Amla, Olivier keep Proteas in front at Wanderers


Johannesburg – Duanne Olivier took his third five-wicket haul of the collection earlier than Pakistan’s bowlers fought again on the second day of the third and last Check in opposition to South Africa on Saturday.

SCORECARD: Proteas v Pakistan, third Check

Olivier took 5 wickets for 51 as South Africa gained a primary innings lead of 77 on the Wanderers.

However the hosts have been unable to forge a place of dominance, struggling to 135 for 5 on the shut, an general lead of 212.

Hashim Amla made a affected person 42 not out off 90 balls in opposition to tight, disciplined bowling, whereas Quinton de Kock lifted the scoring fee late within the day by scoring 34 not out off 35 balls.

The wickets have been shared between 4 bowlers with medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf taking two for 19 – with each his wickets coming in his first over – to cut back South Africa to 45 for 4.

Quick bowler Olivier was twice concerned in essential breakthroughs as Pakistan have been bowled out for 185 of their first innings.

He ended an hour of frustration for South Africa when he took two wickets in 4 balls instantly after the morning drinks break, ending the cussed resistance of night-watchman Mohammad Abbas, who batted for 88 minutes and confronted 51 balls in scoring 11.

Three balls later Asad Shafiq ducked a bouncer however was caught behind off his glove.

Abbas and opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, who went on to make 43, have been each dropped twice in the course of the first hour of play. South Africa additionally missed two run-out alternatives.

Pakistan have been 91 for 5 when Imam was caught at second slip off Vernon Philander however Babar Azam (49) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (50) placed on 78 off solely 61 balls for the sixth wicket.

Kagiso Rabada ended the stand when Sarfraz was caught at first slip and 4 balls later Olivier had Azam caught at lengthy leg. Olivier made it a double strike when Faheem Ashraf was out first ball, splicing a mistimed pull to brief leg.

Olivier began the collection as South Africa’s fifth-choice quick bowler however performed within the first Check in Centurion due to accidents to Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi. He had match figures of 11 for 96, prompting South Africa to go for a four-man tempo assault when Philander returned for the second Check.

South African stand-in captain Dean Elgar was caught behind for 5 off Mohammad Amir and first innings top-scorer Aiden Markram adopted after making a breezy 21.

The South African innings was in disarray when Ashraf dismissed each Theunis de Bruyn and new cap Zubayr Hamza within the house of two balls earlier than Amla and Temba Bavuma (23) added 48 for the fifth wicket. It was left to De Kock to carry the tempo.


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