Proteas stutter to promising position on day 2
At the end of play on day two South Africa reached 135 for 5 but more importantly their lead over Pakistan has increased to 212.
Resuming the day on 17 for 2, Pakistan soon crumbled to 185 all out, while conceding a 77 run lead to South Africa, all of this in-spite of Dean Elgar's men dropping 5 catches and being generally poor in their fielding effort.
In reply, the Proteas stuttered by losing wickets at regular intervals before a 48 run partnership between Hashim Amla and Temba Bavuma stabilised matters and at the end of play on day 1 South Africa reached 135 for 5 but more importantly their lead over Pakistan has increased to 212 with a well set Amla on 42 and Quinton de Kock on 34.
South Africa will look to drive home the advantage on day 3 while whatever target the Proteas post, Pakistan will have to pull a rabbit out of the hat and chase down their highest ever run chase as they have only ever successfully chased down 191 in Port Elizabeth in 2007.