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UPDATE 1-Cricket-Pakistan launch fightback but still trail South…

Reuters India – * South Africa still in strong position to win (adds details to tea)

CAPE TOWN, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq scored half centuries as they led a fightback against South Africa on the third day of the second test at Newlands on Saturday, taking their score to 177 for three wickets at tea.

Summary

  • * South Africa still in strong position to win (adds details to tea)CAPE TOWN, Jan 5 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Shan Masood and Asad Shafiq scored half centuries as they led a fightback against South Africa on the third day of the second test at Newlands on Saturday, taking their score to 177 for three wickets at tea.
  • But Pakistan, dismissed for only 177 in their first innings, are still up against it as they trail South Africa by 77 runs after the home side were bowled out for 431 earlier on Saturday, amassing a potential match winning 254-run first innings lead.
  • But he edged a Dale Steyn delivery behind to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock just before tea for the home side’s only wicket of the session.
  • Mohammad Amir took three wickets in a lively start to Saturday’s play as South Africa resumed on 382-6 and added 49 more runs before being bowled out.
  • South Africa won the first test in Pretoria last week by six wickets inside three days and are still strongly placed to clinch the three-match series.


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