Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20 2019 Highlights: SA win by 6 runs
Captain Faf du Plessis (78) and Riaz Hendrix (74) and after that, thanks to the spectacular fielding of David Miller (4 catches and 2 runs out), South Africa, in the first T20 match, Beat by the run. This is the first defeat of Pakistan after successfully pursuing the target in 11 consecutive matches. With the win, South Africa has made a 1-0 lead in the three-match T-20 series.
On Friday night, World number one team Pakistan, in T20, won the toss and invited the hosts to bat first. South Africa lost the wicket of Gihahn Cloete (13) on his maiden wicket of 26 runs. After this, Captain Faf du Plessis and Hendrix put the team in a strong position with a 131-run partnership for the second wicket. Plessis hit six fours and four sixes in 45 balls, while Hendrix scored eight boundaries and two sixes in 41 balls.
Usman Shenwari took three wickets for Pakistan, while Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf took one wicket each.
Pakistan misses target
After chasing the target of 193 runs from South Africa, the Pakistan team reached close to the target despite losing the wickets at regular intervals but remained six runs away from the target.
On Pakistan’s captain Shoaib Malik, he tried to fight the match by making 49 runs in 31 balls with the help of five fours and a six, but he could not win his team. Apart from Malik, Hussein Talat (40), Babar Azam (38), Asif Ali (13) and Hasan Ali (11) were the other contributors. For South Africa, Burren Hendrix, Chris Morris, and Tabrez Shamsi took two wickets each, while Andy Fehlukuyo took one wicket.
Miller Man of the Match for Outstanding Fielding
A saying in cricket is famous – hold the catch, win a match. While converting this proverb, David Miller presented a spectacular fielding specimen. After failing in bowling and batting, they only made a return to the field in Africa by their superb fielding. He also carried out four catches and scored two batsmen out. He was awarded Man of the Match award for his outstanding performance.