Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | ePaper

South Africa beat Pakistan by nine wickets to clinch series

  • Print


Pakistan batsman Shan Masood ducks to avoid a bouncer on day three of the second cricket Test match between South Africa and Pakistan at Newlands Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa on Saturday.



South Africa beat Pakistan by nine wickets on the fourth day of the second Test at Newlands on Sunday.
Pakistan claimed a wicket and forced Hashim Amla to retire hurt before South Africa passed their meagre target after less than an hour's play at Newlands.
Set 41 to win, South Africa reached 43 for the loss of one wicket from 9.5 overs.
The result ensured a seventh successive home series win for South Africa, who won the first Test in Centurion by six wickets. The third and final Test starts in Johannesburg on Friday.
Regular South African opening batsman Aiden Markram did not bat after suffering a severely bruised right thigh when he fell heavily on the boundary rope while fielding on Saturday.
Theunis de Bruyn, opening in place of Markram, clipped Mohammad Abbas to the midwicket boundary but did not add to his score before being caught off his glove by wicketkeeper and captain Sarfraz Ahmed while attempting to pull a bouncer from Abbas.
Mohammad Amir effectively conceded 10 runs in extras off two successive deliveries, with a wide and a no-ball which both flew over Sarfraz's head.
Hashim Amla was forced to retire hurt on two after being hit on the right upper arm by a ball from Amir which lifted sharply off a good length.
Dean Elgar, who made 24 not out, ended the match by hitting two fours off part-time bowler Azhar Ali.

More News For this Category

Jofra Archer says final three group stage matches can aid team in knockouts

Jofra Archer says final three group stage matches can aid team in knockouts

Jofra Archer believes England's difficult end to their World Cup group stage campaign will aid the team in the knockout stages of the tournament.The hosts will face Australia at Lord's

Kallis urges South Africa to follow England ODI example

Kallis urges South Africa to follow England ODI example

South Africa great Jacques Kallis has urged the Proteas to learn lessons from England's one-day international revival following the team's miserable early exit from the World Cup.A 49-run defeat by

Chetan Sharma believes Shami's hat-trick will acquaint current generation of fans with himself

Chetan Sharma believes Shami's hat-trick will acquaint current generation of fans with himself

Former India fast bowler Chetan Sharma believes that the effects of Mohammed Shami's hat-trick against Afghanistan go beyond the team's campaign at the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup 2019.Sharma, whose

Bangladesh fans show their support during the ICC World Cup Cricket group stage match against Afghanistan at the Hampshire Bowl, Southampton, England on Monday.

Bangladesh fans show their support during the ICC World Cup Cricket group stage match against Afghanistan at the Hampshire Bowl, Southampton, England on Monday.

Jos Buttler 'excited' by Australia match-up as England look to bounce back from Sri Lanka loss

Jos Buttler pinpoints Tuesday's clash with Australia at Lord's as the perfect opportunity to bounce back following defeat to Sri Lanka, and reflects on Eoin Morgan's record-breaking hundred against Afghanistan...It

Shakib first Bangladeshi batsman to complete 1000 WC runs

Shakib first Bangladeshi batsman to complete 1000 WC runs

Talismanic all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan became the first Bangladeshi batsman to complete 1000 runs in the World Cup during the match against Afghanistan at the Rose Bowl in Southampton on

Du Plessis blasts 'mediocre' South Africa after World Cup exit

Du Plessis blasts 'mediocre' South Africa after World Cup exit

Faf du Plessis admitted South Africa's limp World Cup exit was embarrassing as the furious captain branded his under-performing team "mediocre" and challenged them to take responsibility for their disastrous

England seek resurgence against arch-rivals Australia

England seek resurgence against arch-rivals Australia

The aisles and stands at the iconic Lord's will neither be empty, nor quiet, as cricket's oldest rivals face off in the 32nd match of the ICC Men's Cricket World

New Zealand's Boult proud to seal West Indies thriller

New Zealand's Boult proud to seal West Indies thriller

AFP, Manchester :Trent Boult said he hoped proud fans back at home would enjoy "diving into their poached eggs" after holding the decisive catch that saw New Zealand beat the

1000 World Cup runs, 500 runs in single edition beckons Shakib

1000 World Cup runs, 500 runs in single edition beckons Shakib

In the five matches that he played in this World Cup, Shakib Al Hasan made some kind of record in every match.As Bangladesh would take on Afghanistan on Monday at