KARACHI: Pakistan will resume their incomplete innings against South Africa from today. Pakistan needs 187 more runs to end South Africa’s lead with six wickets remaining.
When the first day’s play ended yesterday, 4 players of the national team were out for 33 runs. Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam are on the crease with 5 runs each.
Earlier, opener Imran Butt, who made his debut in Pakistan’s first innings, fell victim to fast bowler Rabada by scoring 9 runs while Abid Ali was also bowled by Rabada for 4 runs. Captain Babar Azam scored 7 runs and gave the wicket to Maharaja Raj. Night watchman Shaheen Shah Afridi was dismissed without scoring a run.
For South Africa, fast bowler Kagisu Rabada took two wickets while Keshu Maharaj and Enrique Northji took one wicket each.
On the first day of the Karachi Test, the visitors were bowled out for 220 in their first innings. Dan Elgar was the top scorer for the visitors with 58 runs. George Linde 35 Faf Dupleix 23, Rabada 21, Eden McCormick 13, Reese Wanderers 17, captain Quentin de Kock 15, Tamba Bauma 17, Kyush Maharaj were all out for zero.
Pakistan’s league spinner duo led five South African players to the pavilion, with Yasir Shah taking three wickets and Noman Ali making two Test debuts. Fast bowler Hassan Ali joining the Test team after a long absence. Another Shaheen Shah Afridi had taken 2 wickets.
It may be recalled that both the teams had last met in Karachi in 2007 in which the visiting team was bowled out for 160 runs while the second Test match of the series was played in Lahore which ended without any result.