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Pakistan Vs South Africa Live Score (T20)

3rd T20I | 14 February, 2021 | Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore

169 / 6 Overs18.4 R/R9.05 Fours14 Sixes8 Extras8

Match Status: Match Ended

Match Result: Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Nawaz 18 11 2 1
Hasan Ali 20 7 1 2
  • So that is it from this match and also this tour! Pakistan wins the T20I series and will be very happy with their show. We enjoyed bringing the coverage to you and hope you had fun too. We hope you join us for the games coming ahead. Until then, goodbye and cheers!
  • The Pakistan skipper, Babar Azam is in for a chat too. He says that his bowlers bowled well and he credits David Miller for his outstanding innings and that they wanted to take the match deep, with the bat. Feels that it is satisfying and the boys responded well and the confidence shown reflects. On him batting at Number 3, he mentions there was no plan as such and they wanted to send Haider Ali up the order. Praises the fans for their support on social media and also South Africa as they have come to Pakistan for this tour.
  • Mohammad Rizwan has been awarded the Player of the Series Award. He says that his hard work is the most important thing and that he is happy the management and the captain have believed in him. Feels that it was difficult for him since he came in the lower order but now that he is coming up the order, it works out for him.
  • Mohammad Nawaz is the Man of the Match. He says that it was tough but he was prepared for this and he tried to do well. Feels that there was pressure and says that bowling was not that tough today and he was trying to make the ball spin too. Adds that batting was tough but he tried to stay out there till the end.
  • Heinrich Klaasen, the South African skipper, starts by saying that it is tough to take and praises Miller and Shamsi for their show but it was not enough in the end. Says that the dew is not an excuse and they have the tools to ensure that can bowl well with such a ball. Opines that they got it right in the second game and he feels that they are going in the right direction. Says that this is some good experience for the boys in a sub-continent region. Praises Pakistan and says they are friendly people and the security was good too.
  • Hasan Ali is in for a chat. He says that he is very happy with his performance. Says that Miller is a very good player and he can hurt you anytime but says that they took early wickets and that was good. Tells that they wanted two boundaries when he came out to bat and the conditions were also not that tough.
  • Earlier in the day, after a batting collapse by the batting line-up of South Africa, David Miller's 85 ensured that they finished with a competitive total. The bowling by Pakistan was top-notch for the most part but they lost their way towards the end when Miller went bonkers. In the end, it would not be enough as Pakistan scaled the target down with 8 balls to spare.
  • Not a bad performance with the ball from South Africa but with dew setting in, it would always be an uphill task. They had to fight at the start as Rizwan and Haider Ali got off to a good start but a brilliant show with the ball from Shamsi saw them have a slight sniff but some good work by the Pakistani tail and some poor death bowling saw them miss out.
  • Wow, what a game of cricket! It was not an easy chase but in the end, Pakistan has done it and has wrapped up the series well. South Africa fought hard but it was not enough. Rizwan and Babar were their mainstays again as they went about their business very well. Rizwan fell first and then Azam followed him back after looking good. It was looking tough after that since, they lost their two key players but some good cameos from Nawaz, Hasan Ali and Ashraf saw the game through for them.
  • 18.4SIX! THAT'S THAT! Hasan Ali finishes this one off with a bang. Andile Phehlukwayo goes for the full toss again on middle, Ali needs no other invitation as he powers this one over deep mid-wicket for a biggie. PAKISTAN WIN BY 4 WICKETS AND ALSO WIN THE T20I SERIES 2-1! 169/6
  • 18.3EDGY FOUR. Not what he wanted but he will not care. Length and outside off, Ali looks for the biggie and swings his blade but the ball takes the top edge and goes over the short third man region and into the ropes. Only 2 more needed now.
  • 18.2Length and outside off, Nawaz crunches this one over backward point for one more run. Pakistan are now once biggie away from a victory.
  • 18.2WIDE. Andile bowls a full toss way outside the tramline. Will be a wide.
  • 18.1Fuller, outside off, Ali bunts this one to long off for one. Only 8 more needed now.
  • 18.1NO BALL AND SIX! Oh no no no no no! Why would you bowl something like that, Andile Phehlukwayo ? Game should be Pakistan's now. A full toss on middle, Ali swivels and hooks this one over the deep square leg region for a biggie. Also, a no ball since it was above waist height. Free Hit coming up.
