Pakistan right on top against South Africa in the second Test

Pakistan Off spinner Saeed Ajmal  claimed  all five wickets as Pakistan ended on top on a divisive second day of the second Test against South Africa at Newlands on Friday. South Africa were under pressure at 139 for 5 at the end of Day 2, still 199 runs behind Pakistan's first innings of 338 runs  after Saeed  Ajmal had completed with 5 for 41.

Three of Ajmal's wickets came after the use of the UDRS, including a controversial dismissal of celebrity South African batsman Jacques Kallis. This  was a creative day for Saeed Ajmal, was guided  fellow tailender Tanvir Ahmed added  64 runs  for the ninth wicket partnership  to take Pakistan at ease past the 300 mark.

Their ultimate total looked  unlikely when Vernon Philander take  three wickets in his first three overs to restrict  the Pakistan  to 268 for 8. Faf du Plessis top scorer  for South Africa's  with  28 runs. AB de Villiers and Dean Elgar survived at the crease.

Pakistan batted until resumed  at 253 for 5, even though Philander's early wickets  the home side's hopes of covering up the innings quickly. Philander claimed  5 for 59, This was his ninth five wicket haul in Test Cricket.

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