Dale Steyn hoarded the spotlight amid the principal session of Day 1 of the Centurion Test versus Pakistan by breaking the record of Shaun Pollock to wind up the most astounding wicket-taker for South Africa in the longest configuration. Kagiso Rabada and Duanne Olivier additionally struck at ordinary interims as the pace trio left the guests stuck in an unfortunate situation at 76 for 4 at the break.
Pakistan, who selected to bat on a surface where airs out up as the match advances, lost the wicket of Imam-ul-Haq in simply the second finished. The southpaw hung back to a full conveyance that seamed in and was struck in front. Imam chose to attempt his fortunes with the survey however without much of any result.
As of late, Steyn has paddled through an intense stage with wounds going about as an obstacle. Amid the WACA Test in November 2016, the coracoid procedure, known as the shoulder bone, totally severed. Subsequent to recouping from the profession compromising damage, he played in the Cape Town versus India prior in the year yet this time harmed his heel. He returned for the arrangement in Sri Lanka where he could catch only two wickets. In the long run, he outperformed the record in the progressing Test against Pakistan.
In the midst of the considerable number of remains, Azhar Ali (31 not out), the bedrock of Pakistan’s batting unit, indicated practical insight and system to control the vacationers to Lunch. The manner in which he drove an outswinger from Steyn with a straight bat in the 23rd over capsulizes his commendable safeguard up until now.
Brief scores: Pakistan 76/4 (Azhar Ali 31*; Duanne Olivier 2-19) versus South Africa