Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd Test Day 1 highlights: Double blow by Philander puts South Africa in control

South Africa vs Pakistan highlights: South Africa won the toss and opted to bat in 3rd Test. (Source: AP)

South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd Test Day 1 highlights: Vernon Philander wreaked havoc as he dismissed Shan Massod and Azhar Ali in consecutive deliveries, as Pakistan finished the day at 17/2. Imam-ul-Haq, who is batting on 10 along with Mohammad Abbas will resume the Pakistan innings on Day 2. Pakistan are still trailing by 245 runs and the visitors would hope that they don’t lose any wicket in the first session of the match.

Earlier in the day, South Africa suffered a collapse in the final session as the hosts could only manage 262 in their first innings. The Proteas lost seven wickets in the final session as Pakistani seamers bundled up the remaining batsmen in quick succession. Faheem Ashraf scalped three wickets, while Hasan Ali, Mohammad Abbas and Mohammad Amir shared two wickets each. Among the South African, Aiden Markram was the standout batsman as he scored 90 in 124 deliveries.