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Pakistan and South Africa continue battle on Day 4 of Karachi Test


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

29th Jan, 2021. 11:18 am
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Pakistan and South Africa are up against each other on the fourth day of the first Test match at National Stadium in Karachi.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the stands stand empty but there are millions watching at home. South Africa is leading with four wickets in hand. Pakistan scored 378 runs in first innings.

At stumps on day three, Proteas’ score read 187/4. Proteas openers Markram and Dean Elgar provided a steady start to the side as the duo put on 37 runs before the lunch break.

Yasir Shah provided the hosts with the breakthrough of Elgar (29) and the South Africa’s opening stand of 48 runs came to an end.

It may be noted that South African pacer Kagiso Rabada on day three of the test became the third fastest to reach 200 Test wickets after dismissing Hasan Ali.

The 25-year-old reached the milestone in 8,154 deliveries, only behind former Pakistani pacer Waqar Younis (7,730) and his former colleague Dale Steyn (7,848), the ESPNcricinfo reported.

Rabada, who made his Test debut against India in Mohali six years ago, became the eighth South African to take 200 or more wickets in Tests.

TEAMS

Pakistan: Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Shaheen Afridi, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali.

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.

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