SA vs Pak 2nd Test Day 1, South Africa vs Pakistan Highlights: South Africa already have a 1-0 lead in the series and made giant strides in trying to make it 2-0 on the opening day of the second Test at Cape Town. At stumps, they stood just 54 runs adrift of Pakistan’s first innings total of 177 with Aiden Markram scoring 78 runs to take the hosts along. Hashim Amla remains unbeaten at the other end with Markram losing his wicket on the last ball of the day in unfortunate circumstances. The surface looks flat as play has gone on and South Africa have not been disturbed at all by the Pakistan attack.
Earlier, in an extended second session, South Africa bowled out Pakistan for 177 after Faf du Plessis opted to bowl. Duanne Olivier once again led the pace attack with four wickets and others chipped in too. Sarfraz Ahmed and Shan Masood provided some resistance but once their wickets fell, rest remained a formality for the Proteas. Sarfraz scored 56 for Pakistan and Masood chipped in with 44. Olivier’s four-fer was matched by Steyn’s three and two by Rabada.
Pakistan in South Africa, 3 Test Series, 2018/19Newlands, Cape Town 22 May 2019
South Africa 431 (124.1) & 43/1 (9.5)
Pakistan 177 (51.1) & 294 (70.4)
Match Ended ( Day 4 - 2nd Test ) South Africa beat Pakistan by 9 wickets
South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test Day 1 score and updates:
Pakistan have struck in the final over of the day. Was going all plain sailing and smoothly for South Africa until that delivery. Out of absolute nowhere it stays unbelievably low and shatters into Markram's stumps. He looks absolutely stunned and so are his family members in the stands. Glares at the pitch as Masood goes off celebrating. Was the last ball of the day and that is an eventful way to end. South Africa close Day 1 at 123/2 with Markram walking back after scoring 78. The hosts trail Pakistan by 54 runs.
Markram comes down omes the track and lifts the ball away over long-on for a six. Flat surface in play now and no trouble whatsoever for either of the South Africa batsmen
Shouldn't be long before stumps on the opening day. Markram up to 62 and Amla on 19 to take South Africa to 102/1. They've handled the seam with patience and doing well under Yasir Shah's spin too
Mohammad Amir strikes! Dean Elgar gets sucked into trying to play a bouncy delivery and is dismissed for 20. Short ball, just outside off stump, extra bit of oomph on it Elgar pokes at it. Takes the outside edge and simple catch for Sarfraz. South Africa are 56/1
Back-to-back boundaries for Markram to Abbas is followed by a single to bring up South Africa's 50 in the 11th over. The duo congratuate each other on a strong start
South Africa underway
Consecutive boundaries by Markram to Amir has given the hosts a decent start in the first innings. But both Amir and Mohammad Abbas getting plenty from the surface and beating th outside edge on multiple occasions now. Unluckily for them, though, haven't found the outside edge to create an opportunity
WICKET! PAKISTAN ALL OUT
Shaheen Afridi fails to keep the innings going. He looks to leave but the gloves come in the way and the edge is safely taken by the keeper. Steyn gets his third wicket and Pakistan have been bowled out for 177 in just over 50 overs. No fifer for Olivier though despite bowling nine overs in a row. And, that will be Tea.
Wickets tumbling easily and quickly now. Mohammad Abas departs for a duck. Length delivery outside off and Abbas gets a faint tickle on the push to edge it to De Kock. Not a huge appeal as Steyn knew he had his man. Abbas didn't stick around either. The tea break will have to wait with Pakistan 9 down.
Yasir Shah departs cheaply. Edged and gone. Length delivery by Olivier, moving away, Yasir Shah fends at it and edges it to the man at second slip. Faf catches it easily to ensure Pakistan slip eight down. Pakistan are 162/8
WICKET! De Kock takes a great catch as Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed departs after half-century. Duanne Olivier picks up his third. PAK are 156/7
Pakistan cross the 150-run mark for the loss of six wickets as captain Sarfraz Ahmed completes his 17th half-century in Tests.
PAK 118/6 after 36 overs. Sarfraz 30, Amir 2*
Pakistan have responded well after lunch with Sarfraz pushing.
The second session of the day is underway and Rabada denies Masood a half century. departs for 44 after being caught by De Kock. PAK are 114/6
Not a good start for Pakistan, who are reduced to 75/5 at Lunch on Day 1 of the second Test.
Not even 25 overs into the innings and Pakistan are five men down. Duanne Olivier claims his second as Babar Azam goes for 2 PAK are 54/5
OUT! Asad Shafiq departs for 20 as Rabada makes it a wicket each for South Africa's pacers PAK are 51/4.
WICKET! A fantastic first hour in Cape Town for South Africa. Duanne Olivier strikes in his first over as Azhar Ali departs for 2 PAK are 19/3.
Early trouble for Pakistan, who are 13/2 as Imam-ul-Haq is trapped LBW for 8. That 50th wickets for Vernon Philander at Newlands PPC.
Dale Steyn with a delivery that threatened to behead Fakhar Zaman, he holes out at slip. Just short of good length delivery that shoots off the pitch on to Zaman's throat, he gloves it away and Steyn strikes.
Two very good shouts for LBW from Philander but both of these go the batsman's way. Pakistan living dangerously.
The players walk out
Dale Steyn has got the new ball, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman open the batting for Pakistan.
Pakistan (Playing XI): Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Shan Masood, Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed(w/c), Mohammad Amir, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas
South Africa (Playing XI): Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Temba Bavuma, Theunis de Bruyn, Quinton de Kock(w), Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier
South Africa win toss and elect to field in the 2nd Test against Pakistan!
- After losing the Centurion Test, Pakistan's win/loss ratio in South Africa falls to 0.20.
- Sarfraz Ahmed and Faf du Plessis had the worst batting averages amongst Test captains last year (minimum 10 innings).
South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd Test
Hello and welcome to our Live blog on the first day of the 2nd Test between South Africa and Pakistan. The Proteas are on a roll with their bowling attack but the batting appears to be still a cause of concern. But not as much as for Pakistan, who have been absolutely horrendous in the past few Tests. Can they avoid another batting collapse and get something in this Test? Doubtful.