Johannesburg: Feb 3, 2013
South Africa extended their lead to 411 runs against Pakistan on Day Two of the first Test match at Johannesburg on Saturday.
After bowling out Pakistan for 49, their lowest total in Test cricket, South Africa scored 207 runs for the loss of just three wickets.
Pakistan began the day at six for no loss. However, Dale Steyn wrecked havoc picking up six wickets for just eight runs.
It was another triumph for South Africa’s barrage of 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.
The South African duo of AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla will look to extend their lead further on Day Three before letting Pakistan bat again. As far as Pakistan is concerned, early wickets will be the order of the day.
Brief Scores: South Africa 253 & 207 for 3 (AB de Villiers 63*, Graeme Smith 52, Hashim Amla 50*; Umar Gul 2 for 25) lead Pakistan 49 (Azhar Ali 13, Misbah-ul-Haq 12; Dale Steyn 6 for 8) by 411 runs