Pakistan in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2019

South Africa vs Pakistan - 3rd T20I

Venue: SuperSport Park, Centurion

Date & Time: 06 February 2019

South Africa 141/9

RR: 7.05 | Pakistan beat South Africa by 27 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Reeza Hendricks c Shaheen Afridi & b Shaheen Afridi c Shaheen Afridi & b Shaheen Afridi 5610
Janneman Malan bowled Imad Wasim bowled Imad Wasim 2600
Rassie van der Dussen c Shoaib Malik (C) & b Faheem Ashraf c Shoaib Malik (C) & b Faheem Ashraf 413522
Heinrich Klaasen c Shoaib Malik (C) & b Mohammad Amir c Shoaib Malik (C) & b Mohammad Amir 21000
David Miller c Shadab Khan & b Shadab Khan c Shadab Khan & b Shadab Khan 13920
Andile Phehlukwayo lbw Shadab Khan lbw Shadab Khan 101020
Chris Morris not out not out 552953
Beuran Hendricks bowled Mohammad Amir bowled Mohammad Amir 3600
Junior Dala c & b Mohammad Amir c & b Mohammad Amir 5700
Lutho Sipamla bowled Faheem Ashraf bowled Faheem Ashraf 0100
Tabraiz Shamsi not out not out 0100
Extras 5 (b 0, lb 0, w 5, nb 0)
Total 141 (9 Wkts, 20.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
5-1 (Reeza Hendricks,1.2), 14-2 (Janneman Malan,3), 30-3 (Heinrich Klaasen,7.1), 66-4 (David Miller,10.4), 72-5 (Rassie van der Dussen,11.3), 80-6 (Andile Phehlukwayo,13), 107-7 (Beuran Hendricks,15.3), 121-8 (Junior Dala,17.5), 129-9 (Lutho Sipamla,18.5),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Imad Wasim4 0 19 1 4.75
Shaheen Afridi4 0 23 1 5.75
Mohammad Amir4 0 27 3 6.75
Shadab Khan4 0 34 2 8.50
Faheem Ashraf4 0 38 2 9.50
Babar Azam 0 0 0 0 0
Fakhar Zaman 0 0 0 0 0
Hussain Talat 0 0 0 0 0
Asif Ali 0 0 0 0 0
Shoaib Malik 0 0 0 0 0
Mohammad Rizwan 0 0 0 0 0

Blanked 3-0 in the Tests, pipped 3-2 in the ODIs and beaten 2-1 in the T20Is. The Pakistan team fought hard in the white ball leg but they head home without any silverware. South Africa would definitely be pleased with this performance and will be looking forward to the Tests at home against Sri Lanka coming up. Thus, a pretty long tour consisting all the formats comes to an end and we saw the visitors being outplayed. Hope you enjoyed the coverage as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you. Take care and cheers!

David Miller, the captain of the South African team is also the Man of the Series. He is happy that the Proteas came out and showed their class in all three formats. Says that he enjoyed captaining the side in the T20Is, and thanks his teammates for supporting him and helping him all the way. Applauds the people who got the chance and put their hand up to beat the number 1 side in the world. Reckons that the Pakistani bowling attack is one of the best in the world but it was great the way they played them and got to the victory. He now walks over to collect the trophy and calls over his teammates for the shutterbugs. Lots of smiles around and South Africa must be really pleased by the performance in all 3 formats in this long drawn-out tour.

Shadab Khan is the Man of the Match for his all-round performance tonight. Feels that it was a plan to just wait for the last over and then smash how much ever is possible in it. Mentions it was a great tour for them and a lovely learning curve for all of the youngsters. Reckons it was good to come out of the comfort zone of UAE and then bowl here where he did not find it so easy.

Shoaib Malik, Pakistan's captain is happy with the win and says that it is good that there are some smiling faces at the end of the night. Feels that they were good in the white ball leg of the tour but concedes that they need to be better in the crunch situations. Reckons that they could have won the series but feels that what is important is to learn from this and come back and do better if they are in the same position again. Praises Shaheen Afridi and mentions that he is talented but needs to continue learning and improve day by day. Laughs slightly when he is asked as to how Pakistan unearth fast bowlers all the time but mentions that it is good for his country, also puts a lot of praise on Babar Azam and Imam-ul-Haq as well. Continues to say that it was a good learning curve for them and mentions it is important to play well abroad. Signs off by congratulating the South African team for winning all 3 series.

South Africa were maybe complacent. Had a very bad Powerplay and then the pressure got the better of them. Miller, Rassie didn't find the gaps and left Morris with too much to do. Earlier on in the evening, the hosts had Pakistan well under control but a final burst from Shadab Khan ensured Pakistan get to 168. It proved to be the difference in the end. Stay tuned for the final presentation of the tour.

The visitors started well picking up two early wickets in the Powerplay. That pegged the hosts back. They then got the big wickets of Klaasen, Miller and Rassie at regular intervals stopping the flow of runs. Morris got to his maiden T20I fifty but was left with plenty to get in the end. Imad bowled 4 overs at a stretch and was brilliant. Amir got 3 while Shaheen gave him good company. All the bowlers got a wicket with Shadab and Ashraf bagging a brace.

What a win for Pakistan. They manage to comfortably by 27 runs in the end. After the first innings, majority thought that 168 was below par but they have bowled out of their skin and defended this target.

