Pakistan Vs South Africa LIVE SCORE (test)

Pakistan Vs South Africa At Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi, 04 February, 2021

04 February, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

272/10 (114.3 ov)

298/10 (102.0 ov)

2nd Test

201/10 (65.4 ov)

274/10 (91.4 ov)

Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs

272/10

Overs

114.3

Fours

37

Sixes

0

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Faheem Ashraf not out 78 160 12 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kagiso Rabada 21 2 72 0
Anrich Nortje 24.3 8 56 5

201/10

Overs

65.4

Fours

27

Sixes

2

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Temba Bavuma not out 44 138 5 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Shaheen Afridi 13 2 37 1
Hasan Ali 15.4 2 54 5

298/10

Overs

102.0

Fours

38

Sixes

2

Extras

11

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Rizwan (W) not out 115 204 15 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Kagiso Rabada 14 3 34 2
Anrich Nortje 17 7 57 0

274/10

Overs

91.4

Fours

36

Sixes

3

Extras

9

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Anrich Nortje not out 2 3 0 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Shaheen Afridi 21 6 51 4
Hasan Ali 16 2 60 5

That's all from this game and the series! Babar Azam lifts the cup and is applauded by his teammates. They pose for a photo as the winners. South Africa had a tough time and they will be very disappointed with their effort. Now we move on to the three-match T20 series which begins on 11th February 2021 at 1530 local (1030 GMT). Till then, cheers and take care.

Victorious Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, thanks the almighty and then the South African team, for helping international cricket resume in Pakistan. On captaincy pressure, Azam shrugs it off, as he says that when you get a good team, you don't have to do much as a captain. On giving South Africa their own medicine, beating them by pace, he praises Shaheen Afridi and Hasan Ali who used the reverse swing exceptionally well. Puts the improvement in fielding to the mixture of youth and experience in the team, detailing that the management is paying attention to everything. To come back in this manner after losing in New Zealand, Babar says that the team was always confident. Praises Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma who made it difficult for them but then lauds his own fast bowling unit for changing things around quickly with the second new ball.

South African skipper, Quinton de Kock, admits that the first-innings lead played a big role in this defeat. Rues his team missing big moments. Praises George Linde for bowling his heart out, in spite of a broken finger. Agrees that it is hard to accept this disappointment but stresses that they will learn from this and work on how to go forward. On Aiden Markram's form, de Kock says that he never had a doubt on him performing, looking at his credentials in Asia and hopes that he maintains this consistency.

MOHAMMAD RIZWAN HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE SERIES. Rizwan thanks the almighty for this award. Puts his success to the clear planning by the management and coaching staff, who made his role clear. On his keeping adjustments, coming in from New Zealand, he gives credit to his personal coach who helped him do the little things better. On his batting form, Rizwan says that mostly he comes on to bat under pressure conditions but leaves it to the almighty. On his sledging behind the stumps, Rizwan smiles and says that because of the stump mic, he is not in a position to say much but then quickly adds that he does not cross the line.

HASAN ALI HAS BEEN BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Hasan says that he is over the moon, citing this as a comeback series for him. Stresses that everyone wishes a dream comeback and he wished no less. Is happy to get that. Puts it down to confidence, the stress to be consistent in lines and lengths. Admits that fitness was an issue in the past but is fitter now. Agrees that playing a lot of first-class matches has helped him.

Quite a few awards being given - even in domestic cricket. Among the notable ones, Mohammad Rizwan gets the Player Of The Year award, in the previous season.

Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony!

So a quick recap then! After opting to bat first, the hosts had a tough time with the bat as they posted just 272. They would not have reached there as well if not for Faheem Ashraf who scored a fine 78. Babar Azam too scored 77. It did not look enough at one stage but Pakistan bowlers responded in a fine manner as they dismissed South Africa for just 201 with Hasan Ali's 5-fer dominating the show. South Africa got starts in that innings but no one was able to continue big. The hosts, in their second innings, rode on Mohammad Rizwan's century to help them gain a lead of 369 which looked good. South Africa in response had started well and at one stage, they looked on course to overhaul the score with Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma going strong but it was not to be as they lost wickets in a heap and eventually lost by 95 runs.

South Africa had a great chance of levelling the series at the start of Day 5. They did lose Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis very early on but Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram played well and took them to Lunch without any further loss of wickets. They needed more 151 to win post Lunch with 7 wickets in hand and they might have felt that they had a chance but what happened thereafter was chaos. Pakistan took the second new ball and as has been the case so often, the Proteas collapsed and they lost their last 7 wickets for 33 runs. In the end, it was a disappointing performance. Markram will be gutted. Not because his century went in vain more so because it was his rash shot which started the collapse.

Pakistan started the day well with Hasan Ali picking up Rassie van der Dussen and Faf du Plessis in quick succession but there was nothing much after that as Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma kept them at bay. Post Lunch, they came out all guns blazing as they took the second new ball and from there onwards it was mayhem. Hasan Ali sent back Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock in back-to-back balls and there was no looking back for them. Hasan Ali ended up with a 5-fer while Shaheen took 4 wickets in the end to help Pakistan achieve a victory.

Pakistan have done it! They have won the series 2-0 and it has been a brilliant win for them! With this, they also get their first Test series win over South Africa since 2003. Post-Lunch, South Africa started well but the second new Ball did the trick as the wickets fell in a heap and Pakistan eventually won by 95 runs. South Africa will be disappointed as they faced another collapse like they have done all series and will be a very dsiappointed unit. Handshakes all around and it has been a deserving victory for Pakistan.

91.4

OUT! TIMBER! That's it! This is superb from Pakistan! Loopy ball on middle, Mulder uses his feet and then looks to hammer it over the bowler's head but misses and the ball goes onto hit the stumps. PAKISTAN WIN BY 95 RUNS. 274/10

91.3

Loopy ball on middle, Mulder pushes it to mid on.

91.2

FOUR! Short and wide and it is punished! Short ball outside off, Mulder cuts it through the cover-point region for a boundary.

91.1

Flatter ball on off, Mulder defends it out of the back foot.

Yasir Shah is back on.

90.6

Very full ball on the pads, Nortje flicks it to the leg side. 270/9

90.5

Good length ball on off, Nortje pushes it to the deep cover for a couple.

90.4

Good length ball around off, Nortje looks to defend but gets beaten.

Anrich Nortje is the last man in.

90.3

OUT! TIMBER! Pakistan are making quick work of this! The second new ball has been a boon for Pakistan! Full ball on middle, Rabada looks to defend but misses and the ball rattles the timber behind. Can Afridi get a 5-fer?

90.2

Short ball around middle and leg, Rabada ducks under it.

Kagiso Rabada is the next man in.

90.1

OUT! CAUGHT! South Africa are crumbling big time! Wow! This is some bowling from Shaheen Afridi! Pakistan just two wickets away from victory and a series win. Full ball outside off, Maharaj looks to drive but it takes the outside edge and goes towards second slip where Imran Butt takes another good catch. Butt has been a good fielder behind the stumps.

89.6

A dot to end! On off, Mulder gets right behind the line and keeps it out. 268/7

89.5

Attacks the stumps, this is played back to the bowler.

89.4

Two again! On middle, Mulder works it through mid-wicekt with soft hands and takes two.

89.3

On middle, Mulder gets right behind the line and keeps it out.

89.2

On middle, Mulder pushes it back to the bowler.

89.1

Angled into the middle pole, Mulder works it through square leg for two.

88.6

Full ball outside off, Keshav shoulders arms to it. 264/7

88.5

Full ball outside off, Maharaj leaves it alone.

88.4

BEATEN! Superb delivery! Full ball outside off, Maharaj looks to defend but gets beaten on the outside edge.

88.4

Back of a length ball on off, Mulder taps it to point for a single. No Ball signalled by the third umpire.

88.3

Outside off, left alone.

88.2

Maharaj was a goner if it had hit! Full ball outside off, Mulder drives it to cover. Maharaj wants the single and takes off but Mulder sends him back. The fielder collects and has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. Maharaj was nowhere in the picture.

