South Africa has begun the final day of the second test match against Pakistan on 127-1 at Rawalpindi cricket stadium.

Chasing a daunting 370-run target, Aiden Markram on 59 and Rassie van der Dussen on 48 will kick of the final day.

Pakistan batted first to score 272 in their first essay and dismissed the South Africans for 201, taking a vital 71-run lead in the process.

On day 4, Rizwan made a ton (115) that propelled the Pakistan score to 298 all-out and set a mammoth 369-run target for the Proteas. Moreover, Rizwan became the seventh wicketkeeper-batsman to score a ton in this format for Pakistan. His hundred is the first Test century by a Pakistani wicket-keeper since Sarfaraz Ahmed’s 112 in November 2014 against New Zealand in Dubai.

Rizwan was brilliantly supported by Nauman Ali, who scored 45 off 78 balls (6 fours, 2 sixes). The duo added 97-run partnership for ninth wicket.

Pakistan currently lead the series with 1-0. South Africa need 243 runs more to win the game with 9 wickets in hand.


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