SA vs PAK third ODI: Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam lead Pakistan to collection victory | Cricket Information
Fakhar Zaman smashed a ton and Babar Azam performed a scintillating knock earlier than Mohammad Nawaz scalped three key wickets to assist Pakistan defeat South Africa by 28 runs within the third and ultimate ODI on Wednesday in Centurion. With the win, Pakistan received the collection 2-1.
The 2 groups will now lock horns in a four-match T20I collection, beginning Saturday.
Babar and Hasan Ali gave Pakistan a firing finish after Fakhar’s ton because the guests posted 320/7 within the allotted 50 overs. In response, South Africa was folded for 292 within the final over.
Chasing 321, the Proteas, received off to a good begin with the openers placing up a 54-run stand for the primary wicket. Shaheen Afridi gave Pakistan the primary breakthrough as he dismissed Markram within the ninth over.
The hosts stored dropping wickets at common intervals and by no means actually regarded comfy within the chase. They have been 140/5 within the twenty eighth over however Kyle Verreynne and Andile Phehlukwayo each smashed fifties to revive their hopes of chasing the goal. Nevertheless, South Africa misplaced each their set batsmen in back-to-back overs and was ultimately bundled out for 292.
Earlier requested to bat first, Pakistan received off to a stable begin as openers Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar stitched a 112-run partnership. Keshav Maharaj dismissed Imam within the twenty second over however the guests continued scoring runs at a great price.
After 30 overs, Pakistan was 164/1, seeking to arrange a giant whole on the again of Fakhar’s back-to-back tons. Nevertheless, the opening batsman gave away his wicket towards the run of play within the thirty sixth over.
His wicket triggered a mini-collapse as Pakistan misplaced 4 wickets for 43 runs. Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf, and Mohammad Nawaz all went cheaply.
However Hasan Ali and Babar took on the South African bowlers within the loss of life overs as Hasan whacked 4 superb sixes whereas Babar smashed seven fours to steer Pakistan to 320/7.
Temporary scores: Pakistan 320/7 (Fakhar Zaman 101, Babar Azam 94; Keshav Maharaj 3-45), South Africa 292/10 (Janneman Malan 70, Kyle Verreynne 62; Mohammad Nawaz 3-24)