Former Pakistan cricket captain and swashbuckling all-rounder Shahid Afridi on Friday expressed pleasure over Pakistan’s victory over South Africa within the first Take a look at match in Karachi.
Not solely that, Afridi lauded Take a look at debutant Nauman Ali, whose deadly spin bowling with Yasir Shah, managed to safe the decisive win for Pakistan.
The 34-year-old Nauman managed to take seven scalps in his debut match, turning the ball to deceive the South African batsmen along with his correct line and size.
Wishing the crew better of luck for the second Take a look at, Afridi described the Karachi win as a “much-needed” victory.
“Much needed win for Pakistan! Of course the conditions suited us yet the team fought hard from difficult situations. Well bowled Nauman Ali, great debut. All the best to team Pakistan for the second Test,” he tweeted.
Pakistan win first Take a look at in opposition to South Africa
Pakistan gained the primary Take a look at in opposition to South Africa by seven wickets in Karachi on Friday, taking a 1-0 lead within the two-match collection.
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Spinner Nauman Ali took 5-35 in his debut match whereas Yasir Shah grabbed 4-79 as South Africa collapsed for 245 of their second innings.
Pakistan, needing 88 for victory, had reached 22 with out loss at lunch with Abid Ali on 10 and Imran Butt on 12, as the house crew closed on a 1-0 lead within the two-match collection.