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Pakistan cricket back with a bang': Jubilation after first series win over S. Africa in 18 years

News Desk
Tuesday, February 9, 2021


Members of the cricketing world and those outside heaped praise on the Pakistan Cricket team for securing their first series win over South Africa since 2003, with special laurels going seamer Hasan Ali's way for his magnificent Test comeback. Hasan took a career-best 10 wickets in the match as the hosts blitzed South Africa with the new ball on Monday to complete a 95-run victory in the second and final Test in Rawalpindi and claim the series 2-0.

Chasing a target of 370 for victory, which would have been a Test record in Pakistan, South Africa were well placed at 241 for three just after lunch on the fifth day following a century from Aiden Markram (108). But when the home side took the new ball, Hasan (5-60) and Shaheen Shah Afridi (4-51) decimated the South African middle order with expert swing bowling to dismiss the visitors for 274. REUTERS