ABU DUBAI: South African has defeated Pakistan by a inning and 92 runs on Saturday, the 4th day of the second test match and leveled the test series by 1-1, The News Tribe reported.
Resuming the final session of Day Four on 274 for five, Pakistan batsmen bundled out for just 52 runs in the post-tea period of play.
Leg-spinner Imran Tahir starred for the tourists with the ball with a match haul of eight wickets to help South Africa to a series-leveling win after skipper Graeme Smith struck a double century and AB de Villiers hit a fine ton to take South Africa to an imposing 418-run lead in the first innings.
Asad Shafiq’s century and Misbah-ul-Haq’s 88 went in vain as the rest of the batsmen failed to clear the first innings deficit.
Earlier, when it looked like Misbah would guide Pakistan towards safety he fell to a smart move by South African captain Graeme Smith, who brought on part-timer Dean Elgar to bowl.
The left-hand slow blower returned the faith shown in him in his second over when Misbah’s miscued drive was well caught by Jacques Kallis, ending a 349-minute vigil. Misbah hit six boundaries and a six off 218 balls.
Shafiq reached his hundred with a superb on-drive off Jean-Paul Duminy for his 11th boundary to complete his second hundred against South Africa. He had hit 12 fours and a six off 268 balls at tea.
On the field Misbah and Shafiq added injury to South Africa’s insult by batting with a resolve to fight hard.
Separately, Pakistan had won by seven wickets in the first test match of the series against South Africa in Abu Dubai.