At the end of the fourth day of the second Test between South Africa and Pakistan, the South African team scored 127 for the loss of one wicket after which they need 243 more runs to win.
According to the details, in pursuit of Pakistan’s target of 370 runs by South Africa, Eden Makram and Dan Elgar started the game on the field but after Dan Elgar scored 17 runs, Shaheen Shah Afridi’s ball was handed over to keeper Mohammad Rizwan. Earlier, the entire Pakistan team was bowled out for 298 runs in which the highest score of 115 was scored by wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan and remained unbeaten while Noman Ali gave his full support and played an innings of 45 runs. Provided great support to the team. Apart from them, Faheem Ashraf managed to score 29 and Yasir Shah 23 runs. In the end, Shaheen Shah Afridi managed to score only 4 runs.
In the match being played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, Pakistan’s Imran Butt and Abid Ali started the second innings. In the fifth over, Imran Butt became LBW on the ball of Kagiso Rabada without scoring any runs. Abid Ali, who failed in the first innings of the Karachi Test match and Rawalpindi Test match, stayed on the wicket for a while and scored 13 runs off 53 balls but on a total score of 28 he was also caught by Quentin de Kok off Keshu Maharaj gone.
Babar Azam, the captain of the national team, also gave up quickly and scored only eight runs on a total score of 45 and became LBW on the ball of Keshu Maharaj. The national team suffered its fourth loss at a total score of 63 when former national team captain and senior batsman Azhar Ali scored 33 and became LBW off George Lande. Karachi Test match hero Fawad Alam also could not withstand the bowling of the Proteas for long and scored 12 runs and was caught by Eden Markram on the ball of George Lande. Faheem Ashraf, who played brilliantly in the first innings, scored 29 runs and was caught by George J. Lande.
It may be recalled that the entire South African team was bowled out for 201 in reply to Pakistan’s 272 runs. Pakistan’s fast bowler Hassan Ali blew the prosthesis batting line and took five wickets to give Pakistan the lead in the South African innings. Played a key role in inspiring. The highest score for South Africa was scored by Temba and he remained unbeaten with 44 runs. Apart from him, captain D Cock scored 29, Aiden Markram 32 and Moulder 33. Hassan Ali was brilliant for Pakistan. Performing in 15.4 overs for 54 runs, five players led the way to the pavilion while fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, medium fast bowler Faheem Ashraf and sniper Noman Ali took one wicket each. Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat and the entire team was bowled out for 272 runs. The opening of the national team was a complete flop. Imran Bunt scored 15 and Abid Ali scored only 6 runs while former captain Azhar scored no runs. Captain Babar Azam took command and provided excellent support to the team by scoring 77 runs. Faheem Ashraf played the best game and played an important role in helping Pakistan to add a defensible total of 78 runs. Fawad Alam managed to score 45 runs.