PAK vs SA: George Linde, Keshav Maharaj Keep South Africa In The Game After Hasan Ali Fifer
Spinners George Linde and Keshav Maharaj shared five wickets to keep South Africa alive after the third day of the second Test against Pakistan on Saturday.
The spinners helped South Africa reduce the hosts to 129 for six runs by stumps, a lead of exactly 200 on a day when 12 wickets went down.
Six of those belonged to the visitors as their middle and lower order were again exposed when they were dismissed for a below-par 201, handing Pakistan a first-innings lead of 71 to build on. Temba Bavuma was left unbeaten on 44. Pakistan vs South Africa Scorecard
Mark Boucher's side then needed to dig deep in order to have a chance of victory, with Linde's three for 12 in nine overs, five of which were maidens, doing precisely that. Maharaj chipped in with two for 74 meaning the game was still hanging in the balance heading to day four on Sunday.
The South Africans started the morning on 106 for four but lost captain Quinton de Kock within the first 15 deliveries after he attempted to play a loose drive off Shaheen Afridi (1/37) and it ricocheted onto the stumps.