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South Africa extends advantage at 128-3

South Africa extends advantage in 2nd test after routing Pakistan for 99

South Africa extends advantage at 128-3

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Top-ranked South Africa was eyeing a big first innings lead after legspinner Imran Tahir's five-wicket haul helped the Proteas bowl out Pakistan for 99 on the first day of the second and final test on Wednesday.

Captain Graeme Smith led from the front and was unbeaten on 67 off 138 balls as South Africa finished day one at 128-3. Nightwatchman Dale Steyn was with him on 3.

Tahir's 5-32 were backed up by fast bowler Dale Steyn's 3-38, as they spearheaded knocking over Pakistan in just 2 hours, 40 minutes.

Tahir didn't figure in the Proteas' seven-wicket loss at Abu Dhabi last week, but struck three times in the space of 11 deliveries before lunch, and added two more as most of the batsmen attempted expansive shots.

Updated : 2021-05-14 22:19 GMT+08:00