Pakistan’s batting faltered against South Africa, four wickets for 33 runs.

In response to South Africa’s first innings, the Pakistani team had a disappointing start. Pakistan scored 33 runs by the end of the first day and four of its players were out.

Imran Butt and Abid Ali started the innings for Pakistan and both players returned to the pavilion for just 15 runs.

Abid Ali was bowled by Rabada for just four runs while Imran Butt was caught by Rabada after scoring nine runs. Both Pakistan openers returned to the pavilion for just 15 runs.

Captain Babar Azam became LBW on Maharaj’s ball after scoring only seven runs while night watchman Shaheen Shah Afridi bowled Nortji’s ball without scoring a run. Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam are on the crease with five runs each.

From South Africa, Rabada led both Pakistan openers to the pavilion while Maharaj and Nortji took one wicket each. On Wednesday, the Pakistan team will resume its innings at 33 for four.

The first Test between Pakistan and South Africa is underway at the National Stadium in Karachi in which South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first which proved to be heavy on them and the entire team was bowled out for 220 runs.

Dan Alger and Aiden Markram started the innings for South Africa on Tuesday and started playing aggressively in the first over but Aiden Markram scored 13 runs and was bowled out by Shaheen Shah Afridi.
This was followed by a 33-run partnership between Dan Alger and Reese Winder Dyson, after which Reese Winder was run out for 17 by Babar Azam.

The South African batsmen looked helpless before the magic of Pakistani spinners and Faf du Plessis was caught by Yasir Shah for just 23 runs.

After that, South Africa’s captain Quentin de Kock could not do anything special and Pauline returned after scoring 15 runs. He was dismissed by sniper Noman Ali, who played his first Test match.

Noman Ali then did not allow opener Dan Algar to stay on the wicket and dismissed. Algar played an excellent innings of 58 runs which included nine fours.

After that, the tailenders increased the score a little and Tamba Bauma was run out by Hassan Ali. Hassan Ali took his first wicket in the match by dismissing George Linde for 35 runs.

Keshu Maharaj Maharaj and Enrich Nortje did not even get a chance to open their accounts and both were bowled by Yasir Shah. Longi Ngidi also managed to score only eight runs and became LBW on Shaheen Shah Afridi’s ball.

Khagiso Rabada remained unbeaten on 21 runs. For Pakistan, Yasir Shah has taken three wickets and Noman Ali has taken two wickets.

Earlier, after losing the toss, Pakistan captain Babar Azam said, “We would have decided to bat after winning the toss. The wicket is very dry. It looks like the ball will break.”

Imran Butt and Noman Ali have made their debuts for Pakistan in this match. Debutant Imran Butt was given a test cap by Younis Khan and Noman Ali by Yasir Shah.

The visiting team will play two Tests and three T20I matches against Pakistan. It may be recalled that South Africa had earlier visited Pakistan in 2007.

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