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Pak vs SA: Pakistan win first Take a look at in opposition to South Africa

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  • Pakistan take the 1-0 lead in two-match sequence.
  • Left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took 5-35 whereas Yasir Shah completed with 4-79.
  • Second Take a look at can be performed in Rawalpindi.

KARACHI: Pakistan on Friday defeated South Africa within the first Take a look at by seven wickets taking a lead of 1-0 within the two-match Take a look at sequence.

Debutant Nauman Ali completed with 5-35 and Yasir Shah took 4-79 as South Africa slumped to 245 all out of their second innings on the fourth day on a carrying Nationwide Stadium pitch that favoured spin bowlers.

Pakistan, needing 88 for victory, misplaced openers Abid Ali, Imran Butt and Babar Azam for a complete of 52 runs earlier than attaining the goal in 22.5 overs to take a 1-0 lead within the two-match sequence.

The second Take a look at begins on February 4 in Rawalpindi.

Azhar Ali was 31 not out whereas Fawad Alam — who hit a preventing hundred within the first innings — hit the successful boundary.

It was solely Pakistan’s fifth victory in opposition to South Africa in 27 Assessments.

Watch Take a look at debutant Nauman Ali makes historical past with 5-wicket haul in opposition to South Africa

Anrich Nortje bowled Abid within the first over after lunch after which had Butt caught behind to complete with figures of 2-24.

Azam, on his Take a look at captaincy debut, was dismissed leg earlier than by Keshav Maharaj.

It was a spinners’ battle on a brownish wicket, permitting Nauman to document figures of 7-73 and Yasir 7-133. In distinction, South Africa’s spinners managed simply 4 wickets.

Pakistan had taken an important 158-run first innings lead, due to a preventing century from Fawad and half centuries from Faheem Ashraf and Azhar.

The writing was on the wall as South Africa misplaced nightwatchman Maharaj on the primary ball of the day, bowled for 2 by pacer Hasan Ali.

South African skipper Quinton de Kock had a depressing fiftieth Take a look at as he adopted his 15 within the first innings with simply two runs as he was caught off a lazy push off Yasir.

Temba Bavuma, who scored 40, added 42 for the seventh wicket with George Linde earlier than being the final man out as Nauman took the final 4 wickets in a speedy 22 balls.

He dismissed Linde for 11, Kagiso Rabada for a single run, and Anrich Nortje for a duck, earlier than eradicating Bavuma, to grow to be the twelfth Pakistani bowler to take 5 wickets in an innings on his debut.

South Africa are on their first tour of Pakistan for 14 years.

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