South Africa are in driver’s seat as they walked back for the tea break with a score of 41 for one on the board, just 58 short of the Pakistan total on Day One of the second Test at Dubai.
Continuing from their first session total of 60 for six, Pakistan failed to recover and were skittled out for just 99. It took the South Africans just 11 more overs in the second session to wrap up the Pakistan innings. In the process, Imran Tahir finished with a fifer.
South African openers Graeme Smith and Alviro Petersen started solidly before Zulfiqar Babar trapped Petersen in front of the stumps. After a brief discussion with Smith, Petersen called for a review but replays suggested that the ball would have crashed onto the stumps.
Dean Elgar, who is playing in place of Hashim Amla, came out to bat. When the teams took tea, South Africa were on 41 for one.
Earlier in the day, Tahir and Dale Steyn shared five wickets between them as Pakistan are reeling at 60 for six against South Africa when lunch was called on the first day of the second Test in Dubai.
While Steyn made early inroads, Tahir finished the session with wickets of skipper Misbah-ul-haq and Adnan Akmal in the unfinished over before lunch. Pakistan lost three wickets in a span of six deliveries towards the end.
The cautious approach by Pakistan didn’t help much as the bowler’s dominated the batsmen throughout the session.
Pakistan 99 (Zulfiqar Babar 25*; Imran Tahir 5 for 32; Dale Steyn 3 for 38) lead South Africa 41 for 1 (Alviro Petersen 26) by 58 runs.