Proteas beat Pakistan in Wanderers T20 to square series

The Proteas have beaten Pakistan in their second T20 at the Wanderers on Monday to square their four-match series at 1-1.

Proteas beat Pakistan in Wanderers T20 to square series

The Proteas have beaten Pakistan in their second T20 at the Wanderers on Monday to square their four-match series at 1-1.

AS IT HAPPENED | PROTEAS V PAKISTAN – 2ND T20

Chasing 141 for victory, the Proteas cruised to victory, posting 141/4 after just 14 overs to win by six wickets.

The third match will take place on Wednesday, 14 April.

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat.

There was confusion when match referee Andy Pycroft announced that South Africa had won the toss and had decided to bat, only to apologise when he picked up the coin and realised that Pakistan captain Babar Azam had called correctly.

Pakistan made two changes from the side that won the first match by four wickets with one ball to spare at the same venue on Saturday.

Batsman Fakhar Zaman was ruled out with an eye allergy and replaced by Sharjeel Khan, while Mohammad Hasnain came in for Haris Rauf in a switch of fast bowlers.

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South Africa were unchanged.

Captain Heinrich Klaasen said he was not too concerned about batting second despite preferring to go in first.

“It gives us more clarity about what we have to score,” he said.

Babar said his objective was simple: to post a big total.

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TEAMS:

South Africa

Heinrich Klaasen (captain, wkt), Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Pite van Biljon, Wihan Lubbe, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi

Pakistan

Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Usman Qadir, Mohammad Hasnain

Umpires: Adrian Holdstock, Bongani Jele (both RSA)

Television umpire: Shaun George (RSA)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)

Source : The South African More