Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla extended the Proteas’ lead to 102 at tea after Pakistan were skittled for 185 on day two of the third Test against Pakistan.
After a circus of a first hour in the opening session that saw the Proteas squander six clear opportunities to take wickets, Duanne Olivier and Vernon Philander fought back to restrict Pakistan to 111-5 by lunch.
After the break, Olivier completed his third five-for of the series as Pakistan were bowled out for 185 halfway through day two of the third Test at the Wanderers.
This brought the Proteas out to bat for their second innings with the safety net of a 77-run lead.
Dean Elgar ended his terrible stint with the bat as stand-in captain when he was dismissed on five for the second time in the Test. Mohammad Amir captured his wicket after Pakistan reviewed the on-field umpire’s not out call.
Aiden Markram looked in good form again as he and Amla survived until tea.
Markram added 17 and Amla one as the Proteas extended their lead to 102.
South Africa 262 (first innings) – Aiden Markram (90), Theunis de Bruyn (48); Faheem Ashraf (3-57), Mohammad Amir (2-36)
Pakistan 185 (first innings)– Sarfraz Ahmed (50), Babar Azam (49), Imam-ul-Haq (43); Duanne Olivier (5-51), Vernon Philander (3-43)
South Africa 25-1 (second innings) – Aiden Markram (17* ); Mohammad Amir (1-9)
Proteas lead by 102 runs
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