Visitors finish day three with 29-run lead
South Africa were reeling at 187-4 at stumps on day three of the first Test against South Africa in Karachi.
Proteas have a slim 29-run lead as captain Quinton de Kock and Keshav Maharaj were on the crease on their respective scores of nought and two.
Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen scored half-centuries and helped the side overcome the 158-run deficit.
They put on a 127-run partnership for the second wicket before the latter was caught by Abid Ali off Yasir Shah’s bowling for 64. Faf du Plessis managed 10 before he became the leg-spinner’s third victim.
Markram went on to score a gritty 74-run knock before he was caught by Abid Ali off Nauman Ali’s bowling.
The visitors were 84-1 were 47 runs behind at the end of the second session.
The visitors added 47 runs in the afternoon session at the expense of a wicket. The side wre 74 runs behind.
The opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram put on a 48-run partnership before the left-handed batsman was caught behind by Mohammad Rizwan by pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi for 29.
Markram and Rassie van der Dussen were unbeaten at 34 and 17 respectively.
South Africa went for lunch at 37-0 with 121 runs behind.
The opening pair of Dean Elgar and Aiden Markram were unbeaten at 18 and 16 respectively.
Earlier, the hosts were dismissed for 378 in their first innings with a lead of 158 runs.
The hosts started the proceedings on their overnight score of 308-8 with Hasan Ali batting at 11 and Nauman Ali to open his account. The pacer hit couple of boundaries before being bowled by Kagiso Rabada for 21.
Nauman and Yasir Shah put on a 55-run partnership before the debutante was traped leg before by Keshav after scoring 24.
Rabada and Maharaj each took three wickets finished whereas pacers Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje also dismissed two Pakistan batsmen each as well.
South Africa were dismissed for 220 with Dean Elgar top scoring with 58 whereas Geoge Linde made 35. Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada scored 25 and 21 respectively.
Yasir bagged three wickets for the hosts whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi and Nauman Ali took two wickets each.