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Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test Commentary, Live Updates

PAK vs SA, 2021 - Test Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
378&90/3 (22.5)
220&245
Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets
So that is it from this game! It is Pakistan who will enter the second Test with the lead. A must-win game for South Africa if they want to avoid a series defeat. It begins on the 4th of February at 1000 local (0500 GMT). Till then, take care and goodbye!
Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam, starts by saying the players played really well, the bowlers began brilliantly. States they wanted to bat first after winning the toss but they were asked to field first. Mentions partnerships were very important here and they were in a spot of bother but Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam did brilliantly, they were patient and batted excellently and them along with the bowlers gave them this victory. Adds South Africa is a quality side but they had plans for them and Nauman Ali was excellent on his debut along with Yasir Shah.
South African skipper, Quinton de Kock, says how they batted in the first innings cost them. Admits they failed to adjust to the wicket and a lot of dismissals were very soft. Mentions they will learn from this, their bowlers bowled really well but the Pakistan batters batted really well.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Fawad Alam, says this knock was very important as his side needed runs. Mentions they wanted to bat long in the first innings as that would make it easier for them in the second. Admits he was under pressure, especially as he is making a comeback after a long time. He though is enjoying his time and he thanks almighty for everything. States the pitch was not easy to bat on but he wanted to apply himself and not think a lot about the wicket.
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After gaining such a lead, one just got a feeling that South Africa would just surrender but they showed great fight and determination. They wiped out the deficit with 9 wickets in hand. Rassie and Markram showed great grit and determination to fight it out there. However, the last hour of the third day just changed the look of the game completely. Yasir got the ball to do its bit and he along with Nauman Ali ran through the middle and the top order of South Africa. There was not a lot of fight shown by the lower-order in the morning of Day 4 which saw Pakistan needing just 88 to win the first Test and they have done it without breaking a sweat.
Then, they were in trouble at 33 for 4 at the end of Day 1 but top class contributions from the lower and the middle order saw them gain a lead of over 150. Fawad Alam was the star with the bat for them as he smashed yet another ton after his comeback into the side.
South Africa did show fight throughout the game! They did have their moments but it was Pakistan who won the crucial moments and hence, they are the ones who have come out on top. First they managed to keep South Africa to 220 after being asked to field despite the visitors being 100 for 2 at one stage.
A very comfortable win in the end for Pakistan! Babar Azam's tenure as captain has started off with a win! It was never in doubt to be honest when they needed just under 90. South Africa did manage to take two quick wickets but that was all. Azhar Ali and Babar Azam with a 50-run plus stand, has ensured the home side take a 1-0 lead in this series.
End Of The Over 22.5 : 90/3
4 Runs
  • W22.1
  • 022.2
  • 022.3
  • 022.4
  • 422.5
F. Alam
4 (4)
A. Ali
31 (47)
K. Maharaj
1.5-0-12-1
22.5
4
Keshav Maharaj To Fawad Alam
FOUR! There is the winning runs! Short delivery on off, Alam punches it through point for a boundary. PAKISTAN WIN BY 7 WICKETS!
22.4
0
Keshav Maharaj To Fawad Alam
Full ball on middle, Alam flicks it to mid-wicket.
22.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Fawad Alam
Loopy delivery on off, Alam keeps it out.
22.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Fawad Alam
Flighted delivery on middle, Alam defends it back towards the bowler.
Fawad Alam is the new batsman in.
22.1
W
Keshav Maharaj To Babar Azam OUT!
OUT! LBW! Three reds and Azam has to walk back! Tossed up delivery on off, Azam looks to defend but gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Azam reviews it. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows it is three reds.
Review time! An appeal for lbw! Babar Azam is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is a flat line when the ball passes the bat. Ball Tracker shows it is three reds.
Keshav Maharaj is into the attack.
End Of The Over 22 : 86/2
4 Runs
  • 421.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
A. Ali
31 (47)
B. Azam
30 (38)
G. Linde
3-0-13-0
21.6
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Flighted delivery on off, Azhar defends it off the front foot.
