Skipper Babar Azam scored a compelling century and led the team to mark a last-ball victory. He scored 103 off 104 balls and helped the team to stand tall at 274-7 against South Africa. Rassie van der Dussen scored 123 for South Africa, but his efforts went in vain.
South Africa struggled at first and was reduced to 55-4 before Van der Dussen and David Miller came together on the field. They put a total of 116-run partnership. Miller collected 50 runs off 56 balls. Andile Phehlukwayo and Kagiso Rabada, the next two partners of Van Der Dussen, added 102 more runs to build a target of 273 runs for Pakistan to chase.
Replying to the South African team, Azam and Imam-ul-Haq showcased a 177-run partnership. It was assumed that the pair would take away the game from South Africa’s hand, but Anrich Nortje’s quick wickets put a temporary brake on the Pakistani Cricket Team. Thirty-Three runs for Shadab Khan and Mohamed Rizwan’s forty runs soon put Pakistan back in charge. Now, the team was three runs away in the last over to win. Faheem Ashraf secured the single off a wide delivery and booked the victory.
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