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.