88.1

FOUR! Powered! Short ball on middle, Mulder pulls it to the deep mid-wicket region for a boundary.

Keshav Maharaj comes out to bat.

87.6

OUT! CAUGHT! 5-fer for Hasan Ali! 10 wickets in the match for the pacer! Waqar Younis likes it and is applauding from the dugout! South Africa lose their 7th. Hasan Ali has been a star this game and he is a pleased man.Hasan bowls a full ball outside off, Linde looks to drive but fails to keep it down. It goes towards point where Faheem Ashraf dives and takes a good catch. 258/7

87.5

On a length on middle, George defends it back to the bowler.

87.4

Good length ball on off, Linde defends it to cover.

87.3

FOUR! Nicely played by Linde! Good length ball outside off, Linde drives it through the cover region for a boundary.

87.2

Short ball on middle, Mulder pulls it to deep square leg for a single.

87.1

On a length on off, Mulder pushes it to mid off.

86.6

NOT OUT! There is a gap between bat and ball and the Ultra Edge shows nothing as well. Terrific delivery from Afridi again! Full ball outside off, Linde looks to drive but seems to have missed. There was a noise as the ball passed the bat. Rizwan collects and starts appealing but the umpire is standing his ground. Pakistan are very confident and Babar Azam takes the review. The Ultra Edge rolls in and it shows no spike as the ball passed the bat. Pakistan lose all their reviews. 253/6

Review! Is that another one caught behind? Pakistan reckon so. There was a bit of a noise but nothing on Ultra Edge.

DRINKS BREAK. Well, this is happening quickly again, isn't it? We felt that South Africa are much better-placed heading into Lunch. But the first hour after the break has seen 3 wickets fall for 12 runs in 35 balls! The second new ball has done the trick for Pakistan and one reckons, the game is done and dusted now. Of course, the pie is ready as well. In case we are forced to eat it humbly again... George Linde walks out now. How will the finger injury affect his grip on the bat?

86.5

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Bavuma once again gets a fifty and gets out! What a ball from Shaheen Afridi. Perfect line and length from the pacer. South Africa are struggling now. Pakistan just 4 wickets away from a victory. Good length ball around off, Bavuma looks to defend but does so without moving his feet. It takes the outside edge and goes to Rizwan who makes no mistake. South Africa still need 117 runs to win. This has been a superb spell from Afridi after the second new ball was taken.

86.4

Catch it is the call but lands safely! Short ball on the pads, Mulder looks to pull but gets it off the toe end of the bat. It goes towards deep square leg but it lands way ahead of the fielder. A single taken.

86.3

A short ball, outside off, Wiaan looks to pull but toe-ends it to mid on.

86.2

Around off, fended towards gully.

86.1

FOUR! This is on the hips, Mulder tucks it towards fine leg. Hasan Ali gets across to his right, gives it his all, races, slides but the ball still beats him. 250 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA. 118 more needed from a minimum of 305 balls. The stand moves to 11.

86.1

On a length, outside off, Bavuma rides the bounce nicely and pushes it through the covers for a single. It is a NO BALL for overstepping. Not called by the third umpire, this is by Ahsan Raza himelf.

85.6

Fullish ball on off, Mulder prods forward and then pushes it to the off side. 246/5

85.5

Short ball around off, Mulder looks to pull at first but then decides to sway away from it.

85.4

On a length outside off, Bavuma pushes it to deep cover for a single.

85.3

Shorter ball, outside off, Mulder gets off the mark on his 18th ball, taking a single towards mid-wicket. Good to see that he is ready to take the short stuff on.

85.2

Fuller, around off, watchfully defended.

85.1

Around middle, helped to the leg side for a single.

84.6

Full ball on off, Mulder drives it to mid off from his front foot. 243/5

The physio is out in the middle for a concussion check. Wiaan looks okay but the next few minutes could be tricky. Could affect his shot-making as well. All set to go now.

84.5

That has hit Mulder straight on the helmet! Pakistan lose a review as well. Nasty delivery from Shaheen Afridi! He bowls a bouncer around middle, Mulder looks to duck without keeping his eyes on the ball but fails to do. It seems to have hit the helmet and then lobbed to the second slip fielder. Pakistan appeal as they believe that has hit the gloves but the umpire is unmoved. They take the review. But, the replays roll in and they show that it has just hit the helmet and not the gloves. Very good ball from Afridi though.

84.4

Good length ball on off, Mulder solidly blocks it to cover.

84.3

Very full, around off, pushed towards cover.

84.2

Fuller, outside off, swinging away, Mulder shoulders arms.

84.1

Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.

83.6

Full ball on off, Mulder pushes it to mid off. 242/5

83.5

Fullish ball on middle, Mulder looks to defend but gets an inside edge which goes towards square leg.

83.4

Good length ball on off, Mulder defends it to cover.

83.3

Full and outside off, driven towards mid on.

83.2

Outside off, left alone.

83.1

What a beauty. On a length, outside off, Mulder feels for it but the ball pitches, straightens and then beats the outside edge.

82.6

On a length on off, Bavuma taps it to gully. 242/5

82.5

On a length on off, Bavuma solidly blocks it to cover.

82.4

Full ball on off, Temba drives it to mid off.

82.3

BEATEN! Beautiful delivery from Shaheen Afridi! South Africa are under pressure. Good length ball around off, Bavuma looks to defend but the ball whizzes past the outside edge and it goes to the keeper.

82.2

Full ball outside off, Bavuma shoulders arms to it.

82.1

BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Bavuma looks to defend but fails to get any bat on it.

81.6

Fullish ball on off, Mulder pushes it to cover. 242/5

81.5

Outside off, left alone by Mulder.

81.4

Fullish ball on the pads, Mulder pushes it to mid on.

81.3

On a length on off, Mulder blocks it to cover.

81.3

NO BALL! No Hat-Trick for Hasan Ali! Good length ball down the leg side, Mulder looks to flick but misses. No Ball given by the third umpire.

Wiaan Mulder comes out to bat.

81.2

OUT! CAUGHT! Quinton de Kock has to go for a first-ball duck and his poor series comes to an end. What a performance that Hasan Ali is giving at the moment. He has put Pakistan back on top. Brilliant piece of bowling from the pacer. Full ball on off, de Kock looks to drive it off his first ball but it takes the outside edge and goes to second slip where Imran Butt takes a good catch. It was travelling quickly but Imran made it look easy.

Quinton de Kock is the next man in.

81.1

OUT! CAUGHT! Hasan Ali does it again for Pakistan! He gets his third and sends Markram back to the hut. Loose shot from Markram and he is annoyed with himself. But end of a very fine knock from Aiden Markram. Hasan bowls a good length ball around off, it moves away after pitching. Markram could have left this ball alone but deceides to have a poke at it. It takes the outside edge and goes towards second slip where Imran Butt takes a simple catch. This is the opening that Pakistan needed. 129 more needed.

81.1

Fuller one on off, Markram solidly defends it to cover. No Ball signalled by the third umpire.

Hasan Ali is back on. 11-1-46-2 are his numbers so far.

80.6

Bavuma is in! Full ball on off, Bavuma drives it back to the bowler. Afridi collects and sees that Bavuma is out of the crease and throws it to the stumps at the keeper's end and hits. But, Bavuma made his way back in. 240/3

80.5

Full ball on off, Bavuma pushes it to cover.

80.4

Very full ball on the pads, Aiden digs it out wide of mid on for a single.

80.3

Low full toss on middle, Markram pushes it to mid on.

80.2

Full ball on the pads, Bavuma flicks it to backward square leg and takes a run.

80.1

Full ball on middle, Bavuma drives it back to the bowler.

The second new ball is due now and it has been taken. Shaheen Afridi will have the first crack with it. 15-5-33-1 are his figures so far.

79.6

Floated on the pads, Markram lunges forward and then works it to the leg side. 238/3

79.5

Down the leg side, Markram offers his pad to this one.

79.4

Flighted ball on the pads, Markram is soild in defense.

