Pak vs SA: Fawad, Babar help Pakistan bounce back before rain against proteas

Fahad PervezWeb Editor

04th Feb, 2021. 08:52 pm
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Pakistan has scored 143 runs for three in their first innings in the second test against South Africa in Rawalpindi cricket stadium.

Rain forced early stumps on the first day of the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa as the pitch was too wet for the last session of today’s play.

Captain Babar Azam hit the magnificent half-century and wonderful batsman Fawad Alam batted steadily to help Pakistan bounce back as the opening day of the second test match in Rawalpindi.

After the other three wickets fell, the national team captain Babar Azam and Fawad Alam showed responsibility and pushed the team’s score forward and the two players have shared 123 runs so far, Babar Azam 77 and Fawad Alam with 42 runs. When the national team’s score reached 145, the game was stopped due to rain which could not be resumed.

Imran Butt and Abid Ali started the innings for Pakistan but Imran Butt was caught out for 15 runs on a total score of 21. Abid Ali was also dismissed for 6 runs while Azhar Ali could not take a single.

Three Pakistani players were dismissed for just one run, the first and second wickets fell to 21 runs while the third wicket fell to 22 runs.

Pakistan team leads the test series against South Africa, in the first test Pakistan defeated South Africa by 7 wickets.


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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