PAK vs SA: Nauman Ali created history, became the first Test bowler to do so in 71 years

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In the first Test match played between Pakistan and South Africa, Pakistan’s team performed brilliantly and defeated South Africa by 7 wickets. With this victory, Pakistan has also taken a 1-0 lead in the two-match Test series. Yasir Shah and Nauman Ali, playing their first Test match for Pakistan, bowled brilliantly and in the second innings, 9 batsmen of South Africa showed the path of the pavilion. Nauman Ali took 2 wickets in the first innings and 5 wickets in the second. Meanwhile, Nauman has also acquired a special record of Test cricket in his name.

Nauman Ali became the oldest bowler to take five wickets while making his Test debut. Nauman achieved this special feat at the age of 34 years and 114 days. Prior to Nauman, New Zealand bowler Fenn Criswell took five wickets in his Test debut against England at the age of 34 years and 146 days in 1949. Nauman Ali broke the batting order of South Africa in the second innings and took 5 wickets for just 35 runs in his 25.3 overs. Apart from Nauman, Yasir Shah also bowled brilliantly, taking 7 wickets in the match.

After 14 years, the South African team, who visited Pakistan, had scored 220 runs in the first innings, in response to which Pakistan scored 378 runs in the first innings thanks to Fawad Alam’s century and Azhar Ali’s half-century and got a big lead of 160 runs. Of. The South African team started well in the second innings and at one time the team had lost just one wicket till the score of 175, but the team got badly caught in the spin trap of Yasir Shah and then Nauman Ali and kept losing wickets at frequent intervals. And went allout scoring 245 runs. Pakistan’s target of 88 runs was achieved by losing just 3 wickets. Babar Azam got his first win as a Test captain.

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