South Africa beat Pakistan in second test to win series


South Africa displayed great performance in the second innings to beat the Pakistan by 5 wickets and take an unbeatable test lead of 2-0 in the series at the city of Cape Town on Sunday.

Hashim Amla leading from the front stroked a brilliant half century after pacers of South Africa once again bundled out Pakistan for 169 in the 2nSAd innings.Pakistan set a target of mere 182 for the Proteas to win.

Graeme Smith, AB de Villiers and Jacques Kallis also displayed handy knocks to help the SA overcome the target.

Saeed Ajmal was brilliant with the ball and picked up 10 wickets in the match. However, he alone wasn’t enough to take the visitors to win the match.

South Africa continued their dominating performance and registered their 6th consecutive series victory in Test cricket. The were last time beaten in a Test series by Australia at home in 2008-09.

Earlier, 3 quick wickets in as many balls turned the match around 2nd Test in South Africa’s favor as the hosts bulldozed Pakistan’s batting on the 4th morning to restrict the tourists on 157 for 8 at Lunch.

Morne Morkel of South Africa failed to take the field after suffering from strain in his hamstring.

Pakistan resumed on hundred for three with captain Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Ali adding another14 runs before the fourth wicket fell.

Misbah while attempting a poorly executed sweep off the bowl of Peterson top-edged it to Graeme Smith at leg slip. Misbah departed for a patient 44.

Asad Shafiq 19 soon followed him of the bouncy ball of Philander.

From here the collapse of PAk team started, Sarfraz Ahmed (5) left a Peterson delivery cannoned into his stumps.

Philander in the very next over took wickets of his first two balls.Ali on 65 edged to wicketkeeper AB de Villiersand Umar Gul was brilliantly caught by Alviro Petersen at 3rd slip for a duck.

All 3 wickets fell with 152 on the scoreboard.

Saeed Ajmal (4) survived the hat-trick ball. South Africa won the first test by 211 runs at Johannesburg last week and will head to Centurion for the third and final Test starting on February 22.