs flowing thick and fast here! Full and around off, Shafiq leans into it and strokes it through covers. The ball races away.

End of Over : 35 9 Runs PAK: 134/3
34.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Bumper from the bowler. Azam ducks underneath it. 9 from the over.

34.5 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. FOUR! Top class batting from Babar here. Olivier bangs it short on off, Azam gets into position and punches it through point for a boundary. Good attacking batting from Babar here.

34.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Snorter from Oliver. Back of a length delivery on middle, Azam tries to defend it off the back foot but the ball rises off the deck after pitching and hits Babar on the gloves and goes towards the leg side.

34.3 4

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. FOUR! SHOT! Overpitched from Olivier and Babar drives it firmly through covers for a boundary. Babar looking in very good form.

34.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. A touch short on off, Babar tries to pull it but misses it completely. Appeal from the bowler for a caught behind but the umpire shakes his head. Replay shows that the ball hit the pocket of Babar.

34.1 1

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Length delivery on off, Asad taps it towards point for a single.

End of Over : 34 8 Runs PAK: 125/3
33.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. On middle, Babar keeps it out.

33.5 4

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. FOUR! Two in two. Kagiso bangs it short on middle, Azam hangs back and pulls it in front of square leg for a boundary.

33.4 4

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. FOUR! Fraction straight, Babar flicks it through wide mid on and the ball races away.

33.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. A touch short on off, Babar cuts it towards point.

33.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Similar delivery, Babar defends it off the back foot.

33.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Babar Azam. Back of a length on middle, Azam defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 33 8 Runs PAK: 117/3
32.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Around off, Asad keeps it out.

32.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Bouncer! The batsman ducks in time to let that one go over him.

32.4 4

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Full on middle and leg, Shafiq flicks it through fine leg for a boundary.

32.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Bouncer from Olivier on middle, AS ducks it at the last moment.

32.2 4

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Streaky but effective. Fuller delivery outside off, Shafiq tries to drive it but it hits the outside edge of the bat and the ball goes towards the gully region and to the boundary.

32.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on middle, Asad defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 32 5 Runs PAK: 109/3
31.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length delivery on off, Shafiq taps it towards point and takes off. The fielder at point has a shy at the stumps at the striker's end but the batsmen is comfortably home.

31.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

31.4 4

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Full on middle and leg, Shafiq clips it off his pads through fine leg for a boundary.

31.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Good delivery that. Length ball just outside off, Asad pokes his bat at it. Luckily for him it does not take the outside edge of the bat.

31.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Similar delivery, Shafiq works it to the leg side.

31.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Asad Shafiq. Full on middle, Asad defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 31 0 Runs PAK: 104/3
30.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Babar Azam. Another bumper to end, Azam evades it.

Babar Azam is the new man in.

30.5 W

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. OUT! A snorter that, an absolute snorter sees the end of Azhar Ali. His poor tour comes to a close. An extremely well-directed bumper, it gets big on the batsman. Ali tries to fend it away by hopping but it takes the gloves and lobs towards de Kock behind who makes no mistake. His third catch of the game and probably the easiest. From 67 for 0, Pakistan have slipped to 104 for 3.

30.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Nice shot but finds point. Shortish and outside off, Azhar plays the back foot punch but to cover-point.

30.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Short but a little fuller than the last two, Ali goes back and punches it to mid off.

30.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Shortish and on off, Azhar Ali stands tall and guides it to point.

30.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Loose shot that! Not sure if that shot needs to be played! Short and outside off, Azhar Ali goes for the cut shot but the extra bounce sees the ball go over the bat.

Now then! Replays show that the first ball of the over did have a slight feather on it as QdK took the catch. There was an appeal but no review. So one wrong review and one where a review was not taken when there was an outside edge.

End of Over : 30 5 Runs PAK: 104/2
29.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Azhar Ali. A tad short on off, Azhar punches it towards point for a single.

