Hassan Ali’s 5 wickets haul brings historic won for Pakistan at Rawalpindi against South Africa on Monday.
At the start of the day’s match, South Africa need another 151 runs to win the Test and level the series.
But Hasan Ali emerged as Pakistan’s hero of the day as he bundled-up the South African batsmen in the second innings bagging 5 wickets, and 10 altogether in the second test.
With this amazing performance, he becomes the only 2nd Pakistani fast bowler in last 15 years to take 10 wickets in a Test.
The other one was Mohammad Abbas in 2018. Before Abbas, the last Pakistani fast bowler to do so was Asif in 2006.
Pakistanis celebrate Hassan Ali’s top-notch performance and team’s victory on social media:
Return of The Real Hassan Ali. pic.twitter.com/XoCnImEyD5— Faizan Lakhani (@faizanlakhani) February 8, 2021
Excellent bowling from Hassan Ali. Reversed the ball perfectly. 5-54 in only his second Test on comeback. Second time he has taken 5 wickets in a Test innings #PAKvsSA #cricket pic.twitter.com/xNkkjCNAFL— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) February 6, 2021
Congratulations Team Pakistan and Pakistani Cricket Fans for this great series Win.— Chacha Cricket (@chachacricketpk) February 8, 2021
Excellent performance from @iMRizwanPak and @RealHa55an guided the Team Pakistan towards the Victory. #PAKvsSA #PakistanZindabad
Just loved how our fast bowlers rammed through South Africa. Amazing Pakistan. That’s the spirit & a climb to number 5 on the ICC rankings is doubly heartening. Well done Hassan Ali. @RealHa55an @MuhammadWasim77 @captainmisbahpk @waqyounis99 @TheRealPCB @TheRealPCBMedia .— Dr. Nauman Niaz (@DrNaumanNiaz) February 8, 2021
Hassan Ali what an inspiring story— Shahzaib Ali 🇵🇰 (@DSBcricket) February 8, 2021
Years of injury, tryed to comeback many times but everytime injury came in his way. Many of us thought that he may not be abble to play long and perform well but boy he proved every odd against him wrong and picked 10 wickets vs South Africa. pic.twitter.com/nInHtLzFPL