79.3

On the pads, Markram once again pads it out.

79.2

Loopy ball on the pads, Markram pads it away to the leg side.

79.1

Flatter ball on middle, Aiden defends it back to the bowler.

78.6

Fullish ball on off, Bavuma blocks it to cover. 238/3

78.5

Full ball on middle and leg, Bavuma defends it to mid-wicket.

78.4

On a length outside off, Bavuma goes back in his crease and then punches it through extra cover for another couple of runs.

78.3

Shortish on the pads, Bavuma flicks it to the deep square leg region and picks up a couple before the fielder cuts it off. 100-run stand comes up between the two. Excellent stuff.

78.2

On a length down the leg side, Bavuma looks to flick but fails to get any bat on it.

78.1

Full ball on off, Bavuma drives it to mid off.

77.6

Another one on the pads, Markram has no problem in padding it away. 234/3

77.5

Full on the pads, Markram pads it away.

77.4

Flatter ball on the pads, Aiden nudges it to mid-wicket.

77.3

Full on middle, Bavuma reverse sweeps it to backward point for a single.

77.2

Loopy ball on the pads, Bavuma pads it away.

77.1

Flatter ball on the pads, Bavuma looks to play the reverse sweep but misses.

76.6

Shortish and outside off, Bavuma plays it to deep cover for a single. 233/3

76.5

Back of a length ball outside off, AM punches it to deep cover for a single.

76.4

Full ball on the pads, Markram nudges it to the leg side.

76.3

On a length on middle, Aiden tucks it to mid-wicket.

76.2

Play and a miss! Fullish ball outside the off stump line, Markram looks to push it to the off side but misses it.

76.1

That kept low! Markram does well to keep it out though. Ashraf bowls a back of a length ball on middle, it keeps a little low as well. Markram gets his bat down in time and then looks to defend. It goes off the bottom half of the bat and rolls to the off side.

75.6

Tossed up on the pads, Bavuma works it to square leg. 231/3

75.5

Flighted ball on the pads, once again, Bavuma gets his pad in the way.

75.4

Flatter ball on the leg stump line, Temba shoulders arms and gets hit on the body.

75.3

Tossed up on the pads, Bavuma pads it away.

75.2

FOUR! Runs coming quickly for South Africa! This also brings up Bavuma's fifty! Excellent knock from him and he would hope to continue on for his side. He has had a good series. Loopy ball on middle, Bavuma goes on his knees and then reverse sweeps it through point for a boundary.

75.1

Floated ball on off, Bavuma prods forward and then pads it away.

Yasir Shah will bowl from the other end.

74.6

MISFIELD AND FOUR! Poor fielding in the deep from Fawad Alam! Good length ball outside off, Markram cuts it through the cover-point region. Alam runs across, dives but dives over the ball and it goes for a boundary. 8 runs from the first over after Lunch. 227/3

74.5

Fullish ball on the pads, Bavuma tucks it to deep square leg for a single.

74.4

Uppish but safe! Length ball on the pads, Markram flicks it uppishly towards deep square leg for a single.

74.3

Good length ball on off, Bavuma pushes it to the point region and crosses over the single.

74.2

Markram and South Africa are underway in the second session! Short ball outside off, Markram punches it to deep cover for a single.

74.1

Ashraf starts with a good length ball on middle, Markram nudges it to mid on and says no for the single.

We are back for the second session of Day 5. The Pakistan players make their way out to the middle, followed by Aiden Markram and Temba Bavuma. Faheem Ashraf will start with the ball.

... Day 5, Session 2 ...

Test cricket is a game of patience. This is what Pakistan need to remind themselves. 151 in two sessions is definitely gettable. But a wicket and a couple more quickly after that is a possibility too. Aiden Markram has given South Africa plenty of hope for a win but that middle order will be tested. 63 overs left in the day. Join us back at 12.40 pm local (0740 GMT) for the second session.

Depending too much on the pitch? Question to be asked to Pakistan. Their confidence would have gone sky high when Hasan Ali struck gold early, that too twice, but since then, one gets the feeling that they have lost patience and want things to happen too soon. The bowling is not bad, but the bad delivery frequently in every couple of overs has been punished. That has not allowed pressure to build for long. Yasir Shah and Hasan Ali have impressed in that, while the others are trying too hard.

Stunning. Absolutely stunning. To describe two things. Aiden Markram's century and his partnership with Temba Bavuma. South Africa lost 2 wickets in 29 balls this morning. Have not lost any in 169 balls since. And they have also eaten out 84 runs off the target. Pakistan would have been dreaming of rushing through the middle order but this pair has held firm. Both have been decisive in their footwork and hardly given any chance. They have defended well but attacked the poorer balls too.

Well, well, well. We are forced to eat our words. 'Highly unlikely that South Africa will go after the win, which means that the tie is ruled out as well. Pakistan have been on the money and will be looking for a finish before Tea.' These were our words during the Drinks break. Have to eat humble pie now.

73.6

CENTURY FOR MARKRAM! On the last ball before Lunch! His first away from home. What a fightback. Short and around off, Aiden goes back and wrists it through mid-wicket for the all-important single. LUNCH ON DAY 5, SOUTH AFRICA NEED 151 TO WIN! 219/3

73.5

Full, around off, Aiden lunges to push it towards cover. 1 ball left...

73.4

Arrowed on the leg stump, worked through mid-wicket to give Markram 2 balls for a century before Lunch.

73.3

Gun-barrel straight, around off, pushed to the off side.

73.2

Around off, fuller and wider, Bavuma drives this through the covers. Azhar Ali gives it a chase from sweeper to his right and keeps the batsmen to a couple.

73.1

Short, around middle, helped through mid-wicket for a single. Moves to 99. The stand moves to 80.

Interesting. Fawad Alam is given the ball. Last over before Lunch. Can Markam get to this century before the break?

72.6

Full again, immculate defense from TB. 214/3

72.5

Looped up, outside off, Temba gets a good stride to block.

72.4

Short and outside off, beautifully placed through the covers, going on the back foot, for a couple. Moves to 41.

72.3

Full again, on middle, easily whipped to long on for a single. Moves to 98.

72.2

Full again, defended confidently on the front foot.

72.1

Fuller, around middle, driven towards mid off. 389 balls left to survive.

71.6

Full and around off, driven back, over the bowler, on the bounce, to mid off. 211/3

71.5

Landed around off, swinging in, defended to the leg side.

71.4

A bit too straight, Temba looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads. A mild appeal for LBW but it is turned down.

71.3

Full and straight, Bavuma walks into the shot and blocks.

71.2

Fuller, around off, driven straight to mid off.

71.1

Short and outside off, cut to sweeper cover for a single. 159 more to win.

70.6

Around off, pushed to the off side. 210/3

70.5

Full, just around off, watchfully kept out.

70.4

Around off, pushed towards cover.

70.3

Fuller again, on middle, helped on the leg side to mid-wicket. 399 balls left to survive.

70.2

Around middle, watchfully defended.

70.1

FOUR! AWESOME! Full and outside off, Bavuma leans and drives it through the covers.

69.6

Around middle, flicked through square leg for a run. 206/3

69.5

Full, tailing in, driven towards mid off.

69.4

Full, around middle, flicked straight to short mid-wicket.

69.3

Defends this solidly.

69.2

Outside off, played through the covers for a single. The stand moves to 70.

69.1

Yorker to start. No looseners. Watchfully dug out.

Hasan Ali returns. 9-1-43-2 so far. 15 minutes to go for Lunch.

68.6

Around off, watchfully defended. 204/3

68.5

Goes back and works it through mid-wicket for a single. 409 balls left to survive.

68.4

FOUR! PUMMELED! And almost gets a reward for 500 US dollars! Full and outside off, Markram gets down and plays the slog sweep. It goes over mid-wicket. Now, on that side of the ground, there is an advertising hoarding which will reward the batsman, if he hits his shot right onto it. The ball travels in that direction but narrowly misses the hoarding! 167 more to win now.

68.3

Looped up slowly through the air, pushed towards point with a watchful defense.

