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Pakistan vs South Africa Match Highlights, 2nd Test (Day 3): Proteas looking to make a comeback to the match

At the end of the second day, South Africa lost four wickets for 106 runs, standing 166 runs behind the hosts, and started the third day’s play. Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma, who were on wickets, did not have a good start to the day. Proteas captain Quinton de Kock (29) was bowled by Shaheen Afridi in the 3rd over. Then Temba Bavuma made a 50-run stand with Wiaan Mulder who came to the crease after the departure of the captain. But no one could stay on the wicket for long due to the great bowling of Pakistani fast bowler Hasan Ali.

The Proteas lost five wickets scoring the last 37 runs of their innings. Fast bowler Hasan Ali took three wickets of them and the other two were run out. Although Temba Bavuma grappled on one side of the wicket, the batsmen were dismissed from the other side of the wicket. South Africa ended the innings at 201 for 10, trailing by 71 runs. Temba Bavuma(44*) was the highest run-scorer for the Proteas. Hasan Ali was the highest wicket-taker for Pakistan (5-54, 15.4 overs).

At the beginning of the second innings of Pakistan, Imran Butt returned to the dressing room with zero runs after being lbw off Kagiso Rabada. Before going to the tea break, Abid Ali (13) lost his wicket to Keshav Maharaj. After losing two wickets, the visitors went to the tea break putting on 42 runs on the board.

Returning from the break, Keshav Maharaj sent Babar Azam (8) to the dressing room in the next over. After that Pakistan started losing quick wickets in the spin magic of George Linde. The spinner returned Azahar Ali (33), Fawad Alam (12), and Faheem Ashraf (29) to the pavilion. At the end of the day, the hosts scored 129 runs for six wickets and are 200 runs ahead of the Proteas. Mohammad Rizwan (28*) and Hasan Ali (0*) are on the wicket.

George Linde (3-12, 9 overs), Keshav Maharaj (2-74, 21 overs), and KagisoRabada (1-4, 7 overs) took the wickets for South Africa.

Playing XIs:

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

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


Pakistan (1st Innings) – 272/10 (114.3)

Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Imran, 11.1 over), 2-21 (Azhar, 13.4 over), 3-22 (Abid, 14.5 over), 4-145 (Babar, 58.2 over), 5-149 (Alam, 63.4 over), 6-190 (Rizwan, 82.3 over), 7-221 (Hasan, 93.2 over), 8-251 (Yasir, 102.4 over), 9-272 (Nauman, 114.1 over), 10-272 (Shaheen, 114.3 over)

South Africa (1st Innings) – 201/10 (65.4)

Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Elgar, 5.5 over), 2-26 (Dussen, 5.6 over), 3-55 (Plessis, 14.3 over), 4-81 (Markram, 23.6 over), 5-114 (Kock, 30.3 over), 6-164 (Mulder, 53.1 over), 7-186 (Linde, 57.5 over), 8-192 (Maharaj, 61.6 over), 9-201 (Rabada, 65.3 over), 10-201 (Nortje, 65.4 over)

Pakistan (2nd Innings) – 129/6 (51)

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Imran, 4.1 over), 2-28 (Abid, 16.2 over), 3-45 (Babar, 22.4 over), 4-63 (Azhar, 31.2 over), 5-76 (Fawad, 35.1 over), 6-128 (Faheem, 49.3 over)

South Africa is trying to level the series after being defeated on the first one. Predict whether they will be able to do so & place bets on!

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