Pakistan: won the three-match T20 series at home against South Africa 2-1. Batting first, South Africa scored 164 runs. After doing well in bowling, Hasan Ali also contributed in batting. With his all-round prowess, Pakistan won the third and final T20 and took the series home.
Pakistan: won by 4 wickets with 6 balls to spare after batting at the target of 165 runs. Not only that, they have also set a record of 100 wins in 20 overs international cricket as the first men’s team in the world. Although the first as a men’s team, the England women’s cricket team has the winning century in T20 cricket before Pakistan.
Pakistan: Out of 174 Twenty20 matches played so far, Pakistan has won 100 of them, lost 61 and lost two. India have the second highest 6 wins in the shortest version of cricket. South Africa (61), Australia (69), New Zealand (65), England (64), Sri Lanka (59), Afghanistan (55) and West Indies (54) have won more than 50 matches. Won 32 games.
Pakistan: Miller batted first at the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore and fought alone for South Africa. After losing the toss, South Africa lost wickets at regular intervals from the start. Mohammad Nawaz, who bowled Riza Hendricks in the second over of the innings, returned John-Smuts in the next over. After hitting Hasan three boundaries in a row, Pete von Billion was bowled by one of the pacers’ great slowers.
Incumbent Zahid Mahmud returned two consecutive balls to Heinrich Klaassen and Yaneman Malan. Andile Felukwayo survived the LBW with a review in that over. But it did not benefit much. In the next over, he said goodbye to Usman Qadir. Hasan bowled Beyoncট Fortan after Zahid Dwayne returned Pretorius.
Miller was aggressive even when his teammates came and went. He made 31 off 31 balls. Fahim Ashraf hit four sixes in the last over of the innings. He remained unbeaten on 75 off 45 balls with 6 sixes and 5 fours. This is the third fifty of this left-arm batsman in T20.
Pakistan got off to a great start with Rizwan batting in reply to the target of 165 runs. Accompanied by Haider Ali. The opening pair of the two of them scored 51 runs.
Tabriz Shamsi brought relief to the South African camp by bowling Haider in a great delivery with his first ball. Later he also returned Rizwan who was in great rhythm.
The keeper-batsman, who has scored centuries and fifty in two consecutive matches, was still playing with confidence. Shamsi stopped him by lbw. Rizwan hit two sixes and four fives in his 42-run innings off 30 balls. Shamsi quickly returned Hussein Talat and Asif Ali. He is the best bowler of the visitors with 4 wickets for 25 runs.
Babur stopped boldly with the ball of Pretorius. The Pakistan captain hit five fours and a six in his 44-run innings off 30 balls. When Fahim returned, Pakistan needed 26 runs in 3 overs.
Hasan and Nawaz picked up the run with 10 balls. Hasan pulled Pakistan under pressure at the end of the run chase. He took the team to the port of victory in an innings of 20 runs off 6 balls with two sixes and one four. This pacer got 2 wickets for 29 runs with the ball.
South Africa: 184/6 in 20 overs (Malan 26, Hendrix 2, Smuts 1, Fon Billion 18, Klaassen 0, Miller 65 *, Feluquayo 0, Pretorias 9, Fortan 10, Sipamla 6 *; Afridi 4-0-26-0 , Nawaz 2-0-13-2, Fahim 3-0-38-0, Hasan 4-0-29-2, Zahid 4-0-40-3, Usman 3-0-12-1).
Pakistan: 189/7 in 16.4 overs (Rizwan 42, Haider 15, Babar 44, Talat 5, Asif 6, Fahim 10, Nawaz 18 *, Hasan 20 *; Fortan 4-0-30-1, Pretorias 3-0- 33-1, Smuts 3-0-20-0, Felukwayo 2.4-0-38-0, Sipamla 2-0-23-0, Shamsi 4-0-25-4).