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UPDATE 1-Cricket-Pakistan fight back with century stand

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By Nick Said

CAPE TOWN, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A patient unbeaten 100-run fifth-wicket stand between Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq helped Pakistan reach 133 for four at tea on the opening day of the second test against South Africa at Newlands on Thursday.

The pair both reached their half-centuries after Pakistan had lost four quick wickets in the opening session.

Younus (54 not out) showed composure, maneuvering the ball around with great skill, while Shafiq (50 not out) looked to attack when width was offered.

South Africa had their opportunities. Dean Elgar dropped a sharp chance offered by Shafiq at short-leg off the bowling of Robin Peterson when the batsman had made 24, while Younus edged Morne Morkel between Graeme Smith and Jacques Kallis in the slips.

South Africa, who had asked Pakistan to bat, struck early in the morning session.

Nasir Jamshed had just been dropped by Faf du Plessis at gully in looked a regulation chance and with his next ball Philander induced another edge that was comfortably taken by wicketkeeper AB de Villiers.

Jamshed had survived 23 balls for his three runs before loose front-foot drive cost him his wicket.

Mohammad Hafeez (17) was starting to flourish when he fell to Steyn, tentatively pushing forward to a full ball that pitched on off-stump and moved away. Smith pouched the catch at first slip.

Morkel adopted an attacking line into the body of the batsman and struck twice in his fifth over to leave the tourists reeling.

When he finally did give Azhar Ali (4) some width, the batsman chased it but succeeded only in getting a thick edge through to de Villiers.

Four balls later Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq was gone when he fended a rising delivery into his ribs with the gloves and Elgar took the catch at short leg.

South Africa won the first test of the three-match series by 211 runs at the Wanderers, when they bowled Pakistan out for their record lowest test score of 49 in the first innings. (Editing by John Mehaffey)

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