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1st Test: Pakistan Beat South Africa By 7 Wickets, Take Lead 1-0 (Match Report)

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
January 29, 2021 • 17:43 PM View: 1781

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali came out with a brilliant performance on debut to help Pakistan register a thumping seven-wicket win over South Africa in the first Test at the National Stadium, Karachi on Friday.

Brief scores: South Africa 220 and 245 (Aiden Markram 74, Rassie van der Dussen 64; Nauman Ali 5/35) vs Pakistan 378 and 90/3 (Azhar Ali 31 not out, Babar Azam 30; Anrich Nortje 2/45)

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Karachi Test: Pakistan Beat South Africa, Match Report

Resuming the day at 187/4, South Africa could add just 58 runs before their innings ended before Lunch. Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen were the top-scorers for the hosts with 74 and 64 respectively. However, none of the other South African batsmen could stand long at the crease.

Nauman finished with 5-35 and Yasir took 4-79 as South Africa slumped to 245 all out on a wearing National Stadium pitch that favored spin bowlers.


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