Pakistan 33-4 at close in reply to South Africa's 220

Pakistan 33-4 at close in reply to South Africa's 220

The visitors looked set earlier before Pakistan spinners Yasir Shah (3-54) and Nauman Ali (2-38) weaved their magic

South Africa's players celebrate after the dismissal of Pakistan's Imran Butt (front) during the first day of the first cricket Test match between Pakistan and South Africa at the National Stadium in Karachi on January 26, 2021. Credit: AFP Photo

Pakistan were in trouble at 33 for four wickets in reply to South Africa's 220 at the close of play Tuesday on the opening day of their first Test in Karachi.

Azhar Ali and Fawad Alam were unbeaten on five each after South African pace bowler Kagiso Rabada rocked the top order with two wickets for just eight runs.

The visitors looked set earlier before Pakistan spinners Yasir Shah (3-54) and Nauman Ali (2-38) weaved their magic.

Opener Dean Elgar top scored with 58, while George Linde made 35.

The two-match series marks South Africa's first tour to Pakistan since 2007.