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Pak Vs SA 2nd Test: South Africa need 243 runs to win


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

08th Feb, 2021. 09:44 am
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South Africa will begin the final day of the second test match against Pakistan on 127-1 at Rawalpindi cricket stadium.

Chasing a daunting 370-run target, Aiden Markram on 59 and Rassie van der Dussen on 48 will kick of the final day.

Pakistan batted first to score 272 in their first essay and dismissed the South Africans for 201, taking a vital 71-run lead in the process.

On day 4, Rizwan made a ton (115) that propelled the Pakistan score to 298 all-out and set a mammoth 369-run target for the Proteas. Moreover, Rizwan became the seventh wicketkeeper-batsman to score a ton in this format for Pakistan. His hundred is the first Test century by a Pakistani wicket-keeper since Sarfaraz Ahmed’s 112 in November 2014 against New Zealand in Dubai.

Rizwan was brilliantly supported by Nauman Ali, who scored 45 off 78 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes). The duo added 97-run partnership for ninth wicket.

Pakistan currently lead the series with 1-0. South Africa need 243 runs more to win the game with 9 wickets in hand.

Squads

Pakistan Test squad:

Babar Azam (C), Abid Ali, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Kamran Ghulam, Salman Ali Agha, Saud Shakeel, Sajid Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Nauman Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Tabish Khan.

South Africa squad:

Quinton de Kock (C), Temba Bavuma, Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, Wiaan Mulder, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Kyle Verreynne, Sarel Erwee, Keegan Petersen, Tabraiz Shamsi, George Linde, Daryn Dupavillon, Marco Jansen.

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