Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | SA: 141/9 (28 runs required, RR: 7.05)

  • Chris Morris55 (29b)
  • Tabraiz Shamsi0 (1b)
  • Shaheen Afridi4-0-23-1
  • Faheem Ashraf4-0-38-2

9.34pm Pakistan wrap up a 27-run consolation win at the end of what has been a challenging tour. They weren't quite at their best with the bat tonight, but Pakistan showed their class with the ball once again to secure victory. After dominating the Test series and edging to a 3-2 win in the ODIs, South Africa have wrapped up a 2-1 series win over the world's No. 1 ranked T20 side. They have also blooded some exciting new talent, and there is plenty of healthy competition as the hosts build towards their World Cup campaign. Chris Morris 2 wickets and unbeaten fifty today, while not enough to secure a win, will do his own case no harm. Pakistan will also leave South Africa with plenty of lessons learned. Babar Azam's undeniable talent continues to develop, while Pakistan have a star in the making in Shaheen Shah Afridi.

"So Pakistan wins the series by 14 runs on total runs scored....right?" -- Wehaaj, I've got some bad news. No.

Nomo Rupani: "@Arslan Satti - agree that Babar has been a revelation. I don't want to sound negative, but he scored a 69, 71, 72, 90 on the tour - could have scored a century on each occasion but didn't. I hope that changes on his next tour."

David De Villie: "Morris for man of the match, 4 overs, 2 wickets at an economy of 6.75 and a 55*"

faheem : "what about t20 ranking now? " -- Before today's game, Pakistan were on 134 points, followed by India (125) and South Africa (120). After the defeat, Pakistan drop to 133 points but still stay first. South Africa, though, jump to 122 points.

Raja T: "@Nomo Rupani: Totally agree, he needs to convert these scores to big ones. Once he crosses 50, his batting average is achieved and he thinks his job is done. That has been the problem with batsmen from Pakistan all along. Wonder this will change"

"A win is something that always gives you satisfaction," says Shoaib Malik. "When you enter the dressing room there are some smiling faces. Youngsters have learned a lot from this tour, but in those crunch positions we broke and that's where we need to improve. If we look at all three games, we could have won in the first two but these things happen in cricket. The thing is how you come back from it, and if you get the same thing in future, how you handle crunch situations. Afridi is a remarkable find from Pakistan. He's got talent and he's improving day by day. Having him in our team is a great sign. Pace bowlers keep coming and winning games for us, and we want batsmen to do the same. Babar Azam has performed consistently, and we need more batsmen to perform consistently abroad. It's not just about getting chances, but about developing your game. I would like to congratulate the South African team for winning all three series."

Shadab Khan is the Player of the Match. "It's been a good tour, competitive cricket, and a learning process. It's good for us," he says.

David Miller is the Player of the Series. "We came out and showed our class in all three formats. Tonight was a disappointing result, but really chuffed with a series win. Captaincy was really enjoyable. It tested me a bit, but the guys made it easy. I was supported by management and players. You always look at where you go wrong or right, and there are things I can do differently. Hopefully I learn from those things. Guys have really put their hands up to compete against the best T20 team in the world, and beaten them as well. There is a lot of depth in South African cricket."

South Africa assemble for a team photograph as they lift the series trophy, and that brings our coverage of this game, and this series, to an end. Read Danyal Rasool's match report for a closer look at all of tonight's action. We hope you've enjoyed our commentary as much as we've enjoyed bringing it to you. From Sreshth Shah, and from myself Liam Brickhill, it's goodbye and smell you later!

19.6
0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, no run, Afridi ends the tour with a yorker on off stump that Morris digs out to point, and that's that!
19.5
6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, SIX runs, a maiden T20I fifty for Chris Morris and he gets it with another massive hit down the ground. Great knock, but not enough to turn the game
19.4
6
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, SIX runs, heaved onto the grass banks! Morris eyes up a full ball in his half and sends it into the crowd beyond midwicket
19.3
0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, no run, a slice drive sends the ball bouncing out to deep cover, but Shamsi doesn't want the strike
19.2
0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, no run, canny slower ball from Afridi, and it has the beating of Morris outside off stump
19.1
0
Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, no run, Afridi drops a caught and bowled chance! This should have been the end. Morris almost swung himself off his feet trying to hit this over the rope, but top edged the shot. Afridi got under it himself, but the ball just popped out

Last over coming up, and Afridi will bowl it. Morris wants **checks notes** 40 from the final 6 deliveries of Pakistan's tour

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 129/9 (40 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.78, RRR: 40.00)

  • Tabraiz Shamsi0 (1b)
  • Chris Morris43 (23b)
  • Faheem Ashraf4-0-38-2
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-27-3

Arslan Satti: ""All is well if it's end well." it's been hallmark of Pakistan cricket for while now. But having said that one good thing that comes out of this series is Babar Azam! Talent was there, no doubt but still there were some critics out there, of his test batting prowess or his limited over strike rate and I think he has proved himself to those of he ever needed to. "

18.6
0
Faheem Ashraf to Shamsi, no run, Faheem aims for another yorker, but it slips out as a low full toss that Shamsi nudges into the leg side

