Live Blogs, South Africa vs Pakistan, First Test, SA is on the top

South Africa has passed the time that could have troubled them as they are at the position where they have a chance of getting big lead here.

Nothing from the pitch for the bowlers here, bowlers are getting their bowl hard but can not be able to get the wickets here.

SA 43/1 at the moment

Hassan Ali removes Markaram who was playing good against Hassan Ali, this is the only wicket for Pakistan after being bowled out for low score, anything more 2 or 3 wickets will give advantage to Pakistan from here

SA 19/1 at the moment.

Pakistan bundles out for just 181, thanks to Babar Azam who played gem of innings with full command, the innings of 71 runs made him real class where he dominate the African bowlers with ease,

Olivier got 6 wickets for South Africa and Babar Azam contributed some vital runs for Pakistan

Babar Azam who has hit Steyn for 10 boundaries in this innings has finally got in the 2nd slip off Rabada

Babar Azam made 74 runs in which he totally dominate whole African bowling especially Steyn.

Pakistan 178/9 at the moment

This tour is making Babar Azam as he produced gem of the inning as he brings up his first fifty in South Africa but there is an appeal by Dayle Steyn but Babar Azam remains not out as there was no bat and ball were involved.

Babar Azam played Steyn fearless in the innings as he got 4 boundaries on 7 balls of Steyn.

Pak 141/8 at the moment.

Yasir Shah gone too after challenging Umpire’s decision of LBW, the ball clips on the leg stump which is enough to get the rid of Yasir Shah.

Muhammad Amir gone it’s bowled !!!!!

Olivier got first fifer against Pakistan. Yasir Shah comes to bat with having Babar Azam at the crease who is well set and looked classy as well, playing even sweetly.

 

Pakistan has let this innings down by playing some bad shots earlier on the pitch where bowlers are having good pitch to bowl on.

Imam Ul Haq who has struggled even at home ground where he could only manage to get 73 runs in 5 innings has failed here too with duck in his first ever innings in South Africa.

Fakhar Zaman also could not contribute with the bat and gave his wicket away on 12 runs and Shaan Masood who was playing in place of Haris sohail started well but could not be able to convert it to big as he failed on 19.

Azhar Ali was only a batsman who was playing well also could play the bounce and gave his wicket away by playing a shot with zero intent.

Sarfaraz also could not make any single run as he bowled on duck bu a new bowler and Asad Shafiq went to the pavilion with 7 runs as well

Babar Azam looks solid at the moment and playing on 18 runs with having company of Muhammad Amir who has made 1 run.

Pakistan is at 96/6 at the moment.

Pakistan won the toss and choose to bat first.