2nd Test: South Africa ahead after Imran Tahir wrecks Pakistan on Day 1

Tahir finished with 5-32 as Pakistan were bowled out for 99. At stumps, South Africa led by 29 runs with Graeme Smith unbeaten on 67.

updated: October 23, 2013 19:40 IST
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Dubai: Imran Tahir (Centre)Leg-spinner Imran Tahir came to haunt the country of his birth, Pakistan, by claiming a maiden five-wicket haul to give South Africa early control of the must-win second Test on Wednesday.

The 34-year old finished with a career best 5-32 while fit-again paceman Dale Steyn took 3-38 to bundle Pakistan out for 99 all out in 36.4 overs at Dubai stadium before South Africa finished the day on 128-3.

They lead by 29 runs and enjoyed a good day in their bid to level the two-Test series after losing the first game by seven wickets in Abu Dhabi last week.

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