SA vs Pak 1st Test Day 2, South Africa vs Pakistan Highlights: In a dramatic and miserable collapse, one that Pakistan have made a specialty of, the visitors went from 101/1 to be dismissed for 190 in the second innings. Having cut down South Africa’s 42-run lead without trouble, Pakistan looked to be cruising along but Duanne Olivier, Kagiso Rabada and Dale Steyn had different ideas. Despite Masood’s gritty fifty run knock and holding fort for a large portion of the inning, he didn’t find support at the other end. With the wicket of Shaheen Afridi on the final ball of the day, Olivier took his tally in the Test to 11 and completed Pakistan’s misery.
When play begins on Day 3, Pakistan will try to stop the hosts from chasing a simple target, on paper at least. The pitch doesn’t have any demons in it which would bother South Africa batsman but who knows how things would unfold – take this day as an example.
Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, 2018/19SuperSport Park, Centurion 20 January 2019
South Africa 223 (60.0) & 151/4 (50.4)
Pakistan 181 (47.0) & 190 (56.0)
Match Ended ( Day 3 - 1st Test ) South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 Score and Updates
Olivier walks back to a massive reception from the crowd in Centurion. Everyone on their feet applaud as he walks back. A few high 5s to the members in the crowd as well. What a show! With three days to go, South Africa need 149 to win. Worth bearing in mind that the weather prediction wasn't the greatest for the remaining days. Let's how it unfolds. Until tomorrow, goodbye!
Olivier has his second straight five wicket haul and he gets the final Pakistan wicket in Shaheen Afridi. Markram with a gorgeous take at forward short leg. Afridi walks back for 4 and Pakistan are bowled out for 190. That was the final ball of the day and what a way to close it out for Olivier and South Africa.
Steyn gets his second and Pakistan lose the only batsman remaining in Masood. What a gritty knock from the Pakistani batsman after the collapse began to hold his place. Walks back after scoring 65 and that is Steyn's 50th wicket against Pakistan. Straight at Maharaj who is stationed at deep mid-wicket. Pakistan are 185/9 and lead by 143 runs
Wickets coming in thick and fast for South Africa now. Yasir Shah dismissed for a golden duck and Olivier has his fourth. Tenth wicket in the match for Olivier and he is overjoyed - rightly so. Embraced by his colleagues after the finger goes up. Pakistan are 159/8 and lead is of 117 runs
After consecutive boundaries, Amir is bowled by Rabada and he now has three wickets in quick succession. Fans at SuperSport Park are dancing, literally. Two pitched up deliveries later, Rabada keeps it shorter and the ball doesn't rise as much as Amir expected. Maintains its line and goes on to hit the off stump. Amir is gone for 12 and Pakistan are 158/7 to lead by 116 runs
Sarfraz Ahme falls for duck. Pakistan six down. Rabada has his second in two overs now. Beautiful take by Faf at second slip. Sets up the new man Sarfraz with a full length delivery, the Pakistan skipper goes for the drive and gets an outside edge. Goes flying and cupped in front by Faf. Pakistan are 142/6
Babar Azam is bowled for six and Pakistan lose their fifth wicket. Rabada the bowler. It pitches on middle and off, Azam plays for the middle stump but the ball moves away a touch to go on and clatter into the off stump. Pakistan are 142/5 and lead by 100 runs
Next ball, GONE! No confusion this time. No debating. No reviewing. Steyn on the outside the off stump channel and the outside edge is taken comfortably by Quinton de Kock. Lovely bit of bowling from South Africa's highest wicket-taker
Pakistan review. Not out!
Asad Shafiq is given leg before off Steyn. Looks to be doing too much and missing leg. Pakistan, as expected, go for the review. No bat involved on the fair delivery. Ball tracking confirms it is missing leg
Shan Masood brings up his fifty from 77 balls. The outside edge goes to third man and luckily no fielder in that region. Full ball angling away, Masood's drive brings up his half-century
Masood with back-to-back boundaries off Olivier. First one is a well played short-arm pull backward of square to go away for a four. Next one is hit in front of square. Lovely timing on the strokes
Terrible, terrible shot by Azhar Ali and he is dismissed for a duck. Short of length lifter just outside off, Azhar makes a right mess of it after considering leaving the ball. Notices the ball coming in slightly and the "pull" spoons up off a thick top-edge in front of Rabada at mid-on and the quickie puts in a brilliant diving effort for a low grab. Two wickets soon after tea break for South Africa and Pakistan look shaky
Olivier strikes right after Tea to remove Imam-Ul-Haq for 57. Massive roar from Olivier after Imam-ul-Haq chops this back on. Short of length delivery on middle and off, hardly had any room to maneuvre but he still looks to angle it down to third man. In the process, he drags it back onto the stumps off a thick inside edge. PAK- 101/2
TEA on Day 2
Pakistan reach 100/1. They lead by 58 runs. It has been a fine session for the visitors and leading the way is Imam Ul Haq who scored a fine fifty.
Sublime on-drive from Imam-ul-Haq. Steyn overpitches and Imam-ul-Haq stretches forward and shows his full face of the bat in driving it past mid-on. PAK- 66/1
Pakistan has finally nullified South Africa's lead and gone ahead. But most importantly they have not lost any wicket. PAK- 43/0, lead by 1
Pakistan off to a steady start
Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman are at the crease. Both the batsmen are looking much more comfortable at the crease than in the previous innings.
LUNCH ON DAY 2:
Breakthrough for Pakistan. Bavuma knicks one to the keeper and is gone for 53 off 87 balls. Shaheen Afridi gets his third wicket of the innings. SA- 170/7
FIFTY! Temba Bavuma smacks a boundary to bring up his half century. Quinton de Kock has unleashed his counterattacking play and this has allowed Bavuma to settle down.
WICKET! Mohammad Amir strikes and Dale Steyn's heroic effort comes to an end. South Africa receive their first blow in the day. Tries to hit it straight, gets a leading edge and caught behind the stumps by Sarfraz Ahmed. SA 146/6
HERE WE GO!
Temba Bavuma nad Dale Steyn in the middle for South Africa. Mohammad Amir starts off with the ball for Pakistan. HERE WE GO!
South Africa vs Pakistan 1st Test Day 2 Live
Hello and welcome to our live blog on Day 2 of the 1st Test between South Africa and Pakistan. The decision by Sarfraz Ahmed to bat first after winning the toss proved to be a wrong one with his side getting bowled out for 181. But the bowlers have brought the visitors back into the match with five wickets in the day. South Africa trail by 54 runs with 5 wickets in hand. Too close to call.