Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 highlights: Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock put South Africa in a commanding position as the hosts have extended their lead by 212 runs at the end of Day 2. Amla is unbeaten on 42 while giving him company is de Kock on 34.
Earlier in the day, Duanne Olivier took his third five-wicket haul of the series to give South Africa a 77-run first-innings lead over Pakistan. Pakistan were bowled out for 185. However, the highlight of the day was South Africa’s poor display in the field wherein they dropped five catches in the first hour of the opening session.
Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 highlights:
At the end of Day 2, Hashim Amla and Quniton de Kock take South Africa to 135/5. The Proteas have extended their lead by 212 runs. Amla is batting on 42 while his partner de Kock is on 34.
South Africa extend their lead to 204 runs
Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock extend South Africa’s lead to 204 runs, as the hosts reach 127/5. Amla is batting on 38 while his partner de Kock is on 30.
100 up for SA
100 comes up for SA for the loss of five wickets. 8 overs remaining in the day. SA- 102/5, lead by 179
Shadab Khan gets rid off Bavuma to give the breakthrough for Pakistan. Just enough turn to draw the batsman forward and get the outside edge. Good catch behind the wickets. SA- 93/5, lead by 170 runs
Mohammad Amir to Temba Bavuma and it is too full. Bavuma gets on his knees and blasts it through the covers. Wonderful shot. Test match batting at its best. SA- 86/4, lead by 163 runs.
SA extend lead to 150
A couple of boundaries and the lead for South Africa goes past the 150 run mark. Amla and Bavuma at the crease. These are precious runs coming along the way. SA- 73/4
50 up for SA
Back to back boundaries from the willow of Amla and 50 comes up for the home team. Exquisite batting from Amla. First one off the backfoot and the next one off thee front foot. SA- 55/4, lead by 122 runs.
de Bruyn goes for 7. South Africa lose their third wicket. Faheem strikes in his first over itself, getting de Bruyn edging to slip. But Faheem is not done yet! Once again he traps Hamza lbw for a duck. SA- 45/4, lead by 122
Just the start Pakistan would have hoped for. Mohammad Abbas strikes as Aiden Markram departs after scoring 21 in 25 deliveries. Unlike Quinton de Kock, Sarfraz Ahmed dives across the first slip and takes a brilliant catch.
Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla are present on the crease as South Africa go into the break at 25/1. After bundling out Pakistan for 185 earlier in the session, Proteas have extended their lead to 102 runs.
Mohammad Amir strikes as South Africa lose their first wicket. The Snicko shows that the ball before brushing off Dean Elgar’s thigh pad takes an inside-edge. Sarfraz Ahmed makes no mistake as Dean Elgar walks back to the pavilion after scoring 5. Hashim Amla is the new man at the crease.
Flies invade the ground
Bizarre scenes at the pitch as flies and not bees invade the ground and trouble everyone. The batsmen, bowlers and the umpires everyone is busy swatting the flies away. The on-field umpire calls out the groundstaff.
Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram are at the crease. Elgar is on strike. Mohammad Amir will open the attack. And a four in the first over. SA- 4/0
Pakistan all out
ALL OUT! Shadab Khan is the last man to fall! Pakistan are bowled out for 185 in the first innings. South Africa lead by 77 runs. Duanne Olivier is the star of the show with his third five-wicket haul in the series.
OUT! Amir is gone for 10. Duanne Olivier picks up a fifer. Third in the series for him. PAK- 185/9
WICKET! And Faheem Ashraf, for no reason, tried to go for a big shot, and gets caught by Zubayr Hamza. Olivier is on a HAT-TRICK! PAK 169/8
WICKET! Another one bites the dust. Olivier bowls to Babar Azam, who tries to play a hook and hands an easy catch to Kagiso Rabada. PAK 169/8
Sarfraz Ahmed OUT
Sarfraz Ahmed knocks the ball and completes two runs to complete his half-century. However, the Pakistani skipper nudges the very next delivery and the ball takes an outside edge and goes towards the second slip. Amla takes the catch on the second attempt as Rabada breaks the 78-run stand between Sarfraz and Babar Azam.
Action resumes after the break and Philander will start the proceedings for the hosts. The second ball after the break and South Africa drops another catch. However, this was a tough chance and Elgar could only manage to get a hand on it. The ball runs towards the boundary ropes as Sarfraz Ahmed survives. This was the fifth catch dropped by South Africa since the start of the play. PAK: 130/5 (trail by 132 runs)
Pakistan lose three wickets in the first session as the visitors go into the break at 111/5. Mohammad Abbas, Asad Shafiq and Imam-ul-Haq were the three batsmen to be dismissed. However, the highlight of the session will be South Africa’s poor show on the field as they dropped four catches before Duanne Olivier struck twice in the same over. Babar Azam and Sarfraz Ahmed will resume the Pakistan innings after the break as they trail by 151 runs.
Vernon Philander gets the vital wicket of Imam-ul-Haq as he walks back to the pavilion after scoring 43. The skipper Sarfraz Ahmed walks to the middle as Pakistan reach 99/5. The visitors are still trailing by 163 runs.
Duanne Olivier strikes twice in one over
A sigh of relief for the bowler as the fielder finally manages to take a catch. Mohammad Abbas isn’t lucky this time as Theunis de Bruyn grabs a catch at second slip. He walks back to the pavilion after scoring 11 in 51 deliveries. The trouble continue for Pakistan as Duanne Olivier picks up another wicket in the same over. Asad Shafiq tries to duck the ball but it hits his gloves and goes towards de Kock. After dropping two catches earlier, the South African wicketkeeper doesn’t make any mistake this time and holds onto a simple catch. PAK: 54/4 (trail by 208)
South Africa continue the poor show on field
South Africa drop yet another catch. Quniton de Kock would surely be disappointed with himself as this is the second time he has denied South Africa from getting the first wicket of the day. The ball takes an outside edge of Imam’s bat and was flying straight towards Amla. However, de Kock just like the earlier incident dives and spills the catch. To make things worse, South Africa on the same delivery misses out on a run-out chance. Mohammad Abbas was no where on the screen but a wayward throw by Rabada towards the non-strikers end help Abbas make his ground before any damage is done.
Pakistan should surely consider them lucky as the Quniton de Kock puts down a catch. This was the third catch dropped in the first session of Day 2. The ball takes an outside edge of Mohammad Abbas and the ball goes flying towards Amla standing at the first slip but de Kock dives to his right and does what South Africa have been doing since the start of Day 2. Meanwhile, Imam and Abbas help Pakistan reach 50/2. Imam is batting on 32, while his partner Abbas is on 11.
South Africa drop two easy chances
The bowlers are certainly disappointed with the fielders as they drop two easy catches in two overs. It all started with Temba Bavuma putting down a sitter as the ball took the edge of Mohammad Abbas’ bat. Imam-ul-Haq survives the second time as the ball takes his outside edge and flies towards the second slip. However, Theunis de Bruyn attempts to take the catch while standing at the third slip and gets a finger on it. The interception makes thing difficult for the fielder at second slip and the ball goes and hits his shoulder.
Mohammad Abbas gets off the mark
Mohammad Abbas finally gets off the mark after facing 24 deliveries. Abbas attempts a drive but the ball takes a thickish outside edge and runs towards the boundary ropes. Pakistan are batting on 24/2 and are trailing by 238 runs.
Hello and Welcome!
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of Day 2 of the third and final Test between South Africa and Pakistan. After bundling out the hosts for 262 in the first innings, Pakistan got off to a dreadful start as they lost two wickets in consecutive deliveries. At the end of Day 1, Pakistan reached 17/2 with Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Abbas on the strike.