PAK vs SA, 2nd Test: Pakistan won opening Test against South Africa in 17 years


On Thursday, after 17-years of wait Pakistan achieved victory against South Africa in the 2nd Test series.

This victory would be touching for Pakistan, who were hosting there biggest Test series since the deadly 2009 terrorists team halted the international tours.

They remain to rise two spots to fifth in the rankings with an arrangement triumph, while defeat would push South Africa down from fifth to sixth.

Debutant Nauman Ali and individual spiner Yasir Shah were the legends in Karachi with the seven wickets each, alongside Fawad Alam whose first innings century set up the success.

Babar Azam who captained Pakistan for the first time in Test series said the this win was much necessary after they went down in both the Tests against New Zealand in December and January.

“This win was much needed for our group, as the last series didn’t go very well.” Azam Said

“Yes, these are home situations but South Africa is a top test side and beating them was morale-boosting. We’ve been motivating players to be confident. I don’t want them to take pressure, learn from mistakes and do your best.” He added

Anyhow, Rawalpindi will give an alternate challenge to both teams as fast bowlers will in general rule.

At the point when Pakistan beat Bangladesh there by an innings and 44 runs, a year back, 20 of the 30 wickets went to quick bowlers.

Keeping that mind, Pakistan are expected to detain Nauman, despite his wickets in Karachi, and give a Test debut to paceman Haris Rauf.

In the subcontinent, South Africa have struggled long with karachi their eighth defeat in a row in India, Sri Lanka and Pakistan.

In Karachi they lost their last eight wickets for 112 and 60 in the two innings.

Captain Quinton de Kock said, “I know that our record in the subcontinent is not the greatest, we have won couple of matches and I was part of some but now we have to find a way to alter that.”

The South African team is likely to detain sinner George Linde to bring in one of their fast bowling all rounders, Dwaine Pretorius or Wiaan Mulder.