2nd T20I: Babar Azam 50 in vain as George Linde, Aiden Markram help South Africa bounce back in series

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South Africa bushed Pakistan by 6 wickets successful the 2nd T20 planetary connected Monday to bounce backmost successful the 3-match bid aft the crushing decision successful the archetypal match.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • South Africa (141 for 4) bushed Pakistan (140 for 9) by 6 wickets successful 2nd T20I
  • George Linde starred for the Proteas with 3 wickets and 20* runs disconnected 10 balls
  • The 3rd and last T20I volition beryllium played astatine Centurion connected April 14 with the bid tied astatine 1-1

Aiden Markram's 2nd 50 successful succession connected Monday helped South Africa bushed Pakistan by 6 wickets successful the 2nd T20 planetary successful Johannesburg to level the 3-match bid 1-1.

Markram scored 54 portion skipper Heinrich Klaasen remained unbeaten connected 36 to usher the Proteas to triumph arsenic they chased down 141 successful 14 overs to bounce backmost successful the series. George Linde besides made a utile publication with 20 not retired disconnected 17 balls.

Usman Qadir bagged a mates of wickets for 26 runs portion Mohammad Hasnain and Hasan Ali took 1 each but the Proteas ne'er truly looked similar they had immoderate issues dealing with the Pakistani onslaught connected a bully batting transportation astatine the Wanderers.

Klaasen and Linde's unbeaten 49-run concern was the biggest successful the pursuit for the Proteas. Linde was adjudged Player of the Match for his all-round effort.

"It's ne'er casual bowling successful the Powerplay arsenic a spinner. We had a mates of crippled plans and I'm conscionable gladsome it worked retired good for us.

"Personally it was a large assurance booster due to the fact that I didn't vessel that good the erstwhile game. When I got that, I was conscionable trying to support that momentum. We chased it down successful 14 overs truthful it was a bully crippled for america all-round," Linde said aft the match.

Earlier, a 50 from skipper Babar Azam and a bully manus of 32 by seasoned Mohammad Hafeez helped the visitors scope 140 for 9 aft opting to bat first.

Babar and Hafeez shared a 58-run concern for the fourth-wicket but their dismissals proved to beryllium Pakistan's downfall arsenic nary of their different batsmen could negociate to people much than 12 runs with 7 players getting retired successful single-figures.

Linde bagged 3 wickets for 23 runs from his 4 overs portion Lizaad Williams besides took 3 for the hosts.

"Early wickets which we mislaid outgo america the game. We didn't person partnerships. Credit to the South Africa bowlers. The aggression outgo america the game.

"The players were not complacent. It was a caller wicket and they bowled well. I person assurance successful my squad and we volition bash good successful the adjacent match," Babar said aft the game.

The 3rd and last T20I volition beryllium played astatine Centurion connected April 14 with the bid tied astatine 1-1.