21.5
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
On off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
21.4
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Floated delivery on middle, Ali pushes it to mid off.
21.3
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Loopy ball on off, Ali defends it out.
21.2
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Floated delivery on middle, Ali defends it off the back foot.
21.1
4
George Linde To Azhar Ali
FOUR! Good shot! Short delivery on off, Azhar cuts it hard through point for a boundary. Just 2 required for Pakistan to win this match!
End Of The Over 21 : 82/2
10 Runs
  • 2 LB20.1
  • 420.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 420.5
  • 020.6
B. Azam
30 (38)
A. Ali
27 (41)
L. Ngidi
3-0-17-0
20.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
On a length on off, Azam offers a solid defense on this one.
20.5
4
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Length delivery on leg, Azam flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
20.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Azam blocks it off the front foot.
20.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Full delivery on middle, Azam flicks it to mid-wicket.
20.2
4
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nice shot! Length delivery on off, Azam punches it through covers for a boundary.
20.1
lb
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Good length delivery on middle, Azam looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The fielder throws it at the bowler's end where it goes past Ngidi towards mid off for overthrows. The batsmen get two runs.
End Of The Over 20 : 72/2
7 Runs
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 419.3
  • 219.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
A. Ali
27 (41)
B. Azam
22 (32)
G. Linde
2-0-9-0
19.6
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Flighted ball on off, Azhar defends it off the back foot.
19.5
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
On off, Ali pushes it to covers.
19.4
2
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Loopy delivery on off, Azhar punches it through covers. The batsmen pick up a couple.
19.3
4
George Linde To Azhar Ali
FOUR! Nicely swept! Floated delivery on middle, Ali sweeps it through square leg for a boundary.
19.2
1
George Linde To Babar Azam
Short delivery on off, Azam cuts it towards point for a single.
19.1
0
George Linde To Babar Azam
Tossed up delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
DRINKS! Pakistan need 23 more runs to win this match. Babar Azam and Azhar Ali are looking good in the middle. They would look to finish this chase and not lose too many wickets in the process. On the other hand, South Africa bowlers picked 2 wickets but do not have enough score to defend.
End Of The Over 19 : 65/2
3 Runs
  • 1 B18.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 218.5
  • 018.6
A. Ali
21 (37)
B. Azam
21 (30)
L. Ngidi
2-0-9-0
18.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Azhar Ali
Bouncer on middle, Ali does well to duck under it.
18.5
2
Lungi Ngidi To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on off, Ali drives it through covers. Maharaj chases it and does well to stop it. The batsmen get two runs.
18.4
0
Lungi Ngidi To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
18.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Azhar Ali
Length delivery on middle, Azhar keeps it out.
18.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Ali defends it to covers.
18.1
b
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Length delivery on leg, Azam looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a leg bye.
End Of The Over 18 : 62/2
2 Runs
  • 217.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
A. Ali
19 (32)
B. Azam
21 (29)
G. Linde
1-0-2-0
17.6
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Flighted ball outside off, Ali leaves it alone.
17.5
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
On off, Azhar pushes it to covers.
17.4
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Loopy delivery outside off, Ali shoulders arms to this one.
17.3
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Short delivery on off, Azhar cuts it to point.
17.2
0
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Floated ball on off, Ali pushes it to covers.
17.1
2
George Linde To Azhar Ali
Tossed up delivery on off, Ali drives it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
George Linde is into the attack.
End Of The Over 17 : 60/2
7 Runs
  • 316.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
B. Azam
21 (29)
A. Ali
17 (26)
L. Ngidi
1-0-7-0
16.6
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Back of a length on middle, Azam tucks it towards the leg side.
16.5
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Good length delivery on middle, Azam defends it off the back foot.
16.4
4
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
FOUR! Excellent shot! Length ball on off, Azam punches it through covers for a boundary.
16.3
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
16.2
0
Lungi Ngidi To Babar Azam
Length ball on off, Azam punches it to covers.
16.1
3
Lungi Ngidi To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on middle, Ali flicks it through square leg. Nortje in the deep does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
Lungi Ngidi is on.
