In the later state of the 2nd innings, Pakistan’s hard-hitting batsman Shahid Afridi scored his first half-century after more than a year to take the game to a closing finish. He was not supported by his partners will, or else result of the match could have been completely different.
Earlier in the day, Pakistan won the toss and sent South Africa to bat first. Initially, it looked like the decision was correct as the bowlers did some early damage sending two top-order batsmen within the first 15 overs and keeping the score below 50. But, after that things went horribly wrong for Pakistan as Mr. Dependable Hashim Amla and the wicket-keeper captain AB de Villiers both scored centuries to take south Africa past 300-mark. Amla got out scoring 122, and Villiers made 128 runs. At the end of the innings, Faf Du Plessis scored a blistering 45 off just 19 balls taking the South African score to 343.
South Africa now leads the series 2-1 with the next match to be held on March 21.