Karachi: Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets in 1st Test

Karachi: Pakistan beat South Africa by 7 wickets in 1st Test

Karachi (Web Desk): Pakistan beat South Africa by seven wickets in the first cricket test in Karachi on Friday.

With the win, Pakistan take 1-0 lead in the 2-match Test series.

Fawad Alam remained highest scorers for Pakistan with 109 runs. Nouman Ali and Yasir Shah each took seven wickets.

Captain Babar Azam and Azhar Ali contributed a 63-run partnership. Azhar played an unbeaten 31-run knock, while Fawad played the winning shot to take Green Shirts to victory.

Leg-spinner Yasir Shah bowled Quinton de Kock in his second over of the day. Left-arm spinner Nauman has managed to skittle the Proteas batting order. On his Test debut, he has taken an impressive seven wickets.

The achievement makes Nauman the first Pakistani left-arm spinner to take five wickets on debut and the 12th Pakistani to take a 5-wicket Test haul on Test debut.

It is after seven years that Pakistan has defeated South Africa in Test match.

The Green Shirts had scored 378 runs in their first innings, securing a 158-run lead in reply to South Africa’s 220.

The second and last Test of the series will be played in Rawalpindi on February 4.

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.