68.2

Tossed up, outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.

68.1

Shorter, around off, punched towards long off. A single taken. Markram moves to 90.

Nauman Ali is back on. 17-6-49-0 so far.

67.6

Fuller, around off, well kept out. 197/3

67.5

On middle and off, pushed back to the bowler.

67.4

Comes from around the stumps, watchully defended towards mid-wicket.

67.3

Fraction short, outside off, cut through the covers for a single.

67.2

Around middle, defended out again.

67.1

Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended. 419 balls left to survive.

Babar Azam is going off the field. Looks like for a chat, because coach Misbah-ul-Haq is waiting at the balcony to greet him.

66.6

Fuller, around off, defended solidly. 195/3

66.5

Fuller, around middle, worked to the leg side.

66.4

Outside off, punched straight to cover.

66.3

Slower ball, on a length, outside off, punched through the covers for another brace.

66.2

Full and down the leg side, Aiden flicks it towards fine leg. Nauman Ali makes a misfield and that allows the second.

66.1

On a length, around off, Markram stays right back to defend.

65.6

Short, outside off, slapped straight to cover. 191/3

65.5

Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.

65.4

FOUR! POUNDED! Short and wide outside off, Bavuma rocks back and hammers it through the covers. 179 more to win now. Bavuma moves to 32.

65.3

The googly, shorter in length, punched back down the ground for a single. 429 balls left to survive.

65.2

Shorter, quicker, around off, whipped against the turn to short midwicket.

65.1

Bowled slowly through the air, spinning away, outside off, Markram gets right forward and then allows it through.

64.6

Fuller, around off, watchfully defended with the inswing towards mid on. 186/3

64.5

This one nips back in sharply, worked towards short mid-wicket.

64.4

Straight seam, played with the full face of the bat towards mid on.

64.3

EDGED, FOUR! 50-STAND COMES UP. A length ball, outside off, Bavuma slashes hard. Gets an outside edge, which flies over point.

64.2

Back of a length, around off, defended solidly.

64.1

Around off, worked towards short mid-wicket.

63.6

Quicker one, the googly, defended off the pitch. 182/3

63.5

Around off, watchfully defended. 439 balls left to survive.

63.4

Full, outside off, Bavuma gets down and paddles it towards fine leg for a run.

63.3

Shorter, around leg spinning away, AM goes back and works it to the leg side for a single. 189 more to win now.

63.2

Fuller, around middle, Aiden looks to push but gets an outside edge towards backward point, as the ball spins away.

63.1

SIX! Easy to the eye. Tossed up, outside off, Markram comes down the track, gets to the pitch of the ball and plays it with the spin over long off. Moves to 82 and the stand is worth 45.

62.6

Outside off, driven straight to cover. 174/3

62.5

Full and on middle, Bavuma flicks it off his pads but finds short mid-wicket.

62.4

On middle and leg, it's defended back with a straight bat.

62.3

Fuller, around off, pushed towards mid on.

62.2

Full, outside off, reversing in, Temba looks to drive but gets a thick inside edge onto his pads.

62.1

On middle and off, Bavuma whips this through mid-wicket for a couple. 449 balls left to survive.

61.6

Landed outside off, Aiden looks to sweep but geets a bottom edge onto his pads. The ball rolls back but hits him again. 172/3

61.5

Floated, around off, watchfully blocked out to silly point.

61.4

Fuller, outside off, driven straight to short extra cover.

61.3

Around middle and leg, well defended.

61.2

That is solid and nicely played. Full, around off, Markram gets down and sweeps it to deep square leg for a couple. 198 more to win now.

61.1

Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.

60.6

Outside off, pushed straight to cover. 170/3

60.5

Late swing! That did not miss the off stump by much. Fuller, well outside off, Bavuma gets a good stride in to let it go. But the ball comes in pretty late, beats the pad and just misses the off stick!

60.4

Good length ball on off, shaping back in slightly, Bavuma is on the back foot as he defends it back.

60.3

Fuller, around off, driven towards mid on.

60.2

Around off, defended solidly.

60.1

On a length, around middle, Bavuma looks to flick but misses and is hit on the pads.

Faheem Ashraf to bowl now. 3-1-13-0 so far.

59.6

Outside off, punched through the covers for a single. 170/3

59.5

Shorter, outside off, TB looks to cut but gets a bottom edge to first slip.

59.4

This is quicker now, but Temba gets a good stride in to keep it out.

59.3

Looped up, very slow, around middle and leg, Bavuma is patient to block.

59.2

Fuller, around middle, watchfully defended.

59.1

Short and outside off, cut straight to point.

58.6

Full and gun-barrel staight, well blocked out. 169/3

58.5

Around off, watchfully defended. 469 balls left to survive.

58.4

Fuller, around middle, flicked straight to mid on.

58.3

3 singles in 3 balls. Short and outside off, good bounce, but Temba rides it smartly, dropping it near his feet on the off side and running through for one. Moves to 20 from 35 balls.

58.2

That stays a fraction low, Markram keeps it out, by working it through square leg. A run taken.

58.1

On a length, outside off, Bavuma rises with the bounce and steers it behind point for a single.

57.6

Fuller, around off, watchfully kept out. 166/3

57.5

FOUR! Dropped short by Yasir and Markram pounces. Quicky rocks back and cuts it to the left of sweeper cover. The stand moves to 31 and Aiden moves to 73.

57.4

Looped up, around middle, Markram gets a good stride and defends it nicely with soft hands.

57.3

Around off, driven straight to mid off.

57.2

Goes for the paddle now, looking at the length and line, gets it to fine leg and takes the single.

57.1

Full and outside leg, Bavuma lunges to defend but the ball pitches and then spins past the outside edge! 479 balls left to survive.

56.6

Excellent delivery to end the over. A fine yorker, around off, dug out to the leg side. 161/3

56.5

Fuller, around off, swinging in, drive sweetly but straight to Babar Azam at mid off.

56.4

Fuller, around off, hint of outswing, pushed towards cover for a run. 209 more to win.

56.3

Pretty straight, solid behind that, is Temba Bavuma.

56.2

Fuller, around off, driven straight to cover.

56.1

On a length, around middle, from around the wicket, angling in, nicely whipped away towards deep square leg for a single.

DRINKS BREAK. Well, two wickets quickly this morning have eliminated two results out of the possible four. Highly unlikely that South Africa will go after the win, which means that the tie is ruled out as well. Pakistan have been on the money and will be looking for a finish before Tea. The Proteas will look to survive but batting looks very, very tough and there isn't much of it in their unit to follow.

55.6

On middle and off, watchfully defended. 159/3

55.5

That is slightly quicker, the straighter one, Bavuma goes back and pushes it towards short mid-wicket.

55.4

Fuller, outside off, extra bounce, but not played at.

55.3

Quicker one, the googly, outside off, punched towards short cover. 489 balls left to survive.

55.2

Similar ball, this is left alone now.

55.1

Landed outside off, spinning away, Bavuma looks to push but misses.

54.6

Goes fuller and on off, Markram plays it down with the angle and pushes it to mid on. 159/3

54.5

Back of a length ball on off, Markram firmly gets behind the line and defends it down safely.

54.4

Lands it on a length and outside off, AM pushes it softly from the crease to short cover.

54.3

Extra bounce from a good length around off, Markram is taken by surprise and fails to keep it out. It hits him on the body and deflects behind to the slip cordon.

54.2

This one stays low... A length ball on off, angling in, Aiden does well to keep his eyes on the ball as he defends it to short mid-wicket.

54.1

On a length, around off, Markram gets across to defend.

53.6

Full and outside off, driven wide of mid off for a run. 159/3

53.5

Quicker one, around off, AM stays back in his crease to block. 499 balls left in the day to survive.

53.4

Fuller, quicker, outside off, pushed towards deepish mid off.

53.3

Tossed up, around off, Aiden blocks it out again.

53.2

Around off, Markram gets a big stride in to defend.