  • 17.6FOUR! A vital boundary to end the over now. Dwaine Pretorius bowls this one a length and outside the off pole, Nawaz waits for it and then slashes it over backward point and into the ropes. 16 more needed off 12 balls now. 149/6
  • 17.5Fuller and outside off, Nawaz leaves it thinking it will be a wide. Not given by the umpire.
  • 17.4FOUR. Much needed for Pakistan. Yorker on off, Nawaz looks to dig this one out but the ball takes the bottom edge and goes through short third man. Into the ropes too.
  • 17.3Slower, around off, played to long on for one run.
  • 17.2On off, length, banged towards deep covers for a brace.
  • 17.2WIDE. Way outside off and on a length, Ali leaves it be. Wided.
  • 17.1Wide and on a good length, Ali looks to slash this one away but misses.
  • Hasan Ali comes out now! Can he help his side over the line?
  • 16.6OUT! CAUGHT! Faheem loses his wicket now and also at a crucial stage. Miller gets another catch. Bjorn Fortuin goes fuller and outside off, Ashraf goes on his knees and looks to slog this one over long on but he does not time it well. This is straight into the bread basket of Miller at long on. Another one falls for the hosts. 28 needed in 18 now. 137/6
  • 16.5Guided to short third man for a single.
  • 16.4SIX! CLOUT! Nawaz takes on Bjorn Fortuin and gets the better of him. Flighted, on off, Nawaz powers this one over long on for a biggie now. Much needed for Pakistan. 29 more needed now.
  • 16.3On off, played towards mid off.
  • 16.2Full toss outside off, worked to square leg for one.
  • 16.1Short, on off, Nawaz punches to point for one run.
  • 15.6Good length, on off, Ashraf looks to push this one away but the ball takes the inside edge and goes to the keeper. 37 needed off the last 4 now. 128/5
  • 15.6WIDE. Full and way too outside off, Ashraf lets it be. Wided.
  • 15.5NOT OUT! Length, slower, on off, Ashraf looks to go big but slices it towards mid on. Luckily for him, it lands safe and the batters come back for the second. The fielder collects and throws it to the keeper who whips the bails off. The third umpire is called for and replays show that Faheem's bat was in.
  • The third umpire is called to check this run out. Looks safe.
  • 15.4Goes for a full and wide ball this time, Ashraf is not able to dig this one out.
  • 15.3SIX! Right in the slot and it is dispatched. Fuller, around off, Ashraf gets his bat underneath the ball and powers this one over long on.
  • 15.2BYE. A slower good length ball outside off, Nawaz looks to swing his blade at this but misses. The keeper spills it and allows the batters to pick up a bye.
  • 15.1Fuller and outside the off pole, Nawaz looks to drive this one but fails to get any bat on this one.
  • 14.6On off, tapped towards point. No run on the last ball. 47 needed in 30 balls now. 118/5
  • 14.5Pushed through mid off for a single, to get off the mark.
  • Mohammad Nawaz comes out now.
  • 14.4OUT! CAUGHT! Miller takes the catch and Shamsi gets his fourth wicket of the game. Full and floated on middle, Ali looks to loft this one over the long on region but he does not get the required elevation on this one. Holes out to David Miller, who takes a good catch. 48 needed in 32 balls.
  • 14.3Shorter, on the pads, Ali tucks this one to deep square leg for a brace. Good running.
  • 14.2Loopy, on off, pushed through mid off for one.
  • 14.1On middle, Ali bunts this one to the long on region for one run.
  • 14.1WIDE. Down the leg side, Ali misses his flick. Wide siganlled.
  • Faheem Ashraf comes out now.
  • 13.6OUT! TIMBER! Now South Africa get the big fish. A very big moment in this game and Azam walks back. Dwaine Pretorius bowls a good length ball on off and middle, Azam looks to work this one across the line. Misses and the ball says thank you very much before disturbing the castle behind. 53 more needed in 36 balls. 112/4
  • 13.5Short of a length, around off this time too, Azam hooks this one to the deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs.
  • 13.4Punched to the long off region for one by Ali.
  • 13.3Good length and on middle, whipped to wide long on for one now. Good to rotate the strike after two boundaries.
  • 13.2FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries now and Azam is looking very good. On a length and outside off, Azam looks to slash and the ball takes the outer half of the blade and goes over the short third man fielder and into the ropes.
