PAK vs SA: Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen negated Pakistani spinners on an unresponsive

Pakistan v SA: Aiden Markram hit a solid half-century and Rassie van der Dussen gave him capable company, expecting South Africa a resounding and intriguing win in the second Test in Rawalpindi.

In the second Test match being played in Rawalpindi on Sunday, South Africa scored a solid half-century by Aiden Markerum and Rope van der Dusan gave him the capable company. Setting a target of 370 runs, South Africa scored 127–1 on the fourth day, Markram for 59 and Duswen scoring an unbeaten 48 runs. The tourists will need 243 runs for the series on Monday. Earlier, Pakistan scored 115 in their second innings thanks to a century scored by wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan, which ended on 115 runs.

South Africa dismissed opener Dean Elgar for 17 at the hands of pacer Shaheen Shah Afridi for a total of 33 before Markram and Dusan dismissed Pakistani spinners on an irresponsible pitch, including for the second wicket. Add 94 runs.

Markram, who had not faced his first 22 balls, changed gears to reach his fifth 50 off 71 balls and has hit nine fours and two sixes so far.

Doosan has hit eight fours so far.

South Africa can believe from the fact that two goals of over 300 have been chased in the last 20 days, with India scoring 324 against Australia in Brisbane on January 18 and 395 against Bangladesh in the over. Last day.

Pakistan can take heart from the fact that Sri Lanka has not chased more than 220 made by Sri Lanka in 2000 in ten Tests in Rawalpindi, and South Africa has not chased more than 250 since 2014.

It was Rizwan who gave Pakistan a sniff of victory.

He was at his best, thanks to a 97-run partnership for the ninth wicket, with number ten batsman Nauman Ali scoring 45, frustrating the South African players who were looking for a series win.

Rizwan hit South Africa with a four off Keshav Maharaj on Friday and smashed his hopes of victory to 115 runs and hit 15 fours while remaining unbeaten in 292 minutes.

He took a quick single to reach his century, surpassing his previous best score of 95 against Australia in Brisbane in November 2019.

There is also a new record of 97 for the ninth wicket against South Africa, despite a better run of 80 runs played between Azhar Mahmood and Shoaib Akhtar in 1998 in Durban.

Spinner George Linde, who scored 5-64, took his first five wickets when he dismissed last man Shaheen Afridi for four. Maharaj finished with 3–118 while Kagiso Rabada had figures of 2–34.

Pakistan resumed at 129-6 and added 88 runs for the wickets of Hasan Ali (five) and Yasir Shah (23) in the first session.

Hassan was stranded in the first leg-spin in the sixth over of the day, but Yasir helped Rizwan score 53 for the eighth wicket in the stubborn stand.

Batting at the age of 15, Lindsey, who dismissed Yasir from his bowling, was eventually caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to break the stand.

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