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South Africa v Pakistan: Proteas win second Test to clinch series win

CAPE TOWN: South Africa strolled to a nine-wicket win over Pakistan in the second Test in Cape Town to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.
After bowling Pakistan out for 294 in their second innings on day three, the Proteas began day four needing to score only 41 to wrap up victory. They did so for the loss of Theunis de Bruyn, caught behind for four, while Hashim Amla retired hurt for two.
It wasn’t as simple as South Africa was hoping, with the Proteas losing stand-in opener Theunis de Bruyn for 4 and seeing Hashim Amla retire hurt on 2 before they reached the simple target.
De Bruyn was opening in place of Aiden Markram, who was injured fielding on the third day.
Still, South Africa got there and was 43-1 to seal a nine-wicket win and a seventh straight series win at home by taking a 2-0 lead over Pakistan in the three-test contest. The final test in Johannesburg starts Friday.
Pakistan fell to a second straight series loss and failed throughout to deal with the South African pace bowling attack.
Pakistan was bowled out for 177 in the first innings at Newlands and South Africa was in control after that, with Dale Steyn’s seven wickets in the match the fast bowler’s best performance since a career-threatening shoulder injury in 2016.

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