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Pakistan lose 4 wickets after spinners rattles South Africa in first test

Pakistan were four players down shortly after bowling out South Africa for 220 on Tuesday — the opening day of the first two-match Test series here at the port city’s famed National Stadium.

The two-match series between South Africa and Pakistan marks the Proteas’ first tour to the country in 14 years.

Imran Butt, Abid Ali, Babar Azam, and Shaheen Afridi were sent back to the pavilion as Pakistan chased the 220-run target at stumps on first day.

Spinners Yasir Shah (3-54) and debutant Nauman Ali (2-38) derailed the tourists on a brownish pitch after South Africa won the toss and batted.

Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bat first. 25-year-old opener Imran Butt and 34-year-old left-arm spinner Nauman Ali are making their debuts for Pakistan. South Africa have opted for two specialist spinners Keshav Maharaj and George Linde.

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