Spinners Nauman Ali and Yasir Shah bamboozled the South African batsmen to help Pakistan win the series opener by seven wickets inside four days. “Obviously our first innings batting performance let us down, there were a couple of soft dismissals and it led to our losing the game,” de Kock said after the match. This is only Pakistan’s fifth win over South Africa in 27 matches. De Kock said his team had not taken too long to adjust to conditions in Pakistan despite the COVID-19 situation. “We let ourselves down in the first innings. Obviously, when you bat first you need more than 220 and then we had them something like 40 for four, but we allowed them to come back into the game.” Pakistan vs South Africa 1st Test: Hosts trample Proteas by 7 wickets in Karachi Talking about recent batting collapses by South Africa in Test cricket, he said the team was trying to work out why they were happening. “Trust me if we knew it would not be happening.” He said when the batsmen got bogged down they tried to play shots, but on this pitch, playing patiently was the requirement. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said it… Read full this story
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