53.1

Fuller, around middle, flicked towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

52.6

Around off, swinging away slightly, but Markram has it covered and defends. 157/3

52.5

Very full, around off, driven straight to short extra cover.

52.4

Fuller, outside off, Temba leans and drives it through the covers for a single.

52.3

Angling across, on a length, shouldered arms to.

52.2

FOUR! PLUNDERED! Short and too wide outside off, Bavuma latches onto it and cuts it hard through cover-point. The stand moves to 21.

52.1

On a length, around middle, watchfully defended. 509 balls more to survive.

Change of ends for Shaheen Afridi. 11-4-23-1 so far.

51.6

Similar ball, this is left alone. 152/3

51.5

Excellent bowling. Slower through the air, shorter in length, Markram comes forward to defend but the ball then spins away a mile. Beats him, as he looks to withdraw his bat.

51.4

Short and outside off, spinning away, cut to sweeper cover for a single. Moves to 10 from 17 balls.

51.3

On middle and off, blocked towards the bowler.

51.2

Around off, pushed towards cover.

51.1

Straightaway, pings Bavuma on the pads, but that was going down the leg side. Temba prefers to stay back to work it to the leg side but the straighter one skids on and beats his shot. Yasir appeals for LBW, it is turned down and he is interested for the review. But Babar declines it. Ball Tracker showit to be pitching outside leg too.

Yasir Shah comes on now. 11-3-21-0 so far.

50.6

Around off, watchfully defended. 151/3

50.5

Fuller, around off, TB lunges and defends, getting it past short leg, for one.

50.4

FOUR! Very sharp footwork. Fractionally wide outside off and not all that short either. But Temba is quick to go back, open the face of his blade and hit it behind point. 150 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA. 220 more needed.

50.3

Shorter, around middle, punched down to long on for a run. 519 balls more to survive.

50.2

Fuller, around off, Temba leans and then sweeps it fine for a single. The stand moves to 10.

50.1

Landed around middle, Bavuma stays back to defend.

49.6

Fuller, around middle, pushed towards mid on. 144/3

49.5

Another one angled away, off a length, no shot offered.

49.4

On a good length outside off, pushed towards point.

49.3

On a length, outside off, angled away, Markram shoulders arms.

49.2

Outside off, steered through cover-point for a single.

49.1

Fuller, outside off, swinging away, let through.

Shaheen Afridi returns. 10-4-22-1 so far.

48.6

Full, around middle, pushed down the track. 143/3

48.5

Full again, defended with a lunge. 529 more balls to survive.

48.4

Around middle and leg, pushed in front of silly point.

48.3

Landed outside of, pushed towards point.

48.2

Arm ball, outside off, left alone.

48.1

Full, around middle, blocked towards silly point.

47.6

A short ball, outside off, Bavuma raises his bat skywards to let that through. 143/3

47.5

Slower ball this time, fuller, around off, watchfully kept out.

47.4

This one bounces a shade extra, TB rises and works it towards square leg.

47.3

This one stays low a touch, Temba crouches to defend.

47.2

On a length, outside off again, punched in the gap this time, through the covers, for a couple. Gets off the mark.

47.1

On a length, outside off, pushed towards point. 229 more needed from 539 balls in the day. 7 wickets in hand.

46.6

Full, around off, AM lunges to keep it out under his watchful eyes. 141/3

46.5

Shorter, around middle, whipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.

46.4

Full again, around middle and leg, Aiden lunges to defend.

46.3

Fuller, around middle, wel blocked out.

46.2

FOUR! Lucky Markram. Comes down the track, is not quite to the pitch of the ball and looks to go over mid on. But the ball spins in, takes the inner half of the bat and lobs over mid-wicket!

46.1

Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.

45.6

Fuller length, outside off, swinging in nicely, Bavuma leans and drives it towards cover. 135/3

Thing happening quickly! Temba Bavuma comes out in the 5th over of the morning.

45.5

OUT! Three reds and Faf needs to continue his walk back! His poor show in this series continues and Hasan Ali continues to impress. South Africa in big, big trouble now. They have lost two in the little overs bowled today. Once again the inswinger does the trick for Hasan. This lands on off and then jags back in sharply. Faf goes back and tries to block but does so outside the line. The ball beats the inside edge and hits the pad. An appeal and the finger is raised. Faf reviews and indicates that it has hit him above the knee roll so he probably feels it is going over. That is not the case though as it is crashing into the middle pole. He also takes a review along with him. Pakistan 7 wickets away now.

Have Pakistan got another? Well, the umpire has given it out LBW but Faf reviews. Looks dead if no bat.

45.4

Another one on a length and around off, Faf keeps it out nicely.

45.3

On the off pole and it is on a length again, Faf pushes it to mid off.

45.2

This one stays low! Length and around off, this one does not bounce. Faf does really well to get his bat down and keep it out.

45.1

Good length and on off, Faf is solid in defense.

44.6

Nice loopy delivery on off, not turn. Markram gets right behind the line and defends it. 135/2

44.5

Angled into the pads, Faf looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls behind square on the leg side. Leg bye.

44.4

Gives it air and lands it on off, Faf lunges and pushes it to cover.

44.3

Markram comes down the track but does not get to the pitch of it. He pushes it down to long off for one.

44.2

Floats it up on off, blocked.

44.1

Tossed up on middle, Markram is solid in defense.

43.6

On off, Faf gets right behind the line and defends it. 133/2

43.5

On the pads, Markram looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad. The keeper dives to his left and gets a hand to it. A single taken. Leg bye.

43.4

Trying it all is Hasan! Goes for the slower one now. It is fuller. Markram keeps it out towards cover.

43.3

Back of a length and on off, Markram stands tall and defends it onto the ground.

43.2

Length delivert and on off, this one holds its line. Faf looks to defend but it goes off the outer half. He waits for it to beat the point fielder and a single is taken.

43.1

Length and on off, Faf keeps it out.

42.6

A dot to end a maiden! On off, Markram keeps it out. 131/2

42.5

Slightly shorter but the pace is quicker. Markram hangs back and defends it onto the ground.

42.4

Another one tossed up nicely on middle, Markram lunges and blocks it.

42.3

Floats it up on middle, Markram is solid in defense.

42.2

Shortish again but on the stumps this time, it is pushed to cover again.

42.1

Flatter and on off, Markram goes back and pushes it to covers.

41.6

FOUR! Clipped away nicely to get off the mark! On the pads and full. This is clipped through mid-wicket and the ball races away to the mid-wicket fence. 131/2

41.5

Just outside off, coming back in. Not enough though to make the batter play.

41.4

Well bowled! Starts off from off, pitches and then comes back in. Du Plessis looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.

41.3

OUT! TIMBER! Right through his defense and this is almost an action replay of how Rassie van der Dussen was dismissed in the first innings. This though comes back in late. A gem of a delivery. This one is slightly fuller, it comes back in late. Rassie looks to defend but the ball sneaks through between the gap of bat and pad and knocks the leg pole over. Pakistan could not have hoped for a better start. South Africa on the back foot early on Day 5.

41.2

Good length and on middle, Rassie keeps it out.

41.1

This one does not bonuce at all to begin with! It is outside off, Rassie lets it be. It goes on the bounce to the keeper.

We are all set for the day's action to begin! The Pakistan players are on the field. Markram and Rassie now stride to the centre. Hasan Ali to start off proceedings. Here we go...

Hello and welcome to the coverage of Day 5 of the second and the last Test of the series between Pakistan and South Africa! The equation is quite simple for today, South Africa need 243 runs and Pakistan need 9 wickets. Yes, a draw is also possible but that result seems the least likeliest. Also, the visitors have to go for the target as this is a must win game for them. They would hope the two batting, the two well-set batters keep going and reduce the deficit as much as possible. Pakistan's first aim will be to break this stand first. The wicket did play well yesterday, interesting to see how it plays today. A mouth-watering finish awaits. Stay tuned.

... Day 5, Session 1 ...

