Game, set, series to South Africa! Slog to finish things things off, tossed up and he gets on his knee and clears midwicket
Misbah: "Improved performance especially the batting. It was Peterson who took the advantage from us. If we had set 250 target that would have been tricky on this wicket. Credit to the South African bowlers today, we could not score fully. The pressure created leads to wickets. Ajmal always puts us in commanding situations.
Smith: "It was a tough Test. The conditions reminded me of the subcontinent. Ajmal's not the No.1 bowler for no reason. It's a quality bunch of guys. We were hoping to strike with the second new ball but Vernon struck for us. We turned it around in our first innings. Robbie's 84 really contributed well for us."
The Man of the Match is Robin Peterson: "I'm pleased we got over the line. All week the coaching staff had been hammering it to me to play with more positive intent. Everyone did their part, even though we missed Morne. I've said it before that Ajmal is a genius. To take those wickets and not get the Man of the Match must be disappointing for him."
Win for Smith in his 100th Test as captain of South Africa. Plenty to read on this match in the next few hours. Thanks for your company and the mails. We'll see you all for the Centurion Test starting on Friday. Cheers!
End of match: South Africa take an unassailable 2-0 series lead with one to play. They were pushed close in this Test but showed the character to bounce back after struggling in the first innings. Peterson's knock helped get them close to Pakistan's score, but the visitors couldn't capitalise as well as they would have liked. There was a turnaround today when the ball was changed after the first drinks break, triggering off a collapse. From then on it was all South Africa.
Pakistan fought hard and they shouldn't be too despondent. Their errors were obvious. At the start, they erred by not playing an extra spinner in Abdur Rehman. Ajmal had to shoulder almost all the burden. To say that Mohammad Hafeez was underbowled would be an understatement. Misbah will have a lot to answer. Selection cost Pakistan here. Tanvir was hardly a seam option. He didn't have the pace, nor the movement. Expect changes at Centurion. Ajmal toiled manfully, and Shafiq and Younis showed fine character under pressure in the first innings.
still no win! Fine over from Hafeez, tossed up on the pads and he works it to midwicket
cramped him for room as he tried to cut, chops it to point
turn and bounce again and it clips his pads and rolls away
stays back and he pushes it to mid-on
where did that turn from! Gosh! That kicked up and turned so far that Younis collected it at first slip
comes down the wicket, flatter delivery and he cuts straight to point
And Hafeez gets a bowl!
gets an inside edge that sneaks past short leg and SA have equalled
tossed up on middle and off and he gets forward and pushes it to the off side
comes forward and he drives this one down to mid-off
Can Peterson finish this off?
A bit too late though
Nahim: "A hammer blow for du Plessis's average."
Faf has been given out lbw and he is reviewing it, hits a good length and spins back in, he was shuffling a long way across and you could see middle and leg, no inside edge and that was hitting alright, Oxenford gets it right. Ajmal picks up ten for the match
flatter delivery and he comes well forward and defends
dropped it short and wide outside off and he cuts and it's in the air and drops wide of point
Three to win
Dave Angel: "So proud of this SA team. Every time they seem to be up against it, they find a way to come out on top. They did it in England, then in Aus, and now at home against Pak. They seem to use setbacks as opportunities to do something extraordinary. So proud of them."
comes round the wicket, he works it away wide of midwicket, should never have been more than two, but with Irfan there's always the chance to sneak in an extra run
this was banged in short and he swivels at the crease and pulls him down to fine leg
stays on the back foot and he tucks it away wide of mid-on, 7 needed now
moves away and he stays beside the line and pushes it towards point
stays behind the line and he punches it down to cover
fullish in length on the pads and worked away down to long-on
Kamran: "Misbah actually keeps getting back to Tanvir because he heard the commentators saying that Pakistan's slower bowlers are its only chance to win this game."
the doosra and it was the extra bounce there, Elgar wanted to cut but shouldered arms