PAK vs SA 1st Take a look at | Debutant Nauman Ali plucks 5 as Pakistan defeat South Africa by seven wickets

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Nauman Ali

Debutant Nauman Ali, 34, plucked a five-wicket haul within the second innings to information Pakistan to a snug seven-wicket victory on Day Four of the primary Take a look at towards South Africa on Friday. 

Nauman and Yasir Shah shared 9 wickets on the Nationwide Stadium in Karachi to dismiss South Africa for 245 within the second innings and arrange a small goal of 88 runs for Pakistan to win the primary check.

Nauman, a 34-year-old left-arm spinner making his check debut, returned 5-35 and Shah took Four-79 to bowl out South Africa a half-hour earlier than lunch on day 4.

Pakistan’s openers had diminished the goal to 66 and went to the break at 22-Zero. Imran Butt was not out on 12 and Abid Ali was unbeaten on 10.

Pakistan has been in management since taking a 158-run first-innings lead, when its decrease order rallied from 27-Four to achieve 378, helped by Fawad Alam’s gritty century.

South Africa resumed Friday on 187-Four and issues instantly bought worse for the vacationers when quick bowler Hasan Ali bowled night-watchman Keshav Maharaj with the primary supply of day 4.

Captain Quinton de Kock, who fell to a reckless shot in South Africa’s first innings of 220, failed for the second time towards the spinners. The vacationers had been simply 34 runs forward when de Kock supplied a regulation catch in Shah’s second over to provide Abid Ali his third catch within the innings.

Nauman then bought into the act by having George Linde (11) caught at leg slip. Nauman wrapped up the innings by claiming the final three wickets off his successive overs.

Temba Bavuma resisted for practically two hours to attain 40 off 93 balls earlier than he was the final man to get dismissed when he tried a sweep towards Nauman and was adjudged lbw.

South Africa struggled towards the spinners on the fourth-day pitch, including simply 58 runs for the lack of six wickets as Nauman turned the oldest Pakistani spinner to take a five-wicket haul in an innings on Take a look at debut.

(With AP Inputs)

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