ICC World Twenty20 Warm-up Matches, 2021

Pakistan vs South Africa - Match 15

Venue: Sheikh Zayed Stadium Nursery 2, Abu Dhabi

Date & Time: 20 October 2021

South Africa 190/4

RR: 9.5 | South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Quinton de Kock c Asif Ali & b Imad Wasimc Asif Ali & b Imad Wasim6800
Reeza Hendricks bowled Imad Wasimbowled Imad Wasim7800
Rassie van der Dussen not out not out 10151104
Temba Bavuma c Mohammad Rizwan (W) & b Shaheen Afridic Mohammad Rizwan (W) & b Shaheen Afridi464222
Heinrich Klaasen bowled Shaheen Afridibowled Shaheen Afridi14811
David Miller not out not out 8301
Aiden Markram
Dwaine Pretorius
Keshav Maharaj
Bjorn Fortuin
Lungi Ngidi
Tabraiz Shamsi
Wiaan Mulder
Anrich Nortje
Kagiso Rabada
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 1, w 7, nb 0)
Total 190 (4 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
14-1 (Quinton de Kock,2.3), 15-2 (Reeza Hendricks,3), 122-3 (Temba Bavuma,15), 162-4 (Heinrich Klaasen,18.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Imad Wasim3 0 19 2 6.33
Shaheen Afridi4 0 30 2 7.50
Haris Rauf3 0 33 0 11.00
Hasan Ali4 0 52 0 13.00
Mohammad Wasim2 0 20 0 10.00
Shadab Khan4 0 35 0 8.75

Right then, that is all we have from this game and the warm-up matches also come to an end. The action doesn't stop though, as two Group B matches are to be played tomorrow with both spots in the Super 12 still up for grabs. The first of those matches will be played between Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. That match will begin at 2 pm local time (10:00 am GMT). Do join us for that one. Till then, take care and goodbye!

Earlier in the day, Pakistan were put into bat and they made the most of the opportunity as they posted a sizeable total of 186 runs on the board. It looked like Pakistan were on a roll with the ball as well but then came a storm named Rassie van der Dussen, who single-handedly took the game away from them. In the end, South Africa ended up winning a thriller of a match on the final delivery.

Pakistan were just about to taste victory when it all went wrong for them. Imad Wasim gave them a dream start by uprooting both the South African openers with the score on board being just 15 runs. However, it was in the middle overs that their bowlers struggled, both the pace bowlers and spinners as well. They did manage to get rid of Bavuma and even Klaasen in the end but could not get the priced wicket of Rassie van der Dussen, which did prove to be the difference in the end. Hasan Ali had a day to forget as he was unable to defend 19 runs in the last over and this loss is exactly what Pakistan did not need heading into the tournament and having to face India in their opening match. They will now look to organise themselves and get ready for that match.

South Africa didn't have the best of starts as both their openers were back in the hut with just 15 runs on the board. The skipper, Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen steadied the ship a bit and then the latter just burst into life. The pair put on 107 runs for the third wicket as Rassie van der Dussen brought up a well compiled half-century. Bavuma was slow to start with and just when runs were flowing from his bat, he got out. Klaasen then came in and gave ample support to Rassie van der Dussen but he got out as well. With 19 needed off the last over, it was David Miller who hit one 6 and gave the strike back to red-hot Rassie van der Dussen. He finished off proceedings in style and pulled off the great escape. South Africa will now go into the main draw of the tournament high on confidence.

What a remarkable chase we have just witnessed! Rassie van der Dussen single-handedly has won the game for South Africa and it is only fitting that he is the one to hit the winning runs and also brings up a stunning century in the process. Pakistan will be gutted to watch the match slip out of their hands.

19.6
4
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Rassie van der Dussen hits the winning runs! A remarkable century for an outstanding performer. Absolutely brilliant knock. A full ball, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen flicks it to the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 6 WICKETS. 
19.5
4
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Scores Level! What a knock this is from Rassie van der Dussen! A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen smashes it to covers for a boundary. 
19.4
1
Hasan Ali to David Miller, Nails the yorker now, on middle. David Miller nudges it to deep mid-wicket for a single. 5 needed now. 
19.3
6
Hasan Ali to David Miller, SIX! David Miller doing what he is known for! A length ball, on the pads. David Miller crouches and whips it over square leg for a maximum. 6 needed now.
19.2
1
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Short of a length, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen slaps it through point for a single. 12 needed now.
19.1
6
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, SIX! 13 needed now! A freebie and it is dispatched! A low full toss, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen hammers it over mid-wicket for a biggie. 

Hasan Ali to bowl the final over.

