CENTURION, South Africa - Pakistan made their best start of the series but then lost three wickets in 13 balls on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Saturday.
Pakistan were 4-91 at tea in reply to South Africa's first innings total of 409.
Imran Farhat, playing his first match of the series, and Mohammad Hafeez put on 46 for the first wicket, successfully seeing off the new ball threat of Dale Steyn and Vernon Philander.
But Pakistan were quickly back in perilous territory when Philander returned for his second spell as he and new cap Kyle Abbott took three wickets in successive overs.
Abbott followed up with a second wicket when he dismissed Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq shortly before tea.
Philander trapped Farhat leg before for 30 before Abbott, with his sixth ball in Test cricket, had Hafeez caught low down at gully for 18. Philander then bowled Azhar Ali for six, with the batsman edging a ball which kept low into his stumps.
Misbah fell to a superb diving catch by Alviro Petersen at second slip off the tall, strongly-built Abbott.