Pak v SA, 1st Test: Pakistan resume their first innings on day Two

Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

27th Jan, 2021. 10:30 am
Pak V SA

Pakistan resume their first innings on their overnight score of 33-4 against South Africa with Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam at the crease.

At the end of day’s play, Pakistan were 33-4 with Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam at the crease, trailing the tourists by 187 runs.

Nauman Ali, 34, told journalists in an online press conference after the first day’s play that the home side would try to post a respectable total on the board.

“Our batting strength is still there; Azhar Ali is playing, Fawad Alam is there in middle, and Rizwan is yet to bat. I hope we do well on day two,” he told the media.

Pakistan bowled out South Africa for 220 on day one, with Ali taking two wickets for 38, and the spinner seemed satisfied with his performance.

Playing XIs

Pakistan XI 1. Abid Ali 2. Imran Butt (debut) 3. Azhar Ali 4. Babar Azam (capt) 5. Fawad Alam 6. Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 7. Faheem Ashraf 8. Hassan Ali 9. Nouman Ali (debut) 10. Yasir Shah 11. Shaheen Afridi

South Africa XI 1. Aiden Markram 2. Dean Elgar 3. Faf du Plessis 4. Rassie van der Dussen 5. Temba Bavuma 6. Quinton de Kock (capt, wk), 7. George Linde 8. Keshav Maharaj 9. Kagiso Rabada 10. Anrich Nortje 11. Lungi Ngidi

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