Pakistan defeated South Africa by 33 runs (D/L technique) in yesterday’s (October 3) ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022 Tremendous 12 match on the Sydney Cricket Floor (SCG). With the win, Pakistan saved alive their hopes of creating it to the semi-finals of the match.
Batting first after profitable the toss, Pakistan overcame a poor begin to submit a formidable complete of 185/9. Iftikhar Ahmed (51 off 35) and Shadab Khan (52 off 22) starred in Pakistan’s restoration, including 82 runs for the sixth wicket.
Shadab (2/16) and Shaheen Afridi (3/14) then impressed with the ball as Pakistan held the Proteas to 108/9 after their goal was revised to 142 in 14 overs as a result of a rain interruption.
Pakistan’s batting has not been in nice kind within the ongoing World Cup and so they stumbled once more, dropping 4 wickets inside seven overs. Mohammad Rizwan (4) performed on to Wayne Parnell within the first over. Mohammad Haris, changing Fakhar Zaman, flourished briefly earlier than being trapped lbw by Anrich Nortje for 28 off 11 balls.
One other poor displaying from Pakistan skipper Babar Azam produced six off 15 balls. He fell to Lungi Ngidi, unable to interrupt the shackles. Shan Masood (two) added to Pakistan’s distress, chipping a easy catch off Nortje’s bowling.
The batting facet’s restoration started with a fifth-wicket stand of 52 between Mohammad Nawaz and Iftikhar. The previous contributed a useful 28 as soon as once more, however fell in weird trend, not reviewing an lbw despite the fact that he had hit the bat.
His dismissal proved to be a blessing in disguise, although, as Shadab got here in and took the assault to South Africa’s bowlers. He raced to fifty in solely 20 balls as Pakistan’s innings went into overdrive. The all-rounder slammed three 4 and 4 sixes in his counter-attacking knock. Iftikhar was comparatively sedate, but in addition hit three fours and two maximums.
Chasing 186, South Africa, very like Pakistan, bought off to a disastrous begin. They have been 4 down with 66 on the board by the eighth over. Afridi dismissed Quinton de Kock for a duck and Rilee Rossouw for seven. Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram steadied the South African innings. The Proteas skipper regarded fluent for as soon as.
All of it modified in Shadab’s first over. Bavuma (36 off 19) was caught behind white making an attempt to run the ball to 3rd man, whereas Markram was crushed for tempo and castled. South Africa have been 69/4 when rain halted play within the ninth over. When the match resumed, they wanted 73 off 30 balls.
With David Miller lacking from the line-up, the Proteas couldn’t put up a lot of a problem as Afridi, Naseem Shah and Mohammad Wasim Jr stifled the batters.
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Shadab had a wonderful all-round recreation. His blazing fifty lifted Pakistan to a extremely aggressive complete. With the ball, his two wickets in a single over harm South Africa badly.
Iftikhar got here up with one other mature half-century underneath stress. His partnership with Shadab was match-defining. Throughout Pakistan’s protection, Afridi raised his recreation and picked up three key wickets.
For South Africa, Nortje claimed 4 wickets, though he proved a tad costly. Skipper Bavuma made a formidable begin, however could not keep on.
Shadab was named Participant of the Match for his stellar all-round effort as Pakistan lived to battle one other day.