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South Africa beat Pakistan by nine wickets to clinch series

AFP  |  Cape Town 

beat by nine wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at on Sunday.

claimed a wicket and forced to retire before passed their meagre target after less than an hour's play at

Set 41 to win, reached 43 for the loss of one wicket from 9.5 overs.

The result ensured a seventh successive home series win for South Africa, who won the first Test in Centurion by six wickets. The third and final Test starts in on Friday.

Regular South African opening batsman did not bat after suffering a severely bruised right thigh when he fell heavily on the boundary rope while fielding on Saturday.

Theunis de Bruyn, opening in place of Markram, clipped to the midwicket boundary but did not add to his score before being caught off his glove by wicketkeeper and while attempting to pull a bouncer from Abbas.

effectively conceded 10 runs in extras off two successive deliveries, with a wide and a no-ball which both flew over Sarfraz's

was forced to retire on two after being hit on the right upper arm by a ball from Amir which lifted sharply off a good length.

Dean Elgar, who made 24 not out, ended the match by hitting two fours off part-time bowler

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First Published: Sun, January 06 2019. 15:45 IST
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