South Africa tour of Pakistan, Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets
South Africa tour of Pakistan, Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets, Miller blitzkrieg in vain as Pakistan seal series in Lahore
South Africa tour of Pakistan, Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets
So that is it from this game and this series! It is Pakistan who take the T20 and the Test series! We trust you making the most of our coverage and we trust you do join us for the games coming ahead. Till then, take care and farewell!
Pakistan captain, Babar Azam, says the bowlers were excellent at the start, he however credits Mill operator for his thump. Mentions with the bat, they wanted partnerships and take the game profound. Adds he is extremely satisfied, they played an alternate combination and the adolescents and the ones making a comeback are doing really well. Adds they wanted Haider Ali to open and since they were struggling against spin, he came a position down. Read Also Pakistan tour of South Africa, 2021
PLAYER OF THE SERIES, Mohammad Rizwan, says each player has his mind-set, he however doesn't have confidence in form and simply wants to try sincerely and he will get the outcomes. States he is happy he has grabbed the opportunity he has got. Mentions batting in the lower-request was troublesome yet he appreciates playing the new ball and the swing in T20s.
MAN OF THE MATCH, Mohammad Nawaz, says he has been training hard and it came off well today. States there was pressure yet more with the bat and less with the ball as the conditions during bowling was easier.
South Africa captain, Heinrich Klaasen, says it is a troublesome one to swallow. Adds he takes full responsibility for the collapse yet Mill operator retaliated well and Shamsi did exceptional with the ball yet it was adequately not. States the wet ball isn't an excuse, they do practice and they are allowed to change the ball. Mentions they got things directly in bits and pieces in this game and in the first, so they are moving towards the correct direction. States it is a major learning bend for the young men and he is looking forward to the following series. Ends by saying it has been a decent tour of Pakistan.
Hasan Ali is up for an interview. He says it was a decent comeback game and he is happy with how he performed. Credits the way Mill operator played and says he can hurt you anytime yet the best thing was they got early wickets and thus, the total was not an exceptionally enormous one. Adds the plan was basic, they simply required two boundaries in tough conditions to bowl and they got it.
Earlier in the day, civility of one man, Mill operator, the visitors got to a competitive total. Be that as it may, it was insufficient as a combined batting effort from the hosts took them over the line despite a four-fer from Shamsi. Overall, one has to say, Pakistan were the better side in this game. Read Also South Africa tour of Pakistan, 3rd T20I, Lahore, Sunday 14th February
Century for Pakistan!
Most wins in T20Is -
Pakistan - 100
India - 85
South Africa - 71
Australia - 69
New Zealand - 65
It however was started by the openers who got Pakistan off to a decent start! In any case, it was after that they started to battle. It was mainly when Shamsi came on who was the destroyer-in-boss. He got convenient wickets which got South Africa back in the game. At the point when Azam was excused, South African did have a sniff however handy innings from Faheem, Nawaz and Hasan took Pakistan over the line.
A generally excellent chase from Pakistan! 165 was difficult on this wicket yet they have done it pleasantly. Indeed, there were stages where it felt that the hosts are probably going to finish second best, yet contributions from the lower-request have taken them over the line.
Miller blitzkrieg in vain as Pakistan seal series in Lahore
All-round efforts from Mohammad Nawaz and Hasan Ali, very much aided by a three-fer on introduction from Zahid Mahmood, assisted Pakistan with clinching the T20I series decider against South Africa by four wickets, subjecting the visitors to their fourth straight series loss in the format. Read Also pakistan vs south africa 1st ODI, Centurion, Friday 2nd April
South Africa's hopelessness in the powerplay was down to the two men - left-arm spinner Nawaz who landed the early blows and debutant Mahmood would couldn't have asked for a superior start to his T20I career. However, Mill operator's stunning assault on the spinners helped South Africa stage a late comeback and post a competitive 164/8 from their 20 overs. Pakistan didn't have one standout performer with the bat, yet Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan's 40s laid the early platform and Nawaz and Hasan held their nerves well at the end to negate Tabraiz Shamsi's maiden T20I four-fer and content a comfortable win.
Nawaz rattles the top request
It was the early turn that Nawaz got that did South Africa in. Reeza Hendricks didn't expect the ball to come in so sharply and sneak past his external edge to upset the furniture, while JJ Mucks too paid the cost for trying to hit against the turn as he popped a leading edge straight to Babar at extra cover. The two early strikes had already offset the lively start from Janneman Malan at the other end, before Hasan Ali shut down Pite van Biljon's hattrick of boundaries with a more slow ball that beat him on the inside edge and shattered his stumps.
