Cape Town:South Africa‘s fast bowlers ripped through Pakistan‘s top-order batting on the first day of the second Test at Newlands on Thursday. Pakistan were 75 for five at lunch after being sent in on a hard, green-tinged pitch. South Africa’s decision to pick an all-pace attack paid early dividends with all four fast bowlers picking up wickets.
Shan Masood, batting at number three, watched four of his team-mates lose their wickets and was 17 not out off 48 balls at lunch.
Steyn struck first when Fakhar Zaman fended a bouncer to gully to be out for one in the fifth over. Imam-ul-Haq was leg before to the returning Philander for eight before Azhar Ali fell to a short ball, fending a lifting delivery from Olivier to first slip after scoring two.
Asad Shafiq led a brief rally, hitting four fours in an innings of 20, before edging Rabada to third slip. Babar Azam became the third victim of a short delivery when he gloved Olivier to second slip after making two.
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who was out for a ‘pair’ in Centurion, hit three boundaries in scoring 16 not out off 17 balls.
Brief scores:Pakistan 75/5 (Duanne Olivier 2/19) versus South Africa
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