Fawad Alam was named Player of the Match for his knock of 109 runs within the first innings.© AFP
Pakistan batsman Fawad Alam, who scored a century within the first innings to place the hosts on high within the first Test in opposition to South Africa, mentioned on Friday he’s having fun with his time within the dressing room. Fawad was named Player of the Match for his 109-runs within the first innings because the hosts registered a seven-wicket win over the Proteas on the National Stadium.”Very important knock. The team was 27/4. The better we did in the first innings, the easier it would’ve been. Pressure is a lot at the international level, especially making a comeback after such a long time,” Alam mentioned of his knock after the sport.
“I’m enjoying my time in the dressing room. Pitch had double (variable) bounce, double pace, there were rough patches. But the talk was about applying yourself, going with the flow and not think about what’s happening off the pitch. That was my thinking — to apply myself,” he added.
Nauman Ali made a memorable debut for Pakistan as he picked seven wickets, together with a five-wicket haul within the second innings, to energy his facet to a win over South Africa on day 4.
With this win, Pakistan has taken a 1-0 lead within the two-match sequence.
Chasing the goal of 88, Pakistan openers Imran Butt and Abid Ali averted dangerous photographs because the group was not chasing an enormous goal. However, Anrich Nortje got here out all weapons blazing within the eighth over, eradicating each Abid (10) and Butt (12).
Azhar Ali and skipper Azam then joined fingers within the center. Both performed brilliantly, scoring common boundaries however with the group simply two runs away, Keshav Maharaj dismissed Babar (30) within the twenty third over. Fawad Alam then got here out and hit a boundary to take Pakistan over the road.
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