South Africa needs 41 runs on the fourth day at the Cape Town test. So, winning the three-match test series had become a matter of the first session for them.
As South Africa started from 382 for 6 wickets on the third day of Cape Town test. They ended their inning at 431runs for all wickets. That brought them 254 runs lead. Quinton de Kock added only 4 runs on the third day. Mohammad Amir picked last some Protea wickets.
At the third inning batting, Pakistan came to the wicket. Pakistan started a shaky inning. Dale Steyn showed the way of the pavilion to opener Imam Ul Haque at 10 runs on the scoreboard. Then Rabada trapped Azhar Ali to LBW.
But a third-wicket partnership of Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq brought 132 runs that mainly saved Pakistan from an inning loss. Then Steyn made Shan Masood (61) at caught behind. Then Rabada made Asad Shafiq to LBW again.
Babar Azam tried from his place but none of the Pak batsmen co-operate him. His 72 runs inning came to an end to Rabada.
Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada mainly destroyed the Pakistani batting line-up. They distributed eight wickets equally between them. The rests were for Philander and Olivier.
Finally, South Africa needs 41 runs and Pakistan needs some wickets to save their last prestige.
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