SA bowled out for 220...

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SA bowled out for 220

 Sports Desk

 Published: 05:49 PM, 26 January 2021  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

South Africa were bundled out for just 220 runs in 69.2 overs in the first Test against Pakistan at the National stadium in Karachi on Tuesday.

The visitors' captain Quinton de Kock won the toss and opted to bat first while the proteas were seen in trouble to face the hosts' blowers.

The opening batsman Aiden Markram was caught, scoring 13, at second slip by Imran Butt in Shaheen Shah Afridi over by leaving his side at  30/1. 
The proteas were fallen into more jeopardy when Rassie van der Dussen got run out by adding just 17 runs individually to the scorecard and made it for 63/2. 

Faf du Plessis's 23,  George Linde's 35 including Dean Elgar's individual highest 58 helped the visiting side to pass the two hundred. However, in the last of the innings  Kagiso Rabada posted valuable unbeaten 21 runs on the scorecard to make it 220. 

Yasir Shah was most delightful by taking 3 wickets while 34-year-old left-arm spinner Nauman Ali Nauman Ali as well as Shaheen Shah Afridi took 2 wickets respectively.  

South Africa entered the Test — their first in Pakistan in 14 years — with two spinners, Keshav Maharaj and George Linde, to exploit a bare pitch which is expected to take spin.