RESULT
2nd Test, Rawalpindi, February 04 - 08, 2021, South Africa tour of Pakistan
272 & 298
(T:370) 201 & 274

Pakistan won by 95 runs

Player Of The Match
5/54 & 5/60
hasan-ali
Player Of The Series
166 runs
mohammad-rizwan
Pakistan 1st Innings
South Africa 1st Innings
Pakistan 2nd Innings
South Africa 2nd Innings
Match Details
Pakistan 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Imran Butt c †de Kock b Maharaj1536453041.66
Abid Ali c Markram b Nortje643641013.95
Azhar Ali lbw b Maharaj0910000.00
Babar Azam (c)c du Plessis b Nortje7712718812060.62
Fawad Alam run out (Bavuma)451552075029.03
Mohammad Rizwan c Rabada b Nortje18681072026.47
Faheem Ashraf not out 7816021812048.75
Hasan Ali c Elgar b Maharaj829480027.58
Yasir Shah c & b Mulder827371029.62
Nauman Ali c Markram b Nortje836501022.22
Shaheen Shah Afridi c Elgar b Nortje022000.00
Extras(b 2, lb 2, nb 5)9
TOTAL114.3 Ov (RR: 2.37)272
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Imran Butt, 11.1 ov), 2-21 (Azhar Ali, 13.4 ov), 3-22 (Abid Ali, 14.5 ov), 4-145 (Babar Azam, 58.2 ov), 5-149 (Fawad Alam, 63.4 ov), 6-190 (Mohammad Rizwan, 82.3 ov), 7-221 (Hasan Ali, 93.2 ov), 8-251 (Yasir Shah, 102.4 ov), 9-272 (Nauman Ali, 114.1 ov), 10-272 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 114.3 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kagiso Rabada2127203.429412000
Anrich Nortje24.385652.281238003
14.5 to Abid Ali, another one! Pakistan have lost three wickets for one run, and this one is thanks to an outstanding catch from Aiden Markram at short leg. The ball is angled at the body again, and arrives at just above waist height for Abid, who attempts to get inside the line and turn it around the corner to fine leg. Only manages to get an inside edge to it though, and the ball hits his midriff and pops out toward Markram, who follows the ball beautifully to his right and snatches it before it hits the turf. Superb short-legging... he stayed low, stable, watched it perfectly.. 22/3
58.2 to Babar Azam, he's gone second ball! Edged to Faf at second slip. Length ball outside off, Babar wants to cut, but takes a thick edge to the fielder at head high. Faf's one of the best fielders in world cricket, and he helps get a big wicket. Just the start the visitors would've wanted. 145/4
82.3 to Mohammad Rizwan, bounced out! Nortje hammers in the short ball, Rizwan takes it on... but a top-edged pull sails straight into the midriff of fine leg! Almost literally, given the slightly botched attempt at a catch from Rabada, but he manages to hold on and SA have their third wicket of the morning. 190/6
114.1 to Nauman Ali, off the splice and snaffled at boot hill! Nauman has to face the (chin) music, as Nortje gets his fourth! That was a beast of a delivery for a No. 10, right up in his grille and the hands went straight up to fend it away, presenting Markram with a simple grab under the short leg helmet. 272/9
114.3 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, bumper does it again, gloved to silly point! More short stuff, Shaheen's a big fella and he can't get out of the way easily... in the end, he contorts himself around on leg stump and somehow manages to pop a catch into the off side. Nortje walks off with the ball raised for his five-for, and SA have docked the tail to leave Faheem stranded. 272/10
Keshav Maharaj45119032.0022010000
11.1 to Imran Butt, Maharaj gets his man! Flighted ball, full on off and Butt wants to fend at it softly, but it takes a touch off the bat's face and goes straight through to de Kock. Sharp catch, and Butt is out for 15.. 21/1
13.4 to Azhar Ali, out for a duck!Trapped him lbw, and the finger is up swiftly. Full on off, and skidding through. Defends for the turn, but it doesn't, and this would've crashed into middle and leg. 21/2
