Despite a worthy unbeaten 29th ton from Hashim Amla and debutant Rassie van der Dussen’s 93 and losing only 2 wickets, South Africa could only manage 266 on the board. The fifth gear was definitely missing in their innings which made the difference in the end as they couldn’t reach 300 even with 8 wickets in hand.
Credit somewhere goes to the Pakistani bowlers as well who bowled in tandem and did not let South African batsmen explode. Pakistan’s chase was led by opener Imam-ul-Haq who kept one end safe with a commendable 86 and got good support in the form of Mohammad Hafeez who struck a valuable 71 of 63 deliveries which included 8 fours and 2 sixes.
Pakistan vs South African Team News
- Both teams might look to tinker a bit with their eleven.
- Pakistan bowlers failed to get wickets at regular intervals, some changes might be in the mind of Pakistan team management
Pakistan vs South African PLAYING 11
PAK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c)
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Imam-ul-Haq, F Zaman
All-rounder – F Ashraf, M Hafeez, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, S Afridi (Doubt: Mohammad Amir)
SA Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – H Klassen
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (c), Reeza Hendricks, David MiIler, Rassie van der Dussen, Hashim Amla (Doubt: Aiden Markram)
All-rounder – Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Duanne Olivier, Imran Tahir (Doubt: Dane Patterson)
Pakistan vs South African SQUADS
Pakistan – Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Shan Masood, Fakhar Zaman, Usman Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Hussain Talat.
South Africa – Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, Dane Paterson, Aiden Markram, Hashim Amla, Dwaine Pretorius, David Miller, Duanne Olivier, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Heinrich Klaasen.