In the first Test match being played between Pakistan and South Africa in Karachi, Pakistan’s team has strengthened its grip on the match. By the end of the third day’s play, the South African team has lost 4 wickets in the second innings and their total lead is just 29 runs. Pakistan’s team had a lead of 160 runs on the basis of first innings.
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Pakistan’s team was all out after scoring 378 runs in the first innings. Fawad Alam, batting brilliantly for the team, played a brilliant innings of 109 runs, while Azhar Ali contributed 51 runs. Kagiso Rabada and Keshav Maharaj took three wickets each for South Africa. South Africa started well in the second innings and Dean Elgar (29) and Markram (74) added 48 runs for the first wicket. After Elgar was dismissed, Racey Varden Dusen (64), along with Markram, added 127 runs for the second wicket. However, Yasir Shah then returned to Pakistan’s match by first dismissing Varden Dusen and then Faf Duplesey (10).
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With the dismissal of Hasan Ali, the South African fast bowler has made a special record of taking 200 Test wickets at the youngest side for South Africa in Test cricket. Rabada achieved this feat at the age of 25 years 248 runs. Former Pakistan fast bowler Waqar Younis did this feat at the age of 24 years and 26 days and he is on top in this list. At number two is Kapil Dev, former India team all-rounder, with a lifespan of 24 years and 68 days. Harbhajan Singh achieved this feat at the age of 25 and 74 days and he is third in this list.