South Africa finished their second test against Pakistan in Cape Town with nine wins and won 2-0 in the series undisputed.
After Pakistan was dismissed in its second innings with the delivery of day three for 294, the hosts needed only 41 runs for the victory and made a short time before their goal.
Theunis de Bruyn (4) was released by Mohammad Abbas in the fourth quarter of the day to open against the injured Aiden Markram. His attempt to make a train to Sarfraz Ahmed was forced by Hashim Amla to leave the pavilion to go 2 * injured after being hit on the arm by a rising supply of Mohammad Amir.
However, there were no further alerts for the Proteas when Dean Elgar (24 *) and Faf du Plessis (3 *) – the first-innings-centurion and player of the match – reached their goal on the 10th goal.
It was an impressive performance from du Plessis’ side, who made style with their victory at Centurion after six games.
The teams will now travel to Johannesburg for the third and final test, starting on January 11th.
Visitors have much to think about as they seek a consolation victory among the Wanderers. Their bats can at least benefit from improved performance in their second innings by overtaking 200 for the first time in four trials and showing signs of adapting to difficult conditions.
Meanwhile, South Africa can happily reflect on a sixth victory in the Test Series and extend its triumphal march on home soil to seven series on the bounce.