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3rd T20I (N), Lahore, Feb 14 2021, South Africa tour of Pakistan
(18.4/20 ov, target 165)169/6
Pakistan won by 4 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
2/13
mohammad-nawaz
Player Of The Series
197 runs
mohammad-rizwan
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• Firdose Moonda

David Miller fireworks can't save South Africa as Pakistan clinch decider

Pakistan secure clean sweep of trophies after holding nerve in tricky run-chase

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Scorecard summary
South Africa164/8(20 overs)
Pakistan169/6(18.4 overs)

9.45pm So, that's pretty much a wrap from South Africa's tour of Pakistan. It's been a tremendous series of games, thrills aplenty in all formats. From Miller, PDP and Ranjith, thanks for joining us, and see you next time! It's the Pakistan Super League next up, and on this showing, it should be hugely entertaining.

Heinrich Klaasen: "We started with some cowboy cricket and I take full responsibilty for that collapse, Shamsi outstanding with four wickets, good fightback but not enough. [Wet ball] is not an excuse, we've got all the equipment to make it dry and we are allowed to change it."

"We are looking for a specific way to play, bits and pieces in this game so we are going in the right way, we just have to keep fighting, good learning curve for the boys, straight back home to our domestic season."

"Pakistan have been incredible, friendly people, security top-notch, a pleasure to be in their country."

9.37pm Well, South Africa gave it a hell of a shot after their ignoble start to the contest - David Miller's fireworks posted a competitive target of 165, but in the end that problem of nailing your variations in the evening dew proved too much for Phehlukwayo. A clean sweep of trophies for Pakistan, their 100th win in T20Is too, which no other team has yet managed. It's been a tremendous return to top-level international cricket in the country, and that's so great to see. South Africa have played their part in that too, some valiant performances across formats, but in the end it wasn't to be.

Hasan Ali: "I'm very happy with my performance ... pressure.... " [afraid mera Urdu is bahut kamzoor] ... "David Miller can hurt you any time, I really appreciate the way he played ... plans... in tough conditions ... " Well, that's the gist of it, anyway!

Yaseen: "Miller is still the Man of the match for me. He has single handedly made a match out of this decider."

18.4
6
Phehlukwayo to Hasan Ali, SIX runs

waist-high full toss, wasted into the stands! Hasan finishes in style, with a booming pull over midwicket, and Pakistan have held their nerve in a gripping decider!

18.3
4
Phehlukwayo to Hasan Ali, FOUR runs

full length, and a slashed edge over the covers, skims off the dew and over the rope. Pakistan believe now!

Yassir: "It's-5 with snowing outside but my body is numb coz of this batting. Why pakistan Why.... Please win" Chill (literally...), there's no losing from here...?

18.2
1
Phehlukwayo to Nawaz, 1 run

crunched on the up to deep point, Pretorius cuts off the four...

18.2
1w
Phehlukwayo to Nawaz, 1 wide

oh lordie, that's horrific! The wet ball slips out of his fingers, and barely hits the cut strip on any dimension

18.1
1
Phehlukwayo to Hasan Ali, 1 run

slips in a decent delivery in the circumstances, full and straight and dug out back to the bowler. But it's just the last rites from here...

18.1
7nb
Phehlukwayo to Hasan Ali, (no ball) SIX runs

shocker! a waist-high no-ball, hoisted over square leg, and there goes the game! It's a no-ball, a free hit ... everything but the chassis itself has come off for South Africa

Pakistan in the box seat now. Got to be a wicket, or a lot of dots here!

Husain: "Pakistan has won the first 19 overs hands down. Who cares if SA wins one over. " That's the spirit!

end of over 1812 runs
PAK: 149/6CRR: 8.27 RRR: 8.00
Mohammad Nawaz17 (10)
Hasan Ali3 (3)
Dwaine Pretorius 3-0-33-1
Bjorn Fortuin 4-0-30-1
17.6
4
Pretorius to Nawaz, FOUR runs

flogged behind point for a hugely important four! Hits the deck hard and sits up, Nawaz had to wait and wait to time his stroke, and he did so brilliantly, placing it just to the right of the cover sweeper!