29.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Azhar Ali. In the channel outside off, Ali lets it be.

29.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Azhar Ali. Back of a length on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.

29.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Azhar Ali. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

29.2 4

Kagiso Rabada to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Fraction straight this time, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket and the ball races away.

29.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Azhar Ali. BEATEN! Back of a length on off, Azhar trying to defend it off the back foot but the ball shapes away after pitching beating the outside edge of the bat. The bowler appeals but doesn't get any support from his teammates.

Kagiso Rabada is back.

End of Over : 29 12 Runs PAK: 99/2
28.6 4

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Cuts and cuts hard. Bangs it short on off, Shafiq hangs back and cuts it through point for a boundary. 12 from the over. Expensive over from Olivier.

28.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Full on middle, AS works it to mid-wicket.

28.4 4

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! GLORIOUS! Two in two. A tad full on off, Shafiq leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.

28.3 4

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. FOUR! Errs in line and length, Shafiq clips it off his pads and the ball goes through fine leg for a boundary.

28.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on middle, Asad defends it off the back foot.

28.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Asad Shafiq. Bumper from Olivier on middle, Shafiq ducks underneath it.

End of Over : 28 5 Runs PAK: 87/2
27.6 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Back of a length now on off, Ali stands tall and guides it towards point. He initially thinks there are runs on offer here but Bavuma at point, dives to his left and stops the batsmen from taking any.

27.5 4

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Top shot! Steyn pays the price of overpitching the delivery. Azhar says thank you very much. He strokes it straight back past the bowler and into the fence. Looks solid out there, Ali.

27.4 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Attacks the off stump this time, looking to shape it away so that it can take the outside edge. Ali though gets his bat right behind the line of the delivery and it hits the middle.

27.3 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Trying to hit the pad of Azhar Ali, the batter though gets his bat down in time and pushes it to mid on.

27.2 1

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Good running! Asad drops the ball towards the off side and sets off for a run. Bavuma gets to the ball but fails to collect it, making the single easy for the batsmen.

27.1 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on off, Shafiq stands tall and pushes it to short covers.

End of Over : 27 4 Runs PAK: 82/2
26.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Bouncer to end the over. Ali nicely ducks underneath it.

26.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. NOT OUT! Daylight between bat and ball here. It is a back of a length delivery outside off, Ali tries to punch it through point. He misses it completely. De Kock behind the stumps appeals and thinks it has hit the bat. Elgar goes for the review. The replay shows there is no outside edge and South Africa lose the review.

Another review taken by South Africa. Once again it is de Kock who is convinced there is an edge. Azhar Ali is the man in question.

26.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Outside off, Ali lets it go.

26.3 4

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. FOUR! Olivier bangs it short on middle, Ali hangs back and pulls it through fine leg and the ball races away.

26.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Length delivery on off, Ali tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an outside edge on it and the ball goes towards the gully fielder.

26.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Azhar Ali. Starts off with a length delivery outside off, left alone by Ali.

Duanne Olivier is back on.

End of Over : 26 4 Runs PAK: 78/2
25.6 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Outside off, Shafiq shoulders arms to it.

25.5 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Superb delivery that. On a length and on off, Shafiq tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball swings away after pitching beating the outside edge of the bat.

25.4 0

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. On the 5th stump line, AS lets it go.

25.3 2

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. On his pads again, Shafiq flicks it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.

25.2 1

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Drifting on his pads, Azhar tucks it around the corner for a single.

25.1 1

Dale Steyn to Asad Shafiq. Back of a length on middle, Asad works it to the leg side for a run.

End of Over : 25 0 Runs PAK: 74/2
24.6 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Good delivery to end with. Fuller delivery on off, Ali tries to defend it off the front foot but the ball shapes away beating the outside edge of the bat.

24.5 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Full on middle, Ali flicks it straight to mid-wicket.

24.4 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Full and wide outside off, Azhar lets it go.

