Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Live Streaming, Pak vs SA
Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 2 Live Streaming
It was South Africa's day on the first day of their final test match against Pakistan. AB de Villiers has been the fulcrum of this batting effort after the dismissal of Amla. He was well supported by Peterson and Philander as the hosts marched past 300. Pakistan looked flat in the post tea session with Ajmal struggling on a good batting surface. They lost Ehsan Adil with a niggle as soon as the 2nd new ball was taken. AB de Villiers looks good for a century as the hosts seek to get past 400.
Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Cricket Match Day 2 Live Streaming Link 1
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Before the start of the Test Pakistan received the unpleasant news that two of their main bowlers won't be available - Umar Gul out due to a sore throat and Junaid Khan still recovering from the injury that kept him out of the Newlands Test - leaving their pace attack with a total of only two caps coming into the match. South Africa also had an injury-related jolt as Jacques Kallis was forced out with a calf problem he picked up during an optional training session.
Two sessions into the game, it was Pakistan who were dealing with the losses better than South Africa, having dismissed five of the home side's mighty batting line-up. They gave it away in the final session, though, with AB de Villiers marching towards an easy-on-the-eye 16th Test century and South Africa's lower-order again proving hard to dislodge.
Before de Villiers took charge of the innings, it was Hashim Amla who troubled Pakistan. Amla extended the form that made him the world's No. 1 Test batsman to serve up a stylish 92, and in the company of de Villiers, took South Africa to a position of strength before a double-strike from Rahat Ali lifted Pakistan, and denied Amla another Test hundred.
Rahat had also provided the early wicket after Graeme Smith won his third toss in a row and for the third time took the slightly unpopular decision, this time to bat. Rahat began with a wayward over, in which he was caned for a couple of boundaries by Alviro Petersen, bringing back memories of his ineffective Test debut earlier this month in Johannesburg. He made amends in his second over, though, as an incutter had Petersen lbw for 10.
The teenager Ehsan Adil, the third fast bowler to debut for Pakistan this series, had an even better start as he struck on the third ball of his Test career, getting Smith to nick a catch to a diving Younis Khan at second slip.
South Africa were 38 for 2, and with Kallis missing, they were a batsman light. Pakistan's raw attack, however, wasn't consistently threatening and offered plenty of freebies. Amla led the recovery with an innings filled with the whiplash drives and the high-risk strokes that he makes seem routine. He was involved in a couple of substantial partnerships, first with Faf du Plessis and later with de Villiers to keep South Africa motoring along at four an over.