KARACHI (Khyber News) – Imran Butt (12) and Abid Ali (10) managed to see off seven overs before Lunch on day four as Pakistan – chasing an 88-run target set by South Africa – scored 22 runs without any loss in the first Test at the National Stadium Karachi (NSK) on Friday.
The hosts had bowled out the visitors on 246 runs in their second innings as left-arm spinner Nauman Ali took 5-35 while Yasir Shah finished with 4-79. The Proteas had resumed the day on 187-4 with a lead of just 29 runs.
Hasan Ali bowled nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj (2) on the very first ball of the morning. Skipper Quinton de Kock was removed by Yasir Shah on 2. Nauman Ali picked up the remaining four wickets of George Linde (11), Kagiso Rabada (1), Anrich Nortje (0), and Temba Bavuma (40).
Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali had grabbed three wickets in the space of 10 runs shortly before the close on Thursday to halt South Africa’s fightback on the third day. Shah had also removed Elgar on 29 in post-lunch session.
The Green Caps had scored 378 runs in their first innings, securing a 158-run lead in reply to South Africa’s 220. The second and final match of the series will be played in Rawalpindi from February 4.