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Late burst by Yasir Shah puts SA in a tricky spot

Pakistan grabbed three late wickets as South Africa reached 187 for four in their second innings at close on Day III of a see-saw first Test

Reuters Karachi Published 29.01.21, 02:29 AM
Pakistan grabbed three late wickets to put SA in a tricky spot

Pakistan grabbed three late wickets to put SA in a tricky spot Twitter/@ICC

Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen produced patient half-centuries but Pakistan grabbed three late wickets as South Africa reached 187 for four in their second innings at close on Day III of a see-saw first Test.

The visitors lead by 29 runs and have wiped out a first innings deficit after they trailed by 158 having earlier on Thursday bowled Pakistan out for 378.

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Captain Quinton de Kock has yet to score and will resume on the fourth morning with nightwatchman Keshav Maharaj, the pair looking to push South Africa towards a total that will give them something to defend in Pakistan’s fourth innings.

Markram (74 off 224 balls) put on 127 for the second wicket with Van der Dussen (64 off 151) to get their team into the lead, but the latter was caught at silly mid-off by Abid Ali from the bowling of leg-spinner Yasir Shah (3/53).

Brief scores: SA 220 & 187/4 (Yasir Shah 3/53). Pakistan 378 (Kagiso Rabada 3/70, Keshav Maharaj 3/90)

200 & counting

Kagiso Rabada (right) celebrating with his team

Kagiso Rabada (right) celebrating with his team The Telegraph Picture

In reaching the milestone of 200 Test wickets in his 44th Test after dismissing Hasan Ali on Thursday, Kagiso Rabada set the following records:

Fewest balls

  • n7730 — Waqar Younis (Pak)
  • 7848 — Dale Steyn (SA)
  • 8154 — Kagiso Rabada (SA)

Youngest cricketer

  • 24 years 68 days — Kapil Dev (Ind)
  • 25 years, 74 days — Harbhajan Singh (Ind)
  • 25 years, 248 days — Kagiso Rabada (SA)

In fewest Tests for SA

  • 39 — Dale Steyn
  • 42 — Allan Donald
  • 44 — Kagiso Rabada

Stats: Mohandas Menon

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