Cricket: S Africa wrecked by Waqar

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South Africa 262-7 v Pakistan

Waqar Younis, the Pakistan fast bowler, yesterday claimed his 20th five- wicket haul in Test cricket as South Africa reached 262 for 7 after the first day of the third and final Test match in Port Elizabeth.

Waqar, who finished with five for 64, struck four times before lunch as South Africa slumped to 81 for 4 and then claimed the wicket of Hansie Cronje, the captain, shortly before the close. Cronje led a fightback, scoring 85 in 255 minutes and sharing partnerships of 45 with Andrew Hudson, 78 with Shaun Pollock and 57 with Mark Boucher.

First day; Pakistan won toss

SOUTH AFRICA - First Innings

A M Bacher lbw b Waqar 3

G Kirsten b Waqar 38

J H Kallis b Waqar 10

H D Ackerman b Waqar 11

A C Hudson c Khan b Mushtaq 42

*W J Cronje lbw b Waqar 85

S M Pollock c Azhar b Wasim 38

M V Boucher not out 27

P S de Villiers not out 1

Extras (2lb 5nb) 7

Total (for 7, 90 overs) 262

Fall: 1-3 2-13 3-36 4-81 5-122 6-200 7-257.

To bat: P R Adams, A A Donald.

Bowling: Wasim Akram 21-5-54-1; Waqar Younis 19-4-64-5; Azhar Mahmood 21-7-47-0; Shoaib Akhtar 13-4-30-0; Mushtaq Ahmed 16-1-65-1.

PAKISTAN: Saeed Anwar, Aamir Sohail, Ijaz Ahmed, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Moin Khan, Azhar Mahmood, Wasim Akram, *Rashid Latif, Mushtaq Ahmed, Waqar Younis, Shoaib Akhtar.

Umpires: S Dunne (NZ) and R Koertzen (SA).

The South Africa players, Pat Symcox and Fanie de Villiers, together with Paddy Upton, the team's exercise specialist, face disciplinary action over alleged racist remarks during the second Test against Pakistan.