Pakistan vs South Africa Second Test Live Streaming

Arnold Nichols
January 7, 2019

It is South Africa's seventh straight Test series win at home, while they have also never lost a home series under the leadership of Du Plessis.

"I felt I batted the best in the past year".

On the other hand, in the second Test, South Africa will have the services of Vernon Philander, who has taken 49 wickets in nine Test matches at Newlands with an average of 16.55.

"It's hard to recover if you're losing five wickets in the first session, but the way our batsmen are batting, that's how you learn in test cricket", he said, adding the team would have benefited from more warm-up matches ahead of the first test.

Cape Town: Half-centuries by Shan Masood, Asad Shafiq, and Babar Azam enabled Pakistan to avoid an innings defeat and take the second Test against South Africa at Newlands into the fourth day.

Watch the third and final Test between South Africa and Pakistan, in Johannesburg, live on Sky Sports Cricket from 7.55am on Friday. "We expected the pitch to get worse, but it actually got better and the short ball began bouncing like a tennis ball because it was not as quick", Du Plessis said. It flattened out and the ball got soft.

"We didn't get enough runs in the first innings", he said.

"With South Africa, particularly when you play a subcontinent team, you're always going to ask for bounce and pace".

The same could not be said for Pakistan's beleaguered pacemen, who toiled with spirit for much of the day but, on a deck on which their legspinner Yasir Shah found little assistance or role, had run out of steam by the close.

Amir went on to pick four wickets in the first innings. "(It is an) incredible place to play cricket, with the mountains around and the crowd is awesome as well.

The Proteas clinched the series with victory in the second Test at Newlands on Sunday, but Du Plessis will now be missing for next week's dead rubber.

Regular South African opening batsman Aiden Markram did not bat after suffering a severely bruised right thigh when he fell heavily on the boundary rope while fielding on Saturday.

While chasing a modest target of 41 runs, the home side crossed the winning line with relative ease despite losing Theunis de Bruyn - caught by Sarfraz Ahmed off the bowling of Mohammad Abbas - and Hashim Amla going back to the pavilion retired hurt, after being hit on the arm by pacer Mohammad Amir.

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