Pakistan Dominates Pindi Test : South Africa Lose Four Early Wickets On Day 2
Pakistan took four early South African wickets to dominate the second test in Rawalpindi today, despite a five-wicket haul by touring fast bowler Anrich Nortje.
South Africa were in trouble at 106-4 after the second day's play on a tricky Rawalpindi Stadium Pitch, trailing Pakistan's first innings total of 272 by 166 runs.
At close, South African Skipper Quinton De Kock was on a breezy 24 with five boundaries and Temba Bavuma -- surviving two close appeals -- was unbeaten on 15 after Pakistan's medium pacer Hasan Ali took two wickets off two balls.
Hasan had opener Dean Elgar caught behind for 15 with the fifth delivery of his third over, and at the next ball bowled Rassie van Der Dussen for a duck in the last over before tea.
Senior batsman and former skipper faf du plessis, who failed in the first test in karachi with scores of 23 and ten, managed 17 before he was caught behind off pacer faheem ashraf, playing a loose shot.
Four over before close opener aiden markram's fighting 60-ball 32 ended when he top edged spinner nauman ali to shaheen shah afrid at mid-wicket, leaving south africa tottering at 81-4.