Thanks to five wickets of fast bowler Enrique Nortje, South Africa on Friday dismissed Pakistan for 272 runs in the first innings in the second Test. Pakistan’s lower order Faheem Ashraf scored an unbeaten 78 and was the top scorer. His innings included 12 fours.
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In the first innings, South Africa opener Dean Elgar scored 15, Markram 32 and Faf du Plessis scored 17 while Dusen could not open the account. Hasan Ali of Pakistan took two and Faheem Ashraf, Nauman Ali took 1-1 wickets.
Hasan bowled Dean Elgar (15 runs) in the final over before the break and then Rasi van der Dusen on the next ball. Nourtz scored five wickets for the third time in his 10th Test match. He took two wickets in the first session, sending Babar Azam to the pavilion on the second ball of the day.
Pakistan started by 145 runs for three wickets in the morning. Babar, with Fawad Alam on the first day on Thursday, helped to lift the Pakistani innings with a score of 22 for three, but he returned to the pavilion after scoring 78 runs. Alam (45) was run out by a direct throw by Temba Bavuma.
Ashraf then shared a 41-run partnership with Mohammad Rizwan (18), taking over the responsibility of scoring runs. Ashraf completed his half-century in 97 balls, scoring his fourth half-century in his eighth Test.
Ashraf earlier survived a TV referral on left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj’s (3 for 90) leg-before appeal.
Pakistan, playing a Test series under their hosts, is leading 1-0 in the two-match series. He defeated South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test in Karachi.