News24.com | Dean Elgar admits Proteas are on top as they discover for early strike

Proteas celebrate as Keshav Maharaj takes a wicket

Proteas celebrate as Keshav Maharaj takes a wicket

  • Proteas opener Dean Elgar says South Africa enjoy the upper hand after the gap day of the main Take a look at in opposition to Pakistan.
  • Elgar, who scored 58 as the Proteas scored 220, talked about that the Proteas are getting extra assured as the Take a look at progresses.
  • Pakistan will resume on Day 2 on 33/4 in Karachi on Wednesday (07: 00 SA time).

Opening batsman Dean Elgar believes the Proteas had been on top at quit of day one in every of the main Take a look at in opposition to Pakistan in Karachi.

The Proteas had been bundled out for 220 on a flat and unhurried pitch with spinner Yasir Shah claiming three for 52.

READ | Elgar appears to be to critical first hour on Day 2 to cap Proteas’ impressive fightback

Fleet bowler Kagiso Rabada then led a grand-mandatory fightback as he claimed two wickets with the hosts on 33/4 at the close of play on Tuesday.

Elgar, who top-scored for his facet with 58, acknowledged that the Proteas had greater hand.

“I feel we’re [on top] even supposing after our first innings of batting I manufacture no longer speak I would’ve talked about that. We would enjoy paid factual money to enjoy them four (wickets) down for this kind of low safe,” talked about Elgar.

“I enact speak South Africa had the upper day despite the incontrovertible truth that it used to be a truly low safe in the main innings for us. It will even enjoy long previous both methodology with perchance 40 for nought after which we’d’ve been in a pass attach on day two.”

Pakistan’s skilled Azhar Ali (5*) is composed at the crease with Fawad Alam (5*) as the hosts path by 187 runs.

Elgar is hoping that the Proteas will wrap up the final six wickets as snappy as that it is probably going you’ll accept as true with to lengthen their lead.

“The following day we handiest want six wickets and we want to enjoy a examine ourselves and hopefully learn from our mistakes, and take a look at to catch a sizeable lead on Pakistan,” he talked about.

“Gleaming that this pitch will catch more sturdy, and inspiring that we now enjoy factual spinners, I am assured that we are in a position to catch extra ahead.”

Rabada is one wicket away from claiming his 200th Take a look at wicket from 44 Checks.

Play on Day 2 is scheduled to beginning at 07: 00 SA time.

– Compiled by Sport24 workers

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