Dream debut for Zahid Mahmood
He was welcomed into the international arena with a first ball boundary, however the legspinner turned it around quite rapidly to pick two key wickets in the over and compound South Africa's troubles. He got off the mark with a googly that outfoxed South African captain. Klaasen, too, fell playing against the turn, going down on one leg to clear only to pop a top edge for short fine leg and bag a brilliant duck. On the exceptionally next ball, he trapped a very much set Malan plumb in front, despite the fact that he had to convince his captain to use a DRS when originally turned down.
Andile Pheklukwayo might have become his third casualty in the over yet endure using a DRS to escape that LBW call, only to bring out a revolting trudge clear in the following over, picking the man at profound midwicket with perfection.
Dwaine Pretorius, South Africa's legend yesterday, become Mahmood's third - one more one going for an across-the-line clear against the legspinner and leaving his stumps uncovered for the ball that dismissed a bump and crashed directly into them. If not for Mill operator's discipline - two sixes in the leggie's final over - his introduction figures would have conveyed the threat he presented far more convincingly than his 4-0-40-3. Read Also sa vs pak .Live score 2nd ODI, Johannesburg, Sunday 4th April
How did SA get to 164 then?
Kindness Mill operator, who put all his experience to use to deliver his second best T20I thump ever, giving the bowlers a healthy score to play with. It was a magnificent exhibition of force hitting, clubbing those strong sixes voluntarily to help South Africa stage a late fightback for a par score. Despite losing partners at the other end, at regular intervals, Mill operator remained courageous. He was fending with the tail, yet looked more comfortable on the pitch than any other batsmen from his team. He raised a 31-ball fifty in the seventeenth over, and then proceeded to hit five more sixes at death to finish with an unbeaten 85 off 45 balls. Faheem Ashraf was in for a rather cut off discipline, bowling the final over where Mill operator hit four of those maximums. South Africa got 54 in the final four, and Mill operator was responsible for 45 of those.
Rizwan lays the platform
After a century and a 50 in the initial two games, Mohammad Rizwan came within touching distance of registering a record-equalling fourth straight 50 or more score. Wasn't to be, eventually, yet the opener gave his team the cushion of a solid start that kept Pakistan afloat in any event, when the center request momentarily disintegrated later. He took on the South African left-arm spinners, cutting and pulling his way to a 30-ball 42 and playing the aggressor in the half-century opening stand with Haider Ali.
Shamsi registers maiden four-fer
The wristspinner came to South Africa's salvage after Pakistan appeared to be running away, striking off his absolute first ball to take out Haider Ali. Rizwan fell straightaway, sweeping a delivery that was too full to clear. South Africa went up in appeal in an instant, yet Rizwan challenged the on-field decision only to be provided marching orders on replays that confirmed the dreaded three reds. Shamsi next bowled Hussain Talat with a straight ball that the batsmen played for spin and then proceeded to enlist his caeer-best haul when he had Asif Ali caught by Mill operator at long-on in search for brisk runs.
Babar teases yet Nawaz, Hasan finish the work
South African pacers gave him width and the Pakistan captain cashed in, cutting and pulling for four boundaries in the space of three overs to enlist his best score of the series (44) after a 0 and 5. Yet, it was Dwaine Pretorius who struck opportune to bowl him through the gate and end his ominous thump, leaving Pakistan with another 53 to get in the last six.
Asif and Faheen Ashraf's wickets with hardly a pause in between after Babar's placed Pakistan in an interesting spot, yet Nawaz and Hasan Ali dove in to guarantee against a collapse. Nawaz followed PRetorius to bring two boundaries in the eighteenth over, leaving Pakistan with a rather manageable 16 off the final 12. Hasan Ali then swung the waist-high beamer from Pheklukwayo for six to all yet seal the game for the hosts off the primary ball of the penultimate over. To think of, this was South Africa's first no-ball of the series and it came at the most inappropriate time. Hasan then sealed the game and series with a four and a six, ensuring South Africa return flat broke from their first tour of the country since 2007.
Brief scores: South Africa 164/8 in 20 overs (David Mill operator 85*; Zahid Mahmood 3-40, Mohammad Nawaz 2-13) lost to Pakistan 169/9 in 18.4 overs (Babar Azam 44, Mohammad Rizwan 42; Tabraiz Shamsi 4-25) by four wickets.