Twitter Reactions: Mohammed Nawaz guides Pakistan to victory in a nail-biting conflict towards South Africa


On Friday, Pakistan edged previous South Africa in a detailed encounter on the SuperSport Park Stadium in Centurion and gained by three wickets.

Batting first, South Africa misplaced their opener Aiden Markram inside 16 runs on the board. In got here Russie van der Dussen who walked shoulder to shoulder with Janneman Malan to place up a partnership of 57 runs at a run price of round 9.

Faheem Ashraf, the right-arm pacer, supplied the much-needed breakthroughs by taking wickets in fast succession. The hosts have been finally bundled out for 144 in 19.3 overs.

In response, the Pakistan opener Mohammad Rizwan was stumped for a knot. Nonetheless, the partnership of the 2 Pakistani star batsmen, Fakhar Zaman (60) and Bazar Azam (24), regarded to ensure a easy sail for the guests. The 2 new dependables of the guests’ facet shared a stand of 91 runs for the second wicket and scored round a run price of 10 within the first 9 overs.

Nevertheless, the one-sided match all of a sudden regarded poised and will have gone both means when Pakistan gave away their wickets for trifles and have been six down within the subsequent 5 overs. This resulted in extra strain on the Pakistani batsmen as they now needed to rating run-a-ball 29 to surpass South Africa’s goal.

The match got here as shut as Pakistan needing 16 runs off the final two overs with two lower-order batsmen Faheem Ashraf and Mohammed Nawaz, on the crease.

The shortest format of the sport is all about surprises. The tides turned once more when the Proteas pacer Sisanda Magala took the wicket of Ashraf (7) and likewise bowled 4 consecutive dot balls. Now, the goal appeared inconceivable for Pakistan as they needed to make 16 runs off eight balls.

The final over turned the discuss of the city when Magala, after placing strain on the batsmen, bowled three consecutive no-balls and was additionally smashed for a six by Nawaz. Thus, Magala, who may have been the South-African hero, finally gave away the sport by conceding ten runs.

Now, the match was a straightforward glide for Pakistan as they crossed the end line with the lower-order heroics of Nawaz, who smoked the ball for an additional six within the remaining over.

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