South Africa Vs Pakistan LIVE SCORE (t20)

South Africa Vs Pakistan At The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, 10 April, 2021

10 April, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

188/6 (20.0 ov)

1st T20I

189/6 (19.5 ov)

Pakistan beat South Africa by 4 wickets

188/6

Overs

20.0

Fours

14

Sixes

10

Extras

1

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Andile Phehlukwayo not out 9 5 1 0
Sisanda Magala not out 9 5 0 1
Bowling 0 M R W
Shaheen Afridi 4 0 45 1
Mohammad Nawaz 4 0 21 2

189/6

Overs

19.5

Fours

25

Sixes

4

Extras

8

Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Mohammad Rizwan (W) not out 74 50 9 2
Hasan Ali not out 9 3 1 0
Bowling 0 M R W
George Linde 3 0 31 0
Lizaad Williams 3.5 0 39 1

Right then. That is all we have from this game. Pakistan would want to continue this form forward, whereas the hosts will look to bounce back in the second game of the series. The second game will be played on Monday, 12th April 2021 at 1430 local (1230 GMT). Make sure you join us for the same. Until then, cheers and take care!

The Pakistani skipper, Babar Azam says that winning the first game gives them confidence and it was a good game and praises Rizwan for his knock. Feels that their bowling was good in the last 5 overs and Rizwan's innings has made the difference and that is why they have won. States that they just wanted to build the momentum, and with Zaman and Hafeez coming on, he and Rizwan could feel free to play their strokes.

Mohammad Rizwan is named the Man of the Match. He says that it was a tricky track. Adds that his partnership with Zaman was crucial for them. Mentions that you face pressure in international cricket and you have to counter it. Further says that they have a lot of power hitters down the order and they did well to support him.

Heinrich Klaasen, the South Africa skipper, says that they were 15 runs short in the end. Adds that Markram and he were going well in the first innings. Mentions that discipline in the field and with the ball cost them today. Further says the bowlers did not execute their plans. Klaasen also says that they messed up in their fielding. Mentions that they need to execute in the second game and they need to have their game plan clear.

Earlier in the day, due to the exploits of Aiden Markram and Klaasen for the hosts, they managed to post a big total of 188. If these two had not performed so well, then South Africa would have finished very poorly with the bat. With the ball for Pakistan, Mohammed Nawaz and Hasan Ali were phenomenal and it is due to their efforts with the ball, and also Rizwan's wonderful show with the bat, that Pakistan head into the 2nd T20I, with a lead to their name.

You can't expect this bowling attack of South Africa to really perform at their highest level, as this was a very inexperienced line-up. They bowled well in patches across the game and applied pressure on the visitors but they could not sustain the same, for long periods of time. Hendricks was the star with the ball, as he got 3 wickets to his name. Even Shamsi bowled well but in the end, they would feel that they missed out here.

Rizwan, Rizwan, RIZWANNN! This run chase was all about him and how many times now have we seen him batting so wonderfully to take Pakistan over the line? This has been another one of those instances. Pakistan started off nicely with Babar and Rizwan playing some good strokes early on. When Babar departed, Zaman and Rizwan stitched a 45-run stand, which was moving along nicely. When Zaman fell, Pakistan kept losing wickets in heaps at one end, it was Rizwan who held the fort at one end and in the end, some great strokeplay from him and some poor death bowling from the hosts, saw the visitors win the first game of the series.

19.5

Low full toss on middle, Ali flicks it through mid-wicket. The batsmen get two runs. The fielder fires a direct hit at the bowler's end and it hits the wickets there and deflected away to the off side. The batsmen were aware and ran across to get the extra run and wrap the game up. PAKISTAN WIN BY 4 WICKETS! 189/6

19.4

Full and outside off, Ali looks to go over long off but mistimes it. It goes towards mid off where Hendricks tries to go for the catch but the ball goes beyond him. The batsmen get two runs.

19.3

EDGY FOUR! Not the best shot but it is the result that matters and it is a boundary! Full on off, Ali looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It goes over short third man for a boundary.

