Johannesburg - Duanne Olivier took a third five-wicket haul of the series to give
South Africa a 77-run first-innings lead over Pakistan in the final Test
at the Wanderers on Saturday.
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The match was moving quickly toward
a result - and possibly a 3-0 series whitewash for South Africa - with
the Proteas starting their second innings before tea on the second day.
Africa increased their advantage to 102 by the end of that second
session, with Aiden Markram 17 not out, Hashim Amla 1 not out, and South
Olivier bowled short and fast, as he's done all
series, to see Pakistan's brittle batting lineup slump from 169-5 to 185
all out in their first innings. The fast bowler twice took two wickets
in an over to return 5-51 in just 13 overs and take his series tally to
Vernon Philander had 3-43 and Kagiso Rabada 2-41 in
Pakistan's first innings as South Africa's all-pace attack kept them in
the game after the home team also collapsed in their first innings to be
262 all out.
South Africa also recovered from a careless start to the day in the field.
They dropped four catches and missed a run out chance - and had
another injury worry over fast bowler Dale Steyn - before getting going.
were 17-2 overnight and nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas frustrated South
Africa in the morning, putting on 47 with opener Imam-ul-Haq until
Olivier finally sent him packing, off an edge to Theunis de Bruyn at
Olivier had new batsman Shafiq caught behind three balls later.
Pakistan batsmen settled in but none of them went on to make a big
score. Opener Imam made 43, Babar Azam 49 and captain Sarfraz Ahmed a
rapid 50 off just 40 balls with eight fours.
to Rabada began Pakistan's collapse, with the tourists losing five
wickets for 16 runs when they looked capable of taking a first-innings
At the start of the day, Steyn saw three of the four dropped
catches go down off his bowling and also left the field temporarily
holding his right shoulder, the same shoulder he injured seriously in
2016 to leave him sidelined for more than a year.
to the field and bowled again, though, allaying fears of serious damage
for South Africa's leading Test wicket-taker.