Pakistan showed greater resilience In the second innings as they reached 104 for four at Tea on Day Three of the first Test at Johannesburg on Sunday.
Nasir Jamshed an Azhar ali put up a 57-run stand for the second wicket after the visitors lost Mohammad Hafeez early in the innings. Pakistan’s first innings nemesis Dale Steyn accounted for the wicket of Jamshed, who fell four short of his half-century.
Earlier, AB de Villier's unbeaten ton gave South Africa a massive lead of 480 at declaration.
Vernon Philander struck early to send back Pakistan opener Mohammad Hafeez at Lunch on Day Three of the first Test at Johannesburg.
Continuing from an overnight score of 207 for three, South African duo of Hashim Amla and de Villiers added 68 more runs before captain Graeme Smith decided to declare the innings.
Amla was unbeaten on 74 while De Villiers brought up his century when South Africa declared at 275 for three, with a lead of 479 runs.
Pakistan had a nightmarish start to their chase as Hafeez, trying to nudge a delivery off Vernon Philander gave a catch to de Villiers to leave the visitors at 7 for one.
Brief Score: South Africa 253 and 275 for 3 dec.(AB de Villiers 103*, Hashim Amla 74*; Umar Gul 2 for 58) lead Pakistan 49 and 104 for four (Nasir Jamshed 46, Jacques Kallis 1 for 15) by 375 runs
First Published: February 3, 2013, 6:52 pm