Fakhar Zaman’s century & Babar Azam’s swashbuckling knock guided Pakistan to 28 runs victory in the final ODI on Wednesday. With this spectacular victory, Pakistan won the ODI series with a 2-1 score.
Fakhar Zaman’s century guided Pakistan to a huge total of 320 runs!
The two teams will now face each other in a four-match T20I series which will start on Saturday. Babar Azam’s scintillating knock & Fakhar Zaman’s century helped Pakistan to register a massive total of 320/7 in 50 overs. In response, South Africa could score 292 runs in 50 overs.
Shaheen Afridi scalps the prized wicket of Markram in the 9th Over
Chasing a mammoth total of 321 runs, South Africa got off to a recent start with openers putting forward 54 runs stand. Shaheen Afridi gave Pakistan the first breakthrough. He removed Markram in the ninth over. South Africa was losing wickets at regular intervals & were uncomfortable in the chase of the target. The hosts lost their opener batsmen in consecutive overs as a result South Africa’s innings was wrapped up for 292 runs.
South Africa won the toss & sent Pakistan to bat first. Visitors got off to a solid start as Openers Imam-Ul-Haq & Fakhar Zaman stitched 112 runs solid partnership. Keshav Maharaj removed Imam in the 22nd over but this couldn’t stop them as Pakistan continued scoring runs at a good run rate.
Hasan Ali & Babar Azam helped Pakistan to register a Remarkable Victory!
After 30 overs, Pakistan was 164/1. The visitors were aiming to set up a big total riding on the back of Fakhar Zaman’s century. However, Fakhar got run out on 36th over. The fall of Zaman’s wicket resulted in the collapse of Pakistan’s batting order as Pakistan lost four wickets in just 43 runs. Mohammed Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Faheem Ashraf & Mohammad Nawaz all got dismissed very poorly. But Hasan Ali & Babar Azam steadied Pakistan’s innings by smashing hosts bowlers in the death overs. Hasan hit four sixes while Babar Azam smashed seven fours to guide Pakistan to 320/7 in 50 overs.