Sports News – Pakistan gambled on an inexperienced pace bowling attack and were rewarded when they dismissed both South African opening batsmen early on the first day of the third and final Test at SuperSport Park on Friday.
That left South Africa on 104 for two as the sides took their first break of the day.
Rahat Ali and Ehsan Adil both claimed their first Test wickets. Rahat, playing in his second Test, dismissed Alviro Petersen leg before wicket for 10 and new cap Adil, 19, struck with his third ball in Test cricket when he had South African captain Graeme Smith caught at second slip for five.
Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis fought back with an unbroken stand of 66. Amla was on 50 not out, reaching his half-century off 76 balls in the last over before lunch, while Du Plessis was on 29. (AFP)