19.2

OUT! BOWLED! Williams gets his first wicket and breaks the partnership! Good length delivery on middle, Ashraf looks to go big but misses it and gets bowled. Williams doing well to take a wicket here. Also, a dot ball. 9 needed off the last 4 balls now.

Who will come out now? It is Hasan Ali!

19.1

DROPPED! Full on middle, Ashraf lofts it over mid on but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards long on where Lubbe tries to take the catch but spills it. Two runs taken. 9 needed off the last 5 balls.

18.6

Full on middle, Ashraf drives it through mid on for a single. 11 needed off the last 6 balls. 178/5

18.5

Full on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

Who will bowl the all important last over? Looks like it will be Lizaad Williams, who is tasked with the responsibility. Can he defend the 11 runs?

18.4

Good length delivery on middle, Ashraf looks to pull but gets an inside edge. It goes towards square leg. The batsmen cross ends.

18.3

Yorker on middle, Ashraf does well to dig it out.

18.2

FOUR! Nicely played! Length delivery on leg, Ashraf flicks it past short fine leg for a boundary. 8 runs off the first 2 balls! Another over which starts off well for Pakistan!

18.1

FOUR! Poor delivery from Magala! Low full toss outside off, Ashraf smashes it over covers for a boundary. Looking to bowl the yorkers and the South African bowlers are ending up bowling full tosses. Poor stuff!

17.6

Good length delivery on off, Rizwan looks to play the paddle scoop but gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes safely towards the keeper. Pakistan need 22 runs in 12 balls! 167/5

Change. Sisanda Magala to bowl the penultimate over. Can he bowl a good over here?

17.5

Full delivery outside off, Ashraf drives it through mid off for a run.

17.4

Full toss on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

17.3

FOUR! Poor bowling from Hendricks! Low full toss on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 14 off the first 3 balls and is this the over, which turns the tide in the favor of Pakistan?

17.2

SIX! That is clobbered! High full toss again on middle, Rizwan smashes it over mid-wicket for a maximum. 10 runs off the first 2 balls and this is exactly the start that Rizwan would have wanted to this over.

17.1

FOUR! That is smashed! Full toss on off, Rizwan lofts it over mid off for a boundary. What a wonderful way to start the over here.

16.6

SIX! That is hammered! Full on middle, Ashraf lofts it over long on for a biggie. What a way to end the over! 14 runs off the over and Pakistan need 38 off the last 3 overs! 151/5

16.5

Length delivery on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

16.4

Full delivery on middle, Ashraf pushes it towards long on for a single.

16.3

Full toss on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.

16.2

Full and outside off, Ashraf pushes it through covers for a single.

16.1

EDGY FOUR! Good length delivery outside off, Ashraf looks to go big but gets an outside edge. It flies over third man for a boundary. Pressure first up on the young man!

15.6

Short delivery outside off, Rizwan cuts it to point. A very good over, this one, as Beuran Hendricks only concedes 5 runs and snares 2 wickets. 52 needed off the last 24 balls. 137/5

15.5

Yorker on middle, Rizwan does well to dig it out.

15.4

Length delivery on middle, Ashraf pushes it through mid on for a single.

15.3

FOUR! Ashraf denies Hendricks the hat-trick! Short delivery on middle, Ashraf pulls it over mid-wicket for a boundary.

15.2

OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Two-in-two for Hendricks! Nawaz goes back for a golden duck too! Good length delivery outside off, Nawaz looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards the keeper where Klaasen takes a comfortable catch. Hendricks has a Hat-trick coming up..

Beuran Hendricks is on a Hat-trick and it is Faheem Ashraf who will be facing the ball now.

15.1

OUT! LBW! Hendricks gets his second wicket! Full toss on middle, Ali looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw and the umpire raises his finger. Haider Ali reviews it. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat. Ball Tracker shows that it is three reds. So, Haider Ali has to walk back and Pakistan lose the review. Haider was looking dangerous but his innings has been cut short.

Mohammad Nawaz is the new man in.

DRS time! Is that the end of Haider Ali's innings? The on-field umpire gives it out for LBW, but he has a chat with Rizwan and goes for the review! Ultra Edge shows no bat. Ball Tracker rolls in and THREE REDS! Ali is done for the night!

