IT was a quieter game for Nauman Ali in the second Test against South Africa, but he still played his part for Pakistan in their 95-run win in Rawalpindi.

Ali, who spent six seasons in the Bradford League with Manningham Mills and Bradford & Bingley, only managed eight runs as the hosts compiled a disappointing 272 in their first innings.

But he took the crucial wicket of Proteas opener Aiden Markram as the tourists could only manage 201 in reply.

His star turn came with the bat in Pakistan's second innings.

Ali walked to the crease with the home side floundering on 196-8, just 267 ahead.

But he hit 45 in a brilliant partnership of 97 with wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who ended up scoring a magnificent unbeaten 115.

The pair's efforts helped Pakistan finish on 298 all out, leaving the Proteas with a daunting chase of 370 to win.

They reached 241-3 and looked primed for a famous victory, but pace bowlers Hasan Ali (5-60) and Shaheen Afridi (4-51) came to the fore, as South Africa collapsed to end up on 274 all out.

Ali's teammate Faheem Ashraf, who spent the 2015 Bradford League season at Undercliffe, also had a key role to play in the match, hitting 78 not out in the first innings.