JOHANNESBURG: A century by means of Quinton de Kock and a double strike by way of Dale Steyn kept South Africa on route to complete a chain smooth sweep at the 0.33 day of the 0.33 and final check towards Pakistan at the Wanderers on Sunday.

Set to make a daunting 381 to win, Pakistan had been 153 for 3 on the close, wanting any other 228 runs. Imam-ul-Haq and Shan Masood were given Pakistan off to their fine begin of the collection, placing on sixty seven for the primary wicket.

both left-handers looked relaxed on a pitch which performed simpler on Sunday than the primary two days as they batted with a advantageous cause.

however a trade of ends brought instantaneous consequences for Steyn. Bowling from the southern, Corlett force cease for the primary time in the fit, he had Imam stuck behind for 35 with a high-quality shipping which moved faraway from the batsman simply sufficient to find the edge.

four overs later Steyn claimed the wicket of Shan after umpire Joel Wilson at first gave him no longer out. A a success evaluate by way of South Africa confirmed a faint interior area onto Shan’s thigh pad earlier than the ball carried via to wicket-keeper de Kock.

Duanne Olivier, who grabbed five-51 within the first innings for his 0.33 five-for in the series, then brushed off the out-of-form Azhar Ali for the fourth time inside the collection while the batsman gloved a bouncer to de Kock.

Asad Shafiq (forty eight) and Babar Azam (17) but noticed Pakistan via to the close with an unbeaten stand of 49.

earlier de Kock made an imperious 129, equalling his maximum test rating, earlier than South Africa were bowled out for 303.

De Kock, whose knock turned into the first-class score on either facet in this collection, and Hashim Amla were specially liable for South Africa posting a target probably to be beyond Pakistan’s attain. They got here together on Saturday when their side became in shambles at ninety three for five, at which degree their lead became a modest one hundred seventy.

at the same time as Amla patiently compiled an innings of seventy one off a hundred and forty four balls, the left-passed de Kock performed fluently because the pair put on 102 for the 6th wicket. De Kock also shared an 8th wicket stand of seventy nine with Kagiso Rabada.

De Kock reached his fifty off forty nine balls and his fourth check century off 121 deliveries. He became subsequently stuck inside the deep, attempting for a 2d successive six off leg-spinner Shadab Khan, after dealing with 138 balls and hitting 18 fours and a six.

Shadab completed with three for 41 while medium-pacer Faheem Ashraf took 3 for 42.

Captain Sarfraz Ahmed set a record for a Pakistan wicket-keeper through taking five catches in each innings. His total of 10 dismissals within the healthy was one better than the file formerly shared by means of Rashid Latif and Kamran Akmal.

Pakistan handiest made one total over 2 hundred in their first 5 innings in the series and had now not batted for longer than 70.4 overs.

Steyn’s wickets took his general in tests to 433, bringing him level with Sri Lanka’s Rangana Herath and Stuart extensive of britain in joint eighth place at the all-time check wicket-takers list.

Olivier, meanwhile, is now 3 wickets off equalling South Africa’s 117-yr-antique document for the maximum wickets in a 3-take a look at series.


SOUTH AFRICA (1st Innings) 262 (A.Ok. Markram ninety, T.B.M. Du Bruyn 49, H.M. Amla 41, Zubayr Hamza forty one; Faheem Ashraf 3-57).

PAKISTAN (1st Innings) 185 (Sarfraz Ahmed 50, Babar Azam forty nine, Imam-ul-Haq 43; D. Olivier five-51, V.D. Philander 3-43).

SOUTH AFRICA (second Innings, overnight 135-five):

D. Elgar c Sarfraz b Amir 5
A.Ok. Markram c Sarfraz b Abbas 21
H.M. Amla c Sarfraz b Hasan seventy one
T.B.M. De Bruyn c Asad b Faheem 7
Zubayr Hamza lbw b Faheem 0
T. Bavuma c Sarfraz b Shadab 23
Q. De Kock c Hasan b Shadab 129
V.D. Philander lbw b Amir 14
K. Rabada c Shadab b Faheem 21
D.W. Steyn not out 0
D. Olivier c Sarfraz b Shadab 1

EXTRAS (B-2, LB-6, W-1, NB-1) eleven

total (all out, 80.3 overs) 303

FALL OF WKTS: 1-24, 2-29, three-45, 4-forty five, five-93, 6-195, 7-223, 8-302, nine-302.

BOWLING: Mohammad Amir 20-2-fifty six-2; Mohammad Abbas 18-3-seventy three-1 (1w); Hasan Ali 17-1-83-1; Faheem Ashraf 14-3-42-3 (2nb); Shadab Khan eleven.Three-zero-41-three.

PAKISTAN (2d Innings):

Imam-ul-Haq c de Kock b Steyn 35
Shan Masood c de Kock b Steyn 37
Azhar Ali c de Kock b Olivier 15
Asad Shafiq not out forty eight
Babar Azam not out 17


general (for 3 wkts, 40 overs) 153

FALL OF WKTS: 1-67, 2-74, three-104.

BOWLING (to-date): Steyn 12-1-37-2; Philander 10-3-28-0; Olivier 8-2-forty one-1; Rabada 10-1-forty six-zero.

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