Pak vs SA: South Africa to Resume Batting at 127-5


Pak vs SA: South Africa will resume batting at 127-5 on the second day of the first Test against Pakistan on Thursday.

Pakistan made an impressive comeback after being bowled out for 181 as bowlers dominated on the opening day of the match.

Duanne Olivier took six for 37 as the hosts subjected Pakistan to an onslaught of aggressive, short-pitched bowling.

But South Africa struggled too in reply, reaching 127-5 at the close, with left-armers Mohammad Amir and Shaheen Shah Afridi both taking two wickets.

Teenager Afridi struck with successive deliveries, dismissing Dean Elgar and captain Faf du Plessis as South Africa lost three wickets without scoring a run to sink to 43 for four.

Theunis de Bruyn (29) and Temba Bavuma (38 not out) seemed to be regaining the ascendancy for South Africa as they added 69 for the fifth wicket but De Bruyn was caught behind off Amir late in the day to leave the match evenly poised.

South Africa still trial by 54 runs as they begin the second day play of Pak vs SA first test match.


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