24.3 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. On middle and leg, Ali works it to the leg side.

24.2 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. On a length and outside off, Ali tries to cut it but the ball bounced after pitching.

24.1 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Fuller delivery on off, Ali defends it with a straight bat.

DRINKS!

Asad Shafiq is the next man in for the visitors.

End of Over : 24 2 Runs PAK: 74/2
23.6 W

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. OUT! There is an inside edge. Dale Steyn gets his second and he is on fire since he has changed ends. Both the set batsmen now back in the hut. Excellent use of technology by South Africa. Steyn lands it around off and this one jags back in. Masood plays outside the line and there is a noise as the ball passes the bat. It goes towards de Kock off the thigh pad who takes it diving to his right. He gets up in joy and appeals. Steyn too puts in a loud shout. The umpire though shakes his head. Elgar after a chat with his teammates, reviews. Replays roll in and they initially indicate that the ball has taken an inside edge, deflects onto the thigh pad and then to the keeper. Ultra Edge confirms the same and the decision has to be overturned. Masood is not happy with himself as he trudges back. South Africa would like to deliver a few more blows before Stumps.

South Africa review this time! They are confident they have Masood caught behind here. The umpire feels different but Elger has signaled the 'T'.

23.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Good length and around off, Masood tries to block but gets an inside edge onto his pads.

23.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. The batsman chooses to leave the ball outside his off stump.

23.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Length delivery on off, Shan is solid in defense.

23.2 1

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. OUCH! That must have hurt there. Too quick that for Azhar Ali. It is short and on the body of the batsman. Ali is a little too slow to duck under it. It hits his body and rolls on the leg side. A leg bye taken.

23.1 1

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. The batsman plays it with an angled bat and guides it to third man. One run added to the total.

End of Over : 23 0 Runs PAK: 72/1
22.6 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Back of a length on middle, Ali defends it from within the crease.

22.5 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. In the channel outside off, Ali lets it be.

22.4 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat.

22.3 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. Fuller on off, Ali drives it straight to mid off.

22.2 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. NOT OUT! Azhar survives! It is only pad and going over the stumps as well. It is on a length around off, Ali is trying to defend it off the front foot but the ball jags back after pitching and hits him on the pads. The ball lobs towards the slip fielder. Philander keeps on running without appealing as he knows he has got his man. The finger has gone up as well. But Azhar Ali is not going anywhere. He takes the DRS and the replays show that it missed his bat and hit him high on the leg. Decision reversed.

Have South Africa got another? The umpire has given Azhar Ali caught. He though has reviewed. Maybe it wasn't off the bat, just pad maybe.

22.1 0

Vernon Philander to Azhar Ali. A touch fuller on middle, Ali watchfully defends it.

End of Over : 22 1 Runs PAK: 72/1
21.6 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Similar delivery, Masood shoulders arms to it.

21.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. In the channel outside off, Shan lets it be.

21.4 1

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Drifting on his pads, Azhar tucks it around the corner for a single.

21.3 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Back of a length on middle, Ali tucks it to the leg side.

21.2 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Almost a perfect yorker. Ali digs it out in the end.

21.1 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Back of a length delivery on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.

End of Over : 21 4 Runs PAK: 71/1
20.6 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Back of a length on off, Shan goes back and keeps it out. So just the boundary from the over.

20.5 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Edged but does not carry! On off, it angles away. Masood plays inside the line, the ball takes the outside edge and falls well short of the fielder at gully.

20.4 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Good length on off, SM covers the line of the delivery and keeps it out.

20.3 4

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. FOUR! In the air but safe! A good shot in the end! Slightly short and outside off, Shan stands tall and guides it past the fielder at point and into the fence.

20.2 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Good length around off, Shan is solid in defense.

20.1 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. A little too wide outside off, the batsman shoulders arms. De Kock behind collects the ball well.

