Pakistan in South Africa, 3 ODI Series, 2021

South Africa vs Pakistan - 3rd ODI

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Date & Time: 07 April 2021

South Africa 292/10

RR: 5.9 | Pakistan beat South Africa by 28 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Janneman Malan lbw Mohammad Nawazlbw Mohammad Nawaz708190
Aiden Markram c Sarfaraz Ahmed (W) & b Shaheen Afridic Sarfaraz Ahmed (W) & b Shaheen Afridi182121
JJ Smuts bowled Usman Qadirbowled Usman Qadir171820
Temba Bavuma bowled Mohammad Nawazbowled Mohammad Nawaz202320
Kyle Verreynne c Usman Qadir & b Haris Raufc Usman Qadir & b Haris Rauf625333
Heinrich Klaasen lbw Mohammad Nawazlbw Mohammad Nawaz41200
Andile Phehlukwayo c Sarfaraz Ahmed (W) & b Hasan Alic Sarfaraz Ahmed (W) & b Hasan Ali546132
Keshav Maharaj bowled Shaheen Afridibowled Shaheen Afridi191130
Beuran Hendricks c Sarfaraz Ahmed (W) & b Haris Raufc Sarfaraz Ahmed (W) & b Haris Rauf1500
Lutho Sipamla not out not out 4500
Daryn Dupavillon bowled Shaheen Afridibowled Shaheen Afridi171021
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 2, nb 3)
Total 292 (10 Wkts, 49.3 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
54-1 (Aiden Markram,9), 77-2 (JJ Smuts,14.4), 127-3 (Janneman Malan,23.2), 128-4 (Temba Bavuma,23.5), 140-5 (Heinrich Klaasen,27.3), 248-6 (Kyle Verreynne,43.4), 251-7 (Andile Phehlukwayo,44.4), 257-8 (Beuran Hendricks,46), 272-9 (Keshav Maharaj,47.2), 292-10 (Daryn Dupavillon,49.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shaheen Afridi9.3 0 58 3 6.24
Hasan Ali10 0 76 1 7.60
Haris Rauf9 1 45 2 5.00
Usman Qadir9 0 48 1 5.33
Mohammad Nawaz7 0 34 3 4.86
Faheem Ashraf5 0 30 0 6.00
Fakhar Zaman0 0 0 0 0
Imam-ul-Haq0 0 0 0 0
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Rizwan0 0 0 0 0
Sarfaraz Ahmed 0 0 0 0 0

That is it from the ODI series. Pakistan have managed to win the 50-over format by 2-1. The action now moves to the shortest format. Pakistan will look to win that as well while South Africa will be eager to avenge for the ODI series loss. The 4-match T20I series starts on Saturday, 10th April. The first T20I begins at 1430 local (1230 GMT). Make sure you join us for that. Till then, goodbye and take care!

For his blistering 94, Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam is also named the Player of the Match. Babar says that it was fun today especially after the start the openers gave them. Tells they gave him the momentum to play well. Babar says that when they lost wickets, he was just telling the new batters that if they get partnership it will be better. Credits Hasan Ali for playing the knock he played. Babar says he was surprised to play spin but tells when he saw the wicket he knew that spinner would be used more and they were prepared for it. Credits the team for putting up a good total. Babar says it was a very important series as winning in South Africa has given them a lot of confidence and tells they are looking to carry this confidence into the T20I series. 

For his brilliant performance with the bat throughout the series, Fakhar Zaman is named the Player of the Series. Fakhar says that his plan was simple. He was looking to play normally in the first 10 overs. Fakhar says that it is not easy to bat in the morning and the plan was to survive the first 10 overs. Fakhar says it means a lot as he had not scored for the past two years and it was important. Thanks the skipper for believing in him and backing him. Fakhar says he is happier to win the series.

South Africa skipper, Temba Bavuma, is not available so their coach Mark Boucher stands in for him. Boucher says that they are disappointed to lose the series at home. Credits Pakistan for the way they played. Tells they lost the game at the back end with the ball and feels not taking wickets early cost them. Boucher says they were setting small targets. Tells they tried to work hard and felt spin was the best option but admits they might have bowled one too many. Boucher says that they played well in certain stages of the game but adds when they have been bad they have been very bad and Pakistan have made them pay for it. Tells there are a lot of positives to take but right now there is a lot of disappointment. Boucher says there is no excuse. Tells there is a lot of work to be done and says it is never easy to lose and hopes they can get some special performance in T20Is. Boucher says Bavuma does not look good and tells they could see he was struggling. Adds he is not too sure about his near future regarding his injury.