93.2 to Hasan Ali, flighted, grips and clips the edge, taken at slip! Nicely bowled by Maharaj and SA have dislodged Hasan with lunch looming... Turn and bounce for Maharaj, drew him forward and then took the shoulder of the bat for a simple catch. Classic SLA dismissal of a right-hander. 221/7
George Linde5.52400.68310000
Dean Elgar1.10605.1441000
Wiaan Mulder1774012.35886002
102.4 to Yasir Shah, nice dive! Not easy throwing yourself forward on the follow through, but he does well to get down low. Yasir pushes at this tentatively, trying to drive the full ball, and it's slightly in the air as it comes back to Mulder. Sharp catch and that's wicket No. 8. Hopefully Mulder hasn't bruised his elbows too much. 251/8
South Africa 1st Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Dean Elgar c †Mohammad Rizwan b Hasan Ali1521263071.42
Aiden Markram c Shaheen Shah Afridi b Nauman Ali32601085053.33
Rassie van der Dussen  b Hasan Ali012000.00
Faf du Plessis c †Mohammad Rizwan b Faheem Ashraf1733403051.51
Temba Bavuma not out 441382325031.88
Quinton de Kock (c)† b Shaheen Shah Afridi29203450145.00
Wiaan Mulder run out (Shaheen Shah Afridi/†Mohammad Rizwan)3383923139.75
George Linde  b Hasan Ali21211931100.00
Keshav Maharaj  b Hasan Ali11526006.66
Kagiso Rabada run out (Abid Ali)01021000.00
Anrich Nortje  b Hasan Ali013000.00
Extras(nb 9)9
TOTAL65.4 Ov (RR: 3.06)201
Fall of wickets: 1-26 (Dean Elgar, 5.5 ov), 2-26 (Rassie van der Dussen, 5.6 ov), 3-55 (Faf du Plessis, 14.3 ov), 4-81 (Aiden Markram, 23.6 ov), 5-114 (Quinton de Kock, 30.3 ov), 6-164 (Wiaan Mulder, 53.1 ov), 7-186 (George Linde, 57.5 ov), 8-192 (Keshav Maharaj, 61.6 ov), 9-201 (Kagiso Rabada, 65.3 ov), 10-201 (Anrich Nortje, 65.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaheen Shah Afridi1323712.84614003
30.3 to Q de Kock, oh dear! Inside edged onto the stumps. Shaheen didn't mind that de Kock was driving quite often. Pitches it up again, a bit wide outside off. Tries to drive away from his body, and the inside edge crashes into leg stump. de Kock out for a 20-ball 29. 114/5
Hasan Ali15.425453.44768006
5.5 to D Elgar, exacting line, gets a thin edge this time! Doesn't matter what the cordon's doing if the edges go straight to the keeper... Just a feather, I think, but Pakistan knew and the finger went up quickly. Plenty of jazba in the celebration as Hasan breaks through. 26/1
5.6 to HE van der Dussen, castled first ball! Hasan is off and running, throws the arms back like an exploding star! Good length, snaking back in at 137kph, maybe kept a fraction low - and it left van der Dussen down on his haunches, off stump slapped square in the mush. Two in two for Hasan and that's got Pakistan in the mood as they break for tea. 26/2
57.5 to GF Linde, bowled 'im, slower ball does the trick! Hasan does his thang, hitting the timbers and then jiving like Travolta - and Linde's run-a-ball stay is over. Foxed by the offcutter and he played all around it. Pakistan chipping away. 186/7
61.6 to KA Maharaj, through him! Full on off, a bit of swing into the batsman. Tries to drive straight, but it goes past his defense, and clatters middle stump. That's Hasan's fourth. 192/8
65.4 to A Nortje, and that's his five! And what a way to get there. Length ball outside off, and Nortje shoulders his arms but the ball zips in from the deck, and knocks top of off! All smiles for Pakistan as South Africa are all out for 201. 201/10
Faheem Ashraf822012.50403000
14.3 to F du Plessis, edged and taken! This was a wild shot from Faf, chasing a ball that was short but not wide enough. Tries to cut, takes a thick edge, and Rizwan puts in a dive to his right to take the catch. Replays confirm that the ball was too close to his body for the cut shot anyway. 55/3
Nauman Ali1783612.11845000
23.6 to AK Markram, skidding on as Markram whips to leg, but miscues completely! Nauman gets some traction from the surface, and big top edge dollies towards midwicket! Another example of a batsman trying to punch his way out of a corner, and SA are definitely in the doo-doo now. 81/4
