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!
David Miller and Lutho Sipamla's 58-run partnership is SA's highest for the 9th wicket in T20Is, breaking the record of 21 between Johan Botha and Dale Steyn
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."
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...?
crunched on the up to deep point, Pretorius cuts off the four...
oh lordie, that's horrific! The wet ball slips out of his fingers, and barely hits the cut strip on any dimension
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...
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!
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!
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 "
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
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
cracked out to deep point, again aiming wide, forcing the batsman to reach for it, and he does so effectively enough
exceptional bowling! Oh, that's harsh! No stroke offered as Pretorius finds the perfect tram-line cutter, but it's called wide
wide of off stump, and eludes a helicopter wipe of the wrists
28 from 18... Four boundaries breaks the back of it... but who takes them on? Hasan can hit them
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!
shuffling at the crease, opening the face on a full length, poked out to backward point
pongo-ed towards the tea-party at long-on! Too full, straight line, Nawaz decides this one must travel, and it does!
well bowled, a fraction straighter, but outside off in the end, an inside-edged drive with flat feet goes nowhere
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
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
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
|Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore|
|Toss||Pakistan, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Player Of The Series|
|Series result||Pakistan won the 3-match series 2-1|
|Match number||T20I 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 days||14 February 2021 - night (20-over match)|