KARACHI: Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the main Test in Karachi on Friday, taking a 1-0 lead in the two-coordinate arrangement.
Debutant Nauman Ali got done with 5-35 and Yasir Shah accepting 4-79 as South Africa drooped to 245 all out in their second innings on the fourth day on a wearing National Stadium pitch that supported turn bowlers.
Pakistan, requiring 88 for triumph, lost openers Abid Ali, Imran Butt and Babar Azam for a sum of 52 runs prior to accomplishing the objective in 22.5 overs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-coordinate arrangement.
The subsequent Test begins on February 4 in Rawalpindi.
Azhar Ali was 31 not out while Fawad Alam – who hit a battling hundred in the primary innings – hit the triumphant limit.
It was just Pakistan’s fifth triumph against South Africa in 27 Tests.
Anrich Nortje dumbfounded Abid in the first after lunch and afterward had Butt gotten behind to get done with figures of 2-24.
Azam, on his Test captaincy debut, was excused leg before by Keshav Maharaj.
It was a spinners’ fight on an earthy wicket, permitting Nauman to record figures of 7-73 and Yasir 7-133. Interestingly, South Africa’s spinners oversaw only four wickets.
Pakistan had taken a critical 158-run first innings lead, because of a battling century from Fawad and half hundreds of years from Faheem Ashraf and Azhar.
The issue at hand was obvious to everyone as South Africa lost nightwatchman Maharaj on the primary wad of the day, bowled for two by pacer Hasan Ali.
South African captain Quinton de Kock had a hopeless 50th Test as he followed his 15 in the main innings with only two runs as he was gotten off an apathetic push off Yasir.
Temba Bavuma, who scored 40, added 42 for the seventh wicket with George Linde prior to being the last man out as Nauman took the last four wickets in a quick 22 balls.
He excused Linde for 11, Kagiso Rabada for a solitary run, and Anrich Nortje for a duck, prior to eliminating Bavuma, to turn into the twelfth Pakistani bowler to take five wickets in an innings on his presentation.
South Africa are on their first visit through Pakistan for a very long time.