Pakistan’s Imran Butt took an excellent catch to dismiss South African opener Aiden Markram early on Day 1 of the first Test making his debut game a memorable one.
Imran was standing in the slip cordon when he took a low-lying catch, helping Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi getting his first wicket of the match on a pitch, which is believed to be a batting paradise.
“An unforgettable debut already for Imran But,” the International Cricket Council (ICC) captioned their video post on Twitter.
— ICC (@ICC) January 26, 2021
Earlier, South Africa captain Quinton de Kock won the toss and opted to bat first in the two-match series opener against Pakistan at the National Stadium in Karachi.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Abid Ali, Imran Butt (debutant), Azhar Ali, Fawad Alam, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Rizwan, Nauman Ali (debutant), Yasir Shah, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock (captain), Aiden Markram, Dean Elgar, Faf du Plessis, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, George Linde, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi.
Umpires: Aleem Dar and Ahsan Raza
TV umpire: Asif Yaqoob
Match referee: Mohammad Javed Malik
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