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Pakistan break South Africa series jinx after Hasan, Afridi swing masterclass

Seamer Hasan Ali took a career-best 10 wickets in the match as Pakistan blitzed South Africa with the new ball to complete a 95-run victory in the second and final Test in Rawalpindi.

The result meant Pakistan won the series 2-0, their first series victory over the Proteas after 2007.

Chasing a target of 370 for victory, which would have been a Test record in Pakistan, South Africa were well placed at 3-241 just after lunch on the fifth day following a century from Aiden Markram (108).

But when the home side took the new ball, Hasan (5-60) and Shaheen Afridi (4-51) tore the South African middle order apart with expert swing bowling to dismiss the visitors for 274.

Hasan took career-best figures of 10-114 in the match as South Africa lost their last seven wickets for the addition of only 33 runs on their return to Pakistan for the first time since 2007.

The two sides now head for a three-match Twenty20 International series beginning from Thursday.


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