South Africa to end eight-month Test drought with two-Test series against Pakistan

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Pakistan’s tour of South Africa was grim at best

South Africa will end an eight-month Test drought after it was confirmed that they would play a two-Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in October.

The Proteas’ last Test series was a home series against Pakistan, in which the whitewashed the Pakistanis 3-0.

Their tour of the United Arab Emirates will also include five ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals.

South Africa will arrive in the United Arab Emirates on October 5 and will play a three-day practice game before the first Test on October 14 in Abu Dhabi.

The second Test will be held on October 23 in Dubai, after which the teams will swap their Test whites for coloured clothing.

Sharjah and Abu Dhabi will host two ODIs apiece, while Dubai will be the place to be for the remaining ODI and the two Twenty20 Internationals.

During their tour of South Africa, Pakistan also lost the ODI series 3-2, but managed to win the Twenty20 series 1-0 after the first match was abandoned without a single ball being bowled.

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