Tahir gets some extra bounce to beat Shafiq on the cut.
Whether Morkel bangs it in short, or pitches it up, Ajmal is going to have a go at it. He mistimes a pull and is beaten on the drive as the tall fast bowler smells a wicket.
WICKET! Adnan Akmal lbw b Imran Tahir 5 (21). Adnan Akmal looks all at sea against Tahir, and is failing to pick up the googly. He ends up offering no shot and is adjudged to be in front. He takes it on REVIEW, but the replay shows it clipping the top of off stump so umpire Tucker's decision is upheld. Ajmal is in all sorts of trouble, surving an lbw shout first ball and then threading the next between short leg and leg slip off the inside edge.
A good over from Morkel, almost having Shafiq in trouble as he took on a short ball.
Imran Tahir continues after tea, and finds the outside edge of Adnan Akmal but it drops just short of Kallis at slip. There are two chances for the keeper to score, however.
TEA has been taken. It was another good session for Pakistan, reducing the deficit to 144 for the loss of just one wicket. Misbah-ul-Haq will be kicking himself for getting out to the part-time left-arm spin of Dean Elgar for 88, but Asad Shafiq continues to look solid on 114.
Morkel in with the last over before tea. He is getting some away movement, but the inducker surprises Shafiq and he is lucky short leg has been taken away.
Tahir reverts to the more attacking option of bowling over the wicket. Adnan Akmal is looking comfortable on the back foot, but almost gloves a catch to leg slip as he is drawn forward.
Smith thanks Elgar for the breakthrough, but calls Morne Morkel back into the attack. Shafiq reaches his highest Test score in fortunate fashion as a ball rears up on him and flies over the slips off the shoulder of the bat.
Adnan Akmal gets off the pair with an inside edge to the Tahir googly. He is looking to play some shots early in his innings.
WICKET! Misbah-ul-Haq c Kallis b Elgar 88 (218). Elgar goes around the wicket and gives the ball some flight, and tempts Misbah into the big drive. It flies off the outside edge straight into the safe hands of Kallis at slip to break a partnership of 197. Elgar has claimed his first Test wicket in the process.
Tahir bowls a more attacking line, forcing Misbah to play more. He nudges one off the pads, while Shafiq gets one away off the thick outside edge.
Elgar tries his hand as the seventh bowler, but a rank long hop is crashed to deep cover as he starts his spell.
Imran Tahir is back for a new spell. He is around the wicket, trying to drop it into the rough outside leg stump. The old fox Misbah will kick anything away that he doesn't need to play.
Steyn is still bending his back and drops a few short. He tries going around the wicket and Shafiq almost plays it to short leg.
Duminy to Shafiq as the crowd cheers their man on, and he drives a wide one through the covers for four. He's delighted as this is a valuable innings.
Steyn strays down the leg side first ball, and Misbah clips it away for one. Shafiq then works it through the leg side fielders for three, before Misbah adds a single to move to 85. Steyn sends a bouncer down and forces Shafiq to duck, before he takes a single off the ball to third man to move to 99.
Lots of turn for Duminy outside the off stump, but then he lobs up a full toss and Shafiq drives it to the cover ropes with disdain. He then double steps down the track and pushes the ball for two past point. Asad five away from his fourth Test ton.
Steyn is back and the first ball is driven off the back foot on the off side for one, after which Shafiq defends manfully. He then glances it off his pads for one, and then Misbah does the same but gets two to his name.
Oh goodness! Shafiq nearly chops the ball onto his stumps as Duminy cramps him for room. So close! The spinner keeps it tight for the whole over, and it's a maiden. It's drinks, and the batsmen have seen out three hot hours today.
AB's wonderful athleticism saving byes down the leg side as Kallis strays, before each batsman grabs a single. Both batsmen nearing their tons... Will this be a repeat of AB and Smith?
Duminy comes into the attack again as Smith tries to find a solution to this partnership. Misbah pulls a short and wide long hop for four though and then a full toss sees him run a single. The Proteas are getting a bit sloppy now, and Shafiq gets another boundary via a sexy cover drive.
