Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test

Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. In this match, Nauman Ali of Pakistan achieved a very special achievement. Nauman, who debuted at the age of 34 years 114 days, took seven wickets in this match.

Nauman took two wickets in the first innings and five wickets in the second innings. He is the second oldest bowler to debut at this age, taking five wickets in an innings in his first match. Earlier this feat was done by New Zealand’s Fen Cresswell. He achieved this feat against England at the age of 34 years 146 in 1949.

In fact, South Africa started playing on 187 for four on Friday. Hasan Ali dismissed Keshav Maharaj on the first ball on the fourth day. Captain Quinton Dickock also failed in the second innings and returned by catching Abid in Shah’s over. Nauman caught George Linde (11) at leg slip. He took the last three wickets in three consecutive overs. Temba Bavuma was the last batsman to score 40 runs off 93 balls.

Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test
Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first Test

Explain that in response to South Africa’s first innings 220, Pakistan scored 378 runs in their first innings. In this way, Pakistan had increased by 158 runs in the first innings. At the same time, Pakistan dismissed South Africa for 245 runs in the second innings. After this, the hosts have a target of 88 runs to win, which they achieved by losing three wickets.