Pakistan collapses against South Africa in first test match at Centurion

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Pakistan collapses against South Africa in first test match at Centurion

CENTURION - Pakistan cricket team collapsed against South Africa in the first test match at Centurion.

Pakistan is 111-8 at the moment against South Africa in what is first of the three-Test series. Pakistan, who lost earlier wickets, were 76-4 by the lunch time. Five of its batsmen could not score in double digits.

At the bowling end, Duanne Olivier took five wickets which is his first five-wicket haul.

Earlier, South African fast Dale Steyn broke the national Test record of most wickets formerly held by former Proteas skipper Shaun Pollock. Steyn earned his 422 Test wicket in the form of Fakhar Zaman who got caught at the individual score of 12.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first in first of the three Test series against South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion today.

The green shirts are trying to recover from a recent blow against New Zealand in a recently held Test series in the United Arab Emirates. Men in green, however, face problems with their bowling attack as their quick Muhammad Abbas along with spinner Shadab Khan are ruled out of the first Test owing to critical injuries.

In the absence of Abbas-Shadab duo, right-arm fast Hasan Ali, seasoned Muhammad Amir and young gun Shaheen Afridi will be holding the responsibility.