South Africa in Pakistan, 3 T20I Series, 2021

Pakistan vs South Africa - 2nd T20I

Venue: Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

Date & Time: 13 February 2021

South Africa 145/4

RR: 8.88 | South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Janneman Malan bowled Shaheen Afridibowled Shaheen Afridi4210
Reeza Hendricks c Iftikhar Ahmed & b Usman Qadirc Iftikhar Ahmed & b Usman Qadir423033
JJ Smuts c Babar Azam (C) & b Shaheen Afridic Babar Azam (C) & b Shaheen Afridi7810
Pite van Biljon c Mohammad Nawaz & b Mohammad Nawazc Mohammad Nawaz & b Mohammad Nawaz423232
David Miller not out not out 251921
Heinrich Klaasen not out not out 17930
Andile Phehlukwayo
Dwaine Pretorius
Glenton Stuurman
Lutho Sipamla
Tabraiz Shamsi
Extras 8 (b 0, lb 0, w 6, nb 2)
Total 145 (4 Wkts, 16.2 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Janneman Malan,0.2), 21-2 (JJ Smuts,2.2), 98-3 (Reeza Hendricks,11.1), 105-4 (Pite van Biljon,12.3),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shaheen Afridi3 1 18 2 6.00
Haris Rauf2 0 26 0 13.00
Mohammad Nawaz4 0 27 1 6.75
Faheem Ashraf2 0 17 0 8.50
Usman Qadir4 0 43 1 10.75
Iftikhar Ahmed1.2 0 14 0 11.67

Okay. A long Saturday ends. South Africa have managed to get a decider in this 3-match T20I series. It won't be wrong to say that they had the better side of the toss. How crucial will it be on Sunday? Pakistan managed to counter the dew in the first T20I but struggled in this one. Join us then, on 14th February, 2021, from 6 pm local (1300 GMT) to see how the final match of this tour envelops. ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious South African skipper, Heinrich Klaasen, on being asked about dominating spin in this game, says that is the reason why big hitters were picked, after traditional methods failed in the last game. Credits his bowlers for setting the win up, with a special mention for Dwaine Pretorius, marvelling at his 5-fer. Stresses his confidence for the final, saying that they are here to win.

DWAINE PRETORIUS HAS BEEN NAMED THE PLAYER OF THE MATCH. Pretorius feels happy that he could contribute to the team's win. Informs that he just stuck to the team plan, which was to mix lines, pace and lengths and puts it all down to perfect execution. On the recovery from the previous game, Dwaine says that South Africa did well there too, but just could not get through the big moments, which was done here. Hopes to do well again in the third T20I, which becomes a final.

Babar Azam has been named Pakistan's white-ball cricketer of the year for 2020.

Babar Azam, Pakistan skipper, says they did not have enough runs to defend. Adds that the middle order did not perform well for them while the bowling attack could not quite reproduce its brilliance from the other night. Mentions that the wicket was a similar one to the previous game. Credits South Africa for playing well and feels they deserved to win. Further says they will look to perform well in the final game of the series.

Reeza Hendricks is down for an interview. He says that he is happy with the team's performance. Adds they did well to make a comeback when they were 1 down early. Mentions Pretorius bowled well and it was amazing that he took a five-fer. Further says that they got a couple of days to prepare and it paid off for them. Hendricks ends by saying they will look to win the last game as well.

Earlier, South Africa did well to restrict Pakistan to 144. Dwaine Pretorius took a five-fer and demolished the Pakistan batsmen. Shamsi was economical and picked a solitary wicket. Smuts did well to support him. For Pakistan, they lost Babar Azam early. Rizwan played well for his 51 but he did not get support from the middle-order batsmen. Faheem Ashraf finished the innings on a strong note for them. Stay tuned for the presentation...

Coming to Pakistan, they got off to a great start when Shaheen Afridi dismissed Janneman Malan and JJ Smuts early. But then, the other bowlers could not stop the partnership between Hendricks and van Biljon. They took the game away from them. Qadir's no ball, which dismissed van Biljon, also cost them the game.

It has been a fantastic victory for South Africa. Klaasen and Miller did well to finish the chase for the visitors. The partnership between Reeza Hendricks and Pite van Biljon set up the chase for them. They stitched a 77-run stand between them.

