Pakistan completed lone their 2nd T20I bid triumph successful South Africa arsenic they came up with an all-round effort to bushed the hosts successful the 4th and last T20I by 3 wickets successful the SuperSport Park successful Centurion connected Friday. After winning the ODI bid 2-1, Pakistan clinched the T20I bid 3-1 to implicit a palmy circuit of the Rainbow Nation.
It was besides Pakistan's 10th triumph successful their past 14 T20I matches arsenic the erstwhile satellite champions are continuing to impressment inn the shortest format of the crippled successful the pb up to this year's T20 World Cup.
Pakistan had already sealed an unbeatable 2-1 pb successful the 4-match bid aft skipper Babar Azam came up with a record-breaking 122 from 59-balls aft adding a 197-run opening basal with Mohammad Rizwan to assistance them weapon down a 204-run people successful conscionable 18 overs successful the 3rd T20I. However, the skipper failed to person a commencement (24) aft losing his opening spouse Rizwan for 0, chasing a below-par full of 145 successful the 4th T20I.April 16, 2021
However, Fakhar Zaman, who was the prima of their ODI bid win, stepped up and deed a 34-ball 60, smashing 4 sixes and 6 boundaries. On a transportation wherever astir batsmen struggled, Fakhar was connected apical of his game, taking the onslaught to an inexperienced South African bowling onslaught which is without their 2 champion pacers successful Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje.
However, Pakistan suffered a illness successful the middle-overs, going from 98 for 2 to 129 for 7 with the likes of Mohammad Hafeez (10), Haiden Ali (3), Asif Ali (5) and Faheem Ashraf (7) failing to occupation the scorers much.
However, Mohammad Nawaz held his composure and deed a 21-ball 25, including the winning six successful the last implicit to instrumentality Pakistan past the decorativeness line.
Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali present for Pakistan with the ball
Earlier successful the day, South Africa got a bully commencement with Janneman Malan and Rassie van der Dussen stitching a 57-run basal for the 2nd wicket successful conscionable 39 balls but the hosts imploded aft Faheem Ashraf and Haris Rauf removed their 2 acceptable batsmen.
Van der Dusseen deed a 36-ball 52 but the inexperienced middle-order collapsed against the prime Pakistan bowling attack.
Faheem Ashraf was the prime of the bowlers with figures of 3/17 portion Hasan Ali picked up 3 wickets arsenic well. Haris Rauf finished with figures of 2/18 portion Mohamad Nawaz and Shaheen Afridi picked up a wicket each.