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Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights: Pakistan win by 3 runs

Pakistan vs South Africa (PAK vs SA) 1st T20I Highlights: Pakistan win the first T20I by three runs and go 1-0 up in the three-match series

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: February 11, 2021 11:17:35 pm
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Pakistan vs South Africa (PAK vs SA) 1st T20I Highlights: Mohammad Rizwan smashed a maiden T20 century with seven sixes as Pakistan beat South Africa by three runs in the first Twenty20 international on Thursday. Pakistan now have a 1-0 lead in the ongoing three-match T20I series.

Rizwan’s unbeaten 104 off 64 balls anchored the home team to 169-6 after Heinrich Klaasen won the toss and elected to field. In the process, Rizwan became only the second Pakistani to score a hundred in all three formats.

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Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights:

22:23 (IST)11 Feb 2021
PAKISTAN WIN

Pakistan hold their nerves with six required off the final delivery. Pakistan win by three runs, go 1-0 up in the 3-match T20I series. That was a close shave for the hosts, who needed 19 runs in the final over. 

22:14 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Out

Phehlukwayo tries to go for a maximum, but finds Haider Ali. A comfortable catch in the end. South Africa are 141/6 after 18 overs.

22:12 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Wicket

Mohammad Rizwan proving why he is rated so highly as a wicket-keeper! A diving Hendricks (54 off 32) is run out by a flying Rizwan! South Africa are 134-5, need 36 runs from 16 balls. 

21:56 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Fifty

50 for Reeza Hendricks! Just like Rizwan, he started his innings slowly, but is now finding his stride. The visitors will be hoping he can take the game away from Pakistan. South Africa are 122/4 after 16 overs.

21:54 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Out

Relief for Pakistan as South Africa are reduced to 115/4 (15.2) with Haris Rauf taking his first wicket of the game - Heinrich Klaasen, who was attempting the pull but find the fielder on the square leg boundary. South Africa are 115/4 after 15.2 overs.

21:43 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Back-to-back 4s

Reeza Hendricks ups the ante with three boundaries in a row. 62 required off the final six. South Africa are 108/3 after 14 overs and need another 62 runs to win.

21:33 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Miller departs

Faheem Ashraf removes the dangerous David Miller for 6. Things looking diffucult for South Africa now as they are 83/3 after 12 overs. 

21:15 (IST)11 Feb 2021
WICKET

WICKET! Usman Qadir gets a second. Jacques Snyman can't pick the wrong'un and loses his bails. South Africa are 61/2 after 9 overs, needing another 109 runs to beat Pakistan.

21:06 (IST)11 Feb 2021
OUT

Usman Qadir gets the breakthrough for Pakistan as he strikes in his first over, denying Janneman Malan half-century as he walks back with a 29-ball 44. South Africa are 53 for 1 after 7 overs, needing another 117 runs.

20:55 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Malan on fire

It is raining boundaries in Lahore. Pakistan bowling struggling as J Malan hit 4 back to back boundaries to take South Africa to 44/0 after 5 overs. South Africa batsman have started off well. They haven't lost any wicket and should accelerate now in the rest of the powerplay.

20:41 (IST)11 Feb 2021
SA begin chase

Reeza Hendricks and Janneman Malan start the 170-run chase in Lahore. Nawaz opens the attack. Both the openers get a boundary in the second over as South Africa are 15/0 after 2 overs.

20:15 (IST)11 Feb 2021
PAK score 169/6, Rizwan stays unbeaten on 104

Pakistan put up 169/6 in 20 overs. Rizwan's 104* the heart and sould of that Pakistan innings. His partners came and went in quick succession as South Africa picked up regular wickets but had no way of getting past Rizwan. South Africa will need 170 to win the 1st T20I.

20:14 (IST)11 Feb 2021
100 for Rizwan

Rizwan is dropped in the deep by Junior Dala, thus getting him into his 90s in the 19th over itself. He keeps strike for the last over with a single off the last ball. Andile Phehlukwayo bowls the last over for South Africa. Rizwan smashes a six off the fourth ball, gets to his maiden T20I 100 in style.

20:08 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Rizwan;s charge takes PAK across 150

Another batsman comes and goes on Rizwan's opposite end. Faheem Ashraf is caught out at the ropes. He goes for 4, which brings Nawaz out to join Rizwan, who keeps going strong. A six in the 19th over takes his score to 89. Pakistan cross 150.

PAK 154/6 after 18.5

19:58 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Khushdil out

Khushdil hits his first six but then departs in an attempt to accelerate further. Mistimes a pull to be caught at midwicket. Khushdil is out for 12, as Rizwan continues to see partners come and go. Faheem Ashraf joins him at 7 now.

PAL 137/5 after 17

19:52 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Rizwan charge drives Pakistan

Rizwan and Khushdil prepare for the final assualt, Rizwan still doing most of thw scoring. He gets into his 70s, allowing Khushdil some time to settle in.

PAK 127/4 after 16

19:37 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Fourth wicket

Another wicket goes down - Ahmed, who was having a hard time trying to score runs, tries to step out of his crease and give a mighty heave, but the shot is mistimed and the catch is taken down the ground. He goes for 4. Khushdil Shah enters at 6.

PAK 99/4 after 12.2

19:30 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Rizwan presses on gas

Back to back sixes from Rizwan gets him into his 40s. Junior Dala the bowler under the pump. Rizwan ends the over with a third six, gets to his 50, off 35 balls. The acceleration is coming from Rizwan now.

PAK 91/3 after 11

19:22 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Third wicket

Talat is stumped. The third wicket falls in the 10th over. Shamsi's turn and Klassen's wicketkeeping does Talat in. He goes for 15 off 11. Rizwan, who is on 30, is now joined by Iftikhar Ahmed at number 5.

PAK 69/3 after 9.2

19:05 (IST)11 Feb 2021
Rizwan takes over

Rizwan takes on the mantle after Haidar's wicket, crunching a six two balls after the wicket. Hussain Talat joins him at 4. Talat also joins the act with a few lucky boundaries. 

PAK 57/2 after 7

Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Aamer Yamin, Amad Butt, Asif Ali, Danish Aziz, Faheem Ashraf, Haider Ali, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Hasnain, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Zafar Gohar, Zahid Mehmood

South Africa: Heinrich Klaasen (c), Nandre Burger, Okuhle Cele, Junior Dala, Bjorn Fortuin, Reeza Hendricks, George Linde, Janneman Malan, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius, Ryan Rickleton, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lutho Sipamla, Jon-Jon Smuts, Pite van Biljon, Glenton Stuurman, Jacques Snyman.