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Cricket: Olivier wrecks Pakistan again

AFP  |  Johannesburg 

took his third five-wicket haul of the series as gained a 77-run first innings lead on the second day of the third and final Test against at the on Saturday.

The fast bowler took five for 51 as were bowled out for 185. The tourists lost their last five wickets for 16 runs.

were 25 for one in their second innings at tea, losing stand-in Dean Elgar, who was caught behind off for five.

Olivier was twice involved in crucial breakthroughs in Pakistan's innings.

He ended an hour of frustration for when he took two wickets in four balls immediately after the morning drinks break, ending the stubborn resistance of nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas, who batted for 88 minutes and faced 51 balls in scoring 11. Three balls later ducked a bouncer but was caught behind off his glove.

Abbas and opening batsman Imam-ul-Haq, who went on to make 43, were both dropped twice during the first hour of play. South Africa also missed two run-out opportunities.

were reduced to 91 for five when Imam was caught at second slip off but (49) and (50) put on 78 off only 61 balls for the sixth wicket.

Kagiso Rabada ended the stand when Sarfraz was caught at first slip and four balls later Olivier had Azam caught at long leg. Olivier made it a double strike when Faheem Ashraf was out first ball, splicing a mistimed pull to short leg.

Olivier started the series as South Africa's fifth-choice fast bowler but played in the first Test in Centurion because of to and He had match figures of 11 for 96, prompting South Africa to opt for a four-man pace attack when Philander returned for the second Test.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 19:05 IST
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