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Pak vs SA: ‘Pakistan ought to take lead of at the very least 50 runs towards South Africa’

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  • Pakistan took 4 early South African wickets to dominate the second Check in Rawalpindi on Friday.
  • Former Pakistan cricketer Iqbal Qasim mentioned that Pakistan has thus far carried out nicely towards South Africa within the second Check.
  • He additional mentioned that the inexperienced shirts have to bowl out the guests rapidly and earn a lead of at the very least 50 runs.

RAWALPINDI: Pakistan has thus far carried out nicely towards South Africa within the second Check however they should bowl out the guests rapidly and earn a lead of at the very least 50 runs, mentioned the previous Pakistan cricketer Iqbal Qasim on Saturday.

Talking to this correspondent, Iqbal praised Faheem Ashraf for his great knock of 77 runs after captain Babar Azam and Fawad Alam departed early within the day.

“Faheem is emerging as a good all-rounder,” Iqbal mentioned.

Observing that the Proteas bowlers took benefit of the low bounce and Norte and Maharaj exploited it nicely to take wickets, Iqbal mentioned that with time the pitch will change into harder to bat as extra cracks might begin showing on day three.

“Bowlers who bowl with good line and length can take advantage of spots where the ball will remain low and turn,” he mentioned.

Learn extra: Pak vs SA: Pakistan in command regardless of Nortje’s five-fer in second Check

“If the weather does not interfere then we may see this match producing a result in favour of one of the teams,” Iqbal added.

Pakistan took 4 early South African wickets to dominate the second Check in Rawalpindi on Friday, regardless of a five-wicket haul by touring quick bowler Anrich Nortje.

South Africa have been in hassle at 106-4 after the second day’s play on a difficult Rawalpindi stadium pitch, trailing Pakistan’s first innings whole of 272 by 166 runs.

At shut, South African skipper Quinton de Kock was on a breezy 24 with 5 boundaries, and Temba Bavuma — surviving two shut appeals — was unbeaten on 15 after Pakistan’s medium pacer Hasan Ali took two wickets off two balls.

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