South Africa clinch series after Philander routs Pakistan.
South Africa proved why they are the number one rank Test team in the world after battling back to beat Pakistan, the result also means they have an unassailable 2-0 lead in series.
The victory, with a day to spare, gave South Africa a winning 2-0 lead in the three-match series. It came after a dramatic Pakistan collapse in their second innings.
Pakistan were bowled out for 169 after starting the day on 100-3. They lost their last six wickets for 22 runs either side of lunch. At one stage four wickets fell in 13 balls, including three off successive deliveries.
The collapse was engineered by left-arm spinner Robin Peterson and opening bowler Vernon Philander, before Dale Steyn finished off the Pakistan innings.
Peterson finished with 3-73 and Philander 4-40.
Set 182 to win, South Africa lost Alviro Petersen ten runs into their chase, when he was LBW to Umar Gul for one.
Captain Graeme Smith and Hashim Amla put on 53 for the second wicket before Smith was leg before to Saeed Ajmal for 29 shortly before tea.
Ajmal gained a second leg before decision when he dismissed Jacques Kallis for 21.
Amla and De Villiers shared a rapid 62-run partnership for the fourth wicket before both batsmen perished playing attacking shots. Faf du Plessis became Ajmal’s tenth victim of the match before Dean Elgar hit the winning run.
Ajmal took four for 51 in South Africa’s run chase to finish with match figures of ten for 147.