Published: Sat, December 29, 2018
Sport | By Matt Richards

Amla, Elgar guide Proteas to crushing victory over Pakistan inside 3 days

Amla, Elgar guide Proteas to crushing victory over Pakistan inside 3 days

Both added 119 runs for the second wicket before Elgar made an exit, as soon he completed his fifty, as occasional medium-fast bowler Shan Masood provided a breakthrough.

Pakistan bowled with skill and accuracy, and beat the bat on numerous occasions as Amla was dropped on eight at third slip by Fakhar Zaman.

The tourists went on to lose the first Test by six wickets on Friday to go 1-0 down in the three-match series.

Chasing a modest 149 to win in testing batting conditions, Amla took his side home shortly before tea on 63 not out to rediscover his form with a second half-century in his last 14 innings.

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The statement said: "The incident happened in the ninth over of South Africa's second innings when Arthur, after TV umpire Joel Wilson had decided in favour of Dean Elgar, entered the TV umpire's room and showed dissent at Mr Wilson's decision by first questioning him and then storming out of the room".

Cape Town - The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has denied reports that coach Mickey Arthur had heated exchanges with some of his senior players on the second day of the first Test against the Proteas in Centurion.

Further rehab followed, but he appeared in the two-Test series against Sri Lanka in July.

It was long waiting for the South African bowlers to get into the records book due to injuries. Olivier, playing just his sixth test and first in over a year, was only in South Africa's lineup after injuries to quick bowlers Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi.

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Pakistan had seemingly forced its way back into the match by reaching 100-1 for a 58-run lead by tea. With Dale Steyn likely to open the bowling for South Africa, he could claim South Africa's Test bowling record early in the Test, and will target an inexperienced top order: just three of Pakistan's squad members have played Test cricket in South Africa.

The Pakistan innings fell away after that, losing five wickets for 25 runs in the midst of the sudden collapse.

Muhammad Amir (4-62), Shaheen Shah Afridi (4-64) and Hasan Ali (2-70) were all among the wickets on a pitch that offered dangerously uneven pace and bounce.

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