- Pakistan will attempt to put up a decent complete on the board, says debutant spinner Nauman Ali
- Our batting power remains to be there, Azhar Ali is taking part in, Fawad Alam is there in center, he says
- Pakistan bowled out South Africa for 220 on day one, with Ali taking two wickets for 38
KARACHI: Pakistan’s debutant spinner Nauman Ali is hopeful that the Pakistan workforce will make a comeback in opposition to South Africa in Karachi Check from its present place of 33/4.
Ali, 34, informed journalists by way of on-line post-day press convention after the primary day’s play on the metropolis that the house facet would attempt to put up a decent complete on the board.
“Our batting strength is still there, Azhar Ali is playing, Fawad Alam is there in middle, and Rizwan is yet to bat. I hope we do well on day 2,” he informed media shops.
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Pakistan bowled out South Africa for 220 on day one, with Ali taking two wickets for 38 — and the spinner appears glad along with his efficiency.
He stated that he was all the time assured of getting a chance after performing effectively with the ball in again to again seasons.
“I knew that I would get an opportunity; I was confident, and conditions are not different from what the recently concluded Quaid e Azam Trophy. I got two main wickets, and I am happy with that,” he stated about his first day as a Check cricketer.
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“I will try to do well with the bat too and contribute to the team’s cause,” he aimed.
Replying to a query, Ali stated that the wicket was not completely different from what he anticipated, and it might stay gradual in days to come back.
“We tried to gain an advantage, our target was to get South Africa out for the minimum score, and we were able to do that, but unfortunately, we couldn’t start well with the bat,” he stated.
“But, I am confident that we’ll do better tomorrow,” the off-spinner hoped.