End Of The Over 16 : 53/2
9 Runs
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 415.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
B. Azam
17 (24)
A. Ali
14 (25)
A. Nortje
7-1-24-2
15.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Length delivery on off, Azam taps it to point.
15.5
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for Babar Azam! Full delivery on leg, Azam flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary.
15.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
FOUR! Lovely shot! Full delivery on off, Azam drives it through covers for a boundary.
15.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Down the leg side, Azam looks to flick but misses it.
15.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on middle, Ali drives it through mid on for a single.
15.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
Good length delivery on off, Azhar defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 15 : 44/2
4 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
B. Azam
9 (20)
A. Ali
13 (23)
K. Rabada
8-2-21-0
14.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Outside off, Azam blocks it off the back foot.
14.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Full ball on off, Azam pushes it back towards the bowler.
14.4
4
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on middle, Azam flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
14.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Length delivery on off, Azam defends it to covers.
14.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Back of a length on off, Azam defends it to covers.
14.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Babar Azam
Good length delivery on off, Azam defends it to covers.
End Of The Over 14 : 40/2
3 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 313.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
A. Ali
13 (23)
B. Azam
5 (14)
A. Nortje
6-1-15-2
13.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Ali looks to punch but misses it.
13.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
Back of a length on middle, Ali flicks it to square leg.
13.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on off, Ali defends it to silly point.
13.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
Back of a length on middle, Ali defends it to mid on.
13.2
3
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Full delivery on middle, Azam flicks it through mid-wicket. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get three runs.
13.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Azam defends it off the back foot. That kept low!
End Of The Over 13 : 37/2
2 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 212.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
A. Ali
13 (19)
B. Azam
2 (12)
K. Rabada
7-2-17-0
12.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Length delivery on middle, Ali flicks it towards the leg side.
12.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Good length delivery on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
12.4
2
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Back of a length on off, Ali punches it through covers. The batsmen get two runs.
12.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Ali defends it to point.
12.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Back of a length on off, Azhar defends it off the back foot.
12.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Length delivery on middle, Ali pushes it to mid on.
End Of The Over 12 : 35/2
0 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
B. Azam
2 (12)
A. Ali
11 (13)
A. Nortje
5-1-12-2
11.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length delivery on off, Azam offers a solid defense on this one.
11.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Length delivery on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
11.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Back of a length on middle, Azam flicks it to mid-wicket.
11.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Azam defends it off the back foot. That ball kept low!
11.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Full again on middle, Azam pushes it to mid on.
11.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Full delivery on middle, Azam drives it to mid on.
End Of The Over 11 : 35/2
2 Runs
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
A. Ali
11 (13)
B. Azam
2 (6)
K. Rabada
6-2-15-0
10.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Outside off, Ali offers no shot to this one.
10.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Ali offers a solid defense on this one.
10.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Length delivery on off, Azhar keeps it out.
10.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Azhar blocks it off the front foot.
10.2
2
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on middle, Ali flicks it through square leg. The fielder in the deep does well to stop it. The batsmen pick up a couple.
10.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Bouncer on leg, Ali does well to duck under it.
End Of The Over 10 : 33/2
2 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
B. Azam
2 (6)
A. Ali
9 (7)
A. Nortje
4-0-12-2
9.6
2
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Back of a length on off, Azam punches it through point. The fielder chases it and does well to stop it before the ropes. The batsmen get two runs.
9.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length ball on off, Babar defends it to point.
9.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Short delivery outside off, Azam sways away from it.
9.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Length ball on middle, Azam keeps it out.
9.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Good length delivery on off, Babar blocks it off the back foot.
9.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Babar Azam
Back of a length on off, Azam defends it off the back foot.
End Of The Over 9 : 31/2
8 Runs
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
A. Ali
9 (7)
B. Azam
0 (0)
K. Rabada
5-2-13-0
8.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Length ball on off, Ali looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes safely towards gully.
8.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Back of a length on off, Azhar defends it out.
8.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Good length ball on off, Ali defends it off the back foot.
8.3
4
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
FOUR! Lovely shot! Full delivery on off, Azhar Ali drives it through mid off for a boundary.
