South Africa resistant their position as the world's number one Test team when they beat Pakistan by four wickets on the fourth day of the 2nd Test at Newlands on Sunday. The win with a one day to left, gave South Africa a win and 2-0 lead in the three match Test series and came after a spectacular Pakistan collapse in their second innings.
It was the South Africa's fifth consecutive Test Match victory, their sixth consecutive series win and extended their unbeaten run in Tests to 14 matches going away back more than a year. Pakistan were all out for 169 runs after preliminary the day on a moderately comfortable 100 for 3.
They lost their final six wickets for 22 runs either side of lunch. At one stage four wickets falls in 13 deliveries. The collapse was made by man of the match, left-arm spinner Robin Peterson, and opening bowler Vernon Philander claimed three wickets each before Dale Steyn ended off the innings.
Peterson completed with 3 for 73 and Philander followed up his 1st innings 5 for 59 by take 4 for 40. Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal claimed 4 for 51 during South Africa's run chase to end with match figures of 10 for 147 runs.
Chasing the target of 182 runs to win, South Africa lost Alviro Petersen for 10 runs into their chase. Smith and Hashim Amla added 53 runs for the second wicket before Smith was leg before to Saeed Ajmal for 29 runs soon before tea. Ajmal dismissed Jacques Kallis for 21 runs.
Hashim Amla (58) and De Villiers (36) joint a speedy 62 runs stand for the 4th wicket. Peterson bowled Sarfraz Ahmed with the final ball of the next over. Vernon Philander then removed by Azhar Ali, who made a patient 65 runs.