Rizwan gives victory to Pakistan, defeats South Africa
JOHANNESBURG: Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets in the first T20 match thanks to an aggressive innings by Mohammad Rizwan.
According to the details, in the first T20 match, Pakistan achieved the target of 189 runs given by South Africa at a loss of 6 wickets. Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 74 runs.
Mohammad Rizwan’s 74-run innings included 2 sixes and 9 fours, Babar Azam scored 14 runs, Fakhr Zaman scored 27 runs and became the target of Tabriz Shamsi.
Mohammad Hafeez was dismissed for 13 runs, Haider Ali played an innings of 14 runs, Mohammad Nawaz returned to the pavilion without scoring a run. Faheem Ashraf remained prominent by scoring 30 runs off 14 balls, Hassan Ali scored 9 runs not out.
For South Africa, Baron Hendricks took three wickets, Tabriz Shamsi two and Williams one. Earlier in the first T20 match played in Johannesburg, South Africa scored 188 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in the allotted overs and gave the Green Shirts a target of 189 runs to win. Was
South African opener Milan was dismissed for 24 runs, Eden Markram played a responsible innings of 51 runs, Lobe scored 4 runs and became the target of Hassan Ali. Captain Henrik Klaassen played an innings of 50 off 28 balls, his innings included 4 sixes and two fours.
For Pakistan, Hassan Ali and Mohammad Nawaz took two wickets each, while Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf took one wicket each.
Earlier, in the first match of the ongoing T20 series between Pakistan and South Africa, the Proteas captain won the toss and elected to bat first.
The first T20 match against South Africa includes Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhruzzaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hassan Ali, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf.
Wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan will open with Fakhr Zaman in the first T20 match against the Proteas, while middle-order batsman Mohammad Hafeez will make history by playing the 100th match of his T20 career today.
Out of the T20 matches played between the two teams so far, South Africa has won 9 and Pakistan has won 8. In this context, this series is also the best opportunity for Pakistan to take the lead.
Pakistan is currently fourth in the ICC T20 rankings with 260 points while hosts South Africa are sixth with 251 points. England (272) tops the list, followed by India (270) and Australia (267).
If the visitors win all four matches of the series, their points tally in the ICC rankings will be 264. However, if the results are the opposite, then South Africa will be fourth in the ICC rankings and Pakistan sixth. Will go to