ABU DHABI:A new entry in Pakistan side for game number 2,Tanveer Ahmed took three wickets in the first session of his debut test to help Pakistan peg South Africa back to 114-3 on day one of the second test.
South Africa was sent in to bat and was in early trouble Saturday before Jacques Kallis (57 not out) and A.B. de Villiers (33 not out) restored order with an unbeaten partnership of 81 at the end of the session.
Pakistan surprised everyone by not only choosing to bowl first on a flat wicket, but in handing debutant Ahmed the new ball ahead of Mohammad Sami. He justified the decision by sending back the three top-order batsmen in the space of 29 balls, starting with the third delivery of his first over.
Pakistan made three changes from the side that drew the first Test in Dubai on Tuesday, dropping Umar Akmal and Saeed Ajmal, while paceman Wahab Riaz returned home after suffering side strain.
They were replaced by Asad Shafiq, Tanveer Ahmed and Mohammad Sami. Both Ahmed, 31, and Shafiq, 24, are making their Test debuts.