South Africa secure series win

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Updated: February 17, 2013

A half-century from Hashim Amla secured a four-wicket victory for South Africa in the second test against Pakistan at Newlands in Cape Town on Sunday, and in the process took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the 3 Test series.

South Africa secured their sixth test series win in a row. It was also captain Graeme Smith’s longest winning streak with five consecutive victories.

South Africa 326 (Peterson 84, de Villiers 61, Ajmal 6-96) and 182 for 6 (Amla 58, Ajmal 4-51) beat Pakistan 338 (Shafiq 111, Younis 111, Philander 5-59) and 169 (Ali 65, Philander 4-40) by four wickets