Cricket: Azhar has a field day to put Pakistan in promising position
Friday 27 February 1998
For good measure he also held a diving catch at gully to remove Gary Kirsten for nought as the hosts reached 23 for 1 by the close. His acrobatics brought the 19-year-old debutant Fazl-e-Akbar his first victim with only his sixth ball in Test cricket.
South Africa won toss
PAKISTAN - First Innings
Saeed Anwar lbw b Donald 43
*Aamir Sohail c Boucher b Pollock 17
Ijaz Ahmed c de Villiers b Pollock 2
Mohammad Wasim c Kallis b Donald 12
Yousuf Youhana c Boucher b Donald 5
Moin Khan c Donald b de Villiers 25
Azhar Mahmood b Donald 132
Mushtaq Ahmed c Kallis b Klusener 2
Waqar Younis c Hudson b Donald 6
Shoaib Akhtar c Boucher b Klusener 6
Fazl-e-Akbar not out 0
Extras (2b, 1lb, 4nb, 2w) 9
Fall: 1-35, 2-37, 3-70, 4-82, 5-89, 6-127, 7-142, 8-153, 9-233.
Bowling: Donald 19.2-4-79-5 (1w); De Villiers 18-5-55-1 (1nb, 1w); Pollock 18-3-55-2 (1nb); Klusener 18-3-67-2 (3nb).
SOUTH AFRICA - First Innings
A M Bacher not out 14
G Kirsten c Azhar b Fazl-e-Akbar 0
J H Kallis not out 7
Extras (nb2) 2
Total (for 1) 23
To bat: H D Ackerman, A C Hudson, *W J Cronje, S M Pollock, M V Boucher, L Klusener, P S de Villiers, A A Donald.
Bowling: Waqar Younis 3-0-17-0 (nb-2); Fazal-e-Akbar 2-0-3-1; Shoaib Akhtar 1-0-3-0.
Umpires: M J Kitchen (Eng) and D L Orchard (SA).
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