How does Day 5 look then? 243 runs needed. 98 overs to be bowled. 9 wickets in hand. South Africa will believe they are in good shape but Pakistan will also believe that one wicket can open the floodgates. The middle order has not quite been performing this series. Join us then at 9.45 am local (0445 GMT) for all the action from the final day of the series. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Pakistan will be disappointed. They bowled a bit too many loose balls at the start and conceded way too many boundaries. Half the balls were either too overpitched or down the leg side. Nauman Ali was attacked, not being allowed to settle down while Yasir Shah did not quite get enough time to weave his magic. But the pacers were disappointing.

Magnanimous fightback from South Africa. They have shown tremendous grit and application, with Aiden Markram leading the way and Rassie van der Dussen following suit. The unbeaten 94-run stand has given the visitors immense belief that they can make a fist of the target of 370 set in front of them.

The umpires get together for a chat. They are not too happy with the light and one of them takes the bails off. That will be it, then. STUMPS ON DAY 4, with results possible - all four!

40.6

Beaten! Fuller, outside off, AM lunges to defend but the ball pitches and then zips past the outside edge. Turn and bounce. Every now and then we see this happen. 127/1

40.5

Slower one, shorter in length, around middle, Aiden goes back to block.

40.4

Fired in, around middle, blocked out in front of short leg.

40.3

Nicely looped up, around off, watchfully defended.

40.2

Around off, pushed off the outside edge towards backward point.

40.1

Tossed up, outside off, driven back to the bowler. He fumbles but does not concede any single. 29 balls left in the day, 13 minutes remaining.

Nauman Ali comes back for one final spell of the day. 11-3-35-0 so far.

39.6

Full again, driven towards cover. 127/1

39.5

Looped up, outside off, driven towards mid off.

Gully brought in now.

39.4

Fuller, around middle, worked through square leg for a single.

39.3

Landed around off, Aiden looked like he was going to leave it but at the last moment, pushed it towards cover.

39.2

Comes forward now, to block.

39.1

Around off, blocked to the off side.

38.6

On a length, around middle, worked wide of mid on for a single. 126/1

38.5

Fuller, around off, solid again from Aiden Markram.

38.4

On a length, around off, angling away, shouldered arms to.

38.3

Fuller, around off, blocked down to mid on. 39 balls left in the day, 20 minutes remaining in the day (extended).

38.2

On a length, around middle, angling away, defended to the leg side.

38.1

Half volley, outside off, driven straight to cover.

37.6

Full and around off, kept out from the crease. 125/1

37.5

The googly, around off, pushed back down the ground.

37.4

Full again, outside off, well blocked out.

37.3

Around off, solidly blocked out.

37.2

Full and outside off, driven towards cover.

37.1

Around middle, helped through square leg for a couple.

36.6

Landed outside off, angling across, shouldered arms to. 123/1

36.5

Around off, pushed towards mid off.

36.4

The batsman has just watchfully blocked this out.

36.3

Outside off, played back down the track.

36.2

Outside off, angling away, pushed towards cover.

36.1

Risky call! South Africa don't want this at THIS time of the day. Full and outside off, Markram drives it towards cover. The fielder at short extra cover misfields and parries it slightly to the left of mid off. Markram initially calls for the single and van der Dussen responds. But Markram sees Babar getting to the ball quickly and sends his partner back. Rassie has to dive in as Babar's throw misses the stumps at the bowler's end. Never run on a misfield, goes the saying. 59 balls left in the day, 27 minutes remaining (extended).

35.6

Around off, well defended. 123/1

35.5

Around off, watchfully defended.

35.4

Fuller, around off, this time Rassie puts bat to ball, meeting it towards cover.

35.3

Brave leave or a lucky one. Landed outside off, this is the one that goes straight, van der Dussen offers no shot and luckily for him, the ball misses the off stump!

35.2

On middle, pushed towards mid on for  a quick single. The stand moves to 90 now.

35.1

Fuller, around middle and leg, flicked through square leg for a single.

34.6

Fuller, around off, watchfully pushed away. 121/1

34.5

Back of a length, around middle, well blocked out.

34.4

Too full, around off, pushed out nicely.

34.3

Very full, around off, nicely dug out. 69 balls left in the day, 36 minutes remaining (extended).

34.2

Fuller, pushed to the off side.

34.1

Around middle, angling away, well defended.

The floodlights are being switched on. Still not that dark yet, as it was on the previous two days.

33.6

Quicker, shorter, outside off, spinning away, left alone. 121/1

33.5

Fuller, around middle, well blocked out.

33.4

Too full, around middle, dead-batted watchfully.

33.3

Outside off, spinning away, left alone.

33.2

Fuller, outside off, driven straight to cover.

33.1

Short and outside off, turning away, punched towards cover.

32.6

Fuller, around off, pushed out. 121/1

32.5

Full and around middle, driven through mid on for a single. 249 more to win now. 79 balls left in the day, 41 minutes remaining (extended).

32.4

On the pads, nudged towards mid-wicket.

32.3

Around middle and off, watchfully defended.

32.2

Around middle, helped through square leg for a couple.

32.1

FOUR! Using the pace of the bowler. Around off, angling away, van der Dussen opens the face of his bat and guides it behind point.

Shaheen Afridi is back on. 6-2-14-1 so far.

31.6

Fuller, around off, watchfully kept out. 114/1

31.5

Shorter, around off, blocked from the crease.

31.4

Fuller, around off, driven towards cover.

31.3

Floated arund off, well defended.

31.2

Outside off, cut towards cover.

31.1

Fuller, around off, watchfully defended. 89 balls left in the day, 47 minutes remaining (extended).

30.6

Full and around off, comes back in, kept out to the off side. 114/1

30.5

Outside off, pushed towards the off side.

30.4

Outside off, punched towards cover for a single.

30.3

Full and straight, watchfully played towards silly mid on which had been employed at the start of the over. He is standing right in front of the non-striker.

30.2

FOUR! A bit too straight, Markram helps it to the fine leg fence. 257 more to win. The stand moves to 80.

30.1

On a length, around off, watchfully defended.

29.6

Full once more, well blocked out. 109/1

29.5

Full again, driven straight to cover.

29.4

Fuller, around off, watchfully blocked out.

29.3

Turn and bounce, spinner's best friend. Outside off, left alone.

29.2

Around middle, van der Dussen stays back to defend. The ball is quicker and it turns as well. Rassie is squared up but he manages to keep it out.

29.1

The googly, around middle, Markram comes down the track and swings hard. The ball goes off the inner half of the bat, wide of short leg. A single taken.

28.6

Full and around off, watchfully kept out. 108/1

28.5

Outside off, on a length, left alone.

28.4

FOUR! Another classic shot. Overpitched, around middle, van der Dussen comes forward again, gets to the pitch of the ball and drives it with minimum power, maximum timing, with full face of the bat, through mid on!

28.3

Fuller, around off, Rassie comes forward and blocks this out, getting very low.

28.2

On middle and leg, helped to the leg side.

28.1

FOUR! AMAZING! You won't see better drives than that. Full and outside off, van der Dussen leans and drives it through the covers. 266 more to win now. The stand moves to 71.

27.6

On middle and leg, well kept out. 100/1

27.5

Around middle, worked to the leg side.

27.4

Around off, blocked towards cover.

27.3

Fuller, around off, pushed towards point.

27.2

Around middle and off, blocked out again.

27.1

Full and around middle, watchfully defended.

26.6

On a length, outside off, forcing van der Dussen back, well covered, worried about the low bounce, pushing the ball to cover. 100/1

26.5

Fuller, around off, watchfully defended back to the bowler.

26.4

Around off, pushed towards cover.

26.3

Fuller, around off, watchfully defended.

26.2

Around middle, nudged to the leg side.

26.1

On a length, outside off, punched towards cover. 119 balls left in the day, 67 minutes remaining (extended).

Faheem Ashraf is introduced.

