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South Africa dismiss Pakistan for 378 as hosts lead Proteas by 158 runs

South Africa dismiss Pakistan for 378 as hosts lead Proteas by 158 runs
January 28, 2021

KARACHI (92 News) - Pakistan were bowled out for 378 on the third day of the opening Test in Karachi on Thursday, in reply to South Africa’s first innings total of 220.

Pakistan were dismissed for 378 in their first innings on day three of the first Test against South Africa in Karachi. The Green Caps enjoy a 158-run lead in the series opener against Proteas.

Resuming at 308-8, Pakistan added a further 70 runs for the loss of two wickets, stretching their lead to 158.

The hosts started the proceedings on their overnight score of 308-8 with Hasan Ali batting at 11 and Nauman Ali to open his account. The pacer hit couple of boundaries before being bowled by Kagiso Rabada for 21.

Nauman and Yasir Shah put on a 55-run partnership before the debutante was traped leg before by Keshav after scoring 24.

Rabada and Maharaj each took three wickets finished whereas pacers Lungi Ngidi and Anrich Nortje also dismissed two Pakistan batsmen each as well.

South African fast bowler Kagiso Rabada finished with 3-70, completing his 200 wickets in 44 Tests by dismissing Hasan Ali for 21.

Rabada is the eighth South African bowler to take 200 or more Test wickets. The two-match Test series is South Africa’s first in Pakistan for 14 years.

South Africa were dismissed for 220 with Dean Elgar top scoring with 58 whereas Geoge Linde made 35. Faf du Plessis and Kagiso Rabada scored 25 and 21 respectively.

Yasir bagged three wickets for the hosts whereas Shaheen Shah Afridi and Nauman Ali took two wickets each.