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South Africa bowlers strike back against Pakistan on dramatic opening day

Dubai - Hosts lose four wickets for 33 runs after restricting the visitors for 220 runs on a two-paced wicket



Pakistan's batsman Abid Ali is bowled out by South Africa's pacer Kagiso Rabada during the first day of the first Test match at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday. — AP
Pakistan's batsman Abid Ali is bowled out by South Africa's pacer Kagiso Rabada during the first day of the first Test match at the National Stadium, in Karachi, Pakistan on Tuesday. — AP

By Team KT

Published: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 4:43 PM

Last updated: Tue 26 Jan 2021, 4:47 PM

Hosts Pakistan were struggling on 33 runs for the loss of four wickets after restricting South Africa for a paltry 220 on a two-paced pitch at the National Stadium in Karachi on Tuesday.

Pakistan lost the wickets of openers Imran Butt (9) and Abid Ali (4) while captain Babar Azam (7) and night watchman Shaheen Shah Afridi (0) did not trouble the scorers either.

Azhar Ali (5) and Fawad Alam (5 ) were at the crease at the end of play on day one.

Kagiso Rabada finished off with two wickets for eight runs while Anrich Nortje and Keshav Maharaj took one wicket each.

Earlier, South Africa were bowled out for 220 runs in 69. 2overs.

Spinner Yasir Shah was the pick of the Pakistan bowlers, claiming three wickets for 54 runs while Shaheen Shah Afridi (2 for 49) and debutant Nauman Ali ( 2 for 38) also impressed.

Scoreboard

South Africa 1st innings

Dean Elgar c Babar Azam b Nauman Ali 58

Aiden Markram c Imran Butt b Shaheen Afridi 13

Rassie van der Dussen Run Out Babar Azam 17

Faf du Plessis c Mohammad Rizwan b Yasir Shah 23

Quinton de Kock c Imran Butt b Nauman Ali 15

Temba Bavuma run out Hassan Ali 17

George Linde c (sub) b Hassan Ali 35

Keshav Maharaj b Yasir Shah 0

Kagiso Rabada not out 21

Anrich Nortje b Yasir Shah 0

Lungi Ngidi lbw Shaheen Afridi 8

Extras 5b 1lb 7nb 0pen 0w 13

Total (69.2 overs) 220 all out

Fall of Wickets : 1-30 Markram, 2-63 van der Dussen, 3-108 du Plessis, 4-133 de Kock, 5-136 Elgar, 6-179 Bavuma, 7-179 Maharaj, 8-194 Linde, 9-195 Nortje, 10-220 Ngidi

Bowling: Shaheen Afridi 11.2-0-49-2 Hassan Ali 14-5-61-1 Faheem Ashraf 5-0-12-0 Nauman Ali 17-4-38-2 Yasir Shah 22-6-54- 3

Pakistan 1st innings

Imran Butt c (sub) b Kagiso Rabada 9

Abid Ali b Kagiso Rabada 4

Azhar Ali not out 5

Babar Azam lbw Keshav Maharaj 7

Shaheen Afridi b Anrich Nortje 0

Fawad Alam not out 5

Extras: 3nb 3

Total (18.0 overs) 33-4

Fall of Wickets : 1-5 Ali, 2-15 Butt, 3-26 Azam, 4-27 Afridi

To Bat: Rizwan, Ashraf, Shah, Ali, Ali

Bowling: Kagiso Rabada 6-3-8-2 Anrich Nortje 7-2-20-1 Lungi Ngidi 3-0-5-0 Keshav Maharaj 2-2-0-1


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