DRINKS BREAK. Fabulous fight shown by South Africa. They are looking to play this hour by hour, not quite aiming at the target. The good thing is that they are rattling along at nearly 4 an over but hardly have we seen risky shots, save aside a couple. 19 boundaries have come so far, of which 2 have been sixes. 20 overs left in the day. Hard to see all of those being bowled, with just 70 extended minutes remaining. Also, bad light is around the corner, normally with the light fading round 5 pm local everyday. Pakistan just need to be patient. It could be looking tough right now, but get a new batsman in and they shall see.

25.6

Full and around off, watchfully defended. 100/1

25.5

Around middle, defended from the crease.

25.4

Around off, pushed in front of silly point.

25.3

Full and outside off, pushed towards cover.

25.2

That keeps low! Babar is on his haunches at first slip. Van der Dussen had been dismissed by one that kept low in the first innings. This one shoots from a good length, Rassie is back to block. Somehow, the ball hits the toe end of the bat and goes to square leg! A single taken. 100 UP FOR SOUTH AFRICA. 270 more needed. Rassie moves to 30.

25.1

Fuller, outside off, flighted, van der Dussen looks to drive but misses. Big turn.

24.6

Looped up, around middle, Aiden lunges to keep it out. 99/1

24.5

Fuller, around off, well blocked out.

24.4

Full and flighted on the middle pole, Markram blocks this one out too.

24.3

Fuller, around off, driven straight to mid off. 129 balls left in the day, 78 minutes remaining (extended).

24.2

Goes back and works it through the leg side for a single.

24.1

Floated around off, watchfully defended.

23.6

Fuller, around off, smothered out nicely. 98/1

23.5

Short and outside off, punched straight to cover.

23.4

Tossed up, around off, driven towards mid off.

23.3

Fuller, around middle, well blocked out.

23.2

Around off, a touch short, punched back to the bowler.

23.1

Around middle, nicely worked through square leg for a couple. Didn't try to hit it too hard. 50 COMES UP FOR AIDEN MARKRAM. He has done supremely well in alien conditions.

22.6

Looped up, around off, driven towards long off for one. 96/1

22.5

Around middle, helped towards square leg.

22.4

Tossed up and on off, Rassie plays this one to the off side.

22.3

Tossed up and on off, Rassie plays this one to the off side.

22.2

Fuller, around off, driven through the covers for a single.

22.1

FOUR! Quality shot. Short and outside off, Markram punches it through the covers. The stand moves to 60 now. 277 more needed for a win.

21.6

Fuller, outside off, driven towards cover. 89/1

21.5

Around middle, skids on, pushed back to the bowler.

21.4

Fuller, around middle, smothered out confidently.

21.3

This is what happens with a round-arm action. The batsman expects the ball to come in with the angle but instead, it spins away. RvdD is surprised by the turn and blocks it out hastily.

21.2

More round-armish, flatter trajectory, outside off, fuller in length, Rassie reaches out to defend.

21.1

Flatter ball from around the wicket, van der Dussen lunges to defend. 149 balls left in the day, 89 minutes remaining (extended).

20.6

Interesting ball! Aiden comes forward to flick but then Yasir loops it so much that the batsman nearly yorks himself. Somehow manages to dig it out. The bowler smiles. 89/1

20.5

Outside off, pushed towards cover.

20.4

Fuller, around middle, Markram gets a big stride in to defend.

20.3

Around off, a touch short, whipped to deep mid on for a single.

20.2

Fuller, around off, van der Dussen reaches out and pushes it towards mid off. 'YEH JAA RAHA HAI, BHAAG RAHA HAI YAHAAN SE'. chides Rizwan, cheekily. Meaning, 'He is going, he is running away from here.'

20.1

Full and around off, pushed towards cover.

19.6

Fuller, around off, Aiden gets down to sweep but misses and is hit on the pads. There are LBW shouts but that was going down the leg side. 88/1

19.5

Another one watchfully defended.

19.4

Fuller, around middle, pushed to the off side.

19.3

SIX! What a strike from Aiden Markram. Tossed up, outside off, Markram comes down a touch, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over long off! 50-RUN STAND COMES UP, in just 68 balls. Markram moves to 42 now, from 60 deliveries. 159 balls left in the day, 94 minutes remaining (extended).

19.2

Around off, blocked to the off side.

19.1

Fuller, around off, watchfully defended.

18.6

Shorter, outside off, punched towards cover. 82/1

18.5

Fuller, around off, Rassie leans and drives it towards cover.

18.4

FOUR! MURDERED! Short and around off, van der Dussen rocks back and pulls it over mid on! 288 more to win now.

18.3

Full and around off, watchfully defended.

18.2

Short, outside off, slapped to sweeper cover for a run.

18.1

Outside off, pushed to cover for a single.

Yasir Shah into the attack now. Let's see how it goes.

17.6

Floated, around middle, Aiden lunges to defend. 76/1

17.5

Arrowed down the leg side, Markram misses his flick. 169 balls left in the day, 102 minutes remaining (extended).

17.4

Full and around off, eased to the left of mid off for a single.

17.3

The line is slightly different but the shot and the final result are exactly the same. This was around middle and off.

17.2

Looped up, around leg, pushed back to the bowler once again.

17.1

Full, around middle, van der Dusem lunges to defend.

16.6

Around middle, bunted back down the track. 75/1

16.5

On a length, around middle, watchfully defended.

16.4

Around middle, defended from the crease.

16.3

FOUR! Another boundary. On middle and leg, Markram flicks it through mid-wicket! The stand moves to 42 from just 50 balls.

16.2

Around off, pushed to the leg side.

16.1

FOUR! What a shot by Markram. On a length, outside off, Markram shifts his weight onto the back foot and punches it through the covers. That is the way you play on slow decks. Markram moves to 31 from 49 balls. 299 more to win now. 179 balls left in the day, 108 minutes remaining (extended).

15.6

Around middle and leg, well blocked out. 67/1

15.5

Fuller, around middle, watchfully blocked out.

15.4

Full again, once more RvdD looks to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes past slip. Two runs taken, van der Dussen moves to 20 from just 25 balls.

15.3

Around middle, slow loop, blocked in front of silly point.

15.2

FOUR! 58 runs of the 65 have come in boundaries. The stand is now 32 and van de Dussen moves to 18 of those. Outside off, Rassie goes back and punches it through the covers.

15.1

Fuller, around middle, well defended with a lunge.

14.6

FOUR! And again. On a length, around middle, easy pickings and Markram whips it to the mid-wicket fence. 309 more needed to win. 61/1

14.5

FOUR! Not quite hit well but sweetly timed. Full, around off, Markram looks to flick. The ball goes off the inner half and races through mid-wicket. Markram moves to 23.

WEST INDIES PULL OF A STUNNER! Wow. What a chase. In Chattogram, chasing an unlikely 395 for victory, the visitors have pulled it off, losing 7 wickets in the process. They had 2 wicketless sessions on Day 5 and Kyle Mayers led them home with a magnificent unbeaten 210. Chasing down nearly 400, that too in the fourth innings of a Day 4 and 5 pitch in Asia. Hats off!

14.4

That is defended solidly off the front foot.

14.3

On a good length, around middle, tickled towards fine leg for a run.

14.2

The batsman has just blocked that from his crease.

14.2

NO BALL, called by the third umpire. Outside off, pushed towards mid off.

14.1

On a length, around middle, worked wide of mid-wicket for a single.

13.6

Slower and full around off, Rassie is forward as he defends it in front of silly point. 50/1

13.5

Arm ball on middle, Rassie goes back again and defends it to the leg side.

13.4

Quicker and flatter, close to off, Rassie stays back and defends it near his pads.

13.3

Around off, solidly dead-batted.

13.2

That is defended solidly off the front foot.

13.1

Outside off, pushed towards cover.

12.6

Another one, blocked out. 50/1

12.5

On a good length, around off, well defended.

12.4

Outside off, chopped to backward point.

12.3

Around middle, flicked towards short mid-wicet.

12.2

Fuller, outside off, driven towards mid off where Babar Azam fumbles and concedes a single.

12.1

Fuller, around off, blocked out watchfully.

11.6

Full and around off, well blocked out. 49/1

11.5

FOUR! Nicely done. Full and around off, Markram gets down and sweeps it through square leg!

