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Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test Match Summary

PAK vs SA, 2021 - Test Summary

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Match Ended   
National Stadium, Karachi , Jan 26, 2021
378&90/3(22.5)
220&245
Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets
SA 220/10
Bat Top Batsmen
58 (106)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 54.71SR
35 (64)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 54.68SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.45
22
OVERS
54/3
R/W
Bowler
Nauman Ali
ECON 2.23
17
OVERS
38/2
R/W
PAK 378/10
Bat Top Batsmen
109 (245)
  • 9x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 44.48SR
64 (84)
  • 9x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 76.19SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 2.59
27
OVERS
70/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.78
32.2
OVERS
90/3
R/W
SA 245/10
Bat Top Batsmen
74 (224)
  • 10x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 33.03SR
64 (151)
  • 5x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 42.38SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
Nauman Ali
ECON 1.37
25.3
OVERS
35/5
R/W
Bowler
ECON 2.39
33
OVERS
79/4
R/W
PAK 90/3
Bat Top Batsmen
31 (47)
  • 4x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 65.95SR
30 (39)
  • 6x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 76.92SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 3.42
7
OVERS
24/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 6.54
1.5
OVERS
12/1
R/W
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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.
Over 22.5 : 90/3
4 Runs
  • W 22.1
  • 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.
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!
Over 21 : 82/2
10 Runs
  • 2 LB 20.1
  • 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.
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.
22 OV
4 Runs
G. Linde to A. Ali
  • 421.1
  • 021.2
  • 021.3
  • 021.4
  • 021.5
  • 021.6
21 OV
10 Runs
L. Ngidi to B. Azam
  • 2 LB 20.1
  • 420.2
  • 020.3
  • 020.4
  • 420.5
  • 020.6
20 OV
7 Runs
G. Linde to B. Azam & A. Ali
  • 019.1
  • 119.2
  • 419.3
  • 219.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
3 Runs
L. Ngidi to B. Azam & A. Ali
  • 1 B 18.1
  • 018.2
  • 018.3
  • 018.4
  • 218.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
2 Runs
G. Linde to A. Ali
  • 217.1
  • 017.2
  • 017.3
  • 017.4
  • 017.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
7 Runs
L. Ngidi to A. Ali & B. Azam
  • 316.1
  • 016.2
  • 016.3
  • 416.4
  • 016.5
  • 016.6
16 OV
9 Runs
A. Nortje to A. Ali & B. Azam
  • 015.1
  • 115.2
  • 015.3
  • 415.4
  • 415.5
  • 015.6
15 OV
4 Runs
K. Rabada to B. Azam
  • 014.1
  • 014.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 014.5
  • 014.6
14 OV
3 Runs
A. Nortje to B. Azam & A. Ali
  • 013.1
  • 313.2
  • 013.3
  • 013.4
  • 013.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
2 Runs
K. Rabada to A. Ali
  • 012.1
  • 012.2
  • 012.3
  • 212.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
0 Runs
A. Nortje to B. Azam
  • 011.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 011.4
  • 011.5
  • 011.6
11 OV
2 Runs
K. Rabada to A. Ali
  • 010.1
  • 210.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 010.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
2 Runs
A. Nortje to B. Azam
  • 09.1
  • 09.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 29.6
9 OV
8 Runs
K. Rabada to A. Ali
  • 48.1
  • 08.2
  • 48.3
  • 08.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
1 Runs
A. Nortje to A. Ali & A. Ali & I. Butt
  • W 7.1
  • 17.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • W 7.6
7 OV
4 Runs
K. Rabada to I. Butt
  • 06.1
  • 06.2
  • 06.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 46.6
6 OV
8 Runs
K. Maharaj to A. Ali
  • 05.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 45.4
  • 45.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
1 Runs
K. Rabada to A. Ali & I. Butt
  • 04.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
4 OV
4 Runs
A. Nortje to I. Butt
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • 03.3
  • 43.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
Match Notes
  • South Africa 50/2 in 10.2 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 57/1 in 13.0 overs
  • Lunch: South Africa 94/2 in 26.0 overs
  • South Africa 100/2 in 27.5 overs
  • D Elgar T20: 50 runs in 83 balls (8x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: South Africa 144/5 in 42.0 overs
