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South Africa recovers after Rizwan hits a maiden ton

Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen shared an unbroken 94-run stand for the second wicket to leave South Africa 127-1 at close of play, needing 234 more to win on the final day.

Muhammad Rizwan once again managed to impress all with a fighting century against South Africa, as Pakistan handed a 370-run target to  the Proteas in the second Test match at Rawalpindi. 

Nauman Ali scored an impressive 45 runs before he got caught out. However, the damage was done to South Africa as the green shirts extended their lead with Rizwan frustrating the South African bowlers. 

Pakistan were bowled out after lunch for 298 runs, with Nauman Ali and Shaheen Afridi’s wickets falling in quick succession. 

At lunch, Pakistan were 217-8 with Rizwan on 73 and Nauman Ali batting on 10 as the home team now lead by 288 runs with two wickets in hand.

Pakistan, resuming on 129-6, have added 88 runs for the loss of Hasan Ali (five) and Yasir Shah (23) with left-arm spinners Keshav Maharaj and George Linde sharing wickets.

Linde has figures of 4-34 and Maharaj has taken 3-108 but they haven´t managed to run through Pakistan´s tail.

Hasan was the first to go when he was trapped leg-before in the sixth over of the day but Yasir helped Rizwan put on 53 for the eighth wicket in a stubborn stand.

Linde, who dropped Yasir off his own bowling when the batsman was on 15, finally had him caught behind by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to break the stand.

Rizwan has so far cracked eight boundaries in his seventh half century in his 13th Test.

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