Misbah gets a single off Kallis by pushing it past point off the back foot. Shafiq then gets four by flicking it off his pads, but it was up in the air and shouts of 'catch' followed. The ball stops in the thick outfield grass, preventing an easy four, but Peterson can't prevent the final run.
Tahir giving the ball some good flight, and dropping it into the rough consistently. Shafiq can't get him away and it's another run-free over.
Kallis continues and bangs in a short one, causing Misbah to duck under it. He then escapes with a dot ball despite sending down a full toss, as Misbah hits it straight back to the bowler. It's a maiden.
Short leg is a dangerous place to be today. Tahir drops it short again, and Shafiq smacks it right into Peterson. Shafiq follows that up by using his feet and lofting the ball over mid on for four. The lead has gone below 200 now, and the partnership has passed 150.
Veteran Jacques Kallis comes into the attack for the first time. Shafiq taps the ball to mid-wicket for a quick single, but otherwise the big man is on the money.
Just the one run off Tahir's over, to Shafiq as he cuts it to point and Steyn has to scramble to field.
Morkel induces an edge from Misbah, but the ball deflects into the tight pad. The skipper then flicks one off the pads for a single on the leg side. Morkel's going at 145kph, and Shafiq does well to bag a single off the last ball.
Tahir comes into the attack, giving Philander a break from the heat.He varies his pace and flight, and ends up with a maiden. He's pitching it into the rough, making life uncertain for the batsmen.
Morkel continues and Asad gets off strike with a back foot push past point for one. Misbah the clips the ball off his heel for four to fine leg after Morkel strays down the leg side.
It's all pretty calm for Pakistan, despite this being a new ball. Misbah rocks back and guides the ball past the slips for a single. Shafiq sees out most of the over defensively, before nurdling a single off the last ball.
Morkel tries to get the ball a bit straighter and Misbah counteracts that by angling his bat to send the ball to third man for a single. He then goes a bit too straight to Shafiq, who clips it off his pads and they run two more.
Philander continues from the other end and it's a maiden. Shafiq holds his ground as Big Vern goes over 130kph repeatedly, and well in line with the stumps.
Morkel takes the ball after lunch, and there are a few subs on the field. Robbie P and Wayne Parnell are on. Can't see Elgar... Anyway, Shafiq gets a single to mid wicket. Misbah is then hit on the elbow by a shorter one, but says he's fine. He responds by whipping the ball off his hips to fine leg for four. He does the same thing next ball but only gets two.
Pakistan will be delighted with the session, as they didn't lose a wicket and both batsmen advanced to half centuries. They still trail by 22 runs though, so the Proteas will still be confident of a win today.
Philander sends down a maiden to bring on the lunch break.
Steyn is really hurrying Shafiq, who hardly has the time to get the bat down. It's a maiden and one more over to go before lunch.
Misbah manages to get Philander away for a single off his pads, before Shafiq gets one of his own with a deflection to third man.
Steyn has the new cherry and gets some swing right away, beating Shafiq all ends up. It's a maiden, and not a fun one for the batsman.
Duminy also gets a bit wayward, and Shafiq again cuts away for four. Before that, Misbah gets off strike with a single. Duminy also gets some steep bounce, and Shafiq has to sheild it away from his face for a single. The new ball is available and they take it.
Wow, lots of extra bounce for Tahir, forcing the batsman back. After some warnings from the umpire to keep things calm, though it's hard to see why, play continues and Shafiq cuts the final ball, short and wide, to the ropes for a rare boundary.
Misbah actually having a tough time against Duminy, who rips it past the edge by millimetres. Misbah then steps forward and sweeps to square leg for a single, and Shafiq sees out the over. Fast bowlers are warming up.
Tahir now aiming for the leg side rough, and Misbah gets off strike with a single. Shafiq then has a fortunate moment, getting the outside edge, but it flies over the slips for two.
Misbah sweeps the first Duminy delivery round the corner for two, and then narrowly avoids being bowled. How that missed we'll never know. He then drives against the turn and the ball squirts away off the edge, but he gets a single.
