Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan
51(41) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 11 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 4 12 7 4 5 14 5
RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks
42(30) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 8 7 0 7 0 1 19

Best performances - Bowlers

D Pretorius
D Pretorius
O4
M0
R17
W5
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
2W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Shaheen Shah Afridi
Shaheen Shah Afridi
O3
M1
R18
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna

That's it from us today. Come back for the series decider tomorrow. For Hemant Brar, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

SA captain Heinrich Klaasen: "We brought in a couple of big hitters to try something new and it paid off tonight. I loved the way we played with intent. That was a big message we spoke about the last couple of days and we finally executed it. Credit must go to all our bowlers especially Dwaine. To take five in a T20 is a special performance. We maybe had one or two overs that weren't executed right but overall very pleased."

Man of the Match is Dwaine Pretorius for his 5 for 17: "I'm just happy that I could contribute to the team tonight. We had good plans that we executed quite well. I was just trying to mix up my line and length to make sure guys couldn't line me up. That was our whole bowling unit's plan and the spinners bowled really well. Overall, the previous game we played a lot of good cricket, just maybe lost the big moments. I think we played those big moments better tonight."

Babar Azam: translated from Urdu "I think we fell short with the bat. We couldn't score enough runs in the middle overs and couldn't get the partnerships going. It was a similar wicket as of the first T20I but we made some mistakes with the ball that cost us. Hopefully, it will be different result tomorrow. We have back-to-back games, so we will plan about it in the morning."

Reeza Hendricks: "It's a pretty happy camp. We obviously were one-down coming into today and it was a pretty important game we had to win. The boys did well. We pulled it off so going into the last game it's going to be a good one. It was important to get some runs especially losing a couple of wickets up front. So to have contributed I'm happy and the boys pulled it through at the end. Unbelievable to get five wickets in a T20 game doesn't come around often and for [Pretorius] to do that was a special performance."

9.14 pm Series level now at 1-1. Decider is tomorrow in Lahore. Tremendous spell from Pretorius combined with pressure from the spinners Shamsi and Smuts sets up a very easy win in the end. Pakistan looked like that had a chance to claw back in the Powerplay following Shaheen's wicket-maiden, but he was curiously removed from the attack with figures of 2 for 6 in two overs and South Africa were more than happy as van Biljon and Hendricks combined for a 78-run stand.

16.2
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Miller, 1 run, short and wide, cracks a cut through the covers for the match-winning single. South Africa clinches a six-wicket win with 22 balls to spare.
16.1
6
Iftikhar Ahmed to Miller, SIX, flights this full on off, Miller frees the arms to clock this straight back down the ground, lands 30 yards over the rope at long-on. Scores level.

END OF OVER:
16 | 12 Runs | SA: 138/4 (7 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 8.62, RRR: 1.75)

  • David Miller18 (17b)
  • Heinrich Klaasen17 (9b)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi3-1-18-2
  • Iftikhar Ahmed1-0-7-0
15.6
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Miller, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, taps this with soft hands behind point for one.

Salman: "Babar would be under tremendous pressure after this defeat. He made poor call earlier by not bowling Shaheen the third over when he was doing great with the ball. Another bad call was opting for Haris and Iftikhar in this match and not replacing them. Both player will most likely be replaced for the series decider. Put this alongside with his poor form. Testing times ahead"

15.5
0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Miller, no run, full and wide, carves this drive to extra cover on the ring.

Irfan Rahman: "Its simple - if someone starts with 2/6 of 2 overs, what would SA hope for - please dont bring him back till the match is practically over"

15.4
4
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Miller, FOUR, another misfired yorker attempt winds up as a full toss at knee height tailing down leg stump, just flicks this to help it on its away through fine leg for a freebie boundary.
15.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Klaasen, 1 run, good length on fourth stump, slapped wide of mid-off for a single.

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4RR HendricksJN Malan
2nd17RR HendricksJT Smuts
3rd77PJ van BiljonRR Hendricks
4th7PJ van BiljonDA Miller
5th40DA MillerH Klaasen