Yasir Shah1225404.50517200
Pakistan 2nd Innings 
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Imran Butt lbw b Rabada01317000.00
Abid Ali c †de Kock b Maharaj1353731024.52
Azhar Ali lbw b Linde33821173040.24
Babar Azam (c)lbw b Maharaj817271047.05
Fawad Alam c Markram b Linde1233582036.36
Mohammad Rizwan not out 11520429215056.37
Faheem Ashraf c Nortje b Linde2949555059.18
Hasan Ali lbw b Maharaj518311027.77
Yasir Shah c †de Kock b Linde2357723040.35
Nauman Ali c Elgar b Rabada45781026257.69
Shaheen Shah Afridi  b Linde410171040.00
Extras(b 9, nb 2)11
TOTAL102 Ov (RR: 2.92)298
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Imran Butt, 4.1 ov), 2-28 (Abid Ali, 16.2 ov), 3-45 (Babar Azam, 22.4 ov), 4-63 (Azhar Ali, 31.2 ov), 5-76 (Fawad Alam, 35.1 ov), 6-128 (Faheem Ashraf, 49.3 ov), 7-143 (Hasan Ali, 56.1 ov), 8-196 (Yasir Shah, 73.5 ov), 9-293 (Nauman Ali, 98.5 ov), 10-298 (Shaheen Shah Afridi, 101.6 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Kagiso Rabada1433422.42686000
4.1 to Imran Butt, ball stays low and lbw given! Good length ball just outside off, but the ball jags in, stays low, and hits him in front of middle stump. Umpire was quick to raise the finger. Pakistan lose their first. 0/1
98.5 to Nauman Ali, back of a length, on middle. Tries to pull, but it's marginally slow from Rabada. Toe-ends the pull, ball pops in the air, and midwicket dives forward to take a diving catch. Five short of fifty and Nauman is quite upset with himself. Raises his bat, slightly, on the way out though. The Pakistan management clap for him. A fist pump from Younis Khan too. 293/9
Anrich Nortje1775703.358211000
Keshav Maharaj38411833.1016514000
16.2 to Abid Ali, swept straight into the keeper's gloves down the leg side! Up goes the finger straight away, and although Abid Ali looks like he's just put sour milk in his tea, he's not going to review... Full and leg side, as unthreatening as they come, but he's just got a tickle on it through to de Kock. 28/2
22.4 to Babar Azam, third time this series! Another lbw from Maharaj to remove Babar. Full on off, with a bit of drift in. Babar looks to defend, but the ball whizzed past the inside edge of the bat and hit his front pad. Another occasion of Babar falling after a restart. 45/3
56.1 to Hasan Ali, easy decision! Full on off and Hasan wants to sweep at this quicker ball from Maharaj. He misses, ball hits him on the front pad and umpire Dar says out. But Hasan Ali reviews. Hits him in line and ball would've clipped the outside of leg stump. Umpire's call there, but Hasan is out, although Pakistan keep that review. 143/7
Wiaan Mulder711602.28341002
George Linde2696452.461266200
31.2 to Azhar Ali, lbw appeal and given! Late raise of the finger but eventually he did. This was a full ball on middle, and Azhar presses forward to defend. Goes past the inside edge of the bat and hits his front leg. Azhar reviews. Replays suggest there's no bat, and it hit him in front of middle and leg. Only question now is whether it did too much to go past leg stump. Replays say no, hitting top of leg stump.. 63/4
35.1 to Fawad Alam, tickled to short leg, gone! Inside edge, on to pad, and Markram clutches it to his chest! Second for Linde and South Africa are scrapping their way back into this contest. Bit of spin and Fawad was feeling for it in front of his pad. 76/5
49.3 to Faheem Ashraf, sliced to backward point! Linde points to the sky, he's bagged a third, never mind the damaged pinkie... Gave this some air and Faheem was lured into a loose drive, skewed straight to backward point and there's no reprieve from the fielder this time. Might have gone fifth ball, but Linde finally gets his man. 128/6
