On a relatively batting-friendly track of Wanderers Stadium, Pakistani bowlers make a spirited comeback against South Africa to bowl them out for 262 runs.
South Africa was looking in complete control with just three wickets down on 229 runs but then as the ball started to reverse swing a little, the Pakistani bowlers snaffled their chances and delivered a devastating blow to the South African batting. The bowling duo of Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Amir started the mighty downfall of the Proteas after the Tea break.
Mohammad Abbas initiated the destruction by removing Theunis de Bruyn on 49. Abbas’ effort was carried forward by Amir, who removed Temba Bavuma and Zubayr Hamza, who scored 8 and 41 runs respectively. Later, Hasan Ali also chipped in with a couple of wickets of Vernon Philander and Kagiso Rabada.
A total of seven wickets fell for 36 runs in 19.4 overs after tea, with the wickets shared between Pakistan's four seamers. In the press conference after the day’s play, Mohammad Amir revealed that he and Abbas made a plan to bowl in tight areas and restrict the run flow and they were rewarded by it.