CAPE TOWN – Faf du Plessis and Temba Bavuma shared a century partnership as South Africa moved into a commanding position on the second day of the second Test against Pakistan at Newlands on Friday.
The Proteas were 281/4 wickets at tea, a lead of 104 runs.
South African captain Du Plessis, out for a “pair” during the six-wicket win in the first Test in Centurion, was on 80 not out, the highest score of the series.
Bavuma had 60 not out. Their fifth-wicket partnership was worth 132 runs.
The batsmen had to counter some accurate, hostile bowling before lunch when Pakistan took two wickets during the first hour, and thought they had a third when Bavuma, on three, edged Mohammad Abbas to Azhar Ali at first slip.