8.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
Length delivery outside off, Ali leaves it alone.
8.1
4
Kagiso Rabada To Azhar Ali
FOUR! Good length delivery on off, Ali looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes past second slip towards third man for a boundary.
Babar Azam is the new batsman in. Kagiso Rabada to bowl from the other end.
End Of The Over 8 : 23/2
1 Runs
  • W7.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • W7.6
I. Butt
12 (30)
A. Ali
1 (1)
A. Nortje
3-0-10-2
7.6
W
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Nortje gets his second wicket! Good length ball outside off, Butt looks to drive but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where de Kock takes a comfortable catch.
7.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Good length delivery outside off, Butt shoulders arms to this one.
7.4
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Full delivery on middle, Butt drives it to mid on.
7.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Back of a length on off, Butt defends it off the back foot.
7.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Azhar Ali
Full delivery on middle, Azhar Ali flicks it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Azhar Ali is the new batsman in.
7.1
W
Anrich Nortje To Abid Ali OUT!
OUT! BOWLED! What a start for South Africa after the lunch break! Good length ball on off, Abid Ali looks to defend but the ball keeps low on him. He gets an inside edge and gets bowled.
We are back for the second session of Day 4. The South African players are out in the middle. Imran Butt and Abid Ali will resume their innings for Pakistan. Anrich Nortje will start the proceedings for this session.
... Day 4, Session 2 ...
Okay. A quarter of the target wiped off. Pakistan looked to be in a bit of discomfort but that was more because of the short span of time to bat before the break. The odd ball kept low, shot out but nothing really to alarm the batsmen. They will look to come out after the break and get a 10-wicket win. The Proteas did not have much time to force any issue, but will come out with some desperation after Lunch. Losing is not enjoyable but a 10-wicket defeat will sting more. This is a big break and the action will start only at 1.30 pm local (0830 GMT). It is a 90-minute session but should be enough to be the final one of the match. Get refreshed but do come back for the final rites.
End Of The Over 7 : 22/0
4 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
I. Butt
12 (26)
A. Ali
10 (16)
K. Rabada
4-2-5-0
6.6
4
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
FOUR! Nicely driven. A fullish ball on middle, Butt leans on it and drives this one straight down the ground past the mid on fielder for a boundary. What a nice way for Pakistan to end this session. With that, it will be, LUNCH ON DAY 4.
6.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Interesting call! The Tendulkar-McGrath-Bucknor moment revisited. The shoulder before the wicket case opens up again. A short ball, around middle, Butt looks to duck, looking at the length. But the ball shoots extremely low. Hits him on the back and Rabada appeals. There is no conviction in the appeal but de Kock goes for the review. He then smiles, probably indicating that it is taken just for the sake of it. Impact outside leg and ball going down leg too. Wonder if Sachin Tendulkar is watching this game and wishing, had DRS been around in that Australia-India game! Review lost, if it matters.
6.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Length ball around off, Butt defends this one off his front foot.
6.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
A short ball, around off, angling in, helped towards square leg.
6.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Outside off, on a length, left alone.
6.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
A length ball, down the leg side, Butt looks to tuck but misses. That kicked off after pitching.
Great. There is a minute left in the clock and we shall have one more over before Lunch.
End Of The Over 6 : 18/0
8 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
A. Ali
10 (16)
I. Butt
8 (20)
K. Maharaj
1-0-8-0
5.6
0
Keshav Maharaj To Abid Ali
Flatter around off, Ali punches this on the off side for nothing.
5.5
4
Keshav Maharaj To Abid Ali
FOUR! Back to back boundaries. Another short ball around off, Ali goes back and this time cuts this one through the point region to collect the second boundary of the over. 70 more required for Pakistan to win this match.
5.4
4
Keshav Maharaj To Abid Ali
FOUR! Shot. A shortish ball around off, Abid rocks back and punches this one nicely in the gap through the covers for a boundary.
5.3
0
Keshav Maharaj To Abid Ali
Around off, pushed to the off side.
