Pakistan have their eyes set on victory in the first Test against South Africa at Abu Dhabi as the match enters fourth day.
Pakistan’s pace-cum-spin attack caught world number one Test team South Africa napping. South Africa lost four top-order batsmen against a spirited Pakistan and now need another 121 runs to avoid an innings defeat at Sheikh Zayed Stadium and concede the lead in the two-Test series.
AB de Villiers was unbeaten on 11 and with him nightwatchman Dale Steyn on nought on a day when Pakistan captain Misbah-ul Haq scored his fourth Test hundred and then sent his rivals into submission.
Pakistan removed Alviro Petersen (17), Graeme Smith (32) and Jacques Kallis (nought) by the 19th over and then first innings centurion Hashim Amla for ten to move closer to a big victory when bad light curtailed play seven overs early.
South Africa 249 and 72 for 4 (Graeme Smith 32) trail Pakistan 442 (Khurram Manzoor 146, Shan Masood 75, Misbah-ul-Haq 100, Asad Shafiq 54; Vernon Philander 3 for 84, Dale Steyn 3 for 88) by 121 runs.