Earlier in the evening, Pakistan were put to bat. They responded really well as once again their top 3 managed to get runs. Fakhar continued his form and scored another ton. Imam too played well for his 57. The foundation was laid but the middle order failed. Babar though stuck like a glue and a fiery finish by the Pakistan skipper and Hasan Ali managed to take the side to 320, a total that proved to be good enough to seal the series. Keshav Maharaj was the star with the ball for South Africa as he finished with a 3-fer.

A very good bowling display from Pakistan. They needed to ensure to keep getting wickets at regular intervals and that is what they did. They never let South Africa get ahead of the run rate while also putting brakes with regular wickets. Barring Faheem Ashraf all the other 5 bowlers got at least a wicket. Nawaz was the pick of the lot as he finished with 3-fer. Rauf delivered at crunch situations and finished with 2 wickets. Shaheen too managed to grab 3. Usman and Hasan Ali got one each but the latter was quite expensive. In the end the overall efforts of the bowlers was good enough to seal the series.

Chasing 321, South Africa got off to a decent start as the openers got off to a 50-run stand. But Markram failed to convert his start. JJ Smuts and Temba Bavuma also sailed the same boat. Janneman Malan played a very good hand of 70 but failed to convert it into a telling ton. At 140/5, all hope looked lost. Kyle Verryenne and Andile Phehlukwayo though kept the hosts in the game. The pair added 108-run with both getting their fifties. That though was not enough as both the batters departed in quick succession and all but sealed the game for Pakistan. Maharaj and Dupavillon played a small cameo but it was too little too late.

Pakistan have done the job and won the 3-match ODI series, 2-1. They have been on the receiving end of a lot of series in South Africa against them but they have found a way to get over the line and seal the series. 

49.3
0
Shaheen Afridi to Daryn Dupavillon, OUT! BOWLED! Yorker on middle, Dupavillon fails to dig it out but misses it and gets bowled. PAKISTAN WIN BY 28 RUNS!
49.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Daryn Dupavillon, Bouncer on middle, Dupavillon looks to pull but misses it.
49.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Lutho Sipamla, Short ball on middle, Sipamla pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
48.6
4
Hasan Ali to Daryn Dupavillon, FOUR! Full toss on middle, Dupavillon smashes it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
48.5
2
Hasan Ali to Daryn Dupavillon, NOT OUT! Dupavillon is safe! Yorker on middle, Dupavillon hits it down the ground for a couple. Hasan Ali takes the bails off at his end. It is referred upstairs. Replays show that Sipamla's dive has saved him.
48.4
0
Hasan Ali to Daryn Dupavillon, PLAY AND A MISS! Slower ball outside off, Dupavillon looks to swing at it but misses it.
48.3
1
Hasan Ali to Lutho Sipamla, Short ball on middle, Sipamla looks to pull but gets a top edge. It lands safely towards fine leg. The batsmen cross ends.
48.2
1
Hasan Ali to Daryn Dupavillon, Length delivery on off, Dupavillon hits it towards mid off for a quick single.
48.1
0
Hasan Ali to Lutho Sipamla, Full delivery on leg, Sipamla looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards fine leg. The batsmen take a leg bye.
47.6
0
Shaheen Afridi to Daryn Dupavillon, Bouncer on middle, Dupavillon ducks and looks to play at it but misses it.
47.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to Daryn Dupavillon, PLAY AND A MISS! Yorker outside off, Dupavillon fails to dig it out.
47.4
6
Shaheen Afridi to Daryn Dupavillon, SIX! That is hammered! Full again on middle, Dupavillon lofts it over long on for a maximum.
47.3
4
Shaheen Afridi to Daryn Dupavillon, FOUR! Nicely played! Full delivery on middle, Dupavillon lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.

The last man in is Daryn Dupavillon!