5.2
0
Keshav Maharaj To Abid Ali
Around off, watchfully defended.
5.1
0
Keshav Maharaj To Abid Ali
The arm ball to start, Abid lunges to defend but the ball shoots through, takes the inside edge but goes safely to short fine leg.
Spin time. Keshav Maharaj to bowl. Let's see how he goes. 32.2-4-90-3 in the first innings.
End Of The Over 5 : 10/0
1 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
I. Butt
8 (20)
A. Ali
2 (10)
K. Rabada
3-2-1-0
4.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Good length around off, Butt defends this out on the pitch solidly.
4.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Fuller again on middle now. Butt drives this one towards mid on where Ngidi does well to stop the ball.
4.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Fuller around off, Butt drives this on the up straight to mid off.
4.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Landed outside off, pushed towards cover.
4.2
1
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
A short ball, around middle, helped towards fine leg for a single.
4.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
Outside off, pushed towards mid on.
End Of The Over 4 : 9/0
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
I. Butt
8 (16)
A. Ali
1 (8)
A. Nortje
2-0-9-0
3.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Another length ball in the channel outside off, Butt is happy leaving that with just around 10 minutes to Lunch.
3.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Shortish outside off, Butt leaves it alone.
3.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
FOUR! Another edge, another boundary. A fuller length around off, Butt goes for the drive but gets an outside edge which runs past the gully fielder into the third man ropes.
3.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Full and around off, watchfully kept out.
3.2
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Short in length, outside off, punched towards point.
3.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Around off, solidly defended.
End Of The Over 3 : 5/0
0 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 02.2
  • 02.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
A. Ali
1 (8)
I. Butt
4 (10)
K. Rabada
2-2-0-0
2.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
Ends the over with a good length around off, Ali defends this out on the off side.
2.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
Another shortish ball on middle, Abid looks to work it on the leg side but gets hit on the gloves there by the extra bounce. The ball lobs on the off side but away from any fielder.
2.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
Back of a length around off, Abid defends this off his back foot.
2.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
A length ball, down the leg side, Abid misses his flick.
2.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
On a length, around off, solidly defended.
2.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Abid Ali
Around off, watchfully defended.
End Of The Over 2 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 41.4
  • 01.5
  • 01.6
I. Butt
4 (10)
A. Ali
1 (2)
A. Nortje
1-0-5-0
1.6
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Darted on the pads, Butt looks to tuck but misses and gets hit on the pads.
1.5
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Good length around off, Butt watchfully plays it on the off side.
1.4
4
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
FOUR! Edgy but Pakistan will take it. A length ball around off, Butt looks to play through the covers but gets a thickish outside edge which runs past the fielder at gully to the third man fence. First boundary for Butt.
1.3
0
Anrich Nortje To Imran Butt
Full and around off, watchfully defended.
1.2
1
Anrich Nortje To Abid Ali
A touch short, around middle, helped past Bavuma for a single. Pakistan are underway.
1.1
0
Anrich Nortje To Abid Ali
Around off, solidly defended.
Anrich Nortje to share the new ball. 27-4-105-2 in the first innings. Straightaway, he calls for a man under the helmet. Temba Bavuma is stationed at backward short leg. Or if you want to be too technical, it is more of a short leg gully.
End Of The Over 1 : 0/0
0 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 00.6
I. Butt
0 (6)
A. Ali
0 (0)
K. Rabada
1-1-0-0
0.6
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Outside off, left alone. A maiden to start from Rabada.
0.5
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Good length around off, a bit of extra bounce there. Butt goes forward to defend but gets beaten by the extra bounce as he gets his top hand off the bat.
0.4
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Fuller and outside off, Butt drives this one nicely but finds the fielder at short covers.
0.3
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Hat-trick of leaves outside off now.
0.2
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
On a length, outside off again, shouldered arms to again.
0.1
0
Kagiso Rabada To Imran Butt
Full and outside off, left alone.
