A great all-round performance is not what you expect from a Pakistan cricket team. But, following their comprehensive win in the opening Test against South Africa at Abu Dhabi, it would be difficult to describe their triumph in any other apt words.
Pakistan defeated World No.1 Test team South Africa by 7 wickets inside four days in the opening Test at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. South Africa resuming Day 4 at 72 for 4 with a deficit of 121 runs to clear made sure that Pakistan batted for a second time.
Pakistan are eyeing a victory on Day 4 in the First Test at Abhu Dhabi after South Africa had slipped to 72 for 4 in their second innings. This was after the Proteas had conceded a sizeable first innings lead of 193 runs.
Pakistan have grabbed the initiative in the opening Test following a solid batting performance on Day 2 to move into a first innings lead. Having bowled out the Proteas for a modest total of 249, Pakistan are sitting pretty at 263 for 3.
Pakistan grabbed the honours on Day 1 of the 1st Test against the Proteas at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. Hashim Amla scored a 20th Test hundred but Pakistan remained on top restricting South Africa to 245 for 8.