17.5
Pretorius to Nawaz, no run

tremendous bowling, a slower ball on a wide line, left alone by Nawaz who is fishing for the wide but doesn't get it this time

Bilal : "Simon on air says pakistan should get home comfortably from here. Does he really not know pakistan?? We are freaking out over here "

17.4
4
Pretorius to Nawaz, FOUR runs

flashed through third man, and there's one of those boundaries! Cleverly played, aimed for yorker, but there's just enough width outside off to open the face and use the pace

17.3
1
Pretorius to Hasan Ali, 1 run

slower ball, and battered through the line towards long-on, gathered on the bounce and it's just another single. Hasan had rather higher ambitions for that one

17.2
2
Pretorius to Hasan Ali, 2 runs

cracked out to deep point, again aiming wide, forcing the batsman to reach for it, and he does so effectively enough

17.2
1w
Pretorius to Hasan Ali, 1 wide

exceptional bowling! Oh, that's harsh! No stroke offered as Pretorius finds the perfect tram-line cutter, but it's called wide

17.1
Pretorius to Hasan Ali, no run

wide of off stump, and eludes a helicopter wipe of the wrists

end of over 179 runs • 1 wicket
PAK: 137/6CRR: 8.05 RRR: 9.33
Mohammad Nawaz9 (7)
Bjorn Fortuin 4-0-30-1
Andile Phehlukwayo 2-0-17-0

28 from 18... Four boundaries breaks the back of it... but who takes them on? Hasan can hit them

16.6
W
Fortuin to Faheem, OUT

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!

Faheem Ashraf c Miller b Fortuin 10 (20m 8b 0x4 1x6) SR: 125
16.5
1
Fortuin to Nawaz, 1 run

shuffling at the crease, opening the face on a full length, poked out to backward point

16.4
6
Fortuin to Nawaz, SIX runs

pongo-ed towards the tea-party at long-on! Too full, straight line, Nawaz decides this one must travel, and it does!

16.3
Fortuin to Nawaz, no run

well bowled, a fraction straighter, but outside off in the end, an inside-edged drive with flat feet goes nowhere

16.2
1
Fortuin to Faheem, 1 run

shaped across the leftie, ends up as a very wide full-toss outside off, but Faheem is already committed to a paddle sweep, deflecting the ball behind square

16.1
1
Fortuin to Nawaz, 1 run

scuffed out to backward point off a full length from round the wicket

Well, this is getting tasty? Where's your money? Apart from behind the sofa with you, of course. 37 from 24 is the requirement as Fortuin returns

end of over 1610 runs
PAK: 128/5CRR: 8.00 RRR: 9.25
Faheem Ashraf9 (6)
Mohammad Nawaz1 (3)
Andile Phehlukwayo 2-0-17-0
Tabraiz Shamsi 4-0-25-4
15.6
Phehlukwayo to Faheem, no run

decent finish, shape back into the left-hander on a full length, snicks the inside edge, on the bounce through to the keeper. Lots of dots means only ten from the over, despite that six

Best performances - batters
David Miller portrait
DA Miller SA
85 runs (45)
5 fours
7 sixes
Control73%
Productive shot
pull
19 runs
1 four
2 sixes
083132717215
Babar Azam portrait
Babar Azam PAK
44 runs (30)
5 fours
1 six
Control83%
Productive shot
pull
13 runs
2 fours
0 six
5118031214
Best performances - bowlers
Tabraiz Shamsi portrait
T Shamsi SA
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
4
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
2W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Zahid Mahmood, player portrait
Zahid Mahmood PAK
O
4
M
0
R
40
W
3
ECO
10
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore
TossPakistan, elected to field first
SeriesSouth Africa tour of Pakistan
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Mohammad Nawaz
Mohammad Nawaz
Player Of The Series
Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan
Series resultPakistan won the 3-match series 2-1
Match numberT20I no. 1122
Match days14 February 2021 - night (20-over match)
T20I debut
Zahid Mahmood
Zahid Mahmood
Umpires
Pakistan Image
Aleem Dar
Pakistan Image
Rashid Riaz
Reserve Umpire
Pakistan Image
Shozab Raza
Match Referee
Pakistan Image
Muhammad Javed