Mohammad Rizwan, Faheem Ashraf help Pakistan to clinch thriller in a record chase

Muhammad Rizwan
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Muhammad Rizwan is in sublime form and he has continued to punish the Proteas bowlers as he has made another impressive and match winning fifty. With Rizwan’s stunning batting show, Pakistan was able to chase down the highest runs ever. With this win Pakistan has taken 1-0 lead in the 4 match T20I series.

Rizwan made an unbeaten 74 off 50 balls with 2 sixes and 9 fours. This innings from the Pakistani wicket-keeper helped Pakistan chase down 189 runs target with a ball to spare.

 

Earlier the stand-in captain Heinrich Klaasen and Aiden Marktam made impressive fifties and helped South Africa post a challenging total of 189.  Heinrich Klaasen made 50 runs off 28 balls and Aiden Markram made 51 runs of 32 balls.

When Pakistan came into bat, Beuran Hendricks put up an impressive bowling show. Hendricks got 3 wickets for 32 while Shamsi grabbed 2 for 29 runs. At one stage South Africa was at front foot during the chase but from Pakistan the late show from Faheem Ashraf (30 off 14 balls) helped Pakistan cross the line. Pakistan is leading the T20I series 1-0. They also won the ODI series 2-1. Rizwan is in sublime form who has scored a century, two fifties and a 42 from his last 4 innings against South Africa.

 

Summary:

  • South Africa 188/6 (Aiden Markram 51, Heinrich Klaasen 50; Muhammad Nawaz 2-21)
  • Pakistan 189/6 (Muhammad Rizwan 74*, Faheem Ashraf 30; Beuran Hendricks 3-32)

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