2nd Test, Pakistan beat South Africa: Records broken
Pakistan defeated South Africa by 95 runs to win the second Test match on Monday. With this victory, the Pakistan cricket team sealed the Test series by a 2-0 margin. The visitors suffered a batting collapse on Day 5 of the second Test. From being 241/3 at one stage, SA lost the remaining seven wickets for 33 runs. Here are the records broken.
How did the Test match pan out?
Pakistan were bowled out for 272 in the first innings. Faheem Ashraf (78*) and Babar Azam (77) played crucial knocks. Anrich Nortje claimed a fifer for SA (5/56). SA managed just 201 next, with Hasan Ali shining for the hosts (5/54). Pakistan rode on Mohammad Rizwan's 115* to score 298. In reply, Aiden Markram's 108 wasn't enough as SA collapsed to lose the match.
Pakistani batsmen register these feats
Pakistan skipper Babar got to his 16th career Test fifty and a third against the Proteas. It was also his highest score against South Africa. Playing his 13th Test, Rizwan surpassed the 700-run mark (754). He smashed his maiden hundred in the format. Meanwhile, Ashraf (78* and 29) slammed his fourth Test fifty and a second against SA.
Markram and Bavuma register these records
Aiden Markram (32 and 108) slammed his fifth career Test hundred. He now has 1,760 runs at an average of 40.93. Notably, this was his maiden century against Pakistan as he also surpassed the 400-run mark against them (428). Middle-order batsman Temba Bavuma (44* and 61) surpassed the 2,000-run mark in Tests (2,097). He hit his 15th Test fifty and a third against Pakistan.
2nd Test: Notable records scripted by the bowlers
Hasan Ali (5/54 and 5/60) stood out for the hosts. He now has three five-wicket hauls in Test cricket and also took his maiden 10-wicket haul in a match. He has raced to 43 Test scalps at 26.32. Meanwhile, Nortje took his third five-wicket haul in Tests. George Linde took his maiden fifer in Tests (5/64) in the second innings.