Amir, Afridi restrict SA's lead to 42

Pakistan fights back after Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets each on the second day of the first Test against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Thursday.

Pakistan has restricted South Africa’s lead to just 42. They’ve managed to keep this Test on an even keel.

South Africa’s Bavuma led the way with a fine 53, while De Kock hit 45 before South Africa were bowled out for 223. Lunch was taken when the final wicket fell.

Dale Steyn hit 23 off 23 balls and Kagiso Rabada made 19 off 25 balls as the tail provided support to Bavuma and De Kock.

Runs were again at a premium on a pitch which has helped the fast bowlers throughout.

Bavuma moved to an assured half-century off 66 balls but was then tied down by some accurate bowling before edging Afridi to wicketkeeper and captain Sarfraz Ahmed for 53 off 87 balls with nine fours.

De Kock made his runs off 53 balls with five fours before he was the last man out, driving Amir to cover.