South Africa win second T20 to level series against Pakistan

By: AFP      Published: 05:42 PM, 12 Apr, 2021
South Africa win second T20 to level series against Pakistan
Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan (L) plays a shot that leads to his dismissal during the second Twenty20 international cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on April 12, 2021. AFP

South Africa levelled their four-match Twenty20 international series against Pakistan with a comfortable six-wicket win in the second match at the Wanderers in Johannesburg on Monday.

Left-arm spinner George Linde and fast bowler Lizaad Williams took three wickets each as Pakistan were restricted to 140 for nine in their 20 overs. Captain Babar Azam made 50 for Pakistan.

Aiden Markram led an aggressive South African reply, hitting 54 off 30 balls, and the hosts romped to victory with six overs to spare.

Cricket: South Africa v Pakistan second T20 scoreboard

Final scores in the second Twenty20 international between South Africa and Pakistan at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Monday.

Pakistan

Mohammad Rizwan c Markram b Linde 0

Sharjeel Khan c Markram b Linde 8

Babar Azam b Magala 50

Mohammad Hafeez c Klaasen b Linde 32

Haider Ali c Linde b Shamsi 12

Faheem Ashraf c Linde b Williams 5

Hasan Ali c Linde b Williams 12

Mohammad Nawaz c Klaasen b Williams 2

Shaheen Afridi not out 7

Usman Qadir run out (Magala) 4

Mohammad Hasnain

Extras (lb1, nb3, w4) 8

Total (9 wkts, 20 overs) 140

Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Rizwan), 2-10 (Sharjeel), 3-68 (Hafeez), 4-92 (Haider), 5-111 (Faheem), 6-124 (Hasan), 7-128 (Babar), 8-128 (Nawaz), 9-139 (Qadir)

Bowling: Linde 4-0-23-3 (1w), Hendricks 4-0-27-0, Shamsi 4-0-22-1, Williams 4-0-35-3, Magala 4-0-32-1 (3nb, 3w)                                    

South Africa

J. Malan c Shaheen Afridi b Hasan Ali 15

A. Markram c Faheem Ashraf b Usman Qadir 54

W. Lubbe c Babar Azam b Mohammad Hasnain 12

H. Klaasen not out 36

P. van Biljon c Mohammad Rizwan b Usman Qadir 2

G. Linde not out 20

Extras (lb1, w1) 2

Total (4 wkts, 14 overs) 141

Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Malan), 2-58 (Lubbe), 3-88 (Markram), 4-92 (Van Biljon)

Bowling: Shaheen Afridi 3-0-30-0, Mohammad Nawaz 3-0-29-0, Mohammad Hasnain 2-0-25-1, Hasan Ali 2-0-16-1 (1w), Usman Qadir 3-0-26-2, Faheem Ashraf 1-0-14-0

Did not bat: A. Phehlukwayo, S. Magala, B. Hendricks, L. Williams, T. Shamsi

Result: South Africa won by six wickets

Series:  The four-match series is tied at 1-1

Toss: Pakistan

Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Bongani Jele (both RSA)

Television umpire: Shaun George (RSA)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

Remaining matches:

April 14, Centurion

April 16, Centurion