RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has scored 63 runs for the loss of three wickets till lunch on the first day of the Rawalpindi Test, giving the hosts a one-wicket lead in the two-match series.
According to the details, the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa is being played in Rawalpindi today. Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss against the Proteas, but it did not prove to be very useful.
Pakistan suffered its first loss on the team’s total score of 21 runs when opener Imran Butt was dismissed for just 15 runs, Pakistan’s second wicket fell on the score of 21 runs, ICC Test rankings thanks to excellent performance in the first Test. Azhar Ali, who came in at number 15, returned to the pavilion without scoring a run.
Pakistan’s third wicket fell on a total of 23 runs, Abid Ali went on to score six runs, then captain Babar Azam and Fawad Alam supported the team, Pakistan scored 63 runs by lunchtime. Captain Babar Azam is on the crease with 24 and Fawad Alam with 16 runs.
For South Africa, Kishoma Maharaj took two wickets and Arch Naturji took one wicket.
Talking to the media after the toss, Babar Azam, captain of the Test team, said that no changes have been made in the squad for the second Test and they will try to make a good start.
Babar Azam said that the wicket of Rawalpindi is looking very dry, at the same time he said that he wants to win the series against Proteas by two wickets.
The national Test team includes Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fawad Alam, Muhammad Rizwan, Fahim Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hassan Ali, Noman Ali, and Shaheen Shah Afridi.
South Africa captain Quentin de Kock says there is a bit of grass on the wicket which feels like it will help the bowlers, in the beginning, a change has been made in the squad for the second Test. Fast bowler Lungi Ngidi has been replaced by Wayne Mulder.