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    SA vs Pakistan, 2nd Test, Day 3: as it happened

    Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal celebrates after dismissing Dean Elgar.

    Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal celebrates after dismissing Dean Elgar. (Getty Images)

    Live updates from day three of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan at Cape Town.

    Pakistan's 2nd innings:

    Pakistan 100 for 3 in 43 overs: Misbah oozed confidence after starting on a staid note. He tonked Peterson for a two more sixes as Pakistan reached 100 in 43rd over. Azhar one the other end batted with poise and tact.

    Pakistan 75 for 3 in 35 overs: Azhar Ali and Misbah steadied the innings after early jolts. Azhar was lucky on one occasion as Peterson spilled a tough caught and bowled chance. The batsman caned the ball with ferocity after coming down the track and the bowler failed to hold onto the ball. Misbah was cautious early bur broke the fetters by smashing Peterson for a six in he 31st over.

    Pakistan 45 for 3 in 16 overs: Dale Steyn castled Younis Khan for 14 as the batsman dragged the ball onto the stumps while pushing at the ball.

    Younis Khan b Steyn 14 (65)

    Pakistan 25 for 2 in 8 overs: Azhar Ali and Younis Khan hold the fort at 19 and 5 respectively at tea. Azhar cracked a couple of boundaries and gained confidence while Younis looked shaky and was beaten outside the off stump on more than one occasion.

    Pakistan 7 for 2 in 2 overs: Hafeez played across the line to a ball which nipped in sharply and caught him right in front of the stumps in the first over of the innings. In the next over, Philander snared Jamshed as the batsman was caught in the crease as the ball pitched on middle stump and straightened. Both openers failed to open their account.

    Nasir Jamshed lbw b Philander 0(4)

    Hafeez lbw b Steyn 0(2)

    South Africa 326 all out in 102.1 overs: Peterson was holed out in the deep off Mohammad Hafeez for 84 in a bid to add few quick runs. Earlier, Irfan prised out Steyn by getting him caught behind as the batsman poked at the delivery shaping away.

    Robin Peterson c Umar Gul b Hafeez 84(106)

    South Africa 277 for 8 in 94.3 overs: Mohammad Irfan broke the resistance of Philander by nipping him out for 22. The ball reared up from the good length and lobbed up in the air after taking a top edge as the batsman tried to fend off the delivery.

    Philander c Jamshed b Mohammad Irfan 22(43)

    South Africa 248 for 7 after 88 overs: Lunch! South Africa reached 248 for 7 at lunch against Pakistan at Newlands. Robin Peterson (40) and Vernon Philander (12) were at the crease when umpires called off the first session's play. South Africa are trailing by 90 runs. Pakistan have picked up two wickets in this session.

    South Africa 235 for 7 after 85 overs: Philander and Peterson scored 11 runs off Mohammad Irfan's over. Petersen slashed hard the Pakistani bowler towards covers for a boundary and then gathered three runs off his next delivery. Philander punished Irfan for a four runs towards fine-leg to end the over.

    South Africa 210 for 7 after 81 overs: AB de Villiers departs. A huge blow for South Africa. Mohammad Irfan picks up his first wicket in Tests. A huge wicket for him. AB de Villiers departs after scoring 61. He tried to play a flick shot but could not time it properly and it went up high in the sky. Umar Gul made no mistake in the mid-on area.

    AB de Villiers c Umar Gul b Mohammad Irfan

    South Africa 202 for 6 after 78 overs: South Africa reach 200 as Peterson slashed Ajmal hard to the square of the wicket for a boundary. This pair looks settled now. AB de Villiers hit couple of nice cover drives in last couple of overs. AB de Villiers is batting on 58 and Peterson is on 11.

    South Africa 190 for 6 after 74 overs: Robin Peterson and AB de Villiers are taking the ship forward. meanwhile. AB de Villiers raised his fifty, a truly well crafted knock under pressure. In the 74th over, peterson edged again to Ajmal but the ball fell short of Younis Khan in the slip.

    South Africa 168 for 6 after 70 overs: Saeed Ajmal strikes again. This time the victim is Dean Elgar. He edged the ball and Younis Khan made no mistake in the slip.Elgar departs after scoring only 23. South Africans still have no answer to the mystery of Ajmal.

    Dean Elgar c Younis Khan b Saeed Ajmal

    South Africa 164 for 5 after 69 overs: Just a couple of runs from the over but most importantly AB de villiers is dropped at gully by Azhar Ali. The unfortunate bowler is Umar Gul. AB de Villiers is batting on 37. This might cause Pakistan later.

    South Africa 162 for 5 after 68 overs: De Villiers is batting on 35 and Elgar is on 23. Elgar found the second boundary of the day in the 67th over as he guided a delivery from Gul to the fine-leg boundary.

    South Africa 153 for 5 after 65 overs: The overnight pair going steadily so far. They are playing Ajmal and Gul duo watchfully. Meanwhile, Elgar found a boundary through square of the wicket.

    South Africa 139 for 5 after 61 overs: The first over of the day has been bowled. Umar Gul bowled six dot balls to Elgar and Elger played very cautiously.

    Day 2 summary: Pakistan were bowled out for 338 in their first innings as both Asad Shafiq and Younis Khan scored 111.

    In reply, South Africa started off well but soon lost their plot as Saeed Ajaml struck five times. He picked up Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Alviro Petersen, Faf Du Plessis and Jacques Kallis.

    At the end of the day, South Africa were 139 for 5, still trailing by 199 runs. AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar are at the crease. Pakistan will look to wrap up South Africa soon.