Slip and short leg come in for Shamsi

Asim: "I know a boy from gully cricket who was hit by 75 runs in an over.. can you believe it. SA needs him " -- I cannot

18.5
W
Faheem Ashraf to Sipamla, OUT, Faheem's yorker is too good for Sipamla and he's out to the very first ball he faces in international cricket. Full, straight, and the stumps are rattled. Pakistan close in on a consolation win

L Sipamla b Faheem Ashraf 0 (5m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, 1 run, another fine yorker from Faheem, and Morris angles his jab down on it to find a single to cover
18.3
2
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, 2 runs, clubbed out through midwicket, but along the ground as once again it's very full and Morris can't get under it. He calls immediately for two to get back on strike

Qaiser Abbas: "South Africa needs Shanwari here badly "

18.2
0
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, no run, that's better from Faheem, bustling in and firing in a pinpoint yorker at Morris' toes. All he can do is dig it out
18.1
4
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, FOUR runs, down the ground, one bounce and over the rope, Morris getting a great connection on a full ball

END OF OVER:
18 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 122/8 (47 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.77, RRR: 23.50)

  • Chris Morris36 (19b)
  • Lutho Sipamla0 (0b)
  • Mohammad Amir4-0-27-3
  • Faheem Ashraf3-0-31-1

Shahzad: "@Navjot , guess we ll a programmer to debug it then. "

17.6
1
Mohammad Amir to Morris, 1 run, full, just outside off, and Morris keeps the strike by easing the ball out to the cover sweeper

Rounak: "@Navjot: There's always the second eye! And the third umpire"

17.5
W
Mohammad Amir to Dala, OUT, this time Dala walks across to the off stump and targets the legside boundary with a big heave, but he gets more height than distance and Hasan holds an easy catch in the deep. The ball hit the very bottom of the bat

CJ Dala c sub (Hasan Ali) b Mohammad Amir 5 (12m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

17.4
0
Mohammad Amir to Dala, no run, Dala clears his front leg for a booming drive, but he can't lay bat to ball

Navjot S Bhatia: "Curiosity sake: What happens if a bug enters Umpire's eye and at that very moment theres a close LBW appeal..? Will it be a dead ball or the Umpire can refer it to third Umpire..?" -- or dead bug?

17.3
1
Mohammad Amir to Morris, 1 run, Morris gets agricultural on a full ball from Amir, but it's too close to him to get underneath of and it's just the one
17.2
4
Mohammad Amir to Morris, FOUR runs, well, this new bat does indeed have a middle. Morris spots a long half volley on leg stump and just helps it on its way through square leg
17.1
0
Mohammad Amir to Morris, no run, Morris throws everything into a slog but hits only fresh air as a length delivery bursts past his outside edge

END OF OVER:
17 | 7 Runs | SA: 116/7 (53 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.82, RRR: 17.66)

  • Junior Dala5 (5b)
  • Chris Morris30 (15b)
  • Faheem Ashraf3-0-31-1
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-21-2
16.6
2
Faheem Ashraf to Dala, 2 runs, slugged across the line and out to wide long on, the batsmen hustling a second run
16.5
1
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, 1 run, with a new bat in hand, Morris slices underneath a slog down the ground, but the ball hits the turf in front of the long on fielder as he mistimed it so badly

Morris has called for a replacement bat. The last one just wasn't working for him

16.4
1
Faheem Ashraf to Dala, 1 run, Faheem attacks Dala's leg stump, but he gets enough bat on it to find a single to short fine leg
16.3
1
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, 1 run, Morris bellows in frustration as Faheem feeds him a full one but he can't make anything of it, just the one to long on

There's a short delay as Morris asks the umpire to remove some sort of winged insect from his eye. There are loads of bugs flying around under these lights

16.2
1
Faheem Ashraf to Dala, 1 run, driven through the field, and he finds space for a single

Omar: "I have been commenting for last three years." -- nothing if not persistent

16.1
1
Faheem Ashraf to Morris, 1 run, Faheem fires in a full toss just outside off and Morris swings wildly at it, slicing the ball down to long off on the bounce

Muhammad Kashif: "Why did he leave that ball? Just wack it."

END OF OVER:
16 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | SA: 109/7 (60 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.81, RRR: 15.00)

  • Junior Dala1 (2b)
  • Chris Morris27 (12b)
  • Mohammad Amir3-0-21-2
  • Shadab Khan4-0-34-2

Usman: "In a gully cricket, last match you win means Everything while you lost 4 5 matches back in the day. "

15.6
0
Mohammad Amir to Dala, no run, pushed through on a length outside off, and Dala is in Test mode as he raises his hands high to let the ball through

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st5RR HendricksJN Malan
2nd9HE van der DussenJN Malan
3rd16HE van der DussenH Klaasen
4th36DA MillerHE van der Dussen
5th6HE van der DussenAL Phehlukwayo
6th8CH MorrisAL Phehlukwayo
7th27BE HendricksCH Morris
8th14CH MorrisCJ Dala
9th8CH MorrisL Sipamla
10th12T ShamsiCH Morris