• Olivier rattles through Pakistan once again

    Duanne Olivier continued his dominance over Pakistan’s batsmen in the final Test at the Wanderers with a third five-for in the three-match series, making him today’s Turbo Bowler, writes ANITHA MADIKIZELA.

    Olivier produced another fiery spell of fast bowling on his way to figures of 5-51 during Pakistan’s first innings at the Wanderers. The pacer has been in exhilarating form throughout the three-match Test series and will undoubtedly have planted himself deep into the nightmares of the Pakistan batsmen for a long time to come.

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    The onslaught began with the dismissal of nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas following a raft of missed opportunities in an eventful morning session. He followed that up with the wicket of Asad Shafiq within the same over as Pakistan’s batsmen looked set for another collapse.

    Olivier returned after lunch to get rid of the dangerous Babar Azam just short of his half-century – a much-needed wicket for the Proteas following Pakistan’s counter-attack after the interval. Faheem Ashraf then got his first taste of Olivier’s bouncers and decided to play the pull shot against it. The decision proved costly as the ball lobbed to short leg and Zubayr Hamza secured the easy catch to dismiss Ashraf for a first-ball duck.

    He got the last of his handful of wickets by bagging the counter-punching Mohammad Amir with another short ball and another catch by Hamza at short leg.

    South Africa will resume on Sunday with Hashim Amla (42) and Quinton de Kock (34) at the crease as they look to extend their 212-run lead.

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