3rd T20I (N), Lahore, February 14, 2021, South Africa tour of Pakistan
(18.4/20 ov, T:165) 169/6

Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
18* (11) & 2/13
Player Of The Series
197 runs
South Africa Innings
Pakistan Innings
Match Flow
South Africa  (20 ovs maximum)
lbw b Zahid Mahmood27173431158.82
b Mohammad Nawaz2590040.00
c Babar Azam b Mohammad Nawaz16100016.66
b Hasan Ali16111140145.45
c Usman Qadir b Zahid Mahmood013000.00
not out 85457357188.88
c Asif Ali b Usman Qadir036000.00
b Zahid Mahmood910180190.00
b Hasan Ali1012211083.33
not out 810261080.00
Extras(lb 4, w 2)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.20)164/8
Did not bat:
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Reeza Hendricks, 1.5 ov), 2-24 (JJ Smuts, 3.6 ov), 3-41 (Pite van Biljon, 5.6 ov), 4-46 (Heinrich Klaasen, 6.3 ov), 5-46 (Janneman Malan, 6.4 ov), 6-48 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 7.2 ov), 7-65 (Dwaine Pretorius, 10.4 ov), 8-106 (Bjorn Fortuin, 15.1 ov)
1.5 to RR Hendricks, ripping turn! Slowed up his pace a touch at 90 kph slanting this outside leg stump, Hendricks tries to flick this through midwicket but is through the shot early as it straightens sharply. It may have missed leg stump but caromed off the back thigh back onto the stumps.. 10/1
3.6 to JT Smuts, more early turn produces a wicket! Once again a South African batsman is punished for trying to hit against the turn. Nawaz flights this up on a fullish length on middle at 94 kph, but not nearly full enough to go for a slog, it spins sharply to produce a leading skied edge over extra cover. Babar backpedals from the ring to take a simple catch five yards outside the circle.. 24/2
5.6 to PJ van Biljon, slower ball offcutter and Hasan gets his revenge! Just as Hasan Ali released all the pressure with a trio of boundaries, he bounces back with a gem. van Biljon was getting carried away and instead of giving it a front foot defense that it deserved, tried to whip this through midwicket but is beaten by a big gap between bat and pad as the cutter deviates back to pierce leg stump.. 41/3
15.1 to BC Fortuin, 145kph comet from Hasan! Good luck keeping that out! Fortuin is not so fortuinate this time, a pearling inswinging yorker crashes into middle right at the base of the stumps. And that's exposed the folly of South Africa's earlier batting. You can't legislate for those .... 106/8
6.3 to H Klaasen, another wicket falls playing against the turn! South Africa not learning their lessons. Zahid flights this up full on fourth stump, may have been a googly with the extra air. But Klaasen goes to sweep first ball and the extra bounce produces a chance. Short fine leg is perfectly positioned for the top edge. He shuffles left and takes a sliding catch.. 46/4
6.4 to JN Malan, Two in two! Has to be! Topspinner traps him on the crease. Given not out! But after 12 seconds of discussion they go for the review! I thought live this was out. He was hit very deep in the crease in front of middle and leg. Replays show no bat on it and ball-tracking indeed shows three reds ripping out leg stump. Malan got in trouble playing back when he should've been on the front foot for the length this was bowled. Not sure why there was so much reluctance initially to use the review. That was stone dead!. 46/5
10.4 to D Pretorius, honk! That's a slo-mo splatting from Pretorius. Opening his stance, winding into a monstrous yahoo across the line, gentle turn from Zahid, and time almost stood still as the bat and ball passed one another like ships in the night, before the middle stump was thumped three-quarters of the way up. Whoops. 65/7
7.2 to AL Phehlukwayo, wretched shot for the situation. Phehlukwayo slog sweeps to deep midwicket. This was flighted full but on about eighth stump. Phehlukwayo had to reach out a very long way to drag this back to the leg side and tries to muscle this over the man at cow corner but doesn't get the elevation and a simple catch is taken six yards in at head height. Considering the carnage of the last over by Zahid, that is not going to be something Phehlukwayo will be rushing to share on his Instagram stories.. 48/6
Pakistan  (T: 165 runs from 20 ovs)
lbw b Shamsi42304152140.00
b Shamsi15132711115.38
b Pretorius44304051146.66
b Shamsi56120083.33
c Miller b Shamsi78210087.50
c Miller b Fortuin1082001125.00
