Younis leads Pak chase

Karachi, October 4:

Younis Khan smashed an unbeaten 93 to give Pakistan hope of chasing down a huge fourth innings target in the first Test against South Africa.

Set a target of 424 to win in four sessions, Pakistan moved to 146-3 by stumps on the fourth day, thanks to Khan’s aggressive batting which included 14 boundaries.

The home team requires a further 278 runs in a minimum 90 overs on Friday at National Stadium — the venue where they have lost just one out of 39 Test matches.

South Africa declared their innings at 264-7 at tea, shortly after Jacques Kallis completed his second century of the match and then made early inroads into Pakistan.

Dale Steyn (2-44) removed both openers cheaply before Faisal Iqbal (44) and Khan joined in a 114-run partnership off 145 balls. Left-arm spinner Paul Harris got the much needed breakthrough 21 balls before stumps when Faisal gloved an easy catch and departed after hitting eight boundaries.