KARACHI: Pakistan Wednesday managed to see off the first session on day two of the first South Africa Test without losing any wicket at the National Stadium Karachi (NSK), but lost Azhar Ali (51) and Mohammad Rizwan (33) in the second.
The Green Caps scored 178 for six at Tea. Fawad Alam and Faheem Ashraf were unbeaten on 63 and 0 respectively. Pakistan trailed the Proteas by 42 runs. Keshav Maharaj dismissed Azhar Ali while Mohammad Rizwan was removed by Lungi Ngidi today.
The hosts had ended day one at 33 for four. Kagiso Rabada had taken two wickets at close of day one. He bowled Abid Ali (4) in his third over and then got debutant Imran Butt (9) caught at leg-slip off a rising delivery, taking his Test wickets tally to 199 in 44 matches.
Babar Azam, leading Pakistan for the first time in a Test, fell lbw to spinner Keshav Maharaj for seven before night watchman Shaheen was bowled by Anrich Nortje without scoring.
Pakistan had bowled out the visitors for 220 – their second-lowest total in the country – after the Proteas won the toss and elected to bat first. Opener Dean Elgar top-scored for South Africa with 58, while George Linde (35) and Rabada (21 not out) were other notable contributors.