Match Info
  • Venue National Stadium, Karachi
  • Weather Bright and Sunny
  • Toss South Africa won the toss and elected to bat
  • Result Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets
  • Player of the Match Fawad Alam
  • Umpire Ahsan Raza (PAK), Aleem Dar (PAK) and Asif Yaqoob (PAK)
  • Referee Mohammad Javed (PAK)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: South Africa 220/10 in 69.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (69.2 ovs): L Ngidi against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • South Africa 201/9 in 65.2 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 179/6 in 57.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (44.6 ovs): G Linde against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 3, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • South Africa 150/5 in 43.2 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 144/5 in 42.0 overs
  • D Elgar T20: 50 runs in 83 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 100/2 in 27.5 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 94/2 in 26.0 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 57/1 in 13.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/2 in 10.2 overs
  • Stumps: Pakistan 308/8 in 107 overs
  • Pakistan 300/8 in 103.3 overs
  • 7th wicket partnership: 102 off 148 balls between F Alam (47) and F Ashraf (54)
  • F Ashraf 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 69 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 250/6 in 91.6 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 246/6 in 91.0 overs
  • F Alam 3rd Test hundred: 100 runs in 220 balls (8x4) (2x6)
  • F Ashraf dropped on 21 by de Kock in 86.4 overs
  • 7th wicket partnership: 50 off 84 balls between F Alam (30) and F Ashraf (21)
  • New ball taken: Pakistan 214/6 in 82.6 overs
  • Pakistan 200/6 in 78.2 overs
  • Tea: Pakistan 178/6 in 73.0 overs
  • 6th wicket partnership: 50 off 105 balls between F Alam (20) and M Rizwan (28)
  • Referral 3 (69.0 ovs): SA against M Rizwan (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 0)
  • Pakistan 153/5 in 66.4 overs
  • F Alam Test fifty: 50 runs in 137 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 135/5 in 61.0 overs
  • A Ali 33rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 146 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Lunch: Pakistan 104/4 in 45.0 overs
  • Pakistan 100/4 in 42.1 overs
  • Referral 2 (36.3 ovs): South Africa against A Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, PAK: 2)
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 110 balls between A Ali(21) and F Alam (29)
  • Pakistan 50/4 in 21.6 overs
  • Referral 2 (19.4 ovs): South Africa against A Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, PAK: 2)
  • Stumps: Pakistan 33/4 in 18.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.3 ovs): B Azam against South Africa (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, PAK: 2)
  • Stumps: South Africa 187/4 in 75.0 overs
  • Referral 4 (67.5 ovs): du Plessis against Pakistan (LBW) Successful (SA: 3, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 3 (59.1 ovs): H Dussen against Pakistan (LBW) Successful (SA: 3, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Drinks: South Africa 153/1 in 58.0 overs
  • South Africa 150/1 in 57.2 overs
  • H Dussen 5th Test fifty: 50 runs in 123 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 250 balls between A Markram (43) and H Dussen (55)
  • A Markram 8th Test fifty: 50 runs in 158 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 100/1 in 45.6 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 179 balls between A Markram (21) and H Dussen (29)
  • Tea: South Africa 84/1 in 42.0 overs
  • A Markram dropped on 27 by B Azam in 34.6 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 64/1 in 26.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (21.4 ovs): PAK against A Markram (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 3)
  • South Africa 50/1 in 17.4 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 37/0 in 12.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (2.4 ovs): A Markram against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 3, SA: 3)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 378/10 in 119.2 overs
  • Referral 4 (119.2 ovs): N Ali against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, SA: 0)
  • 10th wkt Partnership: 50 off 53 balls between N Ali (9) and Y Shah (37)
  • Pakistan 352/9 in 112.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (22.1 ovs): B Azam against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 2)
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 73 balls between A Ali (26) and B Azam (22)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 65/2 in 19.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/2 in 15.5 overs
  • Lunch: Pakistan 22/0 in 7.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (6.5 ovs): SA against I Butt (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, SA: 2)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 245/10 in 100.3 overs
  • N Ali maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/35 (25.3)
  • Referral 5 (100.3 ovs): T Bavuma against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 2)
  • New ball taken: South Africa 214/6 in 85.2 overs
  • South Africa 200/6 in 81.4 overs
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