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Twitter Reaction: Rizwan rocking Jonty Rhodes vibes, Steyn bored on couch

The first Test between Pakistan and South Africa began in Karachi today

Twitter Reaction: Rizwan rocking Jonty Rhodes vibes, Steyn bored on couch PHOTO COURTESY: PCB

The first Test between Pakistan and South Africa began in Karachi today and it’s safe to say that the opening day has been full of action, so far.

Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan’s brilliant display of athleticism, which resulted in a run out, debutant Imran Butt’s stunning catch in the slips and South Africa pacer Dale Steyn’s tweets kept Twitter abuzz.    

 

Mohammad Rizwan rocking Jonty Rhodes vibes with this run-out#PAKvSApic.twitter.com/5csOZEbBi1

— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) January 26, 2021

 

Stunning catch from Imran Butt 🔥#PAKvsSA

pic.twitter.com/RWlr5txCvI

— Hamza Alam (@HamzaAdeebAlam) January 26, 2021

 

Quicks options
With a lack of seam movement the quicks are gana have to search for the obvious reverse swing, but in doing so the fast cutter with the newer balls seam still pronounced might be a weapon.
Just a thought.
I’m bored, on the couch, just like all you reading this 😂

— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 26, 2021

 

Top of off with the odd bouncer
Reverse swing in the middle
New ball to knock off the tail
Easy fifer for me on the couch 😂

— Dale Steyn (@DaleSteyn62) January 26, 2021

 

Itna crowd Pakistan me test matches me wesey aata nehi hae jitnay ki awaaz PTV per a rehi hae. #PAKvsSA

— Saqib Shah (@Saqibca) January 26, 2021

 

That's pretty close.👀😂#PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/6HVKm4dgne

— Psycho._.Girl🙂 (@ZainabBangash12) January 26, 2021

 

Lord Rizwan is on 🔥#PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/ZWY9x1YbOI

— Ukkasha kalanchwi (@UKalanchwi) January 26, 2021

 

When you see it ... #PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/tpSysXpwUk

— jutt👑 (@expert_Jutt) January 26, 2021

 

Super catch from imran
Ball was far from yasir shah , Imran put a full dive to his left to grab this#PAKvsSA pic.twitter.com/U0mYpimeb1

— Muhammad Awais Riaz (@AwaisRiaz112) January 26, 2021

 

Pakistan handed left-arm spinner Nauman Ali and opener Imran Butt Test caps as they went for a combination of two spinners and three fast bowlers.

South Africa also kept the same formula with Keshav Maharaj and George Linde —both left-arm spinners — along with their much vaunted pace trio.

The two-match Test series marks the first tour of South Africa to Pakistan in 14 years, a leap forward for the revival of international cricket in the host country.

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

South Africa: Quinton de Kock (capt), Aiden Markram, Faf du Plessis, Dean Elgar, Temba Bavuma, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Lungi Ngidi, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje, George Linde