Amir, Afridi Wrap Up South Africa For 223 In First Test

Tanuja Saikhom | 1 month ago

Left-arm fast bowlers Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets each as Pakistan restricted South Africa to 223 on the second day of the first Test on Thursday. The other successful Pak bowler was Hassan Ali, who took two wickets.

The Proteas batting lineup collapsed on occasions after Temba Bavuma’s half century and an impressive 45 from Quinton de Kock showed some hope on the Supersport Park pitch.

After adding three more runs to his core, Bavuma got caught by Sarfraz Ahmed from a Shaheen Afridi delivery.

Night watchman Dale Steyn (23 off 23 balls) and Kagiso Rabada (19) added some important score before they were bowled out in 60 overs, maintaining a 42 run lead in the first innings. 

The tourists were dismissed for palsy 181 on the opening day. Babar Azam hit his tenth half-century and Azhar Ali added 36 runs to the scorecard.

Duanne Olivier took career-best figures 6/37 in the thrilling first innings.

At tea break of the second innings, Pakistan were 107/3 with some knocks from opener Imam ul-Haq (57). They were 65 runs ahead when this report came.