Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock stood well on the crease for South Africa as they close the day 2 of the third Test on 135-5 with a strong lead of 212 against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday.
Amla with one lifeline scored 42 runs to give South Africa a much-needed edge over visitors while de Kock is not out on 34 runs.
Earlier, Duanne Olivier took his third five-wicket haul of the series as South Africa gained a 77-run first inning lead. He amazed the visitors once again with his short balls taking yet another five for conceding 51 runs. Pakistan lost their last five wickets for 16 runs.
South Africa, when came into bat lost, stand-in captain Dean Elgar on 24 runs. Elgar edged the ball off Amir which went straight in the gloves of Sarfraz.
Mohammad Abbas took dangerous looking Markram who scored 25 runs with the help of four boundaries. Faheem Ashraf took two back to back wickets in an over to help Pakistan make a strong comeback with the bowl.