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Patna : Pakistan comfortably beat South Africa (SA) by 7 wickets in 1st test at National Stadium, Karachi, Pakistan, on Day 4 on January 29, 2021, to take a 1-0 lead lead in the two-match test series. Fawad Alam, who had scored 109 in Pakistan’s first innings,  was named Player Of The Match

Chasing a target of of 88 runs, Pakistan scored 90/3 in 22.5 overs with Azhar Ali scoring an unbeaten 31 in 47 balls hitting 4 fours and captain Babar Azam scoring 30 in 39 balls with 6 fours.  Opener Abid Ali fell to fast bowler Anrich Nortje for 10 making it 22/1 while his opening partner Imran Butt fell to Nortje for 12 making it 23/2. Pakistan captain Babr Azam fell to spinner Keshav Maharaj for 30 and it was 86/3. Azhar Ali and Babbar Azam added 63 runs for the third wicket.

Pakistan had scored 378 runs in their first innings. SA had scored 220 runs in their first innings and 245 in 2nd innings.