Change. Beuran Hendricks comes back on. 2-0-11-1 so far.

14.6

Length ball on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a couple. Pakistan need 57 runs in 30 balls! 132/3

14.5

Full on middle, Haider slogs it towards mid-wicket for a single.

14.4

FOUR! Excellent shot! Short delivery outside off, Ali cuts it over point for a boundary.

14.3

BEATEN! Good length delivery outside off, Ali looks to guide it, to the off side but misses it.

14.2

FOUR! That is smashed! Full delivery on off, Ali lofts it over covers for a boundary.

14.1

Length delivery on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

14.1

WIDE! Phehlukwayo bowls it down the leg side, Rizwan looks to flick again but misses it.

14.1

WIDE! Down the leg side, Rizwan looks to flick but misses it.

13.6

Flighted delivery on middle, Rizwan sweeps it through square leg for a run. 118/3

13.5

On off, Ali pushes it towards covers for a single.

13.4

FOUR! Nice use of the feet! Tossed up delivery on off, Ali comes down the track and lofts it over mid off for a boundary.

13.3

Flighted ball on middle, Rizwan flicks it through square leg for a single.

13.2

Floated delivery on middle, Ali looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards the leg side. The batsmen take a leg bye.

Haider Ali is the new man in!

13.1

OUT! STUMPED! This is another big wicket as Hafeez has been on fire lately and at an important junction in the game too! Shamsi gets his second wicket! Googly on off, Hafeez comes down the track and looks to go big but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where Klaasen takes the bails off. Replays show that Hafeez was nowhere near his crease. Shamsi is very pleased and he celebrates this wicket with a lot of excitement.

12.6

A slower full length ball outside off, Rizwan swings his blade at this but he misses. 79 more needed in 42 balls. 110/2

12.5

Fuller on middle, slogged to long on for a single.

12.4

Could have been a run out but a poor throw means that both the batters survive. On a good length and around off, Mohammad Hafeez lofts this one over the cover region. They take one and there is some hesitation, whether they should go for the double. In the end, they go for it and the throw comes to the keeper's end, but it was wayward. Two.

12.3

Shortish and around off, pulled to the deep mid-wicket region. They take a single but want two. They see the fielder charging in and looking to release the ball and so, settle for one.

12.2

A slower length ball on middle, Hafeez chips this one over mid-wicket for an easy single.

12.1

On a good length and around off, Hafeez lofts this one over the cover region, for a couple.

Andile Phehlukwayo is on.

11.6

Tossed up and on middle, swept away hard to the deep mid-wicket region for one. 86 more needed in 48 balls. 103/2

11.5

On off, tapped to point.

11.4

Fifty for Mohammad Rizwan! You need your openers to fire and Rizwan has done just that. Will want to stay there till the end and hope that he can chase the total down. Shortish on middle, pulled to deep square leg for one.

11.3

Wonderfully bowled! Tosses this one up and lands it on middle, Rizwan goes back and opens up his stance as he looks to play this one through mid-wicket but the ball spins away and goes past the outside edge into the keeper's mitts. A smile exchanged between Rizwan and Tabraiz Shamsi.

11.2

Shortish and on middle, Hafeez goes back and works this one through mid-wicket. A single.

11.1

On off, pushed to covers.

10.6

FOUR! Rizwan ends the over well. A very good over for Pakistan, 14 off this one. Shortish and around off, MR goes back and pulls this one with venom, through mid-wicket. 100/2

10.5

Loopy on middle, worked through mid-wicket for one.

10.4

FOUR! Hafeez gets off the mark, right on the first ball. Gets a boundary too. Quicker through the air and around off, Hafeez slaps this one behind point and the ball runs away to the ropes, and beats the fielder in the deep, to his left.

10.3

On middle, worked to the on side for a single.

10.2

FOUR! CHEEKY! That was so smart. Used Linde's pace and grabbed a boundary. Shortish and around off, Mohammad Rizwan waits for the ball to come onto him and then he guides it late, past the short third man fielder.

10.1

Skips down the track and pushes this one to the cover region.

Mohammad Hafeez comes out now.

