Cricket: Olivier Wrecks Pakistan Again
Muhammad Rameez 6 days ago Sat 12th January 2019 | 10:32 PM
Duanne Olivier took his third five-wicket haul of the series as South Africa gained a 77-run first innings lead on the second day of the third and final Test against Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium on Saturday
Olivier was twice involved in crucial breakthroughs in Pakistan's innings.
He ended an hour of frustration for South Africa when he took two wickets in four balls immediately after the morning drinks break, ending the stubborn resistance of nightwatchman Mohammad Abbas, who batted for 88 minutes and faced 51 balls in scoring 11. Three balls later Asad Shafiq ducked a bouncer but was caught behind off his glove.
Kagiso Rabada ended the stand when Sarfraz was caught at first slip and four balls later Olivier had Azam caught at long leg. Olivier made it a double strike when Faheem Ashraf was out first ball, splicing a mistimed pull to short leg.
Olivier started the series as South Africa's fifth-choice fast bowler but played in the first Testin Centurion because of injuries to Vernon Philander and Lungi Ngidi. He had match figures of 11 for 96,prompting South Africa to opt for a four-man pace attack when Philander returned for the second Test.