1 st Test Pakistan vs South Africa:Match analysis


It was a short Test match to start a very exciting series but nevertheless a very good one.It was always expected to be a game between 2 best bowling line ups and they did not dissapoint us.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first on a seamer friendly pitch and could not get a very big score on board as they were bundle out for 181 .

But Pakistan bowlers bowled well and did put lots of pressure on South African batsmen to start up with.But contribution from tail enders of South Africa helped them to get very important 42 runs lead.

In second inning Pakstan got a good Start and looked like they are ready for a big inning with half century from Imam.But they dissapointed the expectators by getting out again for 190.

The chase of 149 was not a very big task for South Africa as they slowly and steadily acheived the target by having 6 wickets still in hand.

It was a great game of cricket for Bowlers from both teams and we expected more spicy contest over next month and for that Pakistan batting order will have to get their basics right.

Match summary is as follows:

PAKISTAN (1 st inning)                                      181-10(47 overs)

Babar Azam              71                                    D.Olivier      6-37

SOUTH AFRICA(1 st inning)                              223-10(60 overs)

Temba Bavuma         53                                    M.Amir        4-62

PAKISTAN(2nd inning)                                       190-10(56 overs)

Shan Masood            65                                     D.Olivier      5-59

SOUTH AFRICA(2 nd inning)                             151-4(50.4 overs)

Hashim Amla           63*                                    S.Masood      1-6

                               South Africa won by 6 wickets

Thank you for staying with us for all 3 days and we invite you all to join with our live score box and updates for rest of the series.Good Bye!
                              

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