Centurion, Feb 24: Pakistan held off South Africa in the opening session of the third day of the third test on Sunday, losing just one wicket to go to lunch on 87-2 in its second innings, 166 behind after following on.
Pakistan was still facing a heavy loss and a series whitewash, but managed to hold back the tide with an unbeaten 32 from Imran Farhat.
Dale Steyn took the only wicket of the morning session at Supersport Park, forcing an edge from Younis Khan (11) through to Graeme Smith at first slip.
Farhat and opener Azhar Ali ensured Pakistan went to lunch without any further damage, with Farhat hitting four fours.
Pakistan was bowled out for 156 in its first innings to follow on after South Africa made 409.