Rawalpindi – February 4 (Online): Stumps called off early at Rawalpindi test day 1 between Pakistan and South Africa due to rain and wet outfield.
Only two sessions were played as the rain interrupted Pakistan’s first innings at 145-3.
Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first earlier morning. Top order yet again proved to be sip of tea for Protease pace attack. Three early wickets were down in the first session but Captain Babar Azam and Fawad Alam rescued green caps as they built a partnership of more than hundred.
Pakistan managed to score 145 for the loss of 3 wickets at the end of day 1; with Babar 77 not out and Fawad’s 42 not out at crease. Only 58 overs were bowled due to the interruption by heavy rain showers.
Maharaj took 2 wickets for 51 runs for South Africa.