End of Over : 20 0 Runs PAK: 67/1
19.6 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Bouncer from Steyn. Ali nicely ducks underneath it.

19.5 0

Dale Steyn to Azhar Ali. Bowls it wide down leg, Ali tries to flick it but hits his pad and de Kock behind the stumps goes to his left and collects it nicely.

Azhar Ali is the new man in.

19.4 W

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. OUT! Imam departs! Dale Steyn with the breakthrough! The change of ends has worked for him. Length delivery angling in, Imam is on the back foot trying to defend but the ball shapes away after pitching. It takes the outside edge and goes straight into the keeper's gloves who takes a comfortable catch behind the stumps. Steyn appeals and the umpire waits before raising his finger. Imam has to walk back. He fails to make use of the start he got. A fluent looking opening stand has been broken. They though have done a decent job.

19.3 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. A tad full on off, Imam drives it straight to mid on.

19.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller on off, the batsman pushes it towards cover.

19.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on middle, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

Change of ends for Dale Steyn.

End of Over : 19 2 Runs PAK: 67/0
18.6 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Outside off, SM lets it be.

18.5 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. A touch fuller on off, Masood drives it straight to the bowler.

18.4 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Back of a length on middle, SM defends it off the back foot.

18.3 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Fuller on off, Shan defends it off the front foot.

18.2 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. BEATEN! Lands it on middle, Masood is trying to defend it off the back foot but the ball shapes away after pitching, beating the outside edge of the bat.

18.1 2

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Length delivery on middle, Masood flicks it towards fine leg for a couple of runs.

End of Over : 18 3 Runs PAK: 65/0
17.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on off, the batsman punches it towards point.

17.5 1

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. Bangs it short down leg, Masood pulls it towards fine leg for a run.

17.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

17.3 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Fraction straight, Imam tucks it around the corner for a single.

17.2 1

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. On middle and leg, Shan works it to the leg side for a single.

17.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. Bowls it way wide down leg, Masood does not need to play at those.

End of Over : 17 0 Runs PAK: 62/0
16.6 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on off, Imam tries to defend it off the front foot but gets an inside edge on it and the ball goes towards mid-wicket.

16.5 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, Imam defends it with a straight bat.

16.4 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. The batsman lets the ball go outside his off stump.

16.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Close shave. A touch fuller outside off, Imam goes for the drive but gets an outside edge. The ball goes towards the second slip fielder, Elgar but it lands just short.

16.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. On middle, Imam tucks it to mid-wicket.

16.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a length delivery outside off, Imam lets it be.

Vernon Philander is back on.

End of Over : 16 1 Runs PAK: 62/0
15.6 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. A little too straight this time, Imam works it through square leg. Takes one, he wants the second but is sent back by his partner.

15.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Closer to the off pole this time, Imam gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

15.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Third leave in a row as another delivery is bowled outside off.

15.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Outside off again, the batsman lets it be.

15.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Length outside off, it is left alone.

15.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. A bumper on middle, Imam does well to evade it.

End of Over : 15 4 Runs PAK: 61/0
14.6 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

14.5 2

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Top shot! Imam drives it on the up through covers, it is in the gap and the batsmen take two.

14.4 1

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Good length again outside off, the batter opens the face of the bat and guides it to third man for a single.

14.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Back of a length on off, Shan this time goes back and keeps it out.

14.2 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Length again on off, Shan plants his front foot forward confidently and then keeps it out.

14.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Attacks the off stump, Shan gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.

End of Over : 14 2 Runs PAK: 57/0
13.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Defended off the back foot by the batsman.

13.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, Imam-ul-Haq lets it go.

13.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on off, Imam dabs it towards point.

13.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Bouncer from Rabada on middle, the batsman nicely ducks underneath it.

13.2 2

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller on off, Imam pushes it towards point for a couple of runs.

13.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on off, Imam taps it towards point.

