South Africa has a lead of 323 with six second innings wickets still standing and it looks like the second Test against Pakistan is also headed for a draw.
The Proteas struggled to get rid of the Pakistan tail end yesterday, despite claiming a wicket with the first ball of the day and Pakistan easily avoided the follow-on ... a crucial blow to the South African hopes of winning the Test and the series.
Dale Steyn looked to be approaching good form in the Pakistan innings, taking four for 98 in 30 overs. Paul Harris found a bit of turn at last and took three for 98 in his 46 overs.
But, even if South Africa declares overnight, Pakistan never really looked like they were in serious trouble against the Protea attack. A win for either team would probably be carefully studied to see if some bookie did not cache in.
Graeme Smith has broken a bone in his hand yet again and did not bat in South Africa's second innings. He is said to be out of the game for at least three weeks, which could see him as a doubtful starter for the first Test against India at Centurion, which starts on the 16th of December.