9.6

OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent catch by Janneman Malan! Flighted delivery on middle, Zaman plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket but does not get the timing on it. It goes towards the fielder where Malan takes the catch but he crosses the ropes. He releases the ball and jumps over the ropes and then does well to come back and take the catch. It is a stunning catch from him. 86/2

9.5

SIX! That is hammered! Tossed up delivery on middle, Zaman plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a biggie.

9.4

Googly on off, Rizwan comes down the track and looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards covers. The batsmen cross ends.

The on-field umpires want to have a look if Janneman Malan took the catch cleanly. It looks clean as they have a look. After a couple of seconds, OUT reads the big screen.

9.3

Floated ball on middle, Zaman sweeps it through square leg for a single.

9.2

Flighted delivery on off, Rizwan pushes it towards covers for a single.

9.1

FOUR! Nicely swept! Tossed up delivery on middle, Rizwan plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary. A good start to the over.

8.6

BEATEN! Short delivery outside off, Zaman looks to play an upper cut but misses it. 116 more needed from 66 balls. 73/1

8.5

Full delivery on middle, Rizwan sweeps it through square leg for a run.

8.4

Full on middle, Zaman drives it through mid on for a single.

8.3

Back of a length on off, Zaman guides it to point.

8.3

WIDE! Short and wide outside off, Zaman leaves it alone.

8.2

Full delivery on middle, Rizwan drives it through mid on for a single.

8.1

NOT OUT! Zaman is safe! Full on middle, Rizwan drives it back towards the bowler where Magala tries to stop the ball but gets a hand to it. It goes past his hand and hits the stumps at the other end. Magala appeals and it is referred upstairs. Replays show that Zaman did well to stay inside his crease.

8.1

WIDE! Short delivery down the leg side, Rizwan looks to pull but misses it.

The third umpire is called for, to check this run out appeal! The bat is down, as the lights of the bails light up. Zaman is not going to go back!

7.6

On off, Zaman punches it to covers. A good start by TS. Just 6 runs from the over. 68/1

7.5

Full on middle, Rizwan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

7.4

FOUR! That is hammered! Flighted delivery on middle, Rizwan plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary.

7.3

Floated delivery on leg, Rizwan looks to flick but gets hit on the pads. It goes towards the leg side.

7.2

Loopy delivery on off, Zaman punches it through covers for a single.

7.1

Short delivery on off, Zaman pushes it to point.

6.6

Loopy delivery on off, Zaman punches it through point for a single. 62/1

6.5

FOUR! Nice shot! Floated delivery on middle, Zaman plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket for a boundary. Zaman is having some fun out there now. His 3rd boundary of the over.

Tabraiz Shamsi to roll his arm now!

6.4

On off, Zaman pushes it to covers.

6.3

FOUR! Consecutive boundaries from Fakhar Zaman! Short again and outside off, Zaman cuts it hard again through point for a boundary. This one was even better than the one, on the last ball.

6.2

FOUR! Cracking shot! Short delivery on off, Zaman cuts it through point for a boundary.

6.1

Tossed up delivery on off, Rizwan pushes it towards point for a single.

5.6

Full on leg, Zaman looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. It goes towards short fine leg. End of the Powerplay! PAKISTAN ARE AT 48/1 AFTER 6 OVERS! 48/1

Change in bowling. George Linde comes back into the attack. Gave just 3 runs off his 1st over.

5.5

FOUR! Excellent shot! Short and outside off, Zaman cuts it over point for a boundary. Gets his first boundary of the game.

5.4

Yorker on off, Rizwan digs it out towards the off side for a run.

5.3

Back of a length on middle, Zaman flicks it through square leg for a single.

5.2

Full and outside off, Zaman hits it to mid off.

5.1

Length delivery on middle, Rizwan flicks it through square leg for a single.

4.6

Back of a length on off, Zaman pushes it back towards the bowler. 41/1

4.5

OUT! CAUGHT! Hendricks gets the breakthrough and this is the big, big wicket of the Skipper Babar! Short delivery outside off, Azam smashes it over covers but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards the fielder where Lizaad Williams takes a good catch in the deep. Azam will be disappointed as this was a good start, he had with Rizwan and he has thrown that down the drain, with a poor shot.

