Tuesday February 19, 2013
South Africa take series after Pakistan collapse
CAPE TOWN: South Africa reinforced their status as the world’s number one Test team when they beat Pakistan by four wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands on Sunday.
The victory, with a day to spare, gave South Africa a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series and came after a dramatic Pakistan collapse in their second innings.
It was South Africa’s fifth successive Test win, their sixth successive series victory and extended their unbeaten run in Tests to 14 matches going back more than a year.
“It was one of the more rewarding wins we have had,” said South Africa captain Graeme Smith.
“We were under pressure (at the start of) day three and we needed two days of big performances. To get those performances was incredible.” — AFP