Pakistan have strengthened their grip on the ongoing second Test against South Africa in Rawalpindi. Their batting had collapsed in the second innings and at one stage, were struggling at 76/5. This is when the wicket-keeper Mohammad Rizwan took control of the proceedings and added crucial runs for his team.
He added 52 runs with Faheem Ashraf, 53 with Yasir Shah and 97 runs with Nauman Ali to stretch Pakistan’s lead past 350. In the process, Mohammad Rizwan slammed his maiden Test century. Rather he remained unbeaten on 115 off 204 deliveries with 15 fours to propel the team’s score to 298 runs as South Africa now need 370 runs to level the series.
Soon after his impeccable knock, former West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop lauded Rizwan. He took to his official Twitter handle to congratulate the Pakistan wicket-keeper for his first Test century. Bishop also felt that Pakistan have a nice team going forward in the future.
“Mohammad Rizwan is a nice little player. Very busy at the crease. Congrats to him on his first test century. Pakistan have quite a few nice pillars to build on going forward,” Bishop tweeted.
Meanwhile, South Africa will now be looking to bat well and chase down the target after the way West Indies have heroically chased down 395 in Bangladesh. It will be interesting to see if the Proteas also manage gun down the total.