Pakistan in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2021

South Africa vs Pakistan - 2nd ODI

Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg

Date & Time: 04 April 2021

Pakistan 324/9

RR: 6.48 | South Africa beat Pakistan by 17 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Imam-ul-Haq c Aiden Markram & b Lungi Ngidic Aiden Markram & b Lungi Ngidi51010
Fakhar Zaman run out (Aiden Markram)run out (Aiden Markram)1931551810
Babar Azam c Temba Bavuma (C) & b Anrich Nortjec Temba Bavuma (C) & b Anrich Nortje313360
Mohammad Rizwan c Heinrich Klaasen & b Anrich Nortjec Heinrich Klaasen & b Anrich Nortje0200
Danish Aziz c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Anrich Nortjec Quinton de Kock (W) & b Anrich Nortje91420
Shadab Khan lbw Tabraiz Shamsilbw Tabraiz Shamsi132310
Asif Ali c Aiden Markram & b Andile Phehlukwayoc Aiden Markram & b Andile Phehlukwayo192720
Faheem Ashraf c Quinton de Kock (W) & b Andile Phehlukwayoc Quinton de Kock (W) & b Andile Phehlukwayo111210
Shaheen Afridi c Kagiso Rabada & b Kagiso Rabadac Kagiso Rabada & b Kagiso Rabada51510
Haris Rauf not out not out 1500
Mohammad Hasnain not out not out 12530
Extras 25 (b 1, lb 8, w 15, nb 1)
Total 324 (9 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
7-1 (Imam-ul-Haq,2), 70-2 (Babar Azam,10.4), 71-3 (Mohammad Rizwan,11), 85-4 (Danish Aziz,15), 120-5 (Shadab Khan,24.3), 186-6 (Asif Ali,33.5), 205-7 (Faheem Ashraf,37.4), 273-8 (Shaheen Afridi,44.5), 312-9 (Fakhar Zaman,49.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Kagiso Rabada10 2 43 1 4.30
Lungi Ngidi9 0 66 1 7.33
Andile Phehlukwayo10 0 67 2 6.70
Anrich Nortje10 1 63 3 6.30
Tabraiz Shamsi7 0 60 1 8.57
Aiden Markram4 0 16 0 4.00

So we do have a decider! The third ODI will tell us who will win the series. Everything to play for on Wednesday. That game begins 1000 local (0800 GMT). Till then, goodbye and take care!

Fakhar Zaman, is the rightful MAN OF THE MATCH and says that he feels really good but it would have been better if they would have won. States he was talking to everyone and he wanted them to bat 15 to 20 balls and then it would get easy, Informs his plan was to target the small boundaries and it came off well. States they were looking for partnerships but did not get many. Ends by saying he can't say it is his best innings but had they won, then yes.

Temba Bavuma, South African skipper, says he is very happy to win. Further adds Zaman played one of the best innings he has seen and he always out thought the bowlers. Mentions taking wickets was the objective, he was not expecting that kind of onslaught by Fakhar but his bowlers did well to win in the end. Says they have two days of rest now and they want to rest and then it is a matter of looking at the areas where they have done well and win the last ODI.

Babar Azam, the Pakistani skipper, says he saw one of the best innings of his life and Fakhar played brilliantly but he is disappointed he could not finish the game. Adds till the time Zaman was batting, he felt they can win and if he had got support, the result could have been different. Mentions there are quite a positives in this game and they would want to better in the next game and win it.

For South Africa, Nortje was once again the star, Rabada was also good. Phehlukwayo did take a couple but was expensive. Shamsi and Ngidi were not that great. Overall, they will be happy with a win in the end but the margin could have been a lot bigger than what it was.

Chasing a mammoth score, Pakistan got off to a good start despite losing Imam early. However, once Azam fell, the procession started. Within no time they were 5 down and looked down and out. Zaman though continued batting from one end but he fought a lone battle. No other batter scored above 40 and that is not what you want when chasing a big score. Had he got some support, the story could well have been different.

Just a 17 run win in the end for South Africa! Pakistan were 120 for 5 and at that moment, nobody thought they would get this close. Just the one man, Fakhar Zaman, has single-handedly got them near the South African total. He played an innings of a lifetime and this game will surely be remembered for his knock. Very unfortunate for him to not score a double ton but it was a delight to watch him bat.