  • 13.1FOUR! Azam continues on his merry way. Slightly short and outside off, Azam crunches this one through backward point and into the ropes.
  • 12.6Around off this time, Azam works this to mid-wicket. One run. 100 up for Pakistan. 100/3
  • 12.5Ali also works this one to long on. Rotates the strike.
  • 12.4Babar bunts this one down towards long on for a single.
  • 12.3Full and loopy on middle, Azam pushes it back to JJ Smuts.
  • 12.2Around off, tapped through point for one more.
  • 12.1Flighted and around off, Azam strokes this one through the cover region for one.
  • 11.6Length, on off, tucked to mid-wicket for just one run. 11 off this over now. 70 more needed in 48 now. 95/3
  • 11.5Pushes this one towards the point fielder.
  • 11.4FOUR! Easy pickings for the skipper now. Another back of a length ball on off, Azam just leans back and powers this one through mid-wicket for back-to-back boundaries.
  • 11.3FOUR! SLAMMED! Class oozing from that shot. Shortish and outside off, Azam goes on his back foot and bangs this one through point.
  • 11.2EDGY. On a length and around off, Ali looks to block this one out but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to third man for one more run.
  • 11.1Short of a length and around off, Babar Azam pulls this one to mid-wicket for one.
  • 10.6Blocks this one to short mid-wicket this time. A good over for the Saffas. 84/3
  • Asif Ali is in now!
  • 10.5OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Shamsi again the man of the moment for South Africa. Bowls this one full and flighted around off, Talat looks to bang this one away but the he misses. The ball does not and goes onto clip the off pole. Talat goes back for just five now. 81 needed in 55 now.
  • 10.4On the off pole agaih, Hussain Talat calls for two as he flicks this to mid-wicket. Gets two runs, in the end.
  • 10.3On off, pushed back to the bowler.
  • 10.2Full, flighted, on the middle pole, Azam clips this one through mid-wicket for one run.
  • 10.1Short and outside off, Hussain Talat slashes this one through point and rotates the strike.
  • 9.6Loopy and on middle, Talat tucks this one through mid-wicket for one run. 85 more needed in 60 balls now. 80/2
  • 9.5On off, pushed to the mid on region for one.
  • 9.4Flat this time, around off, Babar bunts this one to wide long on for a brace.
  • 9.3Flighted on off, Talat comes down the track and looks to go leg side but ends up slicing it towards long off for a single.
  • 9.3Down the leg side, left alone by Hussain Talat. Wided.
  • 9.2On middle, flicked through mid-wicket for a single.
  • 9.1Short and around off, punched to covers.
  • Who's in now? Out comes Hussain Talat.
  • 8.6OUT! Rizwan is a goner. Looked plumb and Pakistan also lose a review now. Full and flighted on the middle pole, Rizwan looks to get low and sweep this one away but seems to have missed it and gets hit on the pads. A loud appeal and the umpire obliges, raising his finger. Rizwan comes across and chats with Babar and takes the review. Ultra Edge shows that there is not bat on this one. Ball Tracker shows that the on-field decision will be the right one. 73/2
  • Pakistan review as Rizwan has been adjudged out by the on-field umpire for lbw. The decision will stay as this one was plumb.
  • 8.5Around off, guided to short third man for a single.
  • 8.4SIX! Majestic hit by the skipper. Wonderful hitting. Flighted and on off, Azam sends it back where it came from, over long on for a biggie.
  • 8.3On off, kept out.
  • 8.2On off, Rizwan looks to slam this one away but the ball takes the inside edge, hits the keeper's pad and goes to the leg side for one run.
  • 8.1Short and on the pads, Azam pulls this one to the deep square leg region for a single.
  • 7.6Floated on off, Rizwan works this one to short third man. 101 needed in 72 balls. 64/1
  • 7.5Loopy and around off, Azam works this one through long off for a single.
  • 7.4Taps the next delivery to the off side for a quick single.
  • 7.3FOUR! Well played by Rizwan. Flighted, around off, Rizwan gets down and drags his sweep through square leg into the ropes now.
  • 7.2Floated and around off, worked to the wide long off region for one.
  • 7.1Flighted around off, played towards covers.
  • 6.6Loopy and on leg, Rizwan looks to work this to the leg side but misses and the ball goes to the keeper. 57/1
  • 6.5Floated and on leg, Azam flicks to short fine leg for a single.
