• Lunch: Pakistan close in on victory

    Pakistan have edged closer to victory in Karachi after picking up six wickets in the morning session to dismiss the Proteas for 245.

    Chasing a small target of 88 to win, Pakistan moved to 22-0 at the lunch break following a clinical display by their bowlers.

    The visitors’ batting collapse continued on Friday morning, slumping from 175-1 on Thursday afternoon to all out before the lunch break on day four.

    The South Africans resumed the day’s play on 187-4, hoping to stabilise their innings once again.

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    It couldn’t have started any worse for the Proteas, however, when Keshav Maharaj was clean-bowled by Hasan Ali with the very first delivery of the day.

    Captain Quinton de Kock’s struggles continued and he was next to depart, dismissed by Yasir Shah for only two.

    The Proteas were in deep trouble on 192-6 but Temba Bavuma and George Linde managed to steady things a bit with a 42-run partnership.

    Linde, though, fell to Nauman Ali for 11 as Pakistan began to close in on the tail-enders.

    Kagiso Rabada only made one and Anrich Nortje was sent packing for a duck before Ali claimed his fifth wicket of the innings, Bavuma the last batsmen out, trapped in front for 40.

    Pakistan are now firmly on their way to wrap up the first Test with Abid Ali (10) and Imran Butt (12) the two batsmen at the crease

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