S Afridi to C Morris, A perfect yorker to end the match and the tour, kept out towards point by Morris. Afridi ends a super night for him with the ball having figures of 4-0-23-1 and Pakistan will be smiling at least with the result tonight. THEY WIN THIS GAME BY 27 RUNS BUT THE SERIES IS TAKEN BY SOUTH AFRICA 2-1.
S Afridi to C Morris, SIX! Too little too late but nonetheless a fifty for Morris. His first in T20Is. A length ball on the pads, flicked away and the ball goes deep into the crowd at the mid-wicket region.
S Afridi to C Morris, SIX! One away from the fifty now. A length ball on the middle stump line, Morris stands tall and swings this away over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
S Afridi to C Morris, Leading edge and the full length ball on the pads flies to deep point on the bounce. The single is not taken. Morris wants a 50 here it seems.
S Afridi to C Morris, Slower ball angles across Morris who swings but connects with thin air.
S Afridi to C Morris, DROPPED! Short ball over the stumps, Morris goes for the pull but gets a top edge to it. Afridi goes for it himself but puts it down.

Shaheen Afridi to bowl out.

F Ashraf to T Shamsi, Yorker on the pads, worked away to fine leg but the single is not taken. 40 runs needed off 6 balls now. Faheem after one 21-run over ends with figures of 4-0-38-2.

Tabraiz Shamsi is the last man in.

F Ashraf to L Sipamla, OUT! Disturbs the stumps! A fuller length ball on middle and too good for the number 10 bat. Sipamla looks to flick it away but misses. Ashraf hits and South Africa just have one wicket left now.
F Ashraf to C Morris, Another excellent yorker, too good from Faheem. Morris takes a single by keeping it out towards point.
F Ashraf to C Morris, Length ball on the pads, front-arm pull away from deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
F Ashraf to C Morris, Brilliant comeback from Ashraf. Yorker right at Morris' toes and he can only jam it out to point. Dot ball.
F Ashraf to C Morris, FOUR! Smashed back over the bowler's head. A half-volley outside off, Morris swings through the line and hits it over the head of Faheem. No chance for long off to come around there.
M Amir to C Morris, Fuller outisde off, driven back to deep cover for a single by Morris. End of another good over from Amir. He ends with 3/27 off his 4 overs.

Lutho Sipamla is in at no. 10.

M Amir to J Dala, OUT! Dala holes out and South Africa look all but lost here. A length ball just outside off and Junior connects on his slog this time. It goes very high but not too far. Hasan Ali, on as a sub comes under it at deep square leg and takes a beautiful catch under the lights. The crowd have gone silent here.
M Amir to J Dala, A length ball outside off, Dala goes for the swing but fails to put bat on ball.
M Amir to C Morris, Fuller length ball on the pads, Morris looks to drive it but it goes off the inside edge and to the leg side for a single. Morris gets off strike.
M Amir to C Morris, FOUR! Full toss on the pads and this time it is helped on its way to the deep backward square leg for a boundary. South Africa need many more of these.
M Amir to C Morris, Swing and a miss! A length ball on top of off stump, Morris takes his eyes off the ball and looks to smash it but misses the radar completely.
F Ashraf to J Dala, Brilliant running from Morris. A yorker length ball on the leg stump, Dala jams it away to mid-wicket. His partner runs really hard and gets back home in time.
F Ashraf to C Morris, The change of bats does not seem to have done anything. Another mistimed shot towards long on and this one goes on a bounce to the fielder. Single taken.
F Ashraf to J Dala, Good yorker! Junior can just keep it out towards short fine and gets to the other end.
F Ashraf to C Morris, Morris does not get this one on the middle of the bat as well. It goes to long on all along the ground for a single. Looks frustrated as he was running through. Signals for another bat.
F Ashraf to J Dala, Quicker one on the middle stump line, Dala manages to play it to long on and gets to the other end.
F Ashraf to C Morris, Low full toss outside off, Morris mistimes his hit towards long off on one bounce. Gets off strike, more importantly, for Pakistan.

Faheem Ashraf to bowl now.

M Amir to J Dala, Left alone outside off to end the over. Excellent over from Amir, a wicket and just 3 runs off it in the end.
M Amir to C Morris, Well bowled! Keeps the ball out of the swinging arc of Morris and all Chris can do is to hit it down the ground to long off for a single.
M Amir to J Dala, Full toss outside off and pushed away to the cover region for a single. Gets Morris back on strike.

Junior Dala walks in at number 9.

M Amir to B Hendricks, OUT! Timberrrrr! A yorker, right at the base of the stumps. Too good for Hendricks to keep it out. Amir is delighted and so are all of the Pakistan supporters. South Africa now need 62 runs off 27 balls.
M Amir to B Hendricks, Slower ball read by Beuran this time and he defends it back to the bowler.
M Amir to C Morris, A fuller length ball outside off, driven hard to deep cover for a single by Morris. Pakistan will not mind this.

Mohammad Amir is back to bowl.

S Khan to B Hendricks, Hurled in really quick this time on the pads, BH misses his flick and it ends as a dot ball. 63 runs required off 30 balls now. Shadab ends with figures of 4-0-34-2.
S Khan to B Hendricks, A flatter one bowled well outside off by Shadab, Hendricks drives it away wide of long off for a couple of runs.
S Khan to B Hendricks, Bowled well down the off side and Beuran can't reach the ball. Dot ball.
S Khan to C Morris, Morris comes down the track and looks to smash this one over long on for a biggie but only gets a bottom edge that runs down the ground for a single to the deep fielder.
S Khan to B Hendricks, Hendricks flicks this one on the pads away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
S Khan to C Morris, Outside edge to this flatter one outside off. Short third man comes in and has a shy at the keeper's end but misses. Would have been really close had he hit.
F Ashraf to C Morris, A single off the last ball of the over and Morris keeps strike as he drives this to deep cover.