Pak Vs SA: Heavy rain delays second Test match

Muhammad UsmanMultimedia Journalist

04th Feb, 2021. 06:43 pm

In the first innings of Pakistan’s second and final Test against South Africa in Rawalpindi, the national team scored 145 for three.

The first day of the second Test match was called off early due to rain. The match being played at Pindi Stadium, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat first.

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.

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.

South Africa lost the first test, they are hurt and their streak of winless games has extended to 13 which includes losses in their last eight tests, and to add more pain; Australia also refused recently to travel to South Africa. Leaving all this behind, they need to come up with a powerful display of game to challenge Pakistan.

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