New Delhi: Pakistan captured the T20 series played between Pakistan and South Africa. Pakistan won South Africa by 3 wickets in the final match played on Friday.
South Africa, batting first, scored 144 runs in 19 3 overs. Jaaneman Malan contributed 33, Marquram 11 and Racey van der Dussen contributed 52 runs. Klassen scored 9, George Linde 3, Mulder scored 6, Felukwuyo 1, Sisanda Magala 8, Fortuin 8 and Williams scored 2.
For Pakistan, Faheem Ashraf took 3 wickets for 17 runs in 4 overs while bowling deadly. At the same time, Hasan Ali took 3 wickets for 40 runs in 4 overs. Haris Rauf bowled brilliantly, taking 2 wickets for just 18 runs in three and a half overs. Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Afridi got one wicket each.
Pakistan’s team started chasing the goal did not start well. Mohammad Rizwan, who played an unbeaten innings in the last match, returned to the pavilion without opening an account. After this Fakhar Zaman played a stormy innings. He hit 60 runs in 34 balls hitting 5 fours, 4 sixes. Captain Babar Azam, who played a quick innings of 122 runs in the last match, could only score 24 runs.
The match started reversing from here
At one time Pakistan had scored 80 runs for one wicket in 8 overs and needed 65 runs in 12 overs to win, but Fakhar Zaman Lizad Williams, who was batting fast, returned to the pavilion after being caught by Mulder. Fakhar Zaman once again proved his talent and hit Fifty off 27 balls. This is Fakhar’s fifth fifty in T20.
Babar Azam was also dismissed after 6 runs. From here the match went on turning around. Mohammad Hafeez 10, Haider Ali 3, Asif Ali 5 and Faheem Ashraf 7 returned to the pavilion. At this time the South African team dominated the Pakistani team. After this, the responsibility of winning the match fell on the shoulders of Hasan Ali and Mohammad Nawaz.
Mohammad Nawaz becomes a hero
The result of the match came out in the last over. When the Pakistani team started to breathe, Mohammad Nawaz hit a six on Sisanda Magala’s free hit in the 19th over. After Faheem Ashraf’s dismissal, Magala proved expensive in this over and gave him ten runs. Nawaz and Ali continued to take one each in the 20th over. When Nawaz came on strike, the fourth ball came out empty, on the fifth ball, Nawaz once again gave Pakistan a thumping six.