- South Africa touring after 13 years on Pakistani soil
- Pavad Alam hits a century in the first Test
- South Africa excels in batting and bowling
- The second Test will be played at Rawalpindi from February 4
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat in the first Test on Tuesday. However, with the exception of opener Dean Elgar (9×4 off 58:106 balls), South Africa were all out for 220 in the first innings. Pakistan’s Pavad Alam (9×4, 2×6 off 109: 245 balls) then scored 378 in the first innings. With that .. South Africa, who played the second innings with a deficit of 158 in the first innings, were all out for 245 today. In total, Pakistan were ahead by just 88 runs in 22.5 overs. Pavad Alam, who scored a century in the match, was awarded the Man of the Match award.
This is the first time a top team has traveled to Pakistan to play a full-fledged series since the 2009 terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore. The last time South Africa played matches on that soil was in 2007. With that .. Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is now providing state level guest security to the South African team in that country.