1st T20I (N), Lahore, Feb 11 2021, South Africa tour of Pakistan
(20 ov, target 170)166/6
Pakistan won by 3 runs
Player Of The Match
104* (64)
end of over 2015 runs
SA: 166/6CRR: 8.30 
Bjorn Fortuin17 (9)
Dwaine Pretorius15 (6)
Faheem Ashraf 3-0-37-1
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-37-0

Mohammad Rizwan is named Player of the Match. Apologies folks but my Urdu translating skills are a bit rusty! So that's it from us for today. Come back on Saturday for the second match to see if South Africa can level things up in this three-match series. For Alan Gardner, I'm Peter Della Penna. Take care!

Presentation time. Here's South Africa captain Heinrich Klassen: "I'm a little bit disappointed about the result. I think the lack of batting intensity for four overs there in the middle cost us a little bit. It doesn't help if you get a guy that bowls three overs for two wickets and four runs, that doesn't help you chasing 180. The intensity needs to lift there in the middle (overs) and we'll see if we can get it right in the second game."

9.49 pm So Rizwan's brilliance with the bat was matched by his bold instincts in the field with the spectacular runout of Hendricks. Unsung hero today is Usman Qadir. South Africa looked like they were in a strong position early in the chase before his spell of 2 for 21 (was 2 for 4 at one stage) turned things around in the field for the home side.

Umar: "Man of the match should be Harris Rauf's shoulder. Saved 3 runs. Won them the match!"

Faheem to Fortuin, 2 runs

in the slot on leg stump, he got the length he needed to launch it over midwicket but instead he scuffs this flicking it to deep backward square. Fielder could have let it go over the rope for a one-run win but puts in the effort to flick it back and it's relayed in for a single. Faheem makes it interesting but is able to defend 18 (barely) off the final over to clinch a three-run Pakistan win!

Six to win now.

Faheem to Fortuin, FOUR runs

premeditates the scoop once again and times it perfectly over short fine leg. Got the length he needed from Faheem pitching it full and wide on fifth stump.

Two boundaries needed in some form.

Faheem to Pretorius, 1 run

knee high full toss on fourth stump, could easily have gone for six but he flubs this trying to muscle it straight down the ground and it bounces well short of long-off.

Faheem to Pretorius, SIX runs

slower ball lands full on the legs, keeps the hands back to chip this with a sand wedge over long-on. Didn't even follow through but he's timed this incredibly well.

Faheem to Fortuin, 1 run

pinpoint yorker on middle and leg, toe-jammed out toward long-on.

Faheem to Pretorius, 1 run

in the slot on fourth stump, slams a flat drive to long-off.

end of over 1910 runs
SA: 151/6CRR: 7.94 RRR: 19.00
Bjorn Fortuin10 (6)
Dwaine Pretorius7 (3)
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4-0-37-0
Haris Rauf 4-0-44-2

19 needed off the last over and Faheem takes the ball back after relaying the last delivery in off the rope.

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Fortuin, 2 runs

full and wide, drives hard at this toward extra cover, Faheem makes a clumsy and theatrical dive to knock this back in to keep it to two.

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Fortuin, FOUR runs

yorker lands on off stump at 146 kph, Fortuin tries to jam this out in defense but it comes off the edge (and perhaps may have even shaved off stump as well!) before skittling to the third man rope. Definitely wasn't an intentional shot, not played with an open face by any means.

Yousuf Khan: "The way shaheen recovers every time he is hit for a boundary is simply just amazing. Shows how fast he has matured as a bowler. A bit of a lesson for rauf to learn."

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Fortuin, no run

slower bouncer over off stump, Fortuin shuffles across trying to ramp this over the keeper but misses.

James : "Bit harsh to call 17.4 a drop. Haris was in his follow through, and the ball was smashed back at him. I think his shoulder saved 3 runs (and his pearly whites!)." If it comes off the body, that makes it a drop in my book! No mercy!

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Fortuin, no run

slower ball lands on a good length outside off, way out in front of a leg side heave.

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Fortuin, FOUR runs

full and wide, Fortuin drives hard at this aiming for mid-on, thick edge flies over short third man and races downhill to the rope.

Shaheen Shah Afridi to Fortuin, no run

wide yorker on fifth stump, Fortuin tries to jam this out but misses.

Shaheen continues around the wicket.