A Low Target To Win The Match, Nauman’s Five-for In His First Test

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Pakistan is in the driving seat as they have to chase a small total of 88 runs to win the first test match against South Africa at National Stadium Karachi.

After getting a good start of 175-1, South Africa couldn’t continue it as Yasir Shah’s 2 wickets in the last overs of day 3 provided Pakistan an edge over the opponents. In the last 8 overs, South Africa lost their 3 important wickets as Yasir Shah strike twice whereas the debutant Nauman Ali got Aiden Markram when he was looking comfortable on 74 runs.

South Africa resumed their 2nd innings on day 4 but they were not able to play the Pakistani spin attack. Keshav Maharaj got clean bowled on the first delivery of Day 4 by Hassan Ali.

Quinton de Kock was the next to go on a good ball by Yasir Shah and he could only manage to make 2 runs. Then George Linde put some runs on the board with Temba Bavuma. They added 42 runs in the total when Nauman Ali sent Linde back to the pavilion.

Nauman Ali took 5 wickets in his first ever test match. He conceded only 35 runs and got 5 wickets. South Africa got all out on just 245 runs and set a small target of 88 runs for Pakistan.

Pakistan started their batting and could make 22 runs before the lunch break. Imran Butt was not out on 12 runs whereas Abid Ali was on 10.

In the very first over after the lunch, Anrich Nortje got both openers out and now Azhar Ali and Babar Azam are playing. Pakistan still needs 53 more runs to win this 1st test match against South Africa.


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