  • South Africa 150/5 in 43.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (44.6 ovs): G Linde against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 3, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Tea: South Africa 179/6 in 57.0 overs
  • South Africa 201/9 in 65.2 overs
  • Referral 2 (69.2 ovs): L Ngidi against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, SA: 3) (Retained)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 220/10 in 69.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (15.3 ovs): B Azam against South Africa (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 3, PAK: 2)
  • Stumps: Pakistan 33/4 in 18.0 overs
  • Referral 2 (19.4 ovs): South Africa against A Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, PAK: 2)
  • Pakistan 50/4 in 21.6 overs
  • 5th wkt Partnership: 50 off 110 balls between A Ali(21) and F Alam (29)
  • Referral 2 (36.3 ovs): South Africa against A Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 1, PAK: 2)
  • Pakistan 100/4 in 42.1 overs
  • Lunch: Pakistan 104/4 in 45.0 overs
  • A Ali 33rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 146 balls (4x4) (0x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 135/5 in 61.0 overs
  • F Alam Test fifty: 50 runs in 137 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • Pakistan 153/5 in 66.4 overs
  • Referral 3 (69.0 ovs): SA against M Rizwan (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 0)
  • 6th wicket partnership: 50 off 105 balls between F Alam (20) and M Rizwan (28)
  • Tea: Pakistan 178/6 in 73.0 overs
  • Pakistan 200/6 in 78.2 overs
  • New ball taken: Pakistan 214/6 in 82.6 overs
  • 7th wicket partnership: 50 off 84 balls between F Alam (30) and F Ashraf (21)
  • F Ashraf dropped on 21 by de Kock in 86.4 overs
  • F Alam 3rd Test hundred: 100 runs in 220 balls (8x4) (2x6)
  • Drinks: Pakistan 246/6 in 91.0 overs
  • Pakistan 250/6 in 91.6 overs
  • F Ashraf 3rd Test fifty: 50 runs in 69 balls (7x4) (0x6)
  • 7th wicket partnership: 102 off 148 balls between F Alam (47) and F Ashraf (54)
  • Pakistan 300/8 in 103.3 overs
  • Stumps: Pakistan 308/8 in 107 overs
  • Pakistan 352/9 in 112.4 overs
  • 10th wkt Partnership: 50 off 53 balls between N Ali (9) and Y Shah (37)
  • Referral 4 (119.2 ovs): N Ali against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 1, SA: 0)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 378/10 in 119.2 overs
  • Referral 1 (2.4 ovs): A Markram against PAK (LBW) Successful (PAK: 3, SA: 3)
  • Lunch: South Africa 37/0 in 12.0 overs
  • South Africa 50/1 in 17.4 overs
  • Referral 2 (21.4 ovs): PAK against A Markram (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 3)
  • Drinks: South Africa 64/1 in 26.0 overs
  • A Markram dropped on 27 by B Azam in 34.6 overs
  • Tea: South Africa 84/1 in 42.0 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 179 balls between A Markram (21) and H Dussen (29)
  • South Africa 100/1 in 45.6 overs
  • A Markram 8th Test fifty: 50 runs in 158 balls (6x4) (0x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 100 off 250 balls between A Markram (43) and H Dussen (55)
  • H Dussen 5th Test fifty: 50 runs in 123 balls (3x4) (0x6)
  • South Africa 150/1 in 57.2 overs
  • Drinks: South Africa 153/1 in 58.0 overs
  • Referral 3 (59.1 ovs): H Dussen against Pakistan (LBW) Successful (SA: 3, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Referral 4 (67.5 ovs): du Plessis against Pakistan (LBW) Successful (SA: 3, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Stumps: South Africa 187/4 in 75.0 overs
  • South Africa 200/6 in 81.4 overs
  • New ball taken: South Africa 214/6 in 85.2 overs
  • Referral 5 (100.3 ovs): T Bavuma against PAK (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 2)
  • N Ali maiden Test 5-wicket haul: 5/35 (25.3)
  • Innings Break: South Africa 245/10 in 100.3 overs
  • Referral 1 (6.5 ovs): SA against I Butt (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 3, SA: 2)
  • Lunch: Pakistan 22/0 in 7.0 overs
  • Pakistan 50/2 in 15.5 overs
  • Drinks: Pakistan 65/2 in 19.0 overs
  • 3rd wkt Partnership: 50 off 73 balls between A Ali (26) and B Azam (22)
  • Referral 2 (22.1 ovs): B Azam against SA (LBW) Unsuccessful (PAK: 2, SA: 2)
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Stats
Player Runs Avg.
Aiden Markram SA 227 56.75
Faheem Ashraf PAK 171 85.50
Fawad Alam PAK 170 56.66
Mohammad Rizwan PAK 166 83.00
Temba Bavuma SA 162 54.00
Player Wickets Eco.
Hasan Ali PAK 12 3.82
Keshav Maharaj SA 10 2.64
Anrich Nortje SA 9 3.20
Nauman Ali PAK 8 2.16
Yasir Shah PAK 8 2.68

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