End of Over : 13 5 Runs PAK: 55/0
12.6 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Imam tucks it around the corner for a single. He also keeps the strike for the next over.

12.5 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller on off, Imam drives it straight to the mid off fielder.

12.4 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. On the 5th stump line, the batsman lets it go.

12.3 4

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! A touch fuller on off, Imam leans forward and drives it firmly through cover-point for a boundary.

12.2 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller this time on off, the batsman defends it with a straight bat.

12.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts with a length delivery outside off, Imam shoulders arms to it.

Dale Steyn is brought into the attack.

End of Over : 12 5 Runs PAK: 50/0
11.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. Outside off, left alone by Masood.

11.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. Back of a length on off, SM defends it off the back foot.

11.4 4

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. FOUR! Cuts and cuts hard! It was dragged short on off, Masood rocks back and cuts it through point for a boundary. Brings up the 50-run stand as well. Quality batting from these two so far. Just the start Pakistan would have liked.

11.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

11.2 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. A tad short on middle and leg, the batsman tucks it to the square leg region for a run.

11.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, Imam lets it go.

End of Over : 11 4 Runs PAK: 45/0
10.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. The ball has taken the inside edge of the batsman and thudded into his pads.

10.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. A touch short on middle, Masood was late on the shot as it hits his glove and the ball goes towards the right of the keeper.

10.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. Back of a length on middle, Shan punches it towards point.

10.3 3

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Drifts on his pads, Imam flicks it through mid-wicket for three runs.

10.2 1

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. Length delivery on middle and leg, SM works it around the corner for a single.

10.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. A touch short on middle, Masood tries to pull it but misses it and hits him directly on the body. He is too late on the shot.

End of Over : 10 0 Runs PAK: 41/0
9.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. On the 5th stump line, Imam lets it go.

9.5 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. On middle, Imam defends it off the front foot.

9.4 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Wide outside off, the batsman shoulders arms to it.

9.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on off, Imam is on the back foot trying to leave it but it rises off the deck after pitching. Imam does well to leave it, pulling his gloves out of the way. Nasty delivery that.

9.2 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Similar delivery, the batsman lets it go.

9.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. In the channel outside off, left alone by Imam.

End of Over : 9 0 Runs PAK: 41/0
8.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. Length delivery on off, SM taps it towards point. He wanted a run but the non-striker sends him back.

8.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. Bumper this time on off, Masood offers no shot to it.

8.4 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. The batsman has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

8.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. A touch short on off, Masood tries to go for the pull but misses it.

8.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. Similar delivery, Shan defends it off the front foot.

8.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Shan Masood. Starts with a fuller delivery on off, Masood defends it with a straight bat.

Duanne Olivier to continue from the other end.

End of Over : 8 7 Runs PAK: 41/0
7.6 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Outside off, Imam lets it go.

7.5 3

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. Back of a length again on off, Masood punches it through covers. The fielder at point does well to keep it to three runs.

7.4 1

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on middle, Imam dabs it to the leg side and takes off. The batsmen get an easy run in the end.

7.3 0

Kagiso Rabada to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on middle, Imam tucks it to the leg side.

7.2 3

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. A touch short on off, Masood punches it through covers for three runs. Goof running there.

7.1 0

Kagiso Rabada to Shan Masood. Starts off with a fuller delivery on middle, Shan defends it with a straight bat.

The players are out in the middle. Shan Masood will take strike. Kagiso Rabada will start the proceedings after tea.

.... Day 3, Session 3 ....

So the Pakistan batters do enter the Tea break unscathed and they have looked at ease out there. The bowlers have got no purchase from the wicket and looking at the surface today, it amazes me how so many wickets fell on Days 1 and 2. However, the hosts are still a long way ahead in this game. They will look to strike early after the break. The visitors' openers on the other hand will try and continue in the same way. Join us in some time for the last session.

End of Over : 7 4 Runs PAK: 34/0
6.6 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Outside off, Imam lets it go. AND THAT IS TEA ON DAY 3.

