Honours even after day two of Pak-SA 2nd Test
South Africa are trailing by 166 runs after day two of the second Test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium.
The Proteas are 106/4 in 28 overs. Skipper Quinton de Kock played an aggressive knock before the call of stumps. He struck 5 boundaries in his 11-ball unbeaten 24 runs. Temba Bavuma is also unbeaten with 45-ball 15*.
Pacer Hasan Ali created a golden opportunity of a hat-trick by sending back Dean Elgar (15) and Rassie van der Dussen (0) on consecutive balls before the tea break. The hat-trick ball to Faf du Plessis was edged four denying the feat.
Aiden Markram made 32 runs from 60 balls before getting out to Nauman Ali.
Earlier in the day, overnight batsmen Babar Azam and Fawad Alam fell without adding any more runs to their total. Skipper Babar edged Anrich Nortje on 77, while Fawad, on 45, was dismissed by a brilliant Bavuma throw from point.
Faheem Ashraf battled with the tail, helping Pakistan recover from 149/5. Faheem could not complete his maiden Test ton as he remained stranded on 78* runs off 160 balls with 12 boundaries.
Pakistan were rattled for 272 runs in their first innings during the second session.
Nortje took a third five-wicket haul in ten Tests – 5 for 56 in 24.8 overs. Keshav Maharaj bagged 3 for 90.
Pakistan 1st innings: 272 allout in 114.3 overs (Faheem 78*, Babar 77; Nortje 5/56, Maharaj 3/90)
South Africa 1st innings: 106/4 in 28 overs (Markram 32, de Kock 24; Hasan 2/29, Faheem 1/16)
South Africa trail by 166 runs
Stumps- Day 2