Pakistan vs South Africa, 2nd T20 Highlights: Pretorius scripts historic five-wicket haul; South Africa beats Pakistan by six wickets to level series- South Africa broke a losing streak that stretched back five T20Is to last February and stayed alive in the ongoing series in Pakistan by successfully chasing 145 in foggy conditions in Lahore.
They laid the groundwork for victory after choosing to field for the second successive match and restricting Pakistan to a below-par total, thanks to an outstanding performance by Dwaine Pretorius. He claimed the best figures for South Africa in T20I cricket with 5 for 17, beating Ryan McLaren’s 5 for 19.
Pretorius took a wicket at the start and returned to take four in the last quarter of the innings to keep the hosts to a chaseable total. Reeza Hendricks and Pite van Biljon’s 77-run third-wicket stand set South Africa up for victory, and David Miller sealed it with 22 balls to spare.
The final T20I of the series takes place at the same venue on Sunday.
Brief Scores: South Africa145 for 4 (Hendricks 42, van Biljon 42, Afridi 2-18) beat Pakistan 144 for 7 (Rizwan 51, Pretorius 5-17) by six wickets
|Mohammad Rizwan †||c Phehlukwayo b Pretorius||51||41||74||6||1||124.39|
|Babar Azam (c)||lbw b Pretorius||5||4||6||1||0||125.00|
|Haider Ali||c Sipamla b Phehlukwayo||10||11||18||2||0||90.91|
|Hussain Talat||c van Biljon b Shamsi||3||7||11||0||0||42.86|
|Iftikhar Ahmed||c Miller b Pretorius||20||21||32||2||0||95.24|
|Khushdil Shah||c †Klaasen b Pretorius||15||18||21||2||0||83.33|
|Faheem Ashraf||not out||30||12||21||2||2||250.00|
|Mohammad Nawaz||b Pretorius||0||2||2||0||0||0.00|
|Usman Qadir||not out||4||4||7||0||0||100.00|
|TOTAL||(20 Ov, RR: 7.20)||144/7|
Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Babar Azam, 1.2 ov), 2-36 (Haider Ali, 4.3 ov), 3-48 (Hussain Talat, 6.2 ov), 4-93 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 13.4 ov), 5-97 (Mohammad Rizwan, 15.4 ov), 6-126 (Khushdil Shah, 18.1 ov), 7-126 (Mohammad Nawaz, 18.3 ov)