PAK vs SA 2nd Test: Mohammad Rizwan's maiden ton take lead past 350-run mark

PAK vs SA 2nd Test Day 4 Highlights: Mohammad Rizwan slams his maiden Test hundred and puts another decent partnership along with Nauman Ali for the ninth wicket as well. Rizwan's knock has strengthened Pakistan’s position.

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Feb 07, 2021 14:18 IST
PAK vs SA 2nd Test: Mohammad Rizwan's maiden ton take lead past 350-run mark
Rizwan keep South Africa in check on Day 4 at Rawalpindi. (Image source: twitter/ICC)

PAK vs SA 2nd Test Highlights: Day 4: 2nd Session - Pakistan lead by 351 runs

SA - 201 all-out (Temba Bavuma 44, Mulder 33; Hasan Ali 5/54)

PAK - 272 & 280/8 (Rizwan 109* Nauman 37* Linde 4/63, Maharaj 3/118)

Pakistan and South Africa are taking each other in the second Test at Rawalpindi. The hosts have stretched their lead to 288 with two wickets to go. SA skipper de Kock put down a regulation catch and that allowed Rizwan and Yasir to stitch a fine fifty-plus stand for the eighth wicket. Pakistan wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan holds one end and notched his maiden Test century. The duo of Rizwan and Nauman puts another decent 92-run partnership for the 9th wicket as well.

Rizwan's knock has strengthened Pakistan’s position in the final Test against South Africa. The visitors are 280/8 in their second innings and steadily taking control over the hosts on Day 4. Pakistan takes a comprehensive lead of 351 runs on the behalf of second innings. Maharaj was the pick of the bowlers again for the Proteas, but the lower-order Pakistan batsmen continue to frustrate South Africa.

South Africa has been bundled out for a paltry 201 in the first innings. Temba Bavuma was the top-run getters for the tourists as he remains unbeaten on 44. No other African batters have been played around him and they only managed to reach the 200-run mark. For Pakistan, Hasan Ali was the standout bowler and took a fifer by conceding just 54 runs.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and opted to bat first. Pakistan were all-out for 272 in their first innings. The Proteas speedsters were bowled beautifully especially Anrich Nortje, who has been phenomenal and took another five-wicket haul (5/56). Maharaj also picked three wickets for SA.