Pakistan are left reeling

South Africa 368 Pakistan 120-8
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Makhaya Ntini and Mornantau Hayward left Pakistan reeling at 120 for 8 when bad light brought an early close on the second day in the first of two Tests here yesterday

After Pakistan made a good start in pursuit of South Africa's first innings total of 368, reaching 81 for 1 at tea, Ntini, Hayward and Shaun Pollock sliced their way through any resistance.

The solid opening partnership of 77 between the youngsters Taufiq Umar and Salim Elahi gave the visitors hope but, before tea, Hayward removed Taufiq. In the second over after tea, Pollock trapped Younis Khan leg-before and then Ntini dismissed Inzamam-ul-Haq with a rising delivery. The same bowler removed Salim for 39 and Yousuf Youhana for 12. A silly run-out got rid of Faisal Iqbal, and then Hayward, on his return to the attack, dispatched Abdur Razzaq and Saqlain Mushtaq in a single over.

South Africa, 250 for 5 overnight, were dismissed just after lunch. Jacques Kallis, undefeated overnight on 104, added one run before falling to Mohammad Sami. Mark Boucher, in reaching his 12th Test half-century, became the 16th wicketkeeper to score 2,000 runs in Test cricket.