47.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Keshav Maharaj, OUT! BOWLED! Good length delivery on middle, Maharaj looks to go big but misses it and gets bowled. He missed it completely.
47.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to Lutho Sipamla, Short delivery on middle, Sipamla pulls it through square leg for a single.
46.6
4
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, FOUR! Short delivery on off, Maharaj smashes it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
46.5
1
Hasan Ali to Lutho Sipamla, Yorker on middle, Sipamla digs it out towards the leg side for a single.
46.4
1
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, Full again on middle, Maharaj looks to flick but gets it off the inner half of the bat. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.
46.3
4
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, FOUR! Good shot! Full delivery on off, Maharaj lofts it over covers for a boundary.
46.2
2
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, Very full and following Maharaj outside his stumps. Keshav manages to play it to the on side for a brace.
46.1
2
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, Slower ball on the pads, Maharaj backs away and hits it away from long on for two.

Lutho Sipamla is the new batsman in.

45.6
0
Haris Rauf to Beuran Hendricks, OUT! CAUGHT! Beuran is trapped on the leg side and the 8th wicket goes down for South Africa. On the leg side, Beuran looks to hit it on the leg side but ends up getting a little feather on it. It goes to the right of Sarfaraz Ahmed. He moves to that side and takes a simple catch. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.
45.5
1
Haris Rauf to Keshav Maharaj, Full on off, Maharaj knocks it to long on for one.
45.4
1
Haris Rauf to Beuran Hendricks, Short ball around the body, Hendricks pulls it to fine leg for one.
45.3
0
Haris Rauf to Beuran Hendricks, Outside off, Beuran swings but to connect with nothing.
45.2
0
Haris Rauf to Beuran Hendricks, Length ball on off, Hendricks defends it to cover.
45.1
0
Haris Rauf to Beuran Hendricks, On the pads, Hendricks looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. There is an appeal but the umpire is unmoved. There is half a chance of run out but Rauf is slow to get to the ball.
44.6
0
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, Length ball on off, Maharaj backs away but mistimes it back to the bowler.
44.5
4
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, FOUR! Great shot! Half volley on off, Maharaj manages to get it over mid off and fetches a boundary. He will not die trying.

Beuran Hendricks is the next batsman in.

44.4
0
Hasan Ali to Andile Phehlukwayo, OUT! CAUGHT! A very good catch from Sarfaraz! That is the end of Phehlukwayo and one might feel this is the final nail in this chase. Full ball on middle, Phehlukwayo looks to hit it across the line. He closes the face of his bat a fraction too early. It takes the leading edge and goes high in the air towards backward point. Rauf runs towards it but so does Sarfaraz. The keeper sprints and cries that it is his catch. Rauf gets away from it and Sarfaraz manages to take the catch.  Both the set batters are back into the pavilion and South Africa still need 70 more.
44.3
0
Hasan Ali to Andile Phehlukwayo, Swing and a miss! Slower ball once again bowled into the surface outside off. Phehlukwayo swings but to no avail. 
44.2
1
Hasan Ali to Keshav Maharaj, Maharaj does the right thing and gives the strike to Phehlukwayo. Good length ball around off, Maharaj runs it down to third man to get off the mark.
44.1
1
Hasan Ali to Andile Phehlukwayo, Full on middle, Phehlukwayo milks it to long on and gets a single.
43.6
0
Haris Rauf to Keshav Maharaj, End of a fantastic over. Probably the game-changing over. Just 4 runs off it and more importantly the big wicket of Kyle Verreynne. The last ball is on off, Maharaj plays it to point.
43.5
1
Haris Rauf to Andile Phehlukwayo, Length ball on off, Phehlukwayo punches it to cover and gets a single.

Keshav Maharaj is the new batsman in.

43.4
0
Haris Rauf to Kyle Verreynne, OUT! CAUGHT! Is this the wicket that seals the game for Pakistan? Haris Rauf gets the crucial wicket of Kyle Verreynne. Rauf has this knack of always delivering at crunch situations. End of a brilliant knock but this is a body blow for the hosts. It is the slower ball that has did the trick for Pakistan and Rauf. Off pace delivery bowled into the surface. It is slightly short outside off, Verryenne looks to pull it over mid-wicket but the lack of pace sees him mistime it and hit it high in the air. It goes straight down the throat of the man at deep mid-wicket. Usman Qadir there makes no mistakes and takes the catch. 73 still needed off 38 balls.
43.3
0
Haris Rauf to Kyle Verreynne, Dot ball! Worth in golddust! Slower ball outside off, Verreynne looks to scoop but misses. 
43.2
2
Haris Rauf to Kyle Verreynne, Good fielding from the skipper! Half volley on off, Kyle Verreynne whips it to the right of long on. Babar there runs to that side and keeps it inside the ropes. Two taken.