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1st Test test, National Stadium, Karachi, 4th Day, 2nd Session

South Africa

1st INN

220/10

(69.2) RR 3.17

2nd INN

245 /10

(100.3) 2.44

South Africa Quinton de Kock (C) (W)
Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets
Pakistan Babar Azam (C)

Pakistan

1st INN

378/10

(119.2) RR 3.17

2nd INN

90 /3

(22.5) RR 3.94

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021: Debutant Nauman Ali's Five-For Puts South Africa In A Spin As Pakistan Win First Test

Leftarm spinner Nauman Ali took five for 35 on debut to brush aside the South African tail in their second innings and see Pakistan to a comfortable sevenwicket victory on day four of the first test at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday.

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  • Updated: January 29, 2021, 3:51 PM IST
Pakistan vs South Africa 2021: Debutant Nauman Ali's Five-For Puts South Africa In A Spin As Pakistan Win First Test

Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took five for 35 on debut to brush aside the South African tail in their second innings and see Pakistan to a comfortable seven-wicket victory on day four of the first test at the National Stadium in Karachi on Friday.

The 34-year-old claimed the final four wickets to fall, taking his tally to seven in the test, as the tourists were dismissed for 245, which set Pakistan a modest victory target of 88.

The hosts had a wobble when Anrich Nortje removed two batsmen in one over, but skipper Babar Azam (30) and Azhar Ali (31 not out) eased their side to a comprehensive victory in a match in which fortunes fluctuated until a burst of wickets for Pakistan late on the third day turned the game in their favour.

The second and final test starts in Rawalpindi on Thursday. South Africa will also play three Twenty20 Internationals on the tour, their first in Pakistan since a militant attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore in 2009, in which six policemen and two civilians were killed.



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3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
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