Cape Town - Vernon Philander claimed his ninth
five-wicket haul in Tests as South Africa dismissed Pakistan for 338 on
the stroke of lunch on the second day of the second Test at Newlands on
Resuming on 253 for five, the tourists looked in danger
of folding within an hour of the morning session as they lost three
early wickets but as has been the pattern in the Test so far found
batting against an older ball comfortable.
A swashbuckling 64-run
stand between Tanvir Ahmed (44) and Saeed Ajmal (21 not out) took
Pakistan close to the 350-mark they had spoken about last night as being
par on this wicket.
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With the stiff wind at his back, Philander (five for 59) took wickets in each of his first three overs of the morning.
He removed centurion Asad Shafiq with his first ball of the day,
finding an edge that flew to Graeme Smith at first slip. The skipper did
well to get down to dive to his left and grab the ball with both hands.
Shafiq did not add to his overnight 111.
Alviro Petersen then
took an even better one-handed catch low to his right at third slip to
remove Sarfraz Ahmed (13), Philander again inducing the edge.
South African seamer completed his five-wicket haul when he trapped
Umar Gul lbw for a duck. Gul challenged the decision but replays showed
the ball was clipping the top of leg stump.
It was the ninth time in just 15 Tests that Philander has taken five wickets in an innings.
Spinner Robin Peterson collected the last two wickets, Philander
catching Tanvir at mid-on as the batsman tried to clear the ring. His
entertaining 44 came off 59 balls frustrating the South African bowlers.
Mohammad Irfan was the final wicket to fall, bowled by Peterson for six
with the morning session having been extended beyond the usual lunch
break to accommodate the final wicket.
Ajmal was not out on 21 having hung around for 65 balls.
Dale Steyn (one for 55) again bowled well without any luck, beating the bat regularly.
Morne Morkel (two for 59) left the field midway through his 21st over
after feeling a tightness in his left hamstring, the Proteas camp
suggesting the move was precautionary.
Peterson ended with figures of two for 94.
South Africa lead the three-match series 1-0 after a 211-run win at the Wanderers.Teams:
Graeme Smith (captain), Alviro Petersen, Hashim Amla, Jacques Kallis, AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Robin Peterson, Vernon Philander, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel
Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq (captain),
Asad Shafiq, Sarfraz Ahmed, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Tanvir Ahmed,