Pakistan End South Africa's Unbeaten Asia Record with T20I Series Win

Tail-ender Hasan Ali hit two sixes within the penultimate over to assist Pakistan clinch the Twenty20 worldwide collection in opposition to South Africa with a four-wicket win within the third and ultimate match in Lahore on Sunday. Hasan completed with a seven-ball 20 not out as Pakistan overhauled a 165-run goal in 18.Four overs to win the collection 2-1, South Africa’s first T20I collection defeat in Asia. South Africa had beforehand received 5 and drawn one T20I collection in Asia. South Africa’s late blip meant David Miller’s sturdy 85 not out and spinner Tabraiz Shamsi’s 4 wickets, which appeared to have put the vacationers on the street to victory, had been in useless. Miller smashed seven sixes and 5 fours off simply 45 balls to raise South Africa from a tottering 48-6. He helped add 116 for the final 4 wickets, taking South Africa to 164-8.

Shamsi then picked up 4-25 in 4 incisive overs and Pakistan wanted 53 off the final six overs and 28 off the final three.

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With 16 wanted off the ultimate two overs, Andile Phehlukwayo bowled a waist-high no-ball which Hasan hit for six to ease the stress. He then hit a 4 and a six to seal victory.

Mohammad Nawaz completed with 18 not out, whereas skipper Babar Azam scored 44 and in-form Mohammad Rizwan made 42.

‘Full workforce effort’

The victory is Pakistan’s 100th in 163 matches, the primary workforce to finish a century of wins in T20 internationals.

“It was a whole workforce effort,” stated Azam. “Bowlers had been distinctive to start with earlier than Miller made the match sensational together with his knock.

“We did properly to cross the goal with some batting in late overs and Hasan and Nawaz noticed us by means of. This collection win will assist us progress as a workforce.”

Azam’s counterpart Heinrich Klaasen blamed his aspect’s poor batting early on.

“We began with some cowboy cricket and I take full accountability for that collapse,” stated Klaasen.

Pakistan, who opened with Haider Ali as an alternative of Azam, raced to 51 off 6.1 overs earlier than Shamsi dismissed Haider (15), eliminated Rizwan leg-before and bowled Hussain Talat for 5 to halt the house workforce’s progress.

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Rizwan, who hit 104 not out and 51 within the first two matches, struck seven boundaries, together with two towering sixes, off 30 balls.

Pakistan received the primary match by three runs whereas South Africa took the second by six wickets, each additionally performed in Lahore.

South Africa misplaced their first six wickets for 48 and their seventh at 64.

Nawaz dismissed Reeza Hendricks (two) and Jon-Jon Smuts (one). Then debutant Zahid Mahmood eliminated Klaasen (nought) and Janneman Malan (27) off succesive deliveries in his first over.

When Phehlukwayo went for a duck, South Africa had misplaced 4 wickets for seven runs in simply 9 balls.

Miller added 17 for the eighth wicket with Bjorn Fortuin (10) earlier than including an additional 58 for the following in simply 5 overs with Lutho Sipamla who scored eight not out.

Miller hit 4 sixes within the final over bowled by Faheem Ashraf, which yielded 25.

Leg-spinner Mahmood took 3-40, left-arm spinner Nawaz claimed 2-13 and paceman Hasan completed with 2-29.


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