South Africa batsmen stumbled against Pakistan spinners as they got bundled out for 220 in their first innings on day one of the two-match series opener at the Karachi National Stadium.
Debutant Nauman Ali took two wickets in successive overs after lunch as Pakistan stormed back into the game with four wickets in the middle session.
South Africa captain Quinton de Kock, who won the toss and opted to bat, was caught at midwicket by another debutant Imran Butt.
QDK was seen dejected after losing his wicket for just 15 runs.
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Maiden Test wicket of Nauman Ali!
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) January 26, 2021
Fast bowler Kagiso Rabada, in return, got South Africa off to a good start, removing Pakistan openers Abid Ali and Imran early.
While Rabada cleaned up Abid for four, Imran gloved a short delivery up to leg gully at a score of 9 in his first Test inning, leaving Pakistan reeling at 15/2.
The hosts finished the day on 33 for 4, with Keshav Maharaj trapping Babar Azam in front of the stumps and Anrich Nortje knocking over night-watchman Shaheen Afridi for a duck.
Stumps in Karachi 🏏
14 wickets have fallen today 😲
— ICC (@ICC) January 26, 2021