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Pak vs SA: Babar Azam, Fawad Alam rescue Pakistan after early shocks

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Pak vs SA: Babar Azam, Fawad Alam rescue Pakistan after early shocks
  • At tea, skipper Babar Azam was unbeaten on 77 with Fawad Alam on 42 not out.

  • Proteas are taking part in a Take a look at match on the Pindi Cricket Stadium after 24 years.

  • No adjustments have been made to Pakistan’s 17-player squad from the primary Take a look at in Karachi.


Skipper Babar Azam and Fawad Alam rescued Pakistan from early shocks and took the rating to 145-3 at tea on the opening day of the second Take a look at in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

On the break, skipper Babar Azam was unbeaten on 77 with Fawad Alam on 42 not out on a flat, brownish Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium pitch.

The added 82 runs with out dropping any wicket.

Keshav Maharaj, introduced into the assault in simply the ninth over, had opener Imran Butt caught behind for 15 after which trapped senior batsman Azhar Ali leg-before for nought in his subsequent over.

Paceman Anrich Nortje then produced a pointy rising supply to Abid Ali (six) whose fended push was caught neatly at short-leg by Aiden Markram.

Azam regarded in higher contact after managing simply seven and 30 within the first Take a look at.

Pakistan leads the two-match sequence 1-0 after successful the primary Take a look at in Karachi by seven wickets.

After successful the toss, the inexperienced shirts have determined to bat first within the second Take a look at towards Proteas.

Proteas is taking part in a Take a look at match on the Pindi Cricket Stadium after 24 years.

Talking to media after the toss,  Pakistani captain Babar Azam mentioned:  “The wicket is looking good for batting. We will try to score well.”

No adjustments have been made to Pakistan’s 17-player squad from the primary Take a look at in Karachi.

However, the South African captain mentioned the wicket is a bit grassy which can initially assist the bowlers.

Each groups arrived on the Pindi Stadium from a personal lodge with strict safety preparations in place earlier within the day. The match is scheduled to start out at 10 am. 

Given the visitors disruptions and safety protocols, the metro bus service within the twin cities was suspended in the course of the groups’ journey to the lodge.

In keeping with the administration, it has been determined to shut the metro bus service between Islamabad and Pindi at sure occasions as a result of take a look at match.

The bus service operation will likely be suspended from 8:30 am to 10 am at this time, whereas the bus service may also be suspended from 5:30 pm to 7 pm.

In keeping with the Metro Bus administration, the Metro Bus will run as standard at different occasions, nonetheless, Shamsabad station will stay fully closed all day.

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