Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
64(37) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
2 12 0 9 1 1 14 1
HM Amla
48(40) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 1 6 2 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | SA: 170/4

  • DA Miller22 (13b)
  • JP Duminy47 (26b)
  • Sohail Tanvir3-0-34-0
  • Junaid Khan2-0-29-0

Well, that's it from the presentation. I hope you all enjoyed this contest as much as we did. Heartening to see Pakistan pull through with the victory, and this should bode well for the remainder of the tour as Pakistan gain some much needed momentum. On behalf of Alagappan Muthu and the scorers, this is Rohan Sharma saying good night, and good luck.

Hafeez has also been adjudged both the Man of the Match and Man of the Series for the T20s.

Mohammad Hafeez, Pakistan captain: We have been working really hard, but things were not working for Pakistan. Some kind of luck, some kind of game awareness was missing. I think everyone contribute a lot in this game. We knew we had to win this game to stay positive for the rest of the series, and we did just that. We've been losing the matches which we could easily win, but it was luck or some kind of game awareness. Everyone contributed a lot. Bhatti showed a lot of commitment and has been a good find for Pakistan as well. We were having three senior players not with us with Malik, Razzaq, etc. We had a good meeting with each other to stay positive and do well for Pakistan. It's always great to do well for Pakistan and that I was able to contribute to the victory. Misbah is here and Shafiq is here so hopefully it all remains the same for the ODIs.

Faf du Plessis, South Africa captain: I think we weren't as good tonight in the bowling department as we have before. We made some errors and gave away 20 extra runs and that was the difference. It was a really good wicket, we could see it would be a nice deck. I thought we brought it back nicely in the last four overs, but in the middle we did not bowl to the right plans. We are in a very good place. We are not always going to win and tonight we didn't play our best so Pakistan played better and deserved to win it. Even in the previous victories, we weren't at our best, but we pulled it out. We have tried a few combinations. It is good if we can stick to the same winning combination, but we need to change it up for the T20 World Cup next year.

Mazher Arshad: "STAT: Of the 21 times Pakistan scored 150-plus in Twenty20s, they defended it 20 times. Says a lot about how good their bowlers are!"

Do join us in a few minutes' time for the match presentation.

An excellent final over from Tanvir does the job, and rewards the Pakistani batsmen who put on a good show today, especially when you consider how frail their batting appeared just a couple of weeks back. South Africa seemingly lost their way halfway through this chase, and despite some late-hitting heroics from JP Duminy, the gap was just wide enough for the tourists to take the match. Produced a match that I'm sure the Cape Town faithful will be pleased to have witnessed, which is a welcome change from the rather one-sided contests these teams have offered up in the recent past.

19.6
4
Sohail Tanvir to Miller, FOUR runs, while the result was a four it was again a lovely delivery on off stump as Tanvir does the job to give Pakistan a much-needed victory against South Africa finally. This was drilled to point, but was hit at such a rate of knots that it burst through the hands and went all the way to the boundary. But Pakistan don't mind as they square up the series with South Africa, and go up to fourth place
19.5
2
Sohail Tanvir to Miller, 2 runs, fired in on off this time as Miller can only find point, but when the throw comes in at the non-strikers, with no one backing up, the pair run the extra
19.4
1
Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 1 run, low full toss again as JP only succeeds at drilling straight to Afridi at mid-off. Excellent over so far from Tanvir

Suleman: "Please win it Pakistan..!! close finishes are not sweeter than a win..!!"

19.3
1
Sohail Tanvir to Miller, 1 run, this time fires in a yorker on leg as all Miller can do is whip it off his pads
19.2
1
Sohail Tanvir to Duminy, 1 run, low full toss and slanting away as JP gets his bat on it to guide it in front of point
19.1
1
Sohail Tanvir to Miller, 1 run, starts off with a slower one which Miller, already rushed into his shot, can only French cut it behind for one

Sohail Tanvir to bowl the final over, and will start round the wicket

And all of a sudden South Africa now need 17 to win off the final over. Can they do it, or will Pakistan hold their nerve?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Umar Akmal
64(37) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
2 12 0 9 1 1 14 1
HM Amla
48(40) 5x4 - 0x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 1 1 6 2 4 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

Shahid Afridi
O4.0
M0
R28
W3
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O4.0
M0
R29
W2
Eco7.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF