2nd T20I, Johannesburg, April 12, 2021, Pakistan tour of South Africa
(14/20 ov, T:141) 141/4

South Africa won by 6 wickets (with 36 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
20* (10), 3/23 & 3 catches
Pakistan Innings
South Africa Innings
Match Flow
Pakistan  (20 ovs maximum)
c Markram b Linde013000.00
c Markram b Linde812130166.66
b Magala50507850100.00
c †Klaasen b Linde32233260139.13
c Linde b Shamsi1291520133.33
c Linde b Williams510150050.00
c Linde b Williams123302400.00
c †Klaasen b Williams2380066.66
not out 771010100.00
run out (†Klaasen/Magala)4580080.00
not out 00100-
Extras(lb 1, nb 3, w 4)8
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 7.00)140/9
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Mohammad Rizwan, 0.1 ov), 2-10 (Sharjeel Khan, 2.5 ov), 3-68 (Mohammad Hafeez, 10.5 ov), 4-92 (Haider Ali, 12.5 ov), 5-111 (Faheem Ashraf, 16.2 ov), 6-124 (Hasan Ali, 16.6 ov), 7-128 (Babar Azam, 17.5 ov), 8-128 (Mohammad Nawaz, 18.1 ov), 9-139 (Usman Qadir, 19.4 ov)
0.1 to Mohammad Rizwan, Rizwan holes out first ball!!! Not what we're used to seeing from Mo-Rizzy, who usually is content to bed in for the long haul... but he skips down and launches this straight up, to be pouched easily at mid-off! Didn't get to the pitch, was right under the shot, and SA have a wicket straight away. 0/1
2.5 to Sharjeel Khan, miscued hoick and again it's taken on the edge of the ring! Linde hopping about after a second success, again he foxes the opener looking to hit over the top... Not quite full enough, skidding on to hit high up the bat as he sliced across it and sent a simple catch to mid-off. 10/2
10.5 to Mohammad Hafeez, deflected behind, Linde strikes again! Too close to cut and it just tickles Hafeez's outside edge on its way through into the gloves! Three for Linde, Pakistan struggling to break free. 68/3
12.5 to Haider Ali, Haider pays the price for charging down the wicket. Tried to smash him over mid-off, doesn't get to the pitch and skews this over wide long-off. Linde sprints 15 yards in and to his left and pulls off a superb sliding catch.. 92/4
16.2 to Faheem Ashraf, goes short and Faheem tries to flat bat tennis racquet swat this over long-on. Linde is a magnet for the ball out there on the rope and shuffles left to do a bunny hop claiming this three yards in.. 111/5
16.6 to Hasan Ali, full in the slot, Hasan tries to make it three in three over long-off but Linde has a cosmic vortex sucking all catches his way and takes this 5 yards in from the rope. Williams gives Hasan Ali a bye-bye sendoff.... We'll see if things get spicy in the chase from Hasan!. 124/6
18.1 to Mohammad Nawaz, short and wide slower ball offcutter, tries to slap this over point but his timing is off and a thick edge flutters just barely carrying to the captain-keeper.. 128/8
17.5 to Babar Azam, in the slot on off stump, there to smash but Babar swings over the top. All the joy from the fake crowd noise for his 50 moments earlier has been flipped as the fake crowd roars for Magala. What a tremendous turnaround after his nightmarish first over.. 128/7
South Africa  (T: 141 runs from 20 ovs)
c Shaheen Shah Afridi b Hasan Ali15102202150.00
c Faheem Ashraf b Usman Qadir54304373180.00
c Babar Azam b Mohammad Hasnain127730171.42
not out 36213641171.42
c †Mohammad Rizwan b Usman Qadir2660033.33
not out 20101702200.00
Extras(lb 1, w 1)2
TOTAL14 Ov (RR: 10.07)141/4
Fall of wickets: 1-44 (Janneman Malan, 4.3 ov), 2-58 (Wihan Lubbe, 5.6 ov), 3-88 (Aiden Markram, 8.6 ov), 4-92 (Pite van Biljon, 10.2 ov)
5.6 to WJ Lubbe, chipped to mid-on, Lubbe's rubbed out! Fullish, 142kph and he tries to go over the top, but picks out Azam after another breezy cameo. Impassioned celebration from the Pakistan captain, who knows his team need wickets here. 58/2
4.3 to JN Malan, fired in full and flicked leg side.... high and loose, and taken by deep square leg running in! Offcutter does it for Hasan and Pakistan have the breakthrough they needed. Malan foxed this time by the lack of the pace and he holes out. 44/1
8.6 to AK Markram, clumped high but not-so-handsome, taken by long-on running around! Qadir gets Markram, who wasn't going to ease off... Just got enough dip on the legspinner, and Markram's hit came off the toe of the bat. Well held by Faheem. 88/3
10.2 to PJ van Biljon, similar ball this time flighted full on fourth stump, another thin noise on an orthodox sweep that is missed this time and he got a faint nick. Big appeal upheld. It was the cue/toe end of the bat that produced the edge.. 92/4
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  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 7.4 overs (46 balls), Extras 1
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 37 balls (Babar Azam 22, Mohammad Hafeez 27, Ex 1)
  • Over 12.1: Review by South Africa (Bowling), Umpire - AT Holdstock, Batsman - Haider Ali (Struck down - Umpires Call)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (88 balls), Extras 7
  • Babar Azam: 50 off 49 balls (5 x 4)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan - 140/9 in 20.0 overs (Shaheen Shah Afridi 7, Mohammad Hasnain 0)
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 58 runs, 2 wickets)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 5.2 overs (32 balls), Extras 1
  • AK Markram: 50 off 28 balls (7 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 10.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 2
The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
TossPakistan, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Series result4-match series level 1-1
Match numberT20I no. 1146
Hours of play (local time)14.30 start, First Session 14.30-16.00, Interval 16.00-16.20, Second Session 16.20-17.50
Match days12 April 2021 - day (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee