Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq said on Thursday that the visitors are expecting another tough challenge against South Africa's fast bowlers as they seek to salvage pride in the three-match Test series.
The visitors go into Friday's third and final Test at SuperSport Park 2-0 down after defeats in Johannesburg and Cape Town yet were determined to come away with a favourable result.
Misbah, however, said that with South African pitches the most pace-friendly in the world, they would have their work cut out.
“Wanderers and Centurion have pace and bounce. This (Centurion) pitch is hard and it might have more bounce. All over the world wickets are getting slower, even in Australia nowadays you don't find wickets like that,” he said.
“It's a matter of spending time and playing more cricket, getting used to playing on these wickets.
“It's difficult to adjust but the more games you play here you get better and better.”
South African captain Graeme Smith said there would be no let-up from his team, especially because South Africa's next series is away against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates at the end of the year.
“We've got a lot of respect for Pakistan,” said Smith. “They've got a really good bowling attack and they have some key performers. We saw in (the second Test in) Cape Town that if they perform well they can put us under pressure.” — AFP