Pakistan teetering on 37-2, South Africa controls 2nd test
South Africa’s fast bowlers were set to take their team to another series victory as Pakistan showed signs of crumbling on a contentious Newlands pitch at the start of Day 3 of the second test on Saturday.
South Africa was 431 all out, after resuming on 382-6 and extending its first-innings lead to 254, before removing two Pakistan batsmen to send the tourists to 37-2 in their second innings at lunch.
Pakistan was still 217 runs behind and needs to make its highest score of the series just to make South Africa bat again.
Dale Steyn removed Imam-ul-Haq in the fourth over for six and Kagiso Rabada had Azhar Ali lbw for six with the quick bowler’s first delivery of the innings.
That dismissal was the result of an unpredictable low bounce off the Newlands surface, which was criticized on Day 2 by Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur as weighted too far in favor of the quick bowlers and not good enough for test cricket.