Five wicket haul for Nauman Ali on debut

Five wicket haul for Nauman Ali on debut

Nauman Ali on Friday earned the titles of First Pakistani left-Arm Spinner, Fourth Spinner and twelfth Pakistan Cricket Player to take five wicket haul on Test debut.

Spinners wrapped up the South African innings as the visitors have been bowled out for 245. Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah picked up nine wickets between them.

The debutant Nauman Ali gave a spectacular performance taking 5 for 35.

Earlier, Pakistan scored 378 to take a crucial lead over South Africa’s first innings total of 220.

On Wednesday, Fawad Alam led Pakistan’s recovery against South Africa after scoring his first Test century at home.

Fawad reached the milestone, his third tonne in Test cricket, with a six over long-on to left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj.

The two-match Test series is South Africa’s first in Pakistan for 14 years. The second Test will be played in Rawalpindi from February 4.

The hosts have won only one of their previous seven Tests against South Africa in Pakistan, with the visitors claiming two victories to go with four draws.


Pakistan: Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (c), Shaheen Afridi, Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Nauman Ali.

South Africa: Dean Elgar, Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (c, wk), Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.

Pak vs South Africa Test Matches Schedule

Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st Test

Jan 26 2021, Tue – Jan 30 2021, Sat

National Stadium, Karachi


Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd Test

Feb 04, Thu – Feb 08, Mon

Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Rawalpindi


Pak vs South Africa T20I Schedule

Pakistan vs South Africa, 1st T20I

Feb 11, Thu

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore


Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd T20I

Feb 13, Sat

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore


Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd T20I

Feb 14, Sun

Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

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