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PAK vs SA: Pakistan reduced to 272 runs, South Africa fell 4 wickets

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.

After this Nortje finished the Pakistani innings in the second session on the second day. Fast bowler Hasan Ali gave South Africa early shocks with two consecutive wickets. Till the tea, the team’s score was 26 for two but by the end of the day the game had 4 wickets in its fall. South Africa scored 106 for 4 wickets till the second day. At the time of the stumps, Quinton de Kock was at the crease scoring 24 and Tenba Bavuma 15.

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In the first innings, South African 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 the appeal of left arm spinner Keshav Maharaj (3 for 90).

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.

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