16.2
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to David Miller, Short ball on off, Miller punches it through covers for a single. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
16.1
6
Iftikhar Ahmed to David Miller, SIX! That is hammered! Tossed up delivery on middle, Miller lofts it over long on for a maximum. Just 1 needed for South Africa to win this match!
15.6
1
Shaheen Afridi to David Miller, Back of a length on off, Miller taps it towards point for a single.
15.5
0
Shaheen Afridi to David Miller, Full delivery on off, Miller drives it to covers. Just 8 needed for South Africa!
15.4
4
Shaheen Afridi to David Miller, FOUR! Poor bowling from Afridi! Full toss on middle, Miller flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
15.3
1
Shaheen Afridi to Heinrich Klaasen, Length delivery on off, Klaasen punches it towards covers for a single.
15.2
0
Shaheen Afridi to Heinrich Klaasen, Short delivery on middle, Klaasen pulls it uppishly towards mid-wicket where the fielder takes a simple catch. But it does not matter as it was a Free Hit.
15.2
4
Shaheen Afridi to Heinrich Klaasen, NO BALL AND FOUR! High full toss on off, Klaasen guides it towards third man for a boundary. Free Hit coming up!
15.1
1
Shaheen Afridi to David Miller, Length ball on off, Miller guides it towards third man for a single.

Shaheen Afridi is back on.

14.6
4
Iftikhar Ahmed to Heinrich Klaasen, FOUR! Short ball on off, Klaasen looks to cut but gets an outside edge. It goes past the keeper towards third man for a boundary.
14.5
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to David Miller, Floated delivery on middle, Miller flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
14.4
0
Iftikhar Ahmed to David Miller, On off, Miller blocks it off the front foot.
14.3
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to Heinrich Klaasen, Full delivery on middle, Klaasen drives it through mid on for a run.
14.2
0
Iftikhar Ahmed to Heinrich Klaasen, Short ball on off, Klaasen punches it to covers.
14.1
1
Iftikhar Ahmed to David Miller, Full delivery on off, Miller drives it through mid off for a single.

Iftikhar Ahmed is on.

13.6
2
Usman Qadir to Heinrich Klaasen, On middle, Klaasen plays a paddle sweep towards fine leg for a run. South Africa need 26 runs in 36 balls!
13.5
1
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Full delivery on off, Miller drives it through mid off for a single.
13.5
0
Usman Qadir to David Miller, WIDE! Qadir bowls it wide outside off, Miller leaves it alone. It is wided by the umpire.
13.4
0
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Googly on middle, Miller looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
13.3
0
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Floated delivery on off, Miller looks to cut but gets hit on the pads.
13.2
4
Usman Qadir to David Miller, FOUR! Good shot! Floated ball on middle, Miller lofts it over mid on. The fielder at long on tries to go for the catch but he misfields and concedes a boundary.
13.1
0
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Tossed up delivery on off, Miller looks to defend but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
12.6
4
Mohammad Nawaz to Heinrich Klaasen, FOUR! That is smashed! Short delivery on middle, Klaasen pulls it over mid on for a boundary.
12.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, On middle, Miller flicks it towards the leg side for a single.
12.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Heinrich Klaasen, Full delivery on middle, Klaasen flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Heinrich Klaasen is the next batsman in.

12.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Pite van Biljon, OUT! CAUGHT! Nawaz gets his first wicket! Floated delivery on middle, van Biljon looks to flick but gets a leading edge. It goes uppishly towards the bowler where Nawaz takes a simple catch.
12.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, Short ball on off, Miller punches it through mid off for a single.
12.1
0
Mohammad Nawaz to David Miller, BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Miller looks to drive but misses it.
11.6
0
Usman Qadir to Pite van Biljon, BEATEN! Googly outside off, van Biljon looks to defend but misses it. South Africa need 41 runs in 48 balls!
11.5
2
Usman Qadir to Pite van Biljon, Tossed up delivery on middle, van Biljon sweeps it through square leg for a single.
11.4
1
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Short ball on off, Miller cuts it through point for a single.
11.3
2
Usman Qadir to David Miller, Full delivery on off, Miller drives it through covers for a couple.
11.2
1
Usman Qadir to Pite van Biljon, Full ball on middle, van Biljon pushes it through mid on for a single.

David Miller is the new batsman in.

11.1
0
Usman Qadir to Reeza Hendricks, OUT! CAUGHT! Usman Qadir strikes! Tossed up delivery on off, Hendricks looks to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards mid on where Iftikhar Ahmed takes a good catch.
10.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, On middle, Hendricks pushes it through mid on for a single.
10.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz to Reeza Hendricks, BEATEN! Googly outside off, Hendricks looks to play the reverse sweep but misses it due to the turn on this one.
10.4
1
Mohammad Nawaz to Pite van Biljon, Floated delivery on off, van Biljon pushes it through mid off for a single.