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Pak vs SA: Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam resist South African assault

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Fawad Alam performs a shot in the course of the second day of the primary cricket Check match between Pakistan and South Africa on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi on January 27, 2021. -AFP
  • Pakistan are 116 runs behind South Africa’s first innings complete of 220 with six wickets intact.
  • Alam may have been dismissed on 35 however Dean Elgar failed to carry a pointy edge off spinner Keshav Maharaj.
  • South Africa had been bowled out on 220 on first day.

KARACHI: Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam performed sensibly on Wednesday to take Pakistan’s rating to 104-4 at lunch on the second day of the primary Check performed on the Nationwide Stadium.

Alam, taking part in his first Check at dwelling, was unbeaten on 39 and Azhar was on 38 as Pakistan added 71 runs with out shedding any wickets within the morning session.

Pakistan are 116 runs behind South Africa’s first innings complete of 220 with six wickets intact.

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The Nationwide Stadium pitch appeared to have quietened down as South Africa’s tempo and spin assault toiled arduous after decreasing Pakistan to 33-4 on the shut on Tuesday.

Kagiso Rabada, who took 2-8 on Tuesday, regarded threatening in his six-over spell however Azhar and Alam batted cautiously to take Pakistan previous the 100-run mark.

However each batsmen survived scares, with left-arm spinner George Linde coming near trapping Azhar leg-before on 29. The umpire’s not-out resolution was upheld on evaluation.

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Alam may have been dismissed on 35 however Dean Elgar failed to carry a pointy edge off spinner Keshav Maharaj within the slips.

The 2-match collection marks South Africa’s first journey to Pakistan in 14 years, after the lethal 2009 assault on Sri Lanka’s workforce halted visits by international sides.

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