As gamers walked off the sector on the tea break, it started to pour, with rain lashing the Rawalpindi stadium as groundsmen positioned the covers on the pitch and adjoining space.
Play was as a result of resume at 3pm however persistent rain stored gamers within the dressing rooms.
Pakistan have been 145-Three on the tea break with skipper Babar Azam and Fawad Alam on crease.
Babar hit a pretty 77 not out and Fawad a strong 42 to raise Pakistan to 145-Three at tea from a precarious 22-Three after the house workforce gained the toss and batted on a flat, brownish Rawalpindi Stadium pitch.
Spinner Keshav Maharaj (2-51) and pacer Anrich Nortje (1-30) had left Pakistan struggling on 63-Three at lunch however Babar and Fawad added 123 for the unbroken fourth-wicket stand to regular the innings.
Babar, who managed simply seven and 30 within the first Take a look at, returned to his trendy greatest, having punched 12 boundaries in his 16th Take a look at half-century.
Fawad, who scored a preventing hundred within the first Take a look at, was regular with 5 hits to the fence.
Earlier, Pakistan, who gained the toss and batted, reached 21 with out loss earlier than throwing away three wickets for one run within the house of 23 balls.
Maharaj, introduced into the assault in simply the ninth over, had opener Imran Butt caught behind for 15 after which trapped senior batsman Azhar Ali leg-before for nought in his subsequent over.
Nortje then produced a pointy rising supply to Abid Ali, (six) whose fended push was caught well at short-leg by Aiden Markram.
Pakistan lead the two-match collection 1-Zero after successful the primary Take a look at in Karachi by seven wickets.
Pakistan retained the taking part in XI which gained the primary Take a look at by seven wickets inside 4 days at Karachi final week.
Babar, captaining Pakistan in his first Take a look at collection, stated the wicket appeared dry as the house workforce chases its first Take a look at collection victory in opposition to South Africa in 18 years. Pakistan final beat the Proteas at dwelling in 2003.
“The wicket looks dry and we will try to put them under pressure by putting runs on board,” Babar stated on the toss. “We don’t want to relax after taking the lead and will push for 2-0.”
South Africa introduced in quick bowling all-rounder Wiaan Mulder, who performed two dwelling Take a look at matches in opposition to Sri Lanka. Mulder changed Lungi Ngidi in the one change Proteas created from the primary Take a look at taking part in XI.
Quinton de Kock, who will step down from Take a look at captaincy after the collection, might be hoping his workforce would have learnt from the errors within the first Take a look at.
The Proteas introduced in two allrounders George Linde and Mulder to strengthen their batting lineup in opposition to the spin risk of Nauman and Shah.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (captain), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder. Umpires: Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza, Pakistan.
TV umpire: Asif Yaqoob, Pakistan
Match referee: Mohammad Javed Malik, Pakistan.