Fakhar Zaman comes in at Number 3!

4.4

Back of a good length delivery on leg, Azam looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads. The bowler appeals for lbw but the umpire denies it.

4.3

BEATEN! Good length ball outside off, Azam looks to defend but misses it.

4.2

EDGY FOUR! Length delivery on off, Azam looks to flick but gets it off the outer half of the bat. It goes over point for a boundary. Not where Babar wanted to hit it, but as long as it is a boundary, he will not care.

4.1

Good length delivery on off, Azam pushes it to point.

3.6

FOUR! 20 runs from the over! Full on middle, Rizwan flicks it towards fine leg for a boundary. Big over for Pakistan! 37/0

3.5

SIX! That is hammered! Full on middle, Rizwan lofts it over mid-wicket for a maximum. The sound that the connection of the bat and ball made, was majestic!

3.4

FOUR! Nicely played! Slower delivery on leg, Rizwan looks to play the slog sweep but gets it off the gloves. It goes past the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.

3.3

Length delivery on leg, Azam looks to flick but gets it off the pads. It goes towards short fine leg. The batsmen take a leg bye.

3.2

Short delivery on middle, Azam pulls it to mid-wicket.

3.1

Full on middle, Azam slogs it to mid-wicket. Nothing off the Free Hit.

3.1

NO BALL AND FOUR! That is put away! Short delivery on middle, Azam pulls it over square leg for a boundary. The third umpire calls it a no ball as Magala oversteps. Free Hit coming up!

Another bowling change! Sisanda Magala to bowl now.

2.6

Fuller and on middle, pushed to the mid on region for a quick single. 7 runs from Beuran Hendricks' first over! 17/0

2.5

Length and outside off, Azam looks to slam this one away but the ball takes the inside edge, goes back to the keeper, on the bounce.

2.4

FOUR! That's played superbly from the Pakistani skipper! A short ball around off and middle, Babar Azam waits and the ball sits up nicely for him. He pulls this one powerfully in front of square on the leg side for a boundary.

2.3

Short and on off, pulled to the right of the mid on fielder, for a single.

2.2

A fuller ball on leg, Rizwan looks to flick this one to the leg side but he misses and gets hit on the pads. An appeal from the bowler but this one looked to be pitching outside the leg pole. The umpire thinks the same and hence, ignores the appeal.

2.1

Angles in a length delivery around the right-hander, Rizwan drops this one near the point region and they look for the single. But Azam sends Rizwan back.

2.1

WIDE! Slips a length delivery down the leg side now, Rizwan leaves it. Wided.

Beuran Hendricks is into the attack.

1.6

On a good length on off, Rizwan taps this one to the point region for a quick single. 10/0

1.5

FOUR! A beautiful shot by Rizwan. The first boundary of the run chase. On a good length and around off, Mohammad Rizwan powers this one over the mid on region and the ball takes a bounce and goes past the ropes.

1.4

Around off, on a good length, dabbed to the backward point region. A dot.

1.3

Good length and around off, worked through covers this time and the batters come back for a couple.

1.2

Around off, nudged to the on side this time.

1.1

On a good length and around off, pushed away to the fielder at mid on.

Lizaad Williams to bowl from the other end.

0.6

Shortish and around off, cut away to the point region this time. A very good start by Linde. Just 3 runs off the first over! 3/0

0.5

On off, full and loopy, driven through covers for one.

0.4

Flighted on leg, Rizwan looks to sweep this one but misses and the ball hits him high on the glove. A tame appeal from Heinrich Klaasen but nothing from the umpire.

0.3

DROPPED! This was a tough chance but Rizwan escapes here. Full and tossed up around off, Mohammad Rizwan only manages to chip this one back to the bowler, and George Linde hops and gets his fingertips to this one, as the ball goes to the mid off region.

0.2

Loopy and on off, driven through mid off for a single. Azam opens his account here as well.

0.1

Mohammad Rizwan and Pakistan are underway on ball one here! Full and floated on middle, whipped away through square leg for a single.