Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 4 highlights: After winning the first Two Tests, South Africa continued their dominance over Pakistan as they thrashed the visitors by 107 runs in the final Test of the series. Starting the day at 153/3, Pakistan kept on losing wickets at regular intervals and they were bowled out for 273 in the first session of the day.
Babar Azam and Sarfraz Ahmed were dismissed off consecutive deliveries by Duanne Olivier and that got South Africa an inch closer to victory. Asad Shafiq also was soon sent back to the pavilion by Vernon Philander. He was the highest scorer among the Pakistani batsmen in the second innings as he was dismissed on 65 runs. Kagiso Rabada then went on to scalp the next three wickets. The final Pakistani batsman to be dismissed was Mohammad Abbas.
Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, 2018/19The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 20 January 2019
South Africa 262 (77.4) & 303 (80.3)
Pakistan 185 (49.4) & 273 (65.4)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 3rd Test ) South Africa beat Pakistan by 107 runs
Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 4 highlights:
South Africa win by 107 runs
South Africa claim a 107 run victory in the final Test against Pakistan. The final Pakistan wicket comes in the form of a run-out. Abbas falls short from completing the run after a slight mix up in the middle between him and Shadab Khan. With this impressive 107-run win, South Africa also claim a clean sweep over Pakistan.
250 up for PAK
Pakistan bring up their 250 as Shabad Khan completes 2 runs. The ball runs wide of gully after taking an outside edge. PAK:256/9
Rabada is on fire
Caught and Bowled! Hasan Ali tries to play across the line but the ball takes the top-edge and goes up in the air. Rabada calls for the catch and comfortably gathers it. Pakistan lose their 9th wicket.
Rabada strikes again and the balls lands safely in Markram hands. Mohammad Amir plays the ball straight to Markram standing in gully, who makes no mistake. The hosts are two wickets away from claiming a clean sweep over Pakistan.
Aiden Markram was quick to react as he moved to his left and comfortably caught the ball in one go. Faheem Ashraf was in no mood to spend time at the crease as he kept going for the big shots. However, this time the ball hits the outside edge and ends safely in Markram hands. First wicket for Rabada in the innings as Ashraf walks back after scoring 15. PAK: 204/7
200 up for PAK
Faheem Ashraf tries to pull to a chest-height short ball and connects it well. The ball races towards the boundary ropes as Pakistan bring up their 200. PAK 201/6 (need 180 to win)
Instead Shadab Khan hits a four off the next ball. Asad Shafiq is the only recognised batsman in the middle now. If he gets out any time soon, South Africa can wrap up this match within the session.
OUT! OLIVIER ON A HAT-TRICK!
This is sensational stuff! Sarfraz expecting a bouncer, Saffers have a gully in place but it was a trap. The ball is on good length, Sarfraz is clueless and it takes the off. Once again, Olivier gets two in a row.
And vulnerability pays off! Short ball, outside off Asad has a poke, it takes the glove and flies to the keeper. First task of the day, done already for South Africa.
Hello and welcome!
Pakistan are sinking away and Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq are holding them up with what looks like lifeboats too small for the task. The two batsmen have looked quite positive thus far and the South African pacers have looked a tad bit clueless as to how to deal with them. But it is a new day and batsmen are always vulnerable in the first few minutes. Here we go!