Pak Vs SA: Pakistan lost 4 wickets in first Test against South Africa

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

26th Jan, 2021. 06:03 pm

After the South African team won the toss and decided to bat first, the Proteas gave a target of 220 runs to team Pakistan.

In quick succession to the visitor team, Pakistan has already lost four wickets on the opening day of the first Test played in National Stadium, Karachi on Tuesday.

Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, and Shaheen Afridi were sent back to the pavilion as the national team tried to chase the 220-run target.

Spinners Yasir Shah (3-54) and debutant Nauman Ali (2-38) derailed the tourists on a brownish pitch after South Africa won the toss and batted.

Dean Elgar made 58 runs while George Linde made 35.

Nauman bowled out Quinton de Kock (15) and Dean Elgar (58) as the Proteas fumbled from a steady 94-2 at lunch.

Both Pakistan and South Africa cricket team have two spinners and three pace bowlers for the Test series.

It should be mentioned here that that South Africa came to Pakistan after 14 years.

The second Test Match will be played in Rawalpindi from 4th February. Whereas, three-match T20I series will be held in Lahore from 11th to 14th February.

DIG Traffic Issues Revised Traffic Plan

During the five days of the Test match between Pakistan and South Africa, most of the main roads leading to the National Stadium will remain open for small vehicles.

According to Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Traffic Police Iqbal Dara, all roads leading to the National Stadium were announced to close during the five days of the Test match but during the five days of the match due to public difficulties. It has been decided to keep most of the roads open.

DIG Traffic Karachi Iqbal Dara said that a revised traffic plan has been issued keeping in view the concerns of the people.

Special traffic arrangements have been made on all the main highways leading to the National Stadium Karachi from January 26 to January 30.

According to the revised traffic plan issued, the traffic coming from Liaquatabad will be closed for traffic on Hassan Square Flyover and the highway leading from University Road to Expo will be closed for traffic.

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