CAPE TOWN, South Africa - South Africa reinforced their status as the world's top Test team when they beat Pakistan by four wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands yesterday.
The victory, with a day to spare, gave South Africa a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
It came after a dramatic Pakistan collapse in their second innings. Pakistan were bowled out for 169 after starting the day on a relatively comfortable 3-100.
They lost their last six wickets for 22 runs on either side of lunch. At one stage four wickets fell in 13 balls, including three off successive deliveries.
The collapse was engineered by left-arm spinner Robin Peterson and opening bowler Vernon Philander, who took three wickets each before Dale Steyn finished off the Pakistan innings.
Peterson finished with three for 73 and Philander took four for 40. The result was a disappointment for Pakistan.