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Hasan Ali's five-for helps Pakistan take 71-run lead against South Africa

Hasan Ali's five-for helps Pakistan take 71-run lead against South Africa
February 6, 2021

RAWALPINDI (AFP) - South Africa, in reply to Pakistan’s 272, were bowled out for 201 in their first innings on the third day of the second Test in Rawalpindi on Saturday.

Resuming at 104-6, South Africa added 97 runs with Temba Bavuma scoring 44 not out, giving Pakistan a lead of 71 runs.

Medium pacer Hasan Ali finished as the best Pakistan bowler with figures of 5-54.

At lunch, middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma was unbeaten on 36 and Keshav Maharaj, dropped by Yasir Shah off pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi, was not out without scoring.

Bavuma survived umpire Ahsan Raza’s decision on 16 when he was given leg-before off Hasan Ali, reviewing it successfully to continue his fight.

South Africa had hoped their skipper Quinton de Kock would build on his breezy overnight score of 24, but the left-hander played on to Shaheen in the third over of the day.

De Kock scored 29.

Bavuma and Wiaan Mulder frustrated Pakistan’s pace-cum-spin attack during a 50-run sixth wicket stand before disaster struck.

Mulder nudged a push to deep fine-leg but while returning for a second run failed to beat a Shaheen throw and was run out.

George Linde hit three boundaries and a six in his quickfire 21 but missed the line of a Hasan delivery and was bowled. Hasan has figures of 3-46.

Pakistan leads the two-match series 1-0 after winning the first Test in Karachi by seven wickets.

Earlier, South Africa were 188-7 at lunch on the third day of the second Test against Pakistan on Pakistan. Temba Bavuma and Keshav Maharaj will come out to bat in the afternoon session with the side trailing by 84 runs.

The visitors began the proceedings on their overnight score of 106-4 with skipper Quinton de Kock and Bavuma batting on 24 and 15 respectively.

Left-arm pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi provided the ideal start for the home team by removing Proteas captain when he was batting at 29.

Bavuma then put on a 49-run partnership with debutant Wiaan Mulder before the latter was run out for 33. George Linde was then dismissed for 21 by Hasan Ali.

Pakistan made early inroads on the third day of the Rawalpindi Test when South African skipper Quinton de Kock was clean bowled by Shaheen Shah Afridi. The batsman could only add five more runs to his overnight score of 24 before he was removed by the left-arm pacer. The Proteas were 106-4 at the start of day three with Quinton de Kock and Temba Bavuma batting. They were trailing by 166 runs.

Here's the video shared by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) of De Kock being clean bowled by Shaheen Afridi on official twitter account.