But 24 runs of Dean Elgar’s who remained not out helped watch them over the line in 9.5 overs.
In between all these, Amla sent inside after being hit by Mohammad Amir, Pakistan pace bowler, on the elbow – setting some question marks over him and Markrem for last Test match of the series i.e. the 3rd Test, which starts on Friday in Johannesburg.
But as Faf du Plessis the skipper joined Elgar so there were no more complications for the hosts, because Elgar is the one who secured the win with consecutive boundaries off Azhar Ali, who is a part-time bowler of Pakistan.
“There are not a lot of Test matches that are going five days around the world any more,” he said.
“The speed of play has gone up tremendously. Test cricket has evolved and it is great for the fans. They are getting fours, sixes, lots of wickets and pace bowlers bowling. Test cricket for me the last few years has been the most exciting format of all.”
Du Plessis told in the starting 2 days the field or pitch had been quite challenging but the batsmen got the reward of it.
“If Pakistan batted well yesterday (Saturday), today and tomorrow would have been good batting wickets. It flattened out and the ball got soft. It was tough on day two but we scored close to 400 runs,” he said.
A fine of about twenty percent of his match fee has also been charged from him, with the other players charged ten percent of their.
The ban was imposed due to the fact that it was the 2nd minor over-rate violation of Du Plessis in the previous twelve months – after a same illegal act in a Test against in January 2018 at Centurion.
Du Plessis gave out an equivalent over-rate ban in 2014 at the World T20, losing a match against England – despite the fact that Proteas were champion on that occasion, sending England out from the competition.
Both Teams will face each other in 5 one-day internationals and 3 T20 matches after the Test series.