Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan lead Pakistan to victory in opposition to South Africa

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South Africa´s Tabraiz Shamsi (R) congratualtes Pakistan´s captain Babar Azam (L) as he walks off the sector after his dismissal in the course of the third Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on April 14, 2021. — AFP

Pakistan easily sailed to victory in opposition to  South Africa after skipper Babar Azam and batsman Mohammad Rizwan hit magnificent knocks  within the third fixture of the four-match T20I collection at Supersport Park in Centurion.

Although South Africa set an enormous 204-run goal, Pakistan simply chased it with 9 wickets to spare. The Men in Green lead the T20I collection 2-1 in the meanwhile.

Babar Azam hit 122 runs, comprising a whopping 15 fours and 4 sixes, whereas Mohammad Rizwan scored an unbeaten 73 runs, with 5 fours and two sixes.

The Pakistani skipper proved to the world why he’s the perfect batsman after he toppled Indian captain Virat Kohli to grow to be the top-ranked ODI batsman on this planet.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan placed on 197, the fourth-highest T20I partnership general, and the very best ever in a chase, in response to ESPN.

Fakhar Zaman, who got here to bat after Azam was despatched again to the pavilion, hit two fours to finish the match.

Earlier, South Africa’s top-order batsmen — Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram — gave a troublesome time to the Pakistani bowlers, as they hit a mixed rating of 118 runs.

Malan hit 55 runs off 40 balls, whereas Markram was in a position to rating 63 off 31 balls, which helped the Proteas obtain the 200+ goal. George Linde and Rassie van der Dussen hit 22 and 34 runs, respectively.

Hassan Ali conceded most runs, 47, from Pakistan’s bowling aspect; nonetheless, he took a wicket for the workforce. Meanwhile, Shaheen Shah Afridi and Faheem Ashraf additionally picked up a wicket every.

Mohammad Nawaz took two wickets and conceded 38 runs.

Squads

South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen (captain, wicketkeeper), Daryn Dupavillon, Bjorn Fortuin, Beuran Hendricks, George Linde, Wihan Lubbe, Sisanda Magala, Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Wiaan Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Migael Pretorius, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Pite van Biljon, Rassie van der Dussen, Kyle Verreynne, Lizaad Williams

Pakistan: Babar Azam (captain), Arshad Iqbal, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Mohammad Hafeez, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Wasim, Sarfaraz Ahmed (wicketkeeper), Shaheen Shah Afridi, Sharjeel Khan, Usman Qadir, Zahid Mahmood

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