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3rd T20I (N), Centurion, February 06, 2019, Pakistan tour of South Africa
(20 ov, T:169) 141/9

Pakistan won by 27 runs

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Pakistan 168/9(20 overs)
South Africa 141/9(20 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
I. Runs
B. Impact
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
Chris MorrisSA123.8555(29)63.6967.32/272.7256.55
Beuran HendricksSA76.133(6)1.68- 0.24/143.2476.34
Shadab KhanPAK75.0722(8)33.6848.022/342.0627.04
Imad WasimPAK63.319(13)22.7425.331/191.3237.97
Babar AzamPAK45.3223(11)33.5345.32--0
end of over 2012 runs
SA: 141/9CRR: 7.05 
Chris Morris55 (29b 5x4 3x6)
Tabraiz Shamsi0 (1b)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-23-1
Faheem Ashraf 4-0-38-2

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!

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!

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

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

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

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Morris, no run

canny slower ball from Afridi, and it has the beating of Morris outside off stump

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 197 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 129/9CRR: 6.78 RRR: 40.00
Tabraiz Shamsi0 (1b)
Chris Morris43 (23b 5x4 1x6)
Faheem Ashraf 4-0-38-2
Mohammad Amir 4-0-27-3

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. "

Faheem 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

Faheem 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

Lutho Sipamla b Faheem Ashraf 0 (1b 0x4 0x6 5m) SR: 0
Faheem to Morris, 1 run

another fine yorker from Faheem, and Morris angles his jab down on it to find a single to cover

Faheem 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 "

Faheem 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

Faheem 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 186 runs • 1 wicket
SA: 122/8CRR: 6.77 RRR: 23.50
Chris Morris36 (19b 4x4 1x6)
Lutho Sipamla0 (0b)
Mohammad Amir 4-0-27-3
Faheem Ashraf 3-0-31-1

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

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"

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

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

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

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

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 177 runs
SA: 116/7CRR: 6.82 RRR: 17.66
Junior Dala5 (5b)
Chris Morris30 (15b 3x4 1x6)
Faheem Ashraf 3-0-31-1
Mohammad Amir 3-0-21-2
Faheem to Dala, 2 runs

slugged across the line and out to wide long on, the batsmen hustling a second run

Faheem 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

Best performances - batters
CH Morris
55 runs (29)
5 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
17 runs
2 fours1 six
HE van der Dussen
41 runs (35)
2 fours2 sixes
Productive shot
on drive
17 runs
2 fours1 six
Best performances - bowlers
BE Hendricks
Mohammad Amir
Match details
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossSouth Africa, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Shadab Khan
Player Of The Series
South Africa
David Miller
Series resultSouth Africa won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 736
Match days06 February 2019 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
Win Probability
PAK 100%
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Over 20 • SA 141/9

Pakistan won by 27 runs
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