Rawalpindi: Pakistan defeated South Africa by 95 runs in the Rawalpindi Test due to the devastating bowling of Hassan Ali ali and won the series after 18 years against South Africa.
In the first innings of the second Test of the two-match series played in Rawalpindi, Pakistan scored 272 runs in reply to which the visitors were bowled out for 201 runs. The national team was bowled out for 298 in the second innings and gave South Africa a target of 370 to win, in response to which the visitors could only score 274 runs.
In the opening overs on the last day of the second Test, Hassan Ali took two wickets. Van der Dawson was dismissed for 48 and Faf du plessis for 5, but Adam Markram and Dumba Bauma put on a 106-run partnership. Markram scored a magnificent century but as soon as he got the new ball, Hassan Ali sent Markram to the pavilion for 108 runs and on the next ball he also dismissed captain Quentin de Cock which proved to be the turning point of the match.
Tamba Bauma’s resistance was crushed by 61 runs, Wayne Milder was the guest for 20 runs, Dan Elgar played an innings of 17 runs while Keshu Maharaj and Kagisu Rabada were dismissed without opening an account. For the national team, Hassan Ali took five wickets, Shaheen Afridi four and Yasir Shah one. Hassan Ali took 10 wickets in Tests overall