Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam defied the South African bowlers because the hosts reached 104-Four at lunch on the second day of the primary Check in Karachi on Wednesday.
Alam, taking part in his first Check at residence, was unbeaten on 39 and Azhar was on 38 as Pakistan added 71 runs with out shedding any wickets within the morning session.
Pakistan are 116 runs behind South Africa’s first innings whole of 220 with six wickets intact.
The Nationwide Stadium pitch appeared to have quietened down as South Africa’s tempo and spin assault toiled arduous after decreasing Pakistan to 33-Four on the shut on Tuesday.
Kagiso Rabada, who took 2-Eight on Tuesday, regarded threatening in his six-over spell however Ali and Alam batted cautiously to take Pakistan previous the 100-run mark.
However each batsmen survived scares, with left-arm spinner George Linde coming near trapping Ali leg-before on 29. The umpire’s not-out determination was upheld on evaluation. Alam may have been dismissed on 35 however Dean Elgar failed to carry a pointy edge off spinner Keshav Maharaj within the slips.