Sports, Cricket News – South Africa beat Pakistan by 4 wickets in the second Test match here on Sunday and also won the series.
From SA, Hashim Amla made 58 runs while from Pakistan side Saeed Ajmal took 4 wickets. He took 10 wickets in the match. Besides him, no Pakistani bowler made SA batsmen uneasy.
Earlier, Pakistan collapsed on just 169 runs, setting 182 runs target to the hosts.
Pakistan resumed on 100-3 with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali adding just 14 runs before the first wicket fell.
Misbah attempted a poorly executed sweep off Peterson and sent a top-edge flying to Graeme Smith at leg slip, the batsman departing for a patient 44.
Asad Shafiq (19) was next to go, unlucky to see the ball bounce onto the stumps after it looped up following his back-foot defensive shot off Philander.
Then came the collapse that rocked Pakistan. Sarfraz Ahmed (five) left a Peterson delivery that turned out of the leg-side rough and cannoned into his stumps.
It was the last ball of Peterson’s over, with Philander taking up the attack from the other end and getting wickets with his first two balls of the over.
Ali had reached his 14th test half-century when he edged to wicketkeeper AB de Villiers for 65, and Umar Gul lasted just one delivery as he was brilliantly caught by a diving Alviro Petersen at third slip for a duck.
All three wickets fell with the score on 152.
Saeed Ajmal (four) managed to survive the hat-trick ball and will resume after the interval with Tanvir Ahmed (one).
The new ball, which has done so much damage in this test series, is due in 10 overs.
South Africa romped to a 211-run victory in the first test in Johannesburg last week and after the conclusion of this match, the teams will head to Centurion for the third test starting on Feb. 22. Reuters