1st Test: South Africa all out for 220 against Pakistan

1st Test: South Africa all out for 220 against Pakistan

Karachi (Web Desk): South Africa were all out at 220 runs on the first day of the first cricket Test of two-match series against Pakistan at Karachi’s National Stadium on Tuesday.

Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first.

It is the first tour by the South African side to Pakistan since 2007 as the two teams are play their first Test in Pakistan after 14 years.

The match is being described as a "monumental moment" for the revival of international cricket in Pakistan.

Babar Azam made his Test captaincy debut against the South Africa team. He has recovered from a thumb injury that kept him out of the two-Test series in New Zealand, which Pakistan lost 2-0.

Pakistan handed Test caps to 34-year-old left-arm spinner Nauman Ali and 25-year-old opener Imran Butt in a combination of three pacers and two spinners.

Meanwhile, Pakistan umpire Aleem Dar, who has officiated on-field in the most international games (391), is supervising his first test in Pakistan since making his debut in 2000.

Aleem Dar got his first opportunity at home after the International Cricket Council (ICC) permitted local match officials for international matches because of travel restrictions in place due to the Covid-19 pandemic.



Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali, Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi

South Africa

Quinton de Kock (capt), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, George Linde