Pakistan vs South Africa, LIVE Cricket Rating, 2nd T20I in Lahore:
Wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan smashed a maiden T20 century with seven sixes as Pakistan beat South Africa by three runs within the first Twenty20 worldwide on Thursday.Rizwan’s unbeaten 104 off 64 balls anchored the house staff to 169-6 after Heinrich Klaasen gained the toss and elected to subject. Within the course of, Rizwan turned solely the second Pakistani to attain 100 in all three codecs.
An inexperienced South Africa, with out its frontline T20 regulars together with skipper Quinton de Kock, put up a tough combat with Reeza Hendricks making 54 and Janneman Malan making 44 off 29 balls earlier than being restricted at 166-6.“Credit score goes to the spinners, particularly Usman Qadir, who picked up two fast wickets,” Pakistan skipper Babar Azam mentioned.
Qadir (2-21) picked up each his wickets in his first two overs, together with Malan getting bowled off a googly, and Rizwan ran out Hendricks within the 18th over to make issues tough for the decrease order.Needing 19 off the final over, Bjorn Fortuin (17 not out) and Dwaine Pretorius (15 not out) introduced down the goal to six off the final ball however Faheem Ashraf conceded simply two runs to offer Pakistan a 1-Zero lead within the three-match collection.
“I’m just a little bit disenchanted,” Klaasen mentioned. “The dearth of batting depth for 4 overs there within the center price us just a little bit. The depth must carry there within the center (overs) and we’ll see if we are able to get it proper within the second sport.”Earlier, Rizwan carried his take a look at type into the shortest format and dominated each tempo and leftarm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. Rizwan scored a century at Rawalpindi final Sunday as Pakistan beat South Africa by 95 runs to clinch the collection 2-0.
He continued his elegant type regardless of Pakistan having an early setback when Babar was splendidly run out by leftarm spinner Fortuin within the first over.Fortuin ran rapidly to his proper off his observe by way of and threw the ball from his proper hand to the non-striker’s finish to go away the Pakistan captain effectively wanting his crease.