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Nauman takes five wickets as Pakistan beat South Africa in first Test

Pakistan's Nauman Ali (second right) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Anrich Nortje. (AFP)
Pakistan's Nauman Ali (second right) celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of South Africa's Anrich Nortje. (AFP)

Karachi - Chasing 88 for victory, had reached home losing only three wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series



By AFP

Published: Fri 29 Jan 2021, 1:38 PM

Last updated: Fri 29 Jan 2021, 1:50 PM

Debutant Nauman Ali took five wickets and fellow spinner Yasir Shah grabbed four as Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test against South Africa in Karachi on Friday.

Nauman finished with 5-35 and Yasir took 4-79 as South Africa slumped to 245 all out in their second innings on the fourth day on a wearing National Stadium pitch.

Chasing 88 for victory, had reached home losing three wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.

First innings centurion Fawad Alam (4 not out) hit the winning boundary in what was a memorable match on his home ground for the left-hander.

The writing was on the wall as South Africa lost nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj on the first ball of the day, bowled by pacer Hasan Ali for two.

South African skipper Quinton de Kock had a miserable 50th Test as he followed his 15 in the first innings with just two, caught off a lazy push off Yasir.

Temba Bavuma, who scored 40, added 42 for the seventh wicket with George Linde before being the last man out as Nauman took the last four wickets in his 22 balls.

He dismissed Linde (11), Kagiso Rabada (one), Anrich Nortje (nought) and Bavuma to become 12th Pakistani bowler to take five wickets in an innings on debut.

South Africa is on their first tour of Pakistan for 14 years.


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