Olivier leads South Africa to Test series sweep of Pakistan

14 Jan, 2019 3:48 pm

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – Fiery fast bowler Duanne Olivier took key early wickets as South Africa wrapped up a clean sweep of their series against Pakistan with victory by 107 runs on the fourth day of the third and final Test on Monday.

Pakistan resumed their second innings needing a further 228 for victory with seven wickets in hand, but their chances faded when Olivier removed the dangerous Babar Azam (21) and captain Sarfraz Ahmed (0) in consecutive balls.

The home side chipped away at the wickets to bowl the visitors out for 273, with Olivier (3-74) and Kagiso Rabada (3-75) the pick of a hostile South African attack that has been key to the team’s success.

The teams begin a five-match one-day international series on Saturday with the first game in Port Elizabeth. They will also play three Twenty20 matches.

“I’m extremely proud, a 3-0 series win is just what we asked the guys for,” stand-in South Africa captain Dean Elgar said at the post-match presentation.

“It’s a good way to start the year, we have set our goals and are halfway there with one more Test series against Sri Lanka to come.”

“Our fast bowlers know what they want to do, which makes your life easier as a captain. They have worked out their game-plans and know how to execute,” he added.

Olivier was asked to open the bowling on the fourth morning and took his wicket tally in the series to 24 with two quick scalps.

The pace and bounce proved too much for Azam, who could only fend a vicious delivery to wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock.

Pakistan’s in-form captain Sarfraz was bowled the very next ball, a double-strike that appeared to take the fight out of the visitors.

Faheem Ashraf (15) and Mohammad Amir (4) both steered Rabada deliveries to Aiden Markram at gulley, while Hasan Ali (22) became the latter’s third victim when he was caught and bowled.


Shadab Khan (47 not out) was impressive as he took the attack to the South Africans with some excellent stroke-play, but was denied a fourth Test half-century when number 11 Mohammad Abbas (9) was run-out trying to pinch a quick single.

Olivier’s tally over the three games, the second highest by a South African in a three-match series, is just one behind record-holder Buck Llewellyn, who took 25 wickets against Australia in 1902.

“We were in a nice position after the first day (having bowled South Africa out for 262), but could not capitalise on that with our batting,” Sarfraz said.

“Their bowlers played really well and are very difficult on these wickets. Well done to them.

“Shan Masood played really well (with the bat) and Babar showed his class. Shan and Babar were the positives (from the series).”

South Africa won the first two tests by six and nine wickets respectively, their seam attack leading the charge to victory on wickets that Pakistan’s vulnerable batting line-up found too spicy for their liking.

The teams begin a five-match one-day international series on Saturday with the first game in Port Elizabeth. They will also play three Twenty20 matches.

SCOREBOARD

 South Africa  1st innings
 Aiden Markram     c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Faheem Ashraf            90
 Dean Elgar        c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas            5
 Hashim Amla       c Asad Shafiq b Shadab Khan                 41
 Theunis de Bruyn  lbw Mohammad Abbas                          49
 Zubayr Hamza      c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir            41
 Temba Bavuma      c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir             8
 Quinton de Kock   c Mohammad Abbas b Faheem Ashraf            18
 Vernon Philander  lbw Hasan Ali                                1
 Kagiso Rabada     c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali                 0
 Dale Steyn        Not Out                                      2
 Duanne Olivier    c Mohammad Abbas b Faheem Ashraf             0
 Extras            0b 2lb 4nb 0pen 1w                           7
 Total             (77.4 overs)                       262 all out
Fall of Wickets : 1-6 Elgar, 2-132 Markram, 3-154 Amla, 4-229 de Bruyn, 5-238 Bavuma, 6-244 Hamza, 7-249 Philander, 8-257 Rabada, 9-262 de Kock, 10-262 Olivier

 Bowling           Ov  Md  Rn  Wk  Econ  Ex
 Mohammad Amir   15.4   2  36   2  2.30  1nb
 Mohammad Abbas    18   6  44   2  2.44
 Hasan Ali         17   3  75   2  4.41  1w
 Faheem Ashraf     15   2  57   3  3.80  3nb
 Shadab Khan       10   2  39   1  3.90
 Asad Shafiq        2   0   9   0  4.50

