Karachi: On the third day of the match at the National Stadium Karachi, Shaheens increased their score to 308 for 8 and the entire team was bowled out for 378. Pakistan took a 158-run lead in the first innings.
Pakistani spinners, Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah grabbed 3 wickets in the space of ten runs to prevent South Africa’s, on Thursday, fightback on the third day of the first. Yasir struck twice and Nauman once to leave the tourists on 187-4 at the close.
The first match of the Test series being played between Pakistan and South Africa has entered an interesting situation. At the end of the third day’s play, Pakistan scored 187 for 4 in the second innings and took a 29-run lead.
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 28, 2021
The visiting team’s opener Aiden Markram scored a polished 74 for his 8th fifty, Rassie van der Dussen scored a solid 64, and Dean Elgar scored 29. Yasir caught and trapped Faf Du Plessis leg-before for ten. Yasir Shah showed 3 and Noman Ali showed one player their way to the pavilion.
With South Africa now leading 29 runs with six second-inning wickets in hand, Nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj was unbeaten on two, and skipper Quinton de Kock hadn’t yet scored.
Markram and Dussen had a leg-before decision overturned on four whereas Markram hit ten boundaries and Dussen five.
For South Africa on a fourth-day of the brown pitch, Both Yasir and Nauman will be major threats, which produced 14 wickets on day one, four on the second, and six on the third.