Pakistan cricket team defeated South Africa by 95 runs in the second Test match. And not only won the match but also won the Test series against South Africa for the first time since 2004 by doing a clean sweep of the series for the first time. Muhammad Rizwan’s century while Hassan Ali and Shaheen Shah Afridi’s superb bowling played a key role in the victory.
According to the details, in the match played at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium, the South African cricket team was bowled out for 274 in pursuit of Pakistan’s target of 370 runs. On the fifth day of the match, South Africa’s Eden Markram and Reese Winderdawson started the innings with 127 runs from one wicket. Made bold After adding eight runs to the total score, Faf Duplessis also gave up and scored only five runs and became LBW on the ball of Hassan Ali.
Pak vs Sa Highlights Day 5 2nd Test 2021
After losing two wickets in a row at the start of the fifth day’s play, Aiden Markram and Temba Bauma batted responsibly and added 84 runs for the fourth wicket to lead the team to victory. Also entered a very interesting phase, but the national team fast bowler Hassan Ali immediately after lunch, Eden Markram, who scored a great century, was caught by Imran Butt for a total score of 108 and then captain without any increase in the total score. Quentin de Kock was also caught by Imran Butt and brought back to the national team.
The Proteas had to bear the sixth loss in the form of Temba Baumama on a total score of 253, who scored 61 and was caught by Mohammad Rizwan off Shaheen Shah Afridi. Hassan Ali’s career continued and only after adding five runs to the total, he took another step towards the victory of the national team by getting George Lande caught by Faheem Ashraf. Shaheen Shah Afridi led the national team to its eighth victory with a total score of 268 and got Keshu Maharaj caught by Imran Butt for an individual score of zero while without any increase in the total score he also defeated Kagiso Rabada for an individual score of zero. Clean bowled and the last wicket was taken by Yasir Shah.
For Pakistan, Hassan Ali bowled brilliantly and led five wickets for 60 runs in 16 overs. Shaheen Shah Afridi took four wickets for 51 runs in 21 overs while league sniper Yasir Shah took one wicket. Managed to get out.
Earlier, the Pakistan cricket team scored 298 in the second innings thanks to a superb century by wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, giving South Africa a target of 370 to win. Mohammad Rizwan completed the first century of his Test career and scored an unbeaten 115 while other batsmen included Imran Butt Safar, Abid Ali 13, Babar Azam 8, Azhar Ali 33, Fawad Alam 12, Fahim Ashraf 29, Yasir Shah 23. Hassan Ali scored five and Shaheen Afridi four runs.
It should be noted that Pakistan cricket team captain Babar Azam decided to bat first after winning the toss and scored 272 runs in the first innings in response to which the South African cricket team was bowled out for 201 runs in the first innings. Pakistan took a 71-run lead in the first innings, scoring 298 in the second innings, giving South Africa a 300-run target to win.
After winning the match, the captain of the national team Babar Azam said, “Thank God for such a good victory and thank you for coming to Pakistan from South Africa. When the team supports, there is no pressure and victory against a good team.” Gives confidence to the whole team but will try to correct the mistakes made in the future while Hassan Ali returned a year later after performing in the domestic and bowling brilliantly.