Pakistan’s pacers staged a dramatic comeback late on Day 1 of the final Test match against South Africa. After getting off to a rollicking start and dominating the first two sessions, the home side looked well in control to reach a grand first innings total.
Their hopes were, however, quickly crushed by a spirited effort from Pakistan’s pacers who triggered a collapse of 7/33 after the tea break.
Spearheading the pace attack, Mohammad Amir chipped in with 2 crucial wickets during the fast bowling havoc. Getting back into rhythm, he had to, unfortunately, leave the field after slipping in his bowling stride.
Talking about this inconvenience in the press conference following the day’s play, Amir mentioned that he was feeling cramps in his left calf but this should not be too worrisome.
One journalist also queried regarding skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s comments on the lack of pace exhibited by the Pakistani bowling lineup at the end of the second game. In response, Amir lightheartedly evaded answering the question and requested him to not ask this.