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28-Dec-2018 14:28:00 GMT
SA v Pak - 1st Test, Centurion, day 3

Olivier, Amla and Elgar give South Africa 1-0 lead

Centurion: Dean Elgar and Hashim Amla hit half-centuries as South Africa beat Pakistan by six wickets inside three days in the first Test at SuperSport Park on Friday.

The combine endure some early startles and put on 119 for the second wicket before Elgar was gotten behind off low maintenance medium-pacer Shan Masood for 50, one ball in the wake of achieving his 50 years.

Amla completed a year in which he only sometimes discovered best shape by making 63 not out.

The estimation of the organization among Elgar and Amla was appeared as Theunis de Bruyn and skipper Faf du Plessis both fell inexpensively before Temba Bavuma cleared Yasir Shah for four to take South Africa past their objective of 149 in the blink of an eye before tea on the third day.

The two commanders, Du Plessis and Pakistan's Sarfraz Ahmed, made 'sets' by being rejected without scoring in the two innings.

Pakistan made a perfect begin when Hasan Ali caught Aiden Markram leg before wicket before a run had been scored.

Hasan and Mohammad Amir did not yield a keep running off the bat until Amla cut Hasan for four in the 6th over.

There were two significant episodes with the aggregate on 16, both of which could have swung the amusement to support Pakistan.

Brief scores:
South Africa 223 (Bavuma 53, Amir 4-62, Afridi 4-64) and 151 for 4 (Amla 63*, Elgar 50) beat Pakistan 181 (Babar 71, Olivier 6-37) and 190 (Masood 65, Imam 57, Olivier 5-59) by six wickets

Amla, on eight, was dropped by Fakhar Zaman at third slip off Hasan when he cut hard at the ball, which flew at chest stature to the defender. In the following over, Elgar, on four, edged new bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi low to initially slip where Azhar Ali seemed to take a jumping get.

On-field umpires Bruce Oxenford and Sundaram Ravi gave before alluding to TV umpire Joel Wilson with a 'delicate' flag of out, showing they thought it was a spotless catch.

In the wake of taking a gander at a few replays, including super-moderate close-ups, Wilson led the ball had bobbed and Elgar was reprieved.

The choice obviously surprised the Pakistan players and mentor Mickey Arthur was seen leaving his place on the players' gallery and heading off to the adjoining office of match arbitrator David Boon.

In a comparative circumstance, Indian skipper Virat Kohli was given out in the ongoing second Test against Australia in Perth when TV umpire Nigel Llong found no definitive proof to upset a 'delicate' motion from the on-field umpires.

Elgar and Amla endure some testing rocking the bowling alley from the Pakistan seamers and slowly started to lift the scoring rate on a pitch which favored bowlers all through.

South African quick bowler Duanne Olivier was named man of the counterpart for his match return of 11-96.

The second Test begins in Cape Town on 3 January.


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