2nd take a look at: South Africa 37/1 after Rizwan’s Virgin 100 | Cricket Information

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan): Wicketkeeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan shattered a first century when Pakistan set a daunting 370-run target for South Africa on the fourth day of the second Test in Rawalpindi on Sunday.
At the tee, South Africa was 37: 1, opener Aiden Markram with 14 and Rassie van der Dussen with four, as the tourists still need 333 runs in the remaining four sessions.
Dean Elgar was the man trapped 17 minutes behind fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi.
Rizwan’s Masterclass helped Pakistan add 169 runs for losing four wickets the day before leaving for 298.
Rizwan was at his best, partnering with tenth batsman Nauman Ali, who made 45, 97 times for ninth wicket. This frustrated the South Africans looking for a series-level win.
Pakistan lead the two-game series 1-0 after winning the first seven-wicket Test in Karachi.
Rizwan, who had fallen to four on Friday from van der Dussen ahead of Keshav Maharaj, punished South Africa and destroyed his hopes for a win with 115 points, spread over 292 minutes and was occupied by 15 limits.
He took a spicy single to hit his hundred and beat his all-time best of 95 against Australia in Brisbane in November 2019.
The 97 run score is also a new record for the ninth wicket against South Africa, beating the 80 runs made in Durban in 1998 between Azhar Mahmood and Shoaib Akhtar.
Spinner George Linde, who took 5-64, made his first five-wicket move when he fired the last man Shaheen for four. Maharaj finished with 3-118 while Kagiso Rabada had numbers 2-34.
Pakistan, resumed on 129-6, added 88 runs for the loss of Hasan Ali (five) and Yasir Shah (23) in the first session.
Hasan was the first to leave after catching a leg earlier on the sixth day of the day, but Yasir helped Rizwan pitch 53 in a stubborn stance for the eighth wicket.
Linde, who dropped Yasir from his own bowling when he was 15, eventually had him caught by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock to break the booth.

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