Pakistan vs South Africa Highlights: Pakistan eked out a consolation win by 27 runs after beating South Africa in the third and final T20I at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday. Chasing 169, South Africa were never in the game and despite a fine fifty by Chris Morris (55 not out) the hosts fell short of the target. Mohammad Amir was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/27.
Put into bat Pakistan put up a competitive score of 169/8 in 20 overs. The visitors got off to a good start but failed to capitalise on it and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Shadab Khan’s late cameo powered his team to a respectable score. Defending the target, all the bowlers chipped in well to win the match
Pakistan in South Africa, 3 T20I Series, 2019SuperSport Park, Centurion 16 February 2019
South Africa 141/9 (20.0)
Pakistan 168/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - 3rd T20I ) Pakistan beat South Africa by 27 runs
Pakistan vs South Africa 3rd T20: Highlights
Pakistan win by 27 runs
ALL OVER! Pakistan have won the match by 27 runs. SA- 141/9. A consolation win for the visitors at last. Meanwhile, a fifty from Morris in these circumstances. It came off 28 deliveries. South Africa win the T20I series by a margin of 2-1
Dala departs for 5 and SA- 121/8. Chances of winning are slim for South Africa now
A perfect yorker by Amir and that is the end of B Hendricks. South Africa are seven down! SA- 109/7 after 16 ovs
2,4,6,4,4,1= 21 runs of Faheem Ashraf's over. Chris Morris is on the charge! SA- 101/6 after 14 ovs, South Africa need 68 runs in 36 balls
LBW! DRS does not save Phehlukwayo and he is out for 10. SA- 80/6
Pakistan pick up another and this time it is vd Dussen. He’s gone for 41, caught by Malik off Faheem Ashraf. Chris Morris is the new man at the crease. SA 72/5 after 11.3 ovs, need another 97 runs to win
WICKET! Miller falls for 13 leaving South Africa in trouble. The slow sleep was mistimed and the South African captain is disgusted with himself. SA- 66/4
SA- 59/3 with Miller and vd Dussen at the crease. Proteas need another 110 runs to win. But someone has to take the risk and play a cameo here.
van der Dussen dances down the track and connects! The ball sails over long- off. It breaks the shackles. SA- 48/3, South Africa need 121 runs in 69 balls
Klaasen gets a top edge and Shoaib Malik completes the catch. Mohammad Amir makes an impact immediately and picks up the wicket SA- 30/3
Shaheen Afridi conceded 4 runs in the over and that completes the PowerPlay! SA- 24/2 after 6 ovs. South Africa need 145 runs in 84 balls
Brilliant over by Imad
Just 3 runs of Imad Wasim's over. Good one by him. vd Dussen (12*) and Klaasen (0*) looking to rebuild at the crease. SA- 20/2 after 5 ovs, needing another 149 runs to win
Janneman is knocked out! Imad Wasim has gone past his bat, South Africa have lost both their openers now. SA- 14/2
Shaheen Afridi gets Reeza Hendricks in his first over of the match. Length ball on leg, Hendricks surprised by the bounce and ends up lobbing it back to the bowler.
Six of the last ball which makes it 3 of them in the last over. Pakistan finishes on a high courtesy of Shadab Khan's 22 of 8 balls. Pakistan now have a fighting score: PAK- 168/9 after 20 overs
It's all going wrong for Pakistan towards the end- first to go is Asif Ali for 25. B Hendricks picks up his third wicket of the evening as Faheem Ashraf is out for 4. Amir is the next go for a duck. All the batsmen going for the big hits but finding the fielders. PAK- 146/9 after 18. 3 ovs
B Hendricks hits the bullseye as Imad Wasim departs for 19. The slower ball has done the trick for the bowler. PAK- 129/6
Final five overs
Big five overs coming up for Pakistan. They are 122/5 and need to play smartly from hereon to reach atleast 160. From 8 to 9 runs per over at the start they have lost a bit of momentum in the middle but now is the time to reconciliation.
100 comes up for Pakistan for the loss of five wickets. The average first innings score on this ground is 157.
Phehlukwayo picks up the wicket of Talat for 3. Pakistan losing wickets in a flurry! PAK 94/5 after 12.1 ovs
RUN OUT! A huge mix up in the middle and after several replays the TV umpire has adjudged Shoaib Malik out for 18 PAK- 92/4
Just as Rizwan was starting to find his touch, he plays a false shot and is holed out in the deep. Sipamla celebrates as Rizwan walks back for 26. PAK- 89/3
We have reached the halfway mark and Pakistan are 83/2. Rizwan and Shoaib Malik at the crease.
WICKET! POWERPLAY ENDS
Fakhar Zaman goes for the big hit but a top edge falls into the hands of Shamsi. Good catch by him as skiers are sometimes difficult to take. He is out for 17. PAK 50/2 after 6 ovs
An expensive over by Sipamla as he goes for 21 runs. 3 fours and a six in it. Fakhar Zaman with all the attacking shots. PAK- 45/1 after 4 ovs
Babar Azam falls after an explosive start! Morris gets rid off him for 23. Wide delivery and Azam goes for the uppish drive, The balance was not correct and the catch is taken by Janneman Malan. PAK- 24/1 after 2.4 ovs
Babar Azam showing a lot of class- first he pulls one over the mid-wicket and then rocks on the back foot to smash it past cover. Defends one ball and then smashes two more- Four 4s. Brilliant batting. PAK- 18/0 after 2 ovs
Beuran Hendricks to open the bowling for the Proteas. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman to get things going for the visitors with the bat. Let's Play!
South Africa Playing XI:
Reeza Hendricks, Janneman Malan, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller(c), Heinrich Klaasen(w), Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Lutho Sipamla, Beuran Hendricks, Junior Dala, Tabraiz Shamsi
Pakistan Playing XI:
Babar Azam, Fakhar Zaman, Hussain Talat, Asif Ali, Shoaib Malik(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir
South Africa have won the toss and have opted to field. They have not made any changes to their side. Two changes for Pak- Hasan Ali, Usman Khan OUT. Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf IN
Hello and welcome!
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the third T20I between South Africa and Pakistan. Pakistan are without captain Sarfaraz Ahmed. But senior statesman Mohammad Amir is back. Hafeez misses out. Stay tuned for live scores and updates of the first T20I.