73.5 to Yasir Shah, clever change of pace snares the wicket from Linde. He bowled this flatter and wider, but also a touch quicker at 89 kph, just enough of a zippier ball to produce a touch of extra bounce. Yasir was sucked into the shot trying to pounce on the width but managed a thick edge well held by de Kock.. 196/8
101.6 to Shaheen Shah Afridi, Umpire going for TV review? And out, Linde has his fifth. What a story he has also been! Dislocated pinky finger on day one, and takes a five-for on day four despite a pinky finger that he cannot use. His maiden five-for. This was a good length ball outside off and turning in. Past Shaheen's edge and just takes a feather edge on off stump. Umpires were checking whether the bails were dislodged by the keeper or not. All good. That's bowled. South Africa need 370 to win. 298/10
South Africa 2nd Innings (T: 370 runs)
BATTING RBM4s6sSR
Aiden Markram c Imran Butt b Hasan Ali10824333713344.44
Dean Elgar c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi1724414070.83
Rassie van der Dussen  b Hasan Ali48971368049.48
Faf du Plessis lbw b Hasan Ali513191038.46
Temba Bavuma c †Mohammad Rizwan b Shaheen Shah Afridi611251746048.80
Quinton de Kock (c)†c Imran Butt b Hasan Ali012000.00
Wiaan Mulder  b Yasir Shah2040613050.00
George Linde c Faheem Ashraf b Hasan Ali4581080.00
Keshav Maharaj c Imran Butt b Shaheen Shah Afridi0412000.00
Kagiso Rabada  b Shaheen Shah Afridi023000.00
Anrich Nortje not out 2380066.66
Extras(lb 2, nb 7)9
TOTAL91.4 Ov (RR: 2.98)274
Fall of wickets: 1-33 (Dean Elgar, 8.2 ov), 2-127 (Rassie van der Dussen, 41.3 ov), 3-135 (Faf du Plessis, 45.5 ov), 4-241 (Aiden Markram, 81.1 ov), 5-241 (Quinton de Kock, 81.2 ov), 6-253 (Temba Bavuma, 86.5 ov), 7-258 (George Linde, 87.6 ov), 8-268 (Keshav Maharaj, 90.1 ov), 9-268 (Kagiso Rabada, 90.3 ov), 10-274 (Wiaan Mulder, 91.4 ov)
BOWLINGOMRWECON0s4s6sWDNB
Shaheen Shah Afridi2165142.421047004
8.2 to D Elgar, big nick chasing well away from his body! Absolutely no need to play at this from Elgar. It was a good length ball in the sixth stump channel, no swing, just gun barrel straight bowling over the stumps from Afridi. Barely any footwork to get closer in line with the ball from Elgar, just a nothing shot really and Afridi is rewarded for his disciplined length. Still nothing conceded off the bat and now has a wicket to his name.. 33/1
86.5 to T Bavuma, Shaheen strikes and gets the big wicket of Bavuma! He kept bowling that tight line outside off with the new ball, nearly got Bavuma on a couple of occasions and he finally takes his outside edge. Nicely bowled with the angle around off stump, Bavuma feels he has to play at it and gets just a faint edge for the keeper. Big blow for South Africa. 253/6
90.1 to KA Maharaj, second slip in play again! This seems like the Pakistan template is working perfectly. Full, outside off and angling away. Maharaj chooses to drive, it flies off the edge, and Butt - at second slip - moves to his left, gets in front of first slip, and pockets a simple practice-session catch. 268/8
90.3 to K Rabada, through his gates! And now Afridi is one wicket away from a five-for. Full, on off. Searing in with a bit of movement. Rabada wants to defend but there's zero movement of the feet. Ball goes past the inside of the bat, and crashes into middle and leg. 268/9
Hasan Ali1626053.757210003
41.3 to HE van der Dussen, through him! And that's what Pakistan would've wanted this morning. Fullish ball just outside off, movement in the air, late swing into the batsman as he looks to defend. Sneaks past the inside-edge, takes a feather touch, and crashes into leg stump.. 127/2
45.5 to F du Plessis, trapped him lbw and it's the low bounce again. Length ball outside off and this one zips right in too. Faf is totally done in by the low bounce, hits the front pad in front of middle stump. Faf reviews and there's no inside edge. Ball-tracking says pitched outside off, hit in front of middle, and crashing into middle and leg. South Africa lose a review. 135/3
