As South Africa reached 188-7 at lunch on the third day of the second test in Rawalpindi on Saturday, middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma managed to withstand Pakistan’s relentless bowling.
At the break, Bavuma was unbeaten on 36 and Keshav Maharaj was not out without scoring, dropped by Yasir Shah off pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi.
South Africa is also recording Pakistan’s first innings total of 272 runs out of 84.
Bavuma survived the decision of umpire Ahsan Raza on 16 when he was given leg-before off Hasan Ali, successfully reviewing it to resume his fight.
South Africa had hoped their skipper Quinton de Kock would draw on his breezy overnight score of 24 at 106-4, but in the third over of the day, the left-hander played on to Shaheen.
29 scored by De Kock.
During a 50-run sixth wicket stand before tragedy struck, Bavuma and Wiaan Mulder annoyed Pakistan’s pace-cum-spin attack.
Mulder nudged a deep fine-leg drive but struggled to beat a Shaheen throw when returning for a second run and was run out.
In his quickfire 21, George Linde struck three boundaries and a six but crossed the line of a delivery to Hasan and was bowled.
Hasan has 3-46 numbers.
After winning the first Test in Karachi by seven wickets, Pakistan leads the two-match series 1-0.