LIVE report | Pakistan v Proteas, SA win toss, bat – 26 January

Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock has won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test against Pakistan in Karachi.

LIVE | Ball-by-ball coverage of Day 1 of the 1st Test in Karachi

The Proteas have made two changes since their last Test against Sri Lanka with George Linde and Kagiso Rabada coming in for Wiaan Mulder and Lutho Sipamla.

DID YOU KNOW?

– The only Test match the Proteas have ever lost in Pakistan came in Lahore in 2003. The only Test played in Karachi was in 2007, when South Africa won by 160 runs

– Kagiso Rabada is three wickets away from 200 Test victims. Should he get there in Karachi, he will become the third quickest South African to the landmark, following Dale Steyn (39 Tests) and Allan Donald (42)

– Quinton de Kock will be playing in his 50th Test

READ | 50 NOT OUT FOR QUINTON DE KOCK: EVERY STAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

TEAMS:

Pakistan

Abid Ali, Imran Butt, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam (captain), Fawad Alam, Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Nouman Ali, Yasir Shah, Shaheen Afridi

South Africa

Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Rassie van der Dussen, Faf du Plessis, Quinton de Kock (captain, wkt), Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Anrich Nortje, Kagiso Rabada, Lunga Ngidi

READ | 50 NOT OUT FOR QUINTON DE KOCK: EVERY STAT YOU NEED TO KNOW



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