South Africa makes 185 runs after lost their 7 wickets against Pakistan on Tuesday.
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock had won the toss earlier and decided to bat in the first Test against Pakistan.
The home series is being played behind closed doors because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
After receiving flak for an embarrassing defeat at the hands of New Zealand in their last series, Pakistan are now seeking redemption as the squad hopes to win on their home ground.
The opening Test in Karachi will be a perfect opportunity for the squad, especially Babar Azam, who will finally make his debut as Pakistan’s Test captain after his absence in the series in New Zealand because of injury.
It was expected that Pakistan will prepare a low, slow, and spinner-friendly wicket in a bid to exploit South Africa’s weakness against quality spin.
That’s why Babar went into ...
'Eyes forward, mind focused, heart ready': Hassan Ali fired up for South Africa series
Pacer Hassan Ali is ready to take on Proteas in the two-match Test series starting tomorrow (Tuesday).
South Africa and Pakistan will lock horns in the first Test match of the series on Tuesday, January 26 in Karachi.
Pakistan announced its 17-player squad for the series on Sunday with Abdullah Shafique, Kamran Ghulam and Salman Ali Agha being left out as probables for the first Test.
A day before the first match, Ali shared a picture of himself in his kit tossing a ball.
"Eyes Forward. Mind Focused. Heart Ready."
Nine active cases of Covid-19 in Australian Open quarantine: officials
One case of Covid-19 among those in quarantine ahead of the Australian Open has been reclassified, local health officials said on Sunday, leaving nine active cases in the group of players and support staff isolating in Melbourne hotels.
Health officials previously said they were investigating some positive tests for evidence of “viral shedding”, where people who have had the virus continue to shed non-infectious remnants after they have recovered.
Covid-19 Quarantine Victoria also said in a statement that the one case of the virus acquired overseas reported on Sunday was not connected to the tennis Grand Slam.
Most of the 970 people in the Australian Open quarantine hotels have entered their second week of the 14-day isolation period with the first arrivals due to be freed from lockdown on Friday.
While most have been allowed out to train for five hours a day, around 72 have been confined to their rooms after ...