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South Africa 249 & 72 for 4 (26 overs)
South Africa are heading for a heavy defeat in the first of their Two-Test series against Pakistan, after finishing Day 3 with a 121-run deficit.
Graeme Smith's men only have six wickets with which to rescue what is now a dire situation, after they failed with the bat for a second time on Wednesday.
They made the right type of start to the day's final session after tea, removing Pakistan's remaining batsmen for a total cost of 13 runs. Dale Steyn claimed the wickets of Adnan Akmal (32) and Junaid Khan (3), leaving South Africa with a 193-run deficit to close.
However, Akmal was instantly busy behind the stumps as Pakistan's bowlers turned the heat on their tourists, claiming two catches and a stumping.
Alviro Petersen departed for 17 off Mohammad Irfan before Smith was teased out of his crease by Ajmal. Jacques Kallis was out for a duck, making it five runs from two innings for the veteran.
The hammer blow was still to come as Hashim Amla, centurion from the first innings, also found Akmal's gloves off the bowling of Zulfiqar Babar to leave South Africa in dire straits.
AB de Villers (11 not out) and Steyn (0 not out) will attempt to rescue the situation on Thursday.