- Aiden Markram dives to his proper and grabs the ball with one hand.
- Pakistan lose their third wicket for 22 runs solely.
- Abid Ali scored solely 6 runs from 43 balls.
RAWALPINDI: Pakistan are in a little bit of a pickle towards South Africa on the primary day of the second Check match between the 2 sides, with the hosts shedding three fast wickets on 22 runs.
“Catches win matches” is a very talked-about and apt saying in the case of cricket. South African fielder Profitable could precisely be on South African fielder Aiden Markram’s thoughts as he took a stunner to dismiss Pakistani opening batsman Abid Ali.
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Credit score additionally goes to right-arm pacer Nortje, who delivered a fast-paced supply to Abid in a bid to make him play on the leg facet, with Markram standing prepared on brief leg.
As anticipated, Abid glanced the ball to his left facet, not anticipating Markram to grab the chance. The South African fielder’s reflexes got here in helpful as he dove to his proper facet and held onto the ball in his proper hand.
Every other fielder and the ball would have flown previous him however Markram made certain Pakistan misplaced their third wicket.
Abid, who appeared shaky proper from the beginning, went for six runs from 43 balls.
Pakistan determine to bat after profitable toss towards Proteas
Pakistan had received the toss and determined to bat first within the second Check towards Proteas on the Rawalpindi Stadium.
Earlier within the day, each groups arrived on the Pindi Stadium with strict safety preparations in place.
South Africa is enjoying a Check match on the Pindi Cricket Stadium after 24 years.
Talking to media after the toss, the South African captain had mentioned the wicket is a bit grassy which is able to initially assist the bowlers.
No adjustments have been made to Pakistan’s 17-player squad from the primary Check in Karachi.
“The wicket is looking good for batting. We will try to score well,” Pakistani captain Babar Azam had mentioned.