At the end of the second day of the second Test between Pakistan and South Africa at the Pindi Cricket Stadium, South Africa had scored 106 for four. On the second day of the match, when it was decided to end the game early due to low light, then Captain De Cock was on the crease with 24 and Temba Bauma with 15 runs.
Pakistan was bowled out for 272 in the first innings in response to which South Africa’s first innings start was not impressive and its first two wickets soon fell. Opener Dan Algar scored 15 runs and was caught by Hassan Ali. Then on the next ball, Hassan Ali bowled Rasi Van Derdison.
After that Eden McCormick and Faf, Dupleix took the score a little further but Faf Dupleix was caught by Faheem Ashraf after scoring only 17 runs. On a total score of 84, Noman Ali bowled Eden McCorm, he scored 24 runs.
Earlier, Pakistan started their innings with 145 runs for the loss of three wickets, then captain Babar Azam was already out on the ball of Nokia in the over. He scored 77 runs with the help of 12 fours.
After that Fawad Alam was also run out for 45 runs.
Mohammad Rizwan and Faheem Ashraf put the team ahead and put on a 41-run partnership. After which Rizwan Enrich was caught on the ball of Nokia. Hassan Ali also could not do anything special and after making only eight runs he went back to the pavilion, he was dismissed by Maharaj.
Yasir Shah was also caught for eight runs. While Noman Ali was also out for eight and Shaheen Shah Afridi for zero.
On the other hand, excellent batting by Faheem Ashraf continued. He made a half-century off 97 balls with the help of eight fours and remained unbeaten on 78 runs. For South Africa, fast bowler Enrique Nokia took five wickets and Keshu Maharaj three. Earlier, on the first day of the game, Babar Azam won the toss and elected to bat first, but the Pakistani top order failed once again.
Opener Imran Butt was caught by Keshu Maharaj after scoring 15 runs, while Azhar Ali was LBW on Maharaj’s ball without scoring a run. Abid Ali also could not stay on the wicket for long and after scoring six runs, Enrique returned to the pavilion on the ball of Nokia. After taking three wickets for 22 runs, Babar Azam and Fawad Alam took charge of the team’s sinking boat and formed a 123-run partnership.
Pakistan has a one-nil lead in the two-Test series. In the first Test played in Karachi, Pakistan defeated South Africa by seven wickets.
Captain Babar Azam will have a chance to beat South Africa in two consecutive Tests for the first time in the history of Test cricket by winning the Pindi Test match.