The second day is dominated by the South Africa as Dale Steyn sent Pakistan crashing to a new low as by taking control of the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.
De Villiers equaled the South African wicketkeeping record by holding six catches. Steyn took 6 wickets for 8 runs in 8.1 overs as Pakistan became all out on 49, four runs short of their previous lowest total of 53 against Australia in Sharjah in 2002/03. Vernon Philander took 2 for 16 and Jacques Kallis 2 for 11.
Azhar (13) and skipper Misbah (12) were the only Pakistan batsmen to reach double figures. Steyn started Pakistan’s collapse by taking three wickets earlier in the day and followed up with three more later to wrap up the innings soon after lunch.
Steyn had Mohammad Hafeez caught behind for 6, edging an out-swinger. Afterwards, Steyn trapped Nasir Jamshed leg before wicket. Steyn then claimed the key wicket of Younis Khan, caught at first slip by edging a perfect out-swinger. Azhar and Misbah survived for more than an hour before Kallis claimed two wickets in three balls, having both batsmen caught behind. Misbah was given out on review after Bowden turned down an appeal, although hot spot evidence showed only the faintest, momentary touch.
Philander also returned to dismiss Asad Shafiq and Umar Gul to slip Pakistan to 40 for 7. Steyn struck twice as he had Rahat Ali caught at third slip.
South Africa led by 204 runs on the first innings but decided not to enforce the follow on. The hosts made 207 for 3 in their second innings at stumps with an overall lead of 411, with Graeme Smith (52), Hashim Amla (50 not out) and AB de Villiers (63 not out) hitting half-centuries. It was another achievement for South Africa’s fast bowlers and the third time in less than two seasons that the world’s number one Test team had bowled out opponents for less than 50. Australia were smashed for 47 in 2011/12 and New Zealand were dismissed for 45 earlier this season in Cape Town.
Batting conditions remained difficult at the start of South Africa’s second innings but Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen put on 82-run first wicket partnership. Three wickets fell in quick succession before Amla and De Villiers made a fourth wicket stand of 108 and remain unbeaten till the end.
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