11.4

Outside off, pushed towards cover, with conviction this time.

11.3

Fuller, around off, Aiden looks to defend but the ball spins away, takes the outside edge and goes towards point.

11.2

Around off, eked away to the off side.

11.1

Full and around off, Markram lunges to defend. The ball nearly lobs back to the bowler.

10.6

FOUR! A boundary to start, a boundary to end. Overpitched, around off, van der Dussen drives it straight back past the bowler, through mid off and ends the over well. Moves to 12, in a partnership of 12. 45/1

10.5

Very full, around middle, swinging in, watchfully defended.

10.4

On a length, around off, angling away, blocked towards point.

10.3

Fuller, around middle, defended to the leg side.

10.2

Around middle, pushed towards the off side.

10.1

FOUR! A loose start, on a length, outside leg, tucked towards fine leg. 329 more needed to win.

Welcome back. The players are out on the field. It will be Afridi to van der Dussen first up.

... FINAL SESSION, DAY 4 ...

Pakistan may not be too worried. They have already got one wicket and the pitch is playing a lot of tricks. They are just waiting for the ball to get a bit old and then unleash Yasir Shah. 36 overs left in the day. How many wickets can Pakistan get and how many runs can South Africa add? Join us back at 3.15 pm local (1015 GMT).

Intriguing session. It does appear that South Africa are trying to be positive. They may not be going after 370 but are certainly not looking to defend out for a draw. They have lost Elgar in the process, one man capable of batting for 5 days. But they will be happy with the way they have played so far.

9.6

Full and around off, watchfully blocked out. TEA ON DAY 4, SOUTH AFRICA NEED 333 MORE TO WIN! 37/1

9.5

BEATEN! Wonderfully bowled. Flighted and outside off, Markram looks to block this one out but the ball spins away slightly as it zips past Markram's defensive push into Rizwan's mitts.

9.4

An appeal from the Pakistani players for this lbw appeal but turned down. Flighted and on off, Markram looks to block but the ball takes the inside edge and hits him on the pads and rolls to the off side. A loud appeal but to no avail. A good decision to not take the review.

9.3

On middle, flicked to the leg side.

9.2

Around off, pushed back to the bowler.

9.1

Fuller, around middle, pushed towards mid-wicket.

8.6

Back of a length, around middle, defended to the leg side. 37/1

8.5

A length ball, around middle, defended to the off side.

8.4

FOUR! IMPERIOUS! That is some way to get off the mark. A short ball, around off, van der Dussen pulls it through mid-wicket to get off the pair.

8.3

Outside off, pushed towards cover.

Rassie van der Dussen walks out at number 3, on a pair. Meanwhile, in Chattogram, 39 more needed now for West Indies. Minimum of 75 balls remaining, 5 wickets in hand. Kyle Mayers soldering along on 179.

8.2

OUT! CAUGHT BY THE KEEPER! Afridi gets Elgar again. A nothing shot in the end. On a length, outside off, Elgar reaches out, pushes at it and only gets a thick outside edge to Rizwan. No feet movement, could have left the ball alone but the angle played tricks in his mind.

BAN-WI UPDATE - 48 more needed now for West Indies. Minimum of 80 balls remaining, 5 wickets in hand. Kyle Mayers soldering along on 173.

8.1

A length ball, outside off, left alone.

7.6

SIX! That is what he likes to do! Flighted, around off, Markram jumps out and sends the ball sailing over long on! Markram moves to 14, the stand moves to 33, 337 more needed for a win! 33/0

Wow, that was a close call for Markram.

7.5

SAVED BY THE INSIDE EDGE! Close, close call for Markram. Fuller, around middle, Aiden came forward to defend but missed and was hit on the pads. There was a huge shout, but the umpire shook his head. The fielding team was confident and Babar Azam went for the review. UltraEdge detects a spike when the ball passes the bat!

7.4

On middle, punched towards mid on again. Hard hands.

7.3

Fuller, around off, pushed with hard hands towards cover.

BAN-WI UPDATE - We are witnessing a thriller of a Test in Chattogram. Chasing 395, West Indies need 55 from a minimum of 87 balls, with 5 wickets in hand! Kyle Mayers is playing a blinder, 167 not out.

7.2

FOUR! This is on the pads, Markram turns it behind square leg!

7.1

FOUR! Off the mark with a beauty. Uses his feet very well on this occasion. Tossed up and on middle, Markram skips down the track and whips this one over mid-wicket and the ball speeds away to the ropes.

6.6

Action replay of the previous delivery. 19/0

6.5

Landed outside off, quietly left alone this time.

6.4

On a lngth, outside off, Dean looks to punch it through the off side but the ball comes back in, takes the inner half of the bat and goes back to the bowler.

6.3

Fuller, around off, pushed towards point.

6.2

Another one in that channel, not played at again.

6.1

Full again, outside off, let through once more.

6.1

Another no ball. Outside off, on a length, left alone.

5.6

Full once more, well blocked out. 18/0

5.5

Around off, solidly defended.

5.4

Full around middle, Markram lunges to defend but the ball goes off the inside edge past short leg.

5.3

Fuller, around middle, Dean looks to drive but the ball spins in, takes the inside edge and goes to fine leg. A single taken.

5.2

Gets across and works it towards square leg.

5.1

Full and around off, Elgar gets across and looks to defend. Nearly pushes it back to the bowler.

Spin is in! Pretty early. Nauman Ali to bowl. He has got a bit of rough outside Elgar's off stump.

4.6

Full and around off, pushed towards cover. Now, we have the end of the over. 17/0

4.6

NO BALL has been called by the third umpire for overstepping. Outside off, short in length, Markram sways away.

4.5

Around off, watchfully blocked out. Afridi mimes a throw, Markram stares.

4.4

Fuller, around off, driven straight to mid off.

4.3

Outside off, left alone.

4.2

A bouncer now, around of, ducked under.

4.1

Around off, pushed towards mid off.

3.6

FOUR! Nicely done. Elgar has raced to 16, scoring all his runs in boundaries! On middle and leg, Dean just helps it through square leg. 16/0

3.5

Another one slipped down the leg side, DE looks to flick but then takes his bat skywards.

3.4

On a good length, around off, well defended.

3.3

A bit too straight, helped towards short mid-wicket.

3.2

FOUR! SWEET! That is a classic Elgar shot. Half volley, outside off, Dean comes forward and drives this beautifully through the covers. No need to run. 358 more to win.

3.1

A length ball, down the leg side, Elgar misses his flick.

2.6

Play and a miss! A length ball, outside off, angling away, AM looks to punch but misses. 8/0

2.5

Fuller, around off, left alone again.

2.4

Bends his back, gets the ball to bounce from back of a length, Aiden lets it go.

2.3

On a length, around middle, defended back to the bowler.

2.2

Landed outside off, angling away, Markram shoulders arms.

2.1

On a length, around off, defended to the off side.

A bit of repair going on. Around the bowler's landing area. The hammer comes out.

1.6

Outside off, Elgar blocks it into the ground. 8/0

1.5

Back of a length and on off, defended.

1.4

FOUR! That is exquisite! This is fuller and on middle, Elgar shows the full face of the bat and creams it through mid on. No chance of stopping that.

1.3

Well bowled! Comes around the wicket now. Lands it around off, Elgar plays it due to the angle but is beaten as the ball holds its line.

1.2

Four! That is a boundary. FOUR! off the mark in style! This is ahlf volley! On the pads, it is worked through mid-wicket for a boundary.

1.1

On the pads, this is worked to mid-wicket.

Hasan Ali to bowl from the other end!

0.6

A nippy delivery to end! Outside off and on a length. Left alone. 0/0

0.5

Outside off, Markram leaves it alone.

0.4

Outside off and on a length, Markram stands tall and pushes it to covers.

0.3

Goes fuller, looking for some swing but there ain't any! It is driven back to the bowler.

0.2

Length again and on middle, Markram is solid in defense again.

0.1

Good length and on off, Markram gets right behind the line and defends it.