6.5 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Good bumper that from Olivier. He bangs it short around off, Imam goes for the pull but misses it completely.

6.4 4

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! A touch short on off, Imam hangs back and cuts it through point for a boundary. Good shot from the opener.

6.3 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Bouncer this time outside off, the batsman lets it go through the keeper.

6.2 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller this time on middle, the ball keeps a bit low after pitching. Imam does well to defend it off the back foot.

6.1 0

Duanne Olivier to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a length delivery on off, Imam defends it off the front foot.

End of Over : 6 5 Runs PAK: 30/0
5.6 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. The batsman shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot.

5.5 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Back of a length on middle, Shan defends it from within the crease.

5.4 1

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Drifts on his pads, Imam tucks it around the corner for a run.

5.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Full on off, Imam pushes it towards mid off.

5.2 4

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! GLORIOUS! A touch fuller on off, Imam leans forward and drives it firmly through covers for a boundary.

5.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Fuller delivery on off, the batsman defends it by presenting the full face of the bat.

End of Over : 5 4 Runs PAK: 25/0
4.6 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. On the 5th stump line, Masood lets it go.

4.5 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. A tad short on middle, Imam works it to the leg side for a run. Good running there from the both of them.

4.4 1

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. On a length and on off, SM pushes it towards point for a single.

4.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. In the channel outside off, left alone by Shan.

4.2 2

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Length delivery on off, Masood guides it through the gully region for a couple of runs.

4.1 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Full on off, Masood defends it with a straight bat.

End of Over : 4 6 Runs PAK: 21/0
3.6 2

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. The batsman has edged that one. They manage to come back for the second.

3.5 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Wide outside off, it is left alone.

3.4 4

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. FOUR! Imam gets into the act this time. The Pakistan openers have started really well here. It is full and on middle, Imam-ul-Haq strokes it through mid on and it races away to the fence.

3.3 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. On the fuller side around off, Imam gets right behind the line and defends it onto the ground.

3.2 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Length again around off, it is kept out.

3.1 0

Vernon Philander to Imam-ul-Haq. Good length and outside off, it is left alone.

End of Over : 3 7 Runs PAK: 15/0
2.6 2

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Fuller this time on off, Masood drives it through mid off for a couple of runs.

2.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. In the channel outside off, SM shoulders arms to it.

2.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. On the 5th stumps line, Masood lets it go.

2.3 4

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. FOUR! Just over the man at square leg. Bangs it short on middle, Masood pulls it towards square leg for a boundary.

2.2 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Length delivery on off, Imam punches it towards point for a single.

2.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Back of a length on middle, Imam defends it from within the crease.

End of Over : 2 6 Runs PAK: 8/0
1.6 4

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. FOUR! First boundary for Shan and for Pakistan. Fraction straight this time, Masood flicks it through mid on and the ball races away to the fence.

1.5 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Similar delivery, Masood offers no shot to it.

1.4 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. In the channel outside off, left alone by Masood.

1.3 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Back of a length on middle, SM defends it from within the crease.

1.2 2

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Length delivery on middle, Masood guides it through the gully region for a couple of runs. Good running from the batsmen.

1.1 0

Vernon Philander to Shan Masood. Starts off with a length delivery outside off, Masood lets it go.

End of Over : 1 2 Runs PAK: 2/0
0.6 1

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Shan is off the mark with a tuck around the corner.

0.5 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. In the channel outside off, Masood shoulders arms to it.

0.4 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. A tad fuller outside off, Masood shoulders arms to it.

0.3 0

Dale Steyn to Shan Masood. Fuller outside off, Shan lets it go

0.2 1

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. On a length and on middle, Imam taps it towards point annd takes off for a single. Imam is off the mark with that.

0.1 0

Dale Steyn to Imam-ul-Haq. Starts off with a length dleivery outside off, Imam lets it go.

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