Another nail-biting showdown has ended with huge thrills. Every match is a thriller. Most of the matches are going to the last balls. Fans are more than excited. They are cheering hard for their team. On October 27, South Africa and Pakistan locked horns at the MA Chidambaram in Chennai. South Africa is in great form in this tournament. They faced only one defeat in the tournament. On the other hand, Pakistan is losing consecutive matches. That’s tough luck.
Initially, Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first. They didn’t have a good start. Both openers got out quickly. Abdullah Shafique got out on 9 runs. Imam-ul-Haq scored 12 and was dismissed by Marco Jansen. Skipper Babar Azam scored an effective half-century. He scored 50 runs in 65 balls. Saud Shakeel also played well. He scored 52 runs in 52 runs. Shadab Khan played a quick inning of 43 runs in 36 balls.
South African Bowlers performed exceptionally well. Marco Jansen was a terror to the opponent. He picked up 3 wickets and 43 runs. Gerald Coetzee took 2 wickets in 42 runs. Tabraiz Shamsi registered a sensational performance. He picked up 4 wickets in 60 runs. Lungi Ngidi took 1 wicket and 45 runs. They stopped Pakistan in 270 runs.
While chasing the 271 target, South Africa gave a decent start. Temba Bavuma got out on 28 runs in 27 runs. Quinton de Kock scored 24 and 14 balls. Aiden Markram played an amazing innings and missed a century by fate. He got out on 91 runs. The match goes on till the end. But South Africa snatched a narrow win of 1 wicket.
Pakistan bowlers tried extremely well but were not able to be on the winning side. Shaheen Afridi picked up 3 wickets in 45 runs. Haris Rauf picked up 2 wickets in 62 runs. Mohammad Wasim Jr. took 2 wickets in 50 balls. Usama Mir got 2 in 45 runs. Among the entire Pakistani bowling lineup, Shaheen was exceptional. He picked up some crucial wickets in the match.
Marco Jansen comes up at the second position:
It was a classic showdown between South Africa and Pakistan. In that match, Marco Jansen shines bright. He picked up 3 wickets in 43 runs. He got the first success from the South African side. He picked up Abdullah Shafique when he was batting on 9 runs. He got consecutive two wickets for his team. His second wicket was Imam-ul-Haq. The delivery was outside the off-stump, Imam hit that ball and Klaasen was caught from the gully. As his third wicket, Jansen picked up Mohammad Nawaz. His economy rate is 4.78.
Shaheen Afridi comes next:
Pakistan again had hard luck. Again they lost the match against South Africa. But Shaheen Afridi shines the brightest from the Pakistan side. He picked up three wickets in 45 runs. Shaheen got the big wicket of Quinton de Kock when he was on 24 runs. Another big name was waiting for Shaheen. He picked up David Miller as his second wicket. Lastly, he picked Gerald Coetzee in 10 runs. His economy rate in the match is 4.50.
Gerald Coetzee comes up:
South African side dominated Pakistan in the first innings. Gerald Coetzee was one of them. He picked up 2 wickets in the match. His first wicket was Mohammad Rizwan. It was a big success for the team. The second wicket for him was Shadab Khan. he picked Shadab Khan on 43 runs.
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