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PAK vs SA 2nd Test: South Africa reduced to 201 runs from Hasan Ali’s ‘Panch’, lower order extended Pakistan’s lead to 200 runs

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Pakistan extended their lead to 200 runs on Saturday on the third day of the second Test match against South Africa. With the fast bowler Hasan Ali taking five wickets, the hosts bowled out South Africa’s first innings for 201 runs to take a crucial lead of 71 runs. After this, he scored 129 runs till the end of the day’s play, but fell 6 wickets.

Pakistan quickly lost the wickets of their openers Abid Ali (13) and Imran Butt (0) in the second innings. By the time of tea, his score was 42 for two in the second innings and his total was increased to 113 runs. After this, Captain Babar Azam (8) showed the path of Pavilion by Keshav Maharaj. Azhar Ali (33) was hunted by George Linde, who hit 3 fours off 82 balls.

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Fawad Alam (12) also became the victim of Linde, leaving Pakistan’s score at 76 for 5 in 35.1 overs. Linde caught Faheem Ashraf (29) at the hands of Nortje who added 52 runs for the sixth wicket with Mohammed Rizwan (28 *). Pakistan had scored 272 runs in the first innings.

Hassan, who returned to the five-day format after a two-year absence due to injury, picked up five wickets for 54 runs to restrict South Africa to 201 runs. Half an hour after lunch, the first innings of the visiting team was reduced in which Hasan took three wickets and two players were run out.

Temba Bavuma started playing by 15 runs, he remained unbeaten after scoring 44 runs. Hasan finished the innings with the last two wickets on consecutive balls. South Africa started with 106 runs for four wickets.

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Captain Quinton de Kock continued his poor form in the series and was able to add only four runs to his overnight score of 24 and Shaheen Shah was bowled by Afridi. Bavuma and Vian Mulder (33) batted for an hour and a half and shared a half-century partnership but Pakistan took two wickets for half an hour before lunch.

Mulder was run out for a second run. George Linde bowled clean on the ball of Hasan, he scored 21 runs. Hasan then bowled both Maharaj and number 11 Anderich Nortje after lunch while Rabada was run out.

Butt Kagiso Rabada lbw to Butt lbw in the second innings. Butt, who made his Test debut in Karachi, has managed only 36 runs in four innings. Abid also scored four, 10 and six runs in the last three Test innings. He was out on the ball of Keshav Maharaj.

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