Pakistan beat South Africa in tense last T20I to clinch collection 3-1

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Pakistan gamers and help workers have fun their collection victory after the fourth Twenty20 worldwide cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at SuperSport Park in Centurion on April 16, 2021. — AFP

Pakistan defeated South Africa by three wickets within the final fixture of the four-match T20I collection on the Supersport Park in Centurion and clinched the collection 3-1.

Pakistan, like South Africa, suffered a middle-order collapse as they went from 92-1 to 129-7.

However, Mohammad Nawaz stored his cool in the long run and was aided by some poor bowling by the hosts, permitting the vacationers to cap the tour with a 3-1 T20I collection win to go along with the ODI triumph earlier this month.

At the start of the innings, Mohammad Rizwan went for a duck leaving Babar Azam, 24, and Fakhar Zaman, 60, to assist Pakistan keep on observe — until they suffered the middle-order collapse.

Mohammad Hafeez went for 10, Haider Ali 3, Asif Ali 5, and Faheem Ashraf was despatched again to the pavilion for 7.

Nawaz scored 25 and in the long run, hit a six to finish the match.

Earlier, medium-pace bowler Faheem Ashraf sparked a South African collapse when he took three for 17.

The Proteas, who had been put to bat after dropping the toss, had been bowled out for 144 on what’s often a high-scoring floor.

South Africa had reached 73 for one after the early lack of Aiden Markram when Faheem had Janneman Malan caught at mid-off for 33 within the ninth over.

Faheem adopted up with the wickets of South African captain Heinrich Klaasen and George Linde. He bowled his 4 overs in succession and didn’t concede a boundary.

Fast bowlers Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf took three for 40 and two for 18 respectively.

Rassie van der Dussen top-scored for South Africa with 52 off 36 balls.

In the final sport, Pakistan captain Babar Azam and batsman Mohammad Rizwan steered the Men in Green to victory.

Although South Africa set a large 204-run goal, Pakistan simply chased it with 9 wickets to spare and took a lead of 2-1 within the four-match collection.

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.

South Africa shall be hoping that in at present’s sport their fielding will rise to the event as they let the guests off simply within the third T20I.


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

— Additional enter from AFP