Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AK Markram
AK Markram
54(30) 7x4 - 3x6
Control %56%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 12 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
6 0 1 0 22 0 9 16
Babar Azam
Babar Azam
50(50) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
13 0 11 2 9 2 2 11

Best performances - Bowlers

GF Linde
GF Linde
O4
M0
R23
W3
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
LB Williams
O4
M0
R35
W3
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W

Scorer: Binoy George | Commentator: @PeterDellaPenna

END OF OVER:
14 | 17 Runs | SA: 141/4 | RR: 10.07

  • Heinrich Klaasen36 (21b)
  • George Linde20 (10b)
  • Shaheen Shah Afridi3-0-30-0
  • Usman Qadir3-0-26-2

5.24 pm Well that was quite a walloping by the hosts to level the series at 1-1. Arguably the only blemish was that 12-ball, 18-run over in the 12th from Magala. But he more than made up for it at the death. Pakistan were clearly short of firepower without Fakhar Zaman in the lineup today due to sickness. The visitors have 48 hours to lick their wounds before coming back in the third match of this series on Wednesday.

Pakistan captain Babar Azam via translator: "Early wickets which we lost cost us the game. We didn't have partnerships. Credit to the South Africa bowlers. The aggression cost us the game. The players were not complacent. It was a new wicket and they bowled well. I have confidence in my team and we will do well in the next match."

Man of the Match George Linde: "It's never easy bowling in the Powerplay as a spinner. We had a couple of game plans and I'm just glad it worked out well for us. Personally it was a big confidence booster because I didn't bowl that well the previous game. When I got that, I was just trying to keep that momentum. I thought the surface was okay. If you look at the way Markram played up front, the shots showed the wicket wasn't bad. We chased it down in 14 overs so it was a good game for us all-round. We sat down and looked at video footage on how to get better and was visualizing a lot yesterday. That gets me into the moment of the game."

South Africa captain Heinrich Klaasen: "Our execution was spot on. One or two overs maybe started slowly but the guys begged me for another opportunity to execute. Magala asked me for another over after his first one. He told me, 'I'm your guy today,' and he proved me right. The wicket is good. It still for me was a 180-190 wicket. I thought our bowlers bowled extremely well today and the message was to be positive. We wanted to play aggressive but smart cricket, not cowboy cricket. We did it in Pakistan previously where everyone just had a hack and that's not what it's all about. Sometimes you have to be smarter and not too much cowboy and have hacks. We wanted to get it in 14 or 15 overs because that's what the wicket was telling us and not what the scoreboard showed. At the end of the day, all of the guys in the team are quality players. After the guys at the IPL left, the next guys wanted to get an opportunity to execute."

That's it for today. Come back on Wednesday afternoon for the third match in this T20I series. For Alan Gardner, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

13.6
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Klaasen, 1 run, yorker on fifth stump, jammed out and Linde calls him through for a tight single to clinch the match.
13.5
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Linde, 1 run, full and wide outside off, slaps this into the covers for a single to level the scores, offering the captain the honors to hit the winning run.
13.4
6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Linde, SIX, Afridi tries to bounce Linde, but it's George's day, heaves this high and deep over midwicket.
13.3
1
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Klaasen, 1 run, full and taps this away for one this time.
13.2
6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Klaasen, SIX, too full and slammed flat down the ground over wide long-off, crisp timing sends it all the way as Afridi just misses the length on an attempted yorker.
13.1
2
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Klaasen, 2 runs, good length ball tapped away into a gap to come back for a well-placed pair.

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st44AK MarkramJN Malan
2nd14WJ LubbeAK Markram
3rd30H KlaasenAK Markram
4th4PJ van BiljonH Klaasen
5th49H KlaasenGF Linde