Crimson-hot Rizwan leads Pakistan to T20 victory over South Africa | Cricket Information

JOHANNESBURG: Opener Mohammad Rizwan smashed an unbeaten half-century to steer Pakistan to a nail-biting four-wicket victory over inexperienced South Africa within the first Twenty20 Worldwide at The Wanderers on Saturday.
South Africa, who had been with out seven of their main gamers, both injured or launched to compete within the Indian Premier League, gained the toss and elected to bat, posting 188 for six of their 20 overs on a superb wicket.
Rizwan scored 74 from 50 balls in Pakistan’s reply because the guests profited from the depleted dwelling bowling assault and reached their goal with one ball remaining.
It’s their highest profitable run chase in T20 cricket, beating the 187 they managed in a win over Australia in 2018.
The industrious Rizwan was helped over the road by Faheem Ashraf (30 from 14 balls) because the pair added 48 in 24 balls for the sixth wicket, turning the match firmly within the guests’ favour.
South Africa’s whole was boosted by half-centuries for opener Aiden Markram (51 from 32 balls) and stand-in captain Heinrich Klaasen (50 from 28 balls), however at one stage they seemed as if they might cruise previous 200.
Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz (2-21) and seamer Hasan Ali (2-28) ensured they didn’t with eight wonderful overs between them.
The house aspect handed debuts to batsman Wihan Lubbe, all-rounder Sisanda Magala and seamer Lizaad Williams.
The second match within the four-game collection can be performed on the identical venue on Monday.

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