South Africa beat Pakistan by 9 wickets in the second Test match at Newlands, Cape Town and clinched the three Tests series with one match to go. On a green track South Africa chose to bowl first and their four pacers bundled out Pakistan for just 177 runs in their first innings and in reply South Africa posted a huge total of 431 runs with a lead of 254 runs.
Captain Faf du Plessis played fighting knock of 103 runs after bagging a pair in Centurion Test. In the second innings Asad Shafiq, Shan Masood and Babar Azam put up a fight but they couldn't convert their fifties into big hundreds and Pakistan were bowled out for 294 runs and set a target of only 41 runs for the hosts which they chased down with the loss of one wicket.
All the major stats and facts from the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan in Cape Town :
5 - Faf du Plessis scored 9th hundred of his Test career and 5th as South Africa's Test captain - the joint second most as South Africa Test captain after Graeme Smith (25).
7 - This was South Africa's 7th successive Test series win at home. Since their last Test series defeat at the hands of England in 2016, they have beaten New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Zimbabwe, India, Australia and Pakistan.
11.7 - Azhar Ali's batting average in Test cricket outside Asia since the start of 2018. He has scored only 117 runs in 10 innings at this average with only one fifty.
13 - South Africa have played 13 Tests against Asian teams at Newlands, Cape Town and have been unbeaten in all 13 Tests.
51 - Vernon Philander completed 50 Test wickets at Newlands, Cape Town. He is the fourth South African bowler to achieve this feat.
50 plus Test wickets at Newlands, Cape Town -
74 - Dale Steyn
53 - Makhaya Ntini
51 - Vernon Philander / Shaun Pollock
431 - With 431 Test wickets Dale Steyn equalled Sir Richard Hadlee's tally of 431 wickets and became the joint 10th leading wicket taker in Test cricket.
2029 - Quinton de Kock completed 2000 runs in Test cricket. He is the 30th South African player to achieve this milestone.