49.6
4
Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hasnain, FOUR! That will be a boundary but its not enough! Length ball, outside off and cut to the point fence. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 17 RUNS!!
49.5
4
Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hasnain, FOUR! Too little too late! Length ball and he clubs it over the man at wide long on and into the fence.
49.4
0
Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hasnain, Swing and a miss! This one is full and outside off. Hasnain looks to deposit it in the stands but fails to make any contact.
49.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hasnain, Slower one, outside off. Hasnain swings hard but misses.
49.2
4
Lungi Ngidi to Mohammad Hasnain, FOUR! Full ball and clubbed over mid off for a boundary.
49.1
1
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, OUT! RUN OUT! Brilliant throw by the man at long off and a wonderful, wonderful innings by Fakhar comes to an end. Full ball on off and he drills it to long off, he comes back for the second but Aiden Markram hits a bullet throw at the striker's end. Fakhar was nowhere in the picture. Brilliant by de Kock too, he pretends that the throw is being made to the bowler's end and Fakhar slows down in his second run. He falls 7 short of what would have been a wonderful 200 irrespective of the result.
48.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Rauf, Swing and a miss! Just 7 from the over and Andile Phehlukwayo has done a great job! Length ball on middle, Rauf rightly goes for the slog but misses it completely. Fakhar has been brilliant but can he gets his side over the line?
48.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Full ball, outside off. He can only hit it to sweeper cover. 31 from 7 now.
48.4
2
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Excellent running! Full one, outside off and he creams it to long off. Two runs and he moves into the 190's.
48.3
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, DOT BALL! Gold dust! Full and wide outside off. Fakhar looks to slog it to the leg side but misses.
48.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Misses out on this one! Full toss outside off and Fakhar looks to cream it through the off side. He misses and the ball rolls back to de Kock, he doesn't collect it cleanly and is hit on the arm.
48.1
4
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! BANG! WOW! Slower ball outside off, he reaches for it and smacks it to the long off fence.
47.6
0
Anrich Nortje to Haris Rauf, Full ball again, outside off and Rauf fails to get any bat on it. 15 from the over.
47.5
1
Anrich Nortje to Fakhar Zaman, Full ball on off and drilled to sweeper cover for one. 
47.4
4
Anrich Nortje to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! What placement! He flicks this full one and bisects the two men at the leg side boundary. The ball races to the mid-wicket fence.
47.3
4
Anrich Nortje to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! Not where he intented but that takes them closer to the target! Full one on off and he looks to go through the on side, he gets an outside edge and the ball flies to the third man fence.
47.2
0
Anrich Nortje to Fakhar Zaman, Excellent running! Length ball and he misses his flick, the ball rolls away to the vacant  mid-wicket region and they take a couple.
47.1
2
Anrich Nortje to Fakhar Zaman, NOT OUT! Brilliant by Rabada at deep sqaure leg. Fakhar gets a low full toss and he whips it towards deep mid-wicket. Rabada dives and saves a couple of runs. The ball is thrown to keeper and he takes off the bails but Fakhar is back in.
46.6
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Rauf, Dot ball! Good over for South Africa, just 5 from it. Length ball on off and Rauf looks to slog it away but misses.
46.5
1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Another single as Fakhar slaps this one to long on.
46.4
1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Haris Rauf, Full on off and pushed to long on for one.
46.3
1
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, DROPPED BY BAVUMA! This would have been a blinder and would have been the game! Short and outside off and Fakhar slices it to Bavuma at covers, he leaps up to catch it but fails to hold onto it.
46.2
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Fails to connect! Length ball and he looks to slog it way, but gets a top edge which thuds in his helmet.
46.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Lengh ball, around off and pushed to point by Fakhar.
46.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Another one! Full and wide outside off. Fakhar leaves and picks up a wide. 
46.1
0
Andile Phehlukwayo to Fakhar Zaman, Slower one, wide outside off. It goes just past the wide line and is gven by the umpire.
45.6
1
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, Slower bouncer outside off and pulled down to fine leg. 15 from the over and Fakhar is on strike.
45.5
2
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, Poor from Shamsi! Slower ball outside off and Fakhar works it to short third man. It should have been one but Shamsi attempts a direct hit at the striker's end and misses. There is no back up and they take an overthrow.
45.4
2
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, Short and wide outside off. Fakhar works it across towards long on and takes an easy couple.
45.3
0
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, Slower one again, Fakhar looks to slog sweep this one but is through the shot early. He is hit on the pads.
45.2
4
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! Shot! 8 of the first two balls! Slower ball outside off and he thumps it over mid off and to the ropes.
45.1
4
Lungi Ngidi to Fakhar Zaman, FOUR! He is playing a blinder here! Full one, on the pads and Fakhar flicks it past short fine leg for one.
44.6
0
Kagiso Rabada to Haris Rauf, Back of a length, around off and Rauf defends it. Very good over for South Africa, a wicket and just the one run from it.
44.5
0
Kagiso Rabada to Shaheen Afridi, OUT! CAUGHT AND BOWLED! Big wicket as Fakhar now has one less partner! Slower one, on a length and Afridi looks to go big, but only manages to get a top edge. Rabada settles under it and completes the formalities.
44.4
0
Kagiso Rabada to Shaheen Afridi, Length ball, outside off. Afridi looks to cut but fails to get any bat on it.
44.3
1
Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman, Full ball, around off and pushed to mid off for a quick run.
44.2
0
Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman, Low full toss, around middle and Fakhar plays it over the bowler's head. The ball goes to long on but the run isn't taken.
44.1
0
Kagiso Rabada to Fakhar Zaman, Well bowled! Right in the block hole and Fakhar digs it to deep square leg.
43.6
0
Tabraiz Shamsi to Shaheen Afridi, Loopy ball, around off and Afridi defends.
43.5
1
Tabraiz Shamsi to Fakhar Zaman, A touch shorter this time, around off and Fakhar pushes it to covers for one.
43.4
0
Tabraiz Shamsi to Fakhar Zaman, Doesn't connect the sweep this time. The ball races away to the mid-wicket fence. It is cut off by the fielder and no run is taken.
43.3
6
Tabraiz Shamsi to Fakhar Zaman, SIX! Three in three for Fakhar! Absolute carnage! Again, tossed up in his half and he deposits it over the square leg fence.
43.2
6
Tabraiz Shamsi to Fakhar Zaman, SIX! Two in a row and Shamsi is taking a beating! Fakhar slog sweeps this one over the square leg fence to bring up his 150!