Ouch! Tahir drops one short and wide, and Misbah smashes it straight into short leg Dean Elgar's back. He was turning to get out the way, and it knocked the wind out of him. He's ok though, and stays close to the bat under the helmet. Misbah gets a single off the next ball, to midwicket.
Shafiq comes down the track to Duminy and smashes him straight, for four. He follows that up with a missed sweep that goes for a leg bye, and then Misbah bags a single at the end of the over. This is the second-highest partnership of the match.
Tahir continues so it's two spinners on the go, presumably to get to the new ball quickly. Shafiq sweeps the fifth ball to square leg for a single.
JP Duminy is brought into the attack to try and break this stand, but while he sends down a maiden to Misbah, the Pakistanis stand firm.
Misbah joins his partner on a half century, and their partnership also reached triple figures. It's the only run off the Morkel over, but the skipper is yet again rescuing his side. No pressure!
After the break, Shafiq brings up his second half century in two games, with a two off Tahir to third man, guiding it off he face of the bat. Pakistan are not going down without a fight, but still trail by 249.
Morkel is bowling beautifully and Misbah has no clue, but is fortunate enough to avoid getting an edge. It's a maiden from the lanky paceman as drinks arrive.
Bosh! A six from Shafiq off Tahir shocks the crowd awake. It's a full toss and is sent high to deep mid wicket. The other run off the over comes from a Misbah single to square leg.
Misbah gets a single off the second ball but it's a lucky one, as Morkel squares him up and he gets an outside edge. It falls short of second slip though and they can scamper a single. Just the one run from it.
Tahir continues and gets some sharp turn out of the rough. Shafiq isn't taking risks though, and defends. The spinner then sends one down the leg side and AB is unable to catch it, so it goes for four byes.
Morkel is on for Steyn, and quickly has Shafiq shaking his head. The paceman beats his man for the first few deliveries, but Shafiq gets off strike on the fifth ball with a drive through cover. Misbah leaves the final ball alone.
The deadlock is broken with the introduction of spinner Imran Tahir. Shafiq cuts the ball past backward point for two. He then drives uppishly and is fortunate to miss the cover fielder, but gets two more. He adds another one with a block to point, before Misbah gets a pair too off the last ball. A comparatively expensive over.
Steyn has recovered after his earlier wayward deliveries, and is increasing his pace with each ball. It's another maiden as the Proteas search for those six wickets.
Lovely close fielding by the Proteas, who dive ans scramble to prevent the singles and cause another maiden. Pakistan's batsmen are looking solid though, playing forward but unable to counteract the tight bowling.
Steyn continues to Misbah, and he's right on the money. It's a maiden. Meanwhile, news has arrived that the fifth ODI between India and Australia has been called off due to rain.
Review! Shafiq is given out LBW to Philander but sends it upstairs. Turns out the ball would have missed leg stump, so Rod Tucker's decision is overturned. Aside from that, it's a maiden as Philander keeps the ball right on line.
Steyn is not having a fun time so far, sending the first delivery well down the leg side and requiring De Villiers to dive in vain. It goes for four byes. Misbah flicks the next one off his pads for two, before Steyn recovers his line and keeps things tidy for the rest of the over.
Maiden over from Philander, as Shafiq plays each ball on its merits. Big Vern has been more controlled than Steyn so far this morning.
Steyn takes the ball from the other end, and Shafiq punishes the first ball, which is too full, by flicking it leg side for four. He then drives the third ball through mid-off four three. Meanwhile Du Plessis has been fined 50% of his match fee for scuffing up the ball.
The players are on the field, with Misbah and Asad Shafiq continuing. The skipper gets the first run of the day off Philander, driving square off the back foot for a single. Shafiq then lets the ball pass for the next four deliveries, before clipping one off his pads for another single.
Hello and welcome to day four of the second Test in Dubai, where the Proteas need six wickets to win the match, including that of Misbah, who is not out on 42. Pakistan trail by 286 runs, after bowling the visitors out for 517 yesterday.