not out 18112721163.63
not out 2071312285.71
Extras(b 1, nb 1, w 6)8
TOTAL18.4 Ov (RR: 9.05)169/6
Fall of wickets: 1-51 (Haider Ali, 6.1 ov), 2-73 (Mohammad Rizwan, 8.6 ov), 3-84 (Hussain Talat, 10.5 ov), 4-112 (Babar Azam, 13.6 ov), 5-117 (Asif Ali, 14.4 ov), 6-137 (Faheem Ashraf, 16.6 ov)
16.6 to Faheem Ashraf, slogged straight to long-on! Fortuin snags a priceless wicket with the final ball of his spell, sliding across the left-hander, forcing him to over-reach in his bid for a power-hit, and he can't connect properly! Straight down the throat, as this chase see-saws once more!. 137/6
13.6 to Babar Azam, bowled him! Perfection from Pretorius, so full and crucially it tails in late, cramping Babar as he plays across the line and finds the ball is always ahead of his bat! A priceless strike at a crucial juncture. A decent return to form for Babar, but has he left too much for his team-mates?. 112/4
6.1 to Haider Ali, Yikes! You can drive a double-decker through that bat-pad gap! Beautiful flight from Shamsi landing this on a fullish length on fourth stump, the length encourages a drive but it spins sharply back past the bat to clatter into middle stump. Lovely bowling from Shamsi but exposes Haider's technique badly.. 51/1
8.6 to Mohammad Rizwan, oh dear. For as good as Rizwan has been this series, that was a positively dreadful sweep shot, and now an even worse decision to ask for a review. As plumb as it gets. It was a very full delivery on middle, practically a full toss as he tries to sweep a yorker length ball pitched too full for the sweep shot from Shamsi. He plays late and over the top of this, struck on the bottom of the pad just above the boot tongue in front of middle stump. Ball-tracking shows it was ripping out leg stump with a full red. Pakistan lose a review. . 73/2
10.5 to Hussain Talat, too full, too straight, too tricksy off the pitch, and Talat has wafted all around it! Played for the spin, this one zipped through, walloping the off stump and leaving a bigger dent in Pakistan's chase. It might be Babar or bust at this rate .... 84/3
14.4 to Asif Ali, slotted straight to Miller at long-on! Four for Shamsi, and that was like lollipop-stealing! Tossed up, dipping on the toes, confounding an ambitious tonk through the line, never got proper hold of the shot, and a non-starter of an innings has ended.... 117/5
Unlocking the magic of Statsguru
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
  • South Africa innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Over 6.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - Rashid Riaz, Batsman - JN Malan (Upheld)
  • Over 6.6: Review by South Africa (Batting), Umpire - Rashid Riaz, Batsman - AL Phehlukwayo (Upheld)
  • South Africa: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 1
  • South Africa: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (86 balls), Extras 3
  • DA Miller: 50 off 31 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Over 18.4: Review by Pakistan (Bowling), Umpire - Rashid Riaz, Batsman - L Sipamla (Struck down)
  • South Africa: 150 runs in 19.2 overs (116 balls), Extras 6
  • 9th Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (DA Miller 41, L Sipamla 8, Ex 3)
  • Innings Break: South Africa - 164/8 in 20.0 overs (DA Miller 85, L Sipamla 8)
  • Pakistan innings
  • Powerplay: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 51 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Pakistan: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (36 balls), Extras 0
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (Mohammad Rizwan 36, Haider Ali 15, Ex 0)
  • Over 8.6: Review by Pakistan (Batting), Umpire - Aleem Dar, Batsman - Mohammad Rizwan (Struck down)
  • Drinks: Pakistan - 80/2 in 10.0 overs (Babar Azam 19, Hussain Talat 2)
  • Pakistan: 100 runs in 12.6 overs (78 balls), Extras 2
  • Pakistan: 150 runs in 18.0 overs (109 balls), Extras 7
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossPakistan, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Player Of The Series
Series resultPakistan won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1122
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50-21.20
Match days14 February 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
AskESPNcricinfo Logo
Instant answers to T20 questions
Pakistan Innings
<1 / 3>