What a day to begin with – Pakistan cricket players are trying their best to cope up excellently at their home soil with the South Africa team. The guests chose to bat after winning the toss first and it looks like that the National Stadium pitch hasn’t worked out in their favor.
No batsmen other than crossed 50 as the men in green got dominant picking back-to-back wickets with all Proteas already apart putting a score of not more than 220.
After whatever had happened to the side against New Zealand in a two-match test series followed by three T20Is, the host team looks settle in their backyard as the two spinners, Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali are stealing the show with two and three wickets respectively in SA’s first innings.
Pak vs SA Test 1st innings: Pakistani bowlers work, guests’ wickets fall apart
Shaheen Afridi winded up the 1st innings for Proteas grabbing Lungi Ngidi who was partnering with Kagiso Rabada after all of the line-ups was already gone. It hasn’t been a splendid day for the guests as the hosts are delightful of their performance.
The batters will soon be on the ground to equal the potent of bowlers and try not to waste the bowler’s efforts. It looks like that the Men in green will probably pick a lead over them after analyzing the conditions.
Dean Elgar stays the top-scorer in South Africa’s 1st innings making 58 off 106 whereas, George Linde follows him being second-top scorer for the side with 35 runs on 64 balls.
Shaheen’s grabbing goes like 2 for Shaheen, 1 for Hassan Ali, 3 for Yasir Shah, and 2 for Nauman Ali – all against the Proteas.