18.6
1
Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen, Just a single! A length ball, on middle, flicked to square leg for a single. 19 needed in 6 balls. 
18.5
4
Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! EDGY RUNS AGAIN! A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen slashes at it. It takes the outside edge and goes over short third man for a boundary. 
18.4
0
Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen swings and misses. Dot ball are Gold dust right now for Pakistan. 
18.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to David Miller, Around off, on a length, pushed to covers for a single.

David Miller walks out to bat. 

18.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Heinrich Klaasen, OUT! TIMBER! Is this the turning point for Pakistan? A length ball, around middle and leg. Heinrich Klaasen clears his front leg and looks to heave but misses. The ball sneaks through and rattles the stumps behind.
18.1
4
Shaheen Afridi to Heinrich Klaasen, FOUR! EDGY RUNS! Although South Africa won't mind it! A length ball, outside off. Heinrich Klaasen looks to heave but gets an inside edge and the ball rolls over the fine leg fence. 

Shaheen Afridi to bowl the penultimate over. 

17.6
1
Haris Rauf to Rassie van der Dussen, Now Heinrich Klaasen miscues his pull and the ball rolls to point. A single taken. 29 needed in 12 balls.
17.5
1
Haris Rauf to Heinrich Klaasen, Short in length, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen mistimes his pull to deep square leg. One more single.
17.4
2
Haris Rauf to Heinrich Klaasen, Length and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen drags it to square leg and collects two runs. 
17.3
6
Haris Rauf to Heinrich Klaasen, SIX! WHAT A SHOT! Picks it up so nicely! A full ball, slanting on middle. Rassie van der Dussen hangs back and smashes it all the way over long on for a maximum.
17.2
2
Haris Rauf to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a brace.
17.1
6
Haris Rauf to Rassie van der Dussen, SIX! Good start to the over! A full ball, angling on the pads. Rassie van der Dussen tonks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 

Haris Rauf (2-0-15-0) comes back on. 

16.6
6
Hasan Ali to Heinrich Klaasen, SIX! Much-needed one! A low full toss, on off. Heinrich Klaasen stands tall and lifs it over long off for a biggie. 47 needed in 18 balls.
16.5
1
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen knocks it through point for one.
16.4
0
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, A length ball, way outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to play across the line but fails to connect. 
16.3
1
Hasan Ali to Heinrich Klaasen, Yorker now, angling on middle. Heinrich Klaasen jams it out to mid-wicket for a single.
16.2
0
Hasan Ali to Heinrich Klaasen, On a length, on off, hit back to the bowler.
16.1
1
Hasan Ali to Rassie van der Dussen, Serves a full ball, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen tucks it to mid-wicket for a single.
15.6
1
Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and outside off. Rassie van der Dussen looks to sweep but miscues it on the off side. The batters take a single. 

Hasan Ali (2-0-21-0) is back into the attack.

15.5
4
Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen, FOUR! Slower through the air, on middle. Rassie van der Dussen uses his feet and smacks it towards long on for a boundary. 
15.4
1
Imad Wasim to Heinrich Klaasen, On off, punched to long off for a run. 
15.3
1
Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen, Loopy ball, outside off. Rassie van der Dussen sweeps it to deep square leg for a single. 
15.2
1
Imad Wasim to Heinrich Klaasen, Outside off, pushed towards covers for a quick run.
15.1
1
Imad Wasim to Rassie van der Dussen, Full and on middle, Rassie van der Dussen reverse-sweeps it to third man for one. 

Heinrich Klaasen is in at number 5. Also, Imad Wasim (2-0-10-2) comes back into the attack.

14.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Temba Bavuma, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Length ball, on middle. Temba Bavuma once again looks to paddle scoop. Doesn't get it from the middle of the bat. The ball goes towards the left of the keeper. Mohammad Rizwan does very well to dive that side quickly and takes the catch. Pakistan get the much needed breakthrough. 65 needed from 30 balls. 
14.5
2
Shaheen Afridi to Temba Bavuma, On the pads, Bavuma whips it to deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs. 
14.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to Temba Bavuma, FOUR! Nicely played! A low full toss on off, Temba Bavuma paddle-scoops it towards fine leg for a boundary. 
14.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen, On off, Rassie van der Dussen smashes it to mid off. He takes off for a quick single. The fielder has a shy at the bowler's end but misses. 100-run partnership comes up between Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen.
14.2
1
Shaheen Afridi to Temba Bavuma, Length ball, on middle. Temba Bavuma taps it to point for one. 
14.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Rassie van der Dussen, Length ball, on off. Rassie van der Dussen pushes it to mid off for a single. 

Shaheen Afridi (2-0-11-0) is back into the attack.

13.6
6
Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma, SIX! Up and over! Tosses it up, on middle. Temba Bavuma dances down the track and launches it over long on for a biggie. 14 runs from the over. 
13.5
0
Shadab Khan to Temba Bavuma, Loopy ball, on middle. Temba Bavuma keeps it out.