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Scores at close of play on the third day of the third and fi­nal Test be­tween South Africa and Pak­istan at the Wan­der­ers Sta­dium yes­ter­day: South Africa, first in­nings, 262 (De Kock), 9-302 (Rabada)

Pak­istan, first in­nings, 185 Bowl­ing: Mo­ham­mad Amir 20-2-56-2, Mo­ham­mad Abbas 18-373-1 South Africa, sec­ond in­nings (1w), Hasan Ali 17-1-83-1, Fa­heem Ashraf 14-3-42-3 (2w), D. El­gar c Sar­fraz Ahmed b Mo­ham­mad Amir 5 Shadab Khan 11.3-0-41-3.

A. Markram c Sar­fraz Ahmed b Mo­ham­mad Abbas 21

H. Amla c Sar­fraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali 71

T. de Bruyn c Asad Shafiq b Fa­heem Ashraf 7

Zubayr Hamza lbw b Fa­heem Ashraf 0

T. Bavuma c Sar­fraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan 23

Q. de Kock c Hasan Ali b Shadab Khan 129

V. Phi­lan­der lbw b Mo­ham­mad Amir 14

K. Rabada c Shadab Khan b Fa­heem Ashraf 21

D. Steyn not out 0

D. Olivier c Sar­fraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan 1

Ex­tras: (b2, lb6, nb1, w1) 11

To­tal: (80.3 overs) 303

Fall of wick­ets: 1-24 (El­gar), 2-29 (Markram), 3-45 (De Bruyn), 445 (Hamza), 5-93 (Bavuma), 6-195 (Amla), 7-223 (Phi­lan­der), 8-302 Pak­istan, sec­ond 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 48 Babar Azam not out 17

Ex­tras: (lb1) 1

To­tal: (3 wkts, 40 overs) 153

Fall of wick­ets: 1-67 (Imam), 2-74 (Ma­sood), 3-104 (Azhar) Bowl­ing: Steyn 12-1-37-2, Phi­lan­der 10-3-28-0, Olivier 8-2-41-1, Rabada 10-1-46-0

Match sit­u­a­tion: Pak­istan need 228 runs to win with seven wick­ets re­main­ing. in­nings of 71 off 144 balls, the left-handed De Kock played flu­ently as the pair put on 102 for the sixth wicket. De Kock also shared an eighth wicket stand of 79 with Kag­iso Rabada.

De Kock reached his fifty off 49 balls and his fourth Test cen­tury off 121 de­liv­er­ies. He was fi­nally caught in the deep, try­ing for a sec­ond suc­ces­sive six off legspin­ner Shadab Khan, after fac­ing 138 balls and hit­ting 18 fours and a six.

Shadab fin­ished with three for 41 while medi­umpacer Fa­heem Ashraf took three for 42. Cap­tain Sar­fraz Ahmed set a record for a Pak­istan wick­et­keeper by tak­ing five catches in each in­nings. His to­tal of ten dis­missals in the match was one bet­ter than the record pre­vi­ously shared by Rashid Latif and Kam­ran Ak­mal.

Pak­istan only made one to­tal over 200 in their first five in­nings in the se­ries and had not bat­ted for longer than 70.4 overs. Steyn’s two wick­ets took his to­tal in Tests to 433, bring­ing him level with Sri Lanka’s Ran­gana Herath and Stu­art Broad of Eng­land in joint eighth place on the all-time Test wicket-tak­ers list. — AFP

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