  • 6.4FOUR! Azam is underway now. Drags this one short and on middle, Babar Azam swivels and hooks this one to the deep square leg fence for a boundary.
  • 6.4WIDE. Slips this one down the leg side, Azam lets it be. Wided.
  • 6.3Around the off pole, played towards mid off.
  • 6.2On middle, kept out.
  • 6.1OUT! TIMBER! Shamsi strikes and this opening stand has been broken. Flighted around off, the ball spins back in as Ali looks to push this one away. Goes through the gap between bat and pad and into the stumps behind. Babar Azam comes out now.
  • 5.6Fuller and on middle, Rizwan whips this through mid-wicket again for a brace. 50 up for Pakistan. 52/0
  • 5.5FOUR! Shortish around off, Rizwan jumps on this one and cracks this one through mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 5.4On off, pushed to covers for one.
  • 5.3Around off, chopped to point for a quick single.
  • 5.2On off, pushed to right of extra cover for no runs this time.
  • 5.1Comes down the track and punches this one to covers for a single.
  • 4.6On a good length and on off, Rizwan looks to flick this one to the leg side but the ball takes the outside edge and goes to short third man. 123 more needed in 90 balls. 42/0
  • 4.5SIX! Rizwan, you beauty! In some form is this man! A length slower ball on off, Rizwan smokes this one over the deep mid-wicket fence this time.
  • 4.4Ali works this one towards point for a single now.
  • 4.3On the pads, Ali looks to flick but misses and this one comes off the pads to the keeper.
  • 4.2FOUR! Beautiful stroke. On a good length and around off, Ali works this one nicely towards the mid off region and past the man there into the ropes downtown.
  • 4.1Length, around off, pushed to mid on for a quick single.
  • 3.6SIX! What a way to finish the over. Length and on middle, Ali gets low and bangs this one way over the deep square leg fence for a maximum. 135 more needed in 96 balls. 30/0
  • 3.5Around off, length, Ali ends up chipping it towards the mid off region.
  • 3.4Drops this one towards the mid-wicket region for a quick single.
  • 3.3SLASH AND A MISS! On a good length outside off, Rizwan looks to slam this one away but does not connect bat with ball.
  • 3.2Yorker on middle, Rizwan pushes this to mid on again.
  • 3.1Short of a length, on off, Ali pushes this one towards mid on for a quick single.
  • Andile Phehlukwayo coming on to bowl now.
  • 2.6Comes down the track and tucks this one towards mid-wicket for a single. 143 more needed for Pakistan. 22/0
  • 2.5On off, pushed to covers for a single.
  • 2.4SIX! SMACKED! Now he connects! Flighted and around off, Rizwan skips down the track and lofts this one with power over the long off fence for a biggie.
  • 2.3Tossed up and outside off, Rizwan looks to bring out the broom again but fails yet again.
  • 2.2SWEEP AND A MISS. Flighted and outside off, Rizwan looks to sweep but misses.
  • 2.1Short, around off, punched to the cover region.
  • JJ Smuts to bowl now.
  • 1.6On a good length and on middle and leg, Ali looks to slog this one across the line but he does not connect bat with ball. 14/0
  • 1.5Slower good length ball on off, Haider Ali looks to cut this one but the ball takes the bottom edge and bounces next to the sticks.
  • 1.4Around off, on middle, Ali pushes it to mid on.
  • 1.3Length, on off, Rizwan taps this one to covers for a single.
  • 1.2FOUR! Top stroke. Good length and around off this time, Rizwan waits for it and then slashes this one through backward point to find the fence again.
  • 1.1MISFIELD AND FOUR. Poor from Andile Phehlukwayo and he should have done better. A good length ball on off, Rizwan works this one towards mid on where Andile misfields and the ball goes to the ropes.
  • Who will bowl from the other end? It will be Dwaine Pretorius.
  • 0.6Flighted around off, eased to long off for a single. 5/0
  • 0.5Short, around off, punched off the lower half of the blade towards point.
  • 0.4FOUR! Cracking way to start the run chase. Full, floated and on the middle pole, Rizwan comes down the track and heaves this one over the mid on region and it bounces once and goes past the ropes.
  • 0.3Short and outside off again, Rizwan slashes this one to point once more.
  • 0.2Flat, outside off, slashed to the point region.
  • 0.1Very close. Short and around off, Rizwan looks to cut this one away but the ball takes the inside edge and bounces over the off stump and goes to the keeper.

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