Pak to play second Test match of SA series with same squad

Pak to play second Test match of SA series with same squad

De Kock was appointed at the start of the worldwide Test season, but Cricket South Africa made it clear that he would only serve in a temporary capacity until a long-term solution was found.

South Africa were behind the required run rate at the time of the stoppage, and therefore Pakistan won.

The home side are unchanged from the seven-wicket first test win in Karachi, with talk in the build-up from coach Misbah-ul-Haq of potentially playing an extra seamer coming to nothing.

Victory would be poignant for Pakistan, who are hosting their biggest Test series since the deadly 2009 militant attack on Sri Lanka's team halted global tours.

"The wicket here looks similar to the one in Karachi, except that the conditions will be much cooler", Babar said.

The Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd Test match can be seen on Sony Network.

The home team will play under the leadership of Babar Azam.

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South African top order batsmen struggled against the spin in both innings with Nauman and Shah extracting assistance from the bowlers' rough mark from both ends.

South Africa opener Dean Elgar has recovered from a bruised hand while wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi could come into the side after he was ruled out at the last minute due to back spasm.

'I know that our record in the subcontinent is not the greatest, said captain Quinton de Kock.

"We did let ourselves down in the first innings, (and) that was the point in the game where we let ourselves down the most", de Kock had said after the first test. So, the cricket fans can expect another good Test match between Pakistan and South Africa at Rawalpindi.

Debutant Nauman Ali and fellow spinner Yasir Shah were the heroes in Karachi with seven wickets each, along with Fawad Alam whose first-innings century set up the win. 'The last series in New Zealand didn't go very well.

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