81.1 to AK Markram, taken at second slip! And Markram is kicking himself in disgust. Good length ball outside off. Ball stays a bit low as tries to poke at it. Thick outside edge, and taken by the fielder. Markram is absolutely disgusted with himself. Importantly, Hasan Ali has not overstepped on this one. 241/4
81.2 to Q de Kock, and taken at second slip again! Hasan Ali you beauty. Full just outside off, temping de Kock to drive. Takes a thick outside edge, flying to the left of Butt, and he sticks them out and gobbles it up. And Hasan now has four. 241/5
87.6 to GF Linde, full just outside off. Drives square, flies off the bat's edge, and point - Faheem - dives to his left to take a diving catch. South Africa in all sorts of trouble as Hasan Ali brings out a new celebration. This one's the #Bebeto baby cradle celebration. 258/7
Nauman Ali2066303.15958200
Yasir Shah23.455612.361116100
91.4 to PWA Mulder, Pakistan win the series 2-0 as he goes for a wild hoick to this full ball by coming down the wicket. Misses the slog, and Mulder's stumps have been knocked back. This is Pakistan's first series win against SA in 17+ years. 274/10
Faheem Ashraf1023703.70435000
Fawad Alam10505.0020000
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MATCH DETAILS
Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Pakistan
Hasan Ali
Player Of The Series
Pakistan
Mohammad Rizwan
Series resultPakistan won the 2-match series 2-0
Match numberTest no. 2408
Hours of play (local time)10am start, Lunch 12.00-12.40, Tea 14.40-15.00, Close 17.00; Friday: Lunch 12.30-13.30; Tea: 15.30-15.50; Close: 17:20
Match days4,5,6,7,8 February 2021 - day (5-day match)
Umpires
Pakistan
Ahsan Raza
Pakistan
Aleem Dar
TV Umpire
Pakistan
Asif Yaqoob
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan
Rashid Riaz
Match Referee
Pakistan
Muhammad Javed
PointsPakistan 60, South Africa 0
CLOSE OF PLAY
Thu, 04 Feb - day 1 - Pakistan 1st innings 145/3 (Babar Azam 77*, Fawad Alam 42*, 58 ov)
Fri, 05 Feb - day 2 - South Africa 1st innings 106/4 (Temba Bavuma 15*, Quinton de Kock 24*, 28 ov)
Sat, 06 Feb - day 3 - Pakistan 2nd innings 129/6 (Mohammad Rizwan 28*, Hasan Ali 0*, 51 ov)
Sun, 07 Feb - day 4 - South Africa 2nd innings 127/1 (Aiden Markram 59*, Rassie van der Dussen 48*, 41 ov)
Mon, 08 Feb - day 5 - South Africa 2nd innings 274 (91.4 ov) - end of match
MATCH NOTES
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
  • Over 45.5: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - F du Plessis (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 50.4 overs (307 balls), Extras 5
  • Drinks: South Africa - 159/3 in 56.0 overs (AK Markram 68, T Bavuma 16)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 112 balls (AK Markram 23, T Bavuma 28, Ex 0)
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 68.3 overs (414 balls), Extras 5
  • South Africa: 200 runs in 68.4 overs (415 balls), Extras 5
  • Lunch: South Africa - 219/3 in 74.0 overs (AK Markram 100, T Bavuma 44)
  • AK Markram: 100 off 221 balls (12 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • T Bavuma: 50 off 96 balls (6 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 100 runs in 196 balls (AK Markram 47, T Bavuma 54, Ex 0)
  • New ball taken after 80 overs
  • Over 84.5: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - PWA Mulder (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 250 runs in 86.1 overs (523 balls), Extras 8
  • Drinks: South Africa - 253/6 in 86.5 overs (PWA Mulder 6)
  • Over 86.6: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - Ahsan Raza, Batsman - GF Linde (Struck down)
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TEAMMWLDPTRPWR
INDIA1712415201.577
NZ117404201.281
AUS148423321.392
ENG2111734421.12
SA135802640.787
PAK124532860.822
SL122642000.729
WI133821940.661
BAN7061200.601