Pakistan whitewash SA 2-0 in two-match Test series.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan downed South Africa by 95 runs in the second Test and whitewashed the two-match Test series by 2-0 at the Pindi Stadium, Rawalpindi on Monday.

Pakistani pacer Hasan Ali who made a comeback in the national side with a bang as he destroyed the Proteas batting line-up bagging five-wickets in the second innings. South Africa were 127 for 1 at the end of day four. Hassan who last played for Pakistan in June 2019, took Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, South African Skipper Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and George Linde. Hasan, who was the top ranked bowler in the ICC ODI Player Rankings in 2017 and also the player of the tournament in the Champions Trophy of the same year, provided a major breakthrough to Pakistan as he dismissed Rassie van der Dussen just two runs away from his 50 (48 runs) on the third ball (42nd over) of the fifth day of the second test. That's what Pakistan wanted this morning. The ball sneaked past the inside-edge, took a feather touch, and crashed into the leg stump. Dussen (48 runs) and Aiden Markram provided a 94-run partnership to the 2nd wicket. Hasan trapped Faf du Plessis (5) lbw in the 46th over. Faf was totally done in by the low bounce, which hit the front pad in front of middle stump.

He took a review but went wasted. The danger man for Pakistan Markram who scored a blistering knock (108) for South Africa went unsuccessful in taking Proteas all the way as he was taken at second slip by Imran Butt in the 82nd over. Hasan bowled a good length ball and Markram tried to slap a cut but was unlucky. He and Temba Bavuma provided a 106 runs partnership to the 4th wicket. Hasan struck again and bold the South African Skipper Quinton de Kock on the next ball of the same over on a duck followed by George Linde 4 in the 88th over. Shaheen Shah Afridi also bagged four wickets for Pakistan in the second innings. He took the big wicket of Temba Bavuma in the 87th over, who was settling down and was on 61 runs. He kept bowling that tight line outside off with the new ball, and finally took his outside edge. Bavuma played and got just a faint edge for the keeper. He also grabbed the wickets of Dean Elgar (17), Keshav Maharaj (0) and Kagiso Rabada (0).

The last wicket for Pakistan was taken by Yasir Shah in the 92nd over Wiaan Mulder (20) and South African team was all out on 274 runs, 95 runs short of the target. Hasan was declared Man of the Match while Mohammad Rizwan was Player of the Series. Hasan...

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