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Bavuma and De Kock guide South Africa to a 42-run first innings lead

Dale Steyn and Temba Bavuma

Bavuma and De Kock guide South Africa to a 42-run first innings lead. Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock guided South Africa to a first innings lead of 42 as they were bowled out for 223 by Pakistan at lunch on day two of the Boxing Day Test in Centurion on Thursday.

South Africa was bowled out for 223, leading by 42, at lunch on day two against Pakistan in the Boxing Day Test in Centurion on Thursday. Resuming on 127/5 in the morning, Bavuma (53) put on 34 for the sixth wicket with Dale Steyn (23). Another handy partnership of 24 followed between Bavuma and Quinton de Kock, before Shaheen Shah Afridi struck to remove Bavuma and reduce SA to 170/7.

Dale Steyn and Temba BavumaDe Kock was then well assisted by Kagiso Rabada (19), before the wicket-keeper was the last wicket to fall caught Fakhar Zaman off the bowling of Mohammad Amir for 45. It meant South Africa had created a handy lead after four sessions on a pitch favouring fast bowlers.

Toss: Pakistan

Pakistan first innings 181

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South Africa innings (127/5 o/n)

A Markram lbw b Hasan Ali 12

D Elgar c Azhar Ali b Shaheen Shah Afridi 22

H Amla c Babar Azam B Mohammad Amir 8

T De Bruyn c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 29

F du Plessis c Babar Azam b Shaheen Shah Afridi 0

T Bavuma c Sarfraz Ahmed b Shaheen Shah Afridi 53

D Steyn c Sarfraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir 23

Q de Kock c Fakhar Zaman b Mohammad Amir 45

K Maharaj lbw b Hasan Ali

K Rabada c Asad Shafiq b Shaheen Shah Afridi 19

D Olivier not out 0

Extras: 8 (lb 3, nb 3, w 2)

Total: 223 all out (60 Overs)

Fall of wickets: 1-19 (AK Markram, 5.6 ov), 2-43 (HM Amla, 13.2 ov), 3-43 (D Elgar, 14.5 ov), 4-43 (F du Plessis, 14.6 ov), 5-112 (TB de Bruyn, 32.5 ov), 6-146 (DW Steyn, 40.1 ov), 7-170 (T Bavuma, 47.6 ov), 8-189 (KA Maharaj, 52.3 ov), 9-220 (K Rabada, 58.3 ov) , 10-223 (Q de Kock, 59.6 ov)

Bowling

Mohammad Amir 20-6-62-4 (nb3)

Hasan Ali 18-4-70-2 (1w)

Shaheen Shah Afridi 18-1-64-4

Yasir Shah 4-0-24-0 – African News Agency (ANA)

Source: The Citizen

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