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Old 25th January 2021, 19:41   #1
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South Africa in Pakistan series Jan-Feb 2021

2 tests, 3 ODIs starting on the 26th Jan.

Not sure if it's televised in the UK but good to see further international cricket in Pakistan. Could be a well balanced series although SA will need to show if their allegedly world-beating batting lineup can handle spin.
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Old 26th January 2021, 06:13   #2
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South Africa have won the toss and made a positive start, reaching 62/1. Pakistan give debuts to batsman Imran Butt and spinner Nauman Ali.

South Africa's side similar to the one from the home series v SL, with George Linde preferred as the all-rounder at 7.
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Old 26th January 2021, 09:07   #3
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It's on Sky. SA 163-5 with Linde having just got an lbw overturned. Rabada is back.

Pakistan have Babar back too after missing the NZ series.
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Old 26th January 2021, 12:37   #4
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Feels like Pakistan are going the way of Sri Lanka, if not there already, a minnow Test nation who struggle to be competitive at home. Azam can carry their batting lineup, but i've never seen them have such a weak bowling cartel, which was formally their main strength due to the inconsistency of their batting.
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Old 26th January 2021, 13:27   #5
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Feels like Pakistan are going the way of Sri Lanka, if not there already, a minnow Test nation who struggle to be competitive at home. Azam can carry their batting lineup, but i've never seen them have such a weak bowling cartel, which was formally their main strength due to the inconsistency of their batting.
In fairness, they have only just returned home. There's been a documentary on Sky Sports here about the return of international cricket to Pakistan. One of the issues with their exile highlighted in the documentary has been the challenge in inspiring young cricketers, with the national team based so far away. The strength of the Pakistan side during the exile period was based upon players who either emerged before it happened, or who were already professionals - Younis, Misbah, Hafeez, Ajmal and so on.

Not a great situation for them to be in after day 1 though.
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Old 26th January 2021, 13:29   #6
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Well they still have one of the ICC's Top 5 Cricketers of the last Decade in his prime!!

Don't think the bowlers were the problem today, they've bowled SA out for 220 on a first day Karachi pitch, normally that puts in you in the driving seat. They dropped a couple of chances too.

Getting Babar out cheaply has put SA right in charge.
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Crikey! When I left for work this morning SA were going along nicely at 98/2. I've missed 12 wickets in under two sessions.
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Bit of a recovery from Pakistan as they get through the morning session without losing any more wickets.
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Bit of a recovery from Pakistan as they get through the morning session without losing any more wickets.
A real grind. How we've missed cricket on Pakistani wickets!
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A real grind. How we've missed cricket on Pakistani wickets!
Well it's intriguing, no team able to take control.
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Fawad Alam playing well, approaching his century.

Currently on 85, with the new ball now due.
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Gets his ton with Pakistan 242-6 after 90 overs - which would equate to a pretty solid day of Test Cricket.
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Can you name the 22 the last time SA played a Test in Pakistan? Annoyingly, the 3 I didn't all played County Cricket.
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Can you name the 22 the last time SA played a Test in Pakistan? Annoyingly, the 3 I didn't all played County Cricket.
I got all the Saffers, but had a brain freeze on a couple of the Pakistanis whom I really should have got.
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I got all the Saffers, but had a brain freeze on a couple of the Pakistanis whom I really should have got.
I had a brain freeze on the gritty left hander for SA who played a lot of County Cricket.

Fawad out but Pakistan building a useful lead. Great effort from 30-4.
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I had a brain freeze on the gritty left hander for SA who played a lot of County Cricket.

Fawad out but Pakistan building a useful lead. Great effort from 30-4.
Third test century for Fawad and he maintains his perfect conversion rate.

I also forgot the gritty left hander and the second Pakistani spinner. A better clue would've been to recall how he ran through England in the desert in 2012, rather than refer to his time at one of the more obscure counties.
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Pakistan's tail wags, giving them a lead of 158. Big test ahead for the Saffer bats.
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Certainly helps having a Test Centurion coming in at Number 11.
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Another problem for SA is that they really can't rotate the strike well. This was something that happened last year v England, but they just seem incapable of knocking the ball into gaps and getting the scoreboard ticking. In the end, they get bogged down and go for shots that aren't there. Pakistan's spiners should cash in later on. Van Der Dussen really does looked limited.
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Another problem for SA is that they really can't rotate the strike well. This was something that happened last year v England, but they just seem incapable of knocking the ball into gaps and getting the scoreboard ticking. In the end, they get bogged down and go for shots that aren't there. Pakistan's spiners should cash in later on. Van Der Dussen really does looked limited.
Which is odd for a decent limited overs player. Feels like he's got a bit of the Buttler's in that he hasn't worked out how positive he can be in Tests yet.

They're getting there though and once you get in on this pitch it seems quite hard to get out. The life from Day 1 has disappeared.
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