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 Pakistan  1st innings
 Imam ul-Haq     c Dean Elgar b Vernon Philander                43
 Shan Masood     c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander            2
 Azhar Ali       c Quinton de Kock b Vernon Philander            0
 Mohammad Abbas  c Theunis de Bruyn b Duanne Olivier            11
 Asad Shafiq     c Quinton de Kock b Duanne Olivier              0
 Babar Azam      c Kagiso Rabada b Duanne Olivier               49
 Sarfaraz Ahmed  c Hashim Amla b Kagiso Rabada                  50
 Shadab Khan     c Theunis de Bruyn b Kagiso Rabada              5
 Faheem Ashraf   c Zubayr Hamza b Duanne Olivier                 0
 Mohammad Amir   c Zubayr Hamza b Duanne Olivier                10
 Hasan Ali       Not Out                                         0
 Extras          5b 10lb 0nb 0pen 0w                            15
 Total           (49.4 overs)                          185 all out
Fall of Wickets : 1-6 Khan, 2-6 Ali, 3-53 Abbas, 4-53 Shafiq, 5-91 ul-Haq, 6-169 Ahmed, 7-169 Azam, 8-169 Ashraf, 9-185 Amir, 10-185 Khan

 Bowling             Ov  Md  Rn  Wk  Econ  Ex
 Dale Steyn          12   4  35   0  2.92
 Vernon Philander    13   4  43   3  3.31
 Kagiso Rabada     11.4   0  41   2  3.51
 Duanne Olivier      13   2  51   5  3.92

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 South Africa  2nd innings
 Dean Elgar        c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir             5
 Aiden Markram     c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Abbas           21
 Hashim Amla       c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Hasan Ali                71
 Theunis de Bruyn  c Asad Shafiq b Faheem Ashraf                7
 Zubayr Hamza      lbw Faheem Ashraf                            0
 Temba Bavuma      c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan              23
 Quinton de Kock   c Hasan Ali b Shadab Khan                  129
 Vernon Philander  lbw Mohammad Amir                           14
 Kagiso Rabada     c Shadab Khan b Faheem Ashraf               21
 Dale Steyn        Not Out                                      0
 Duanne Olivier    c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Shadab Khan               1
 Extras            2b 6lb 2nb 0pen 1w                          11
 Total             (80.3 overs)                       303 all out
Fall of Wickets : 1-24 Elgar, 2-29 Markram, 3-45 de Bruyn, 4-45 Hamza, 5-93 Bavuma, 6-195 Amla, 7-223 Philander, 8-302 de Kock, 9-302 Rabada, 10-303 Olivier

 Bowling           Ov  Md  Rn  Wk  Econ  Ex
 Mohammad Amir     20   2  56   2  2.80
 Mohammad Abbas    18   3  73   1  4.06  1w
 Hasan Ali         17   1  83   1  4.88
 Faheem Ashraf     14   3  42   3  3.00  2nb
 Shadab Khan     11.3   0  41   3  3.57

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 Pakistan  2nd innings
 Imam ul-Haq     c Quinton de Kock b Dale Steyn               35
 Shan Masood     c Quinton de Kock b Dale Steyn               37
 Azhar Ali       c Quinton de Kock b Duanne Olivier           15
 Asad Shafiq     c Dean Elgar b Vernon Philander              65
 Babar Azam      c Quinton de Kock b Duanne Olivier           21
 Sarfaraz Ahmed  b Duanne Olivier                              0
 Shadab Khan     Not Out                                      47
 Faheem Ashraf   c Aiden Markram b Kagiso Rabada              15
 Mohammad Amir   c Aiden Markram b Kagiso Rabada               4
 Hasan Ali       c&b Kagiso Rabada                            22
 Mohammad Abbas  Run Out Aiden Markram                         9
 Extras          0b 2lb 1nb 0pen 0w                            3
 Total           (65.4 overs)                        273 all out
Fall of Wickets : 1-67 ul-Haq, 2-74 Khan, 3-104 Ali, 4-162 Azam, 5-162 Ahmed, 6-179 Shafiq, 7-204 Ashraf, 8-208 Amir, 9-242 Ali, 10-273 Abbas

 Bowling            Ov  Md  Rn  Wk  Econ  Ex
 Dale Steyn         20   2  80   2  4.00
 Vernon Philander   14   4  41   1  2.93
 Duanne Olivier     15   2  74   3  4.93  1nb
 Kagiso Rabada      16   2  75   3  4.69
 Dean Elgar        0.4   0   1   0  1.50

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 Umpire         Sundaram Ravi
 Umpire         Joel Wilson
 Video          Bruce Oxenford
 Match Referee  David Boon



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