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Last day of Rawalpindi Test : Pak vs SA


 


RAWALPINDI: Pakistan required seven wickets to win the second Test against South Africa on the fifth and last day as Aiden Markram hit a century to assist the Proteas with recuperating Hasan Ali's twofold strike on Monday. 


Markram drove the last ball before lunch from Fawad Alam to wide mid-on for a solitary to arrive at his fifth Test century - the first external South Africa. 


Temba Bavuma hit 44 not out as the pair guided South Africa to 219-3, requiring another 151 runs in quest for an overwhelming 370-run focus in a potential 65 overs. 


Markram, who has so far hit 12 limits and three sixes, added 84 runs for the fourth wicket with Bavuma after Rassie van der Dussen fell on his short-term score of 48 and Faf du Plessis for five. 


The two groups had been engaged with a sharp fight for triumph as Pakistan eyes a first arrangement prevail upon South Africa since 2003 while the vacationers place trust in their batsmen to get the most elevated run pursue at this ground. 


No group has ever pursued more than the 369 runs that Australia accomplished against Pakistan in a 1999 Test at Hobart. 


The best pursue at Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium in ten past Tests is 200 scored by Sri Lanka in 2000. 


Continuing on 127-1, South Africa saw Dussen bowled off an excellent inswinger by Hasan - just the third chunk of the day - while Du Plessis was leg-before to a similar bowler in the fifth over of the morning. 


Hasan has figures of 2-46. 


It covered a hopeless arrangement for the accomplished Du Plessis who oversaw only 55 out of four innings. 


Pakistan won the primary Test in Karachi by seven wickets.

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