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Johannesburg (Etrends News latest newspaper. April 5, 2021) On the second day, South Africa defeated Pakistan by 17 runs. When Pakistan started the innings, Imam-ul-Haq gave the wicket to Ling Nagidi in the second over of the innings. Fakhar Zaman was accompanied by captain Babar Azam and the two put on a 63-run stand for the second wicket. Babar, who scored a century in the last match, once again looked in good form but after scoring 31 runs, Energy became Nokia’s wicket.
The Pakistani team had not yet recovered from the loss when Mohammad Rizwan was caught in the slip without opening the account with a single ball difference. The Eagles also gave up.
Shadab Khan and Asif Ali also returned to the pavilion after being set on wickets and both the players were dismissed after scoring 13 and 19 runs respectively.
When Faheem Ashraf was dismissed for 11, Pakistan had lost 7 wickets for 205 runs and it seemed that the national team might return to the pavilion soon but Fakhar Zaman proved all estimates wrong. Fakhr shared a 68-run stand with Shaheen for the eighth wicket and also completed his century. Shaheen’s share in the partnership was 5 runs. Fakhar did not give up and teamed up with Haris Rauf to take the score to 312 and the fast bowler scored just one run.
Double century a few steps away at the slow pace of time to demonstrate pride runs between the wickets and the second career double-century could not score. The opening batsman played an innings of 193 off 155 balls with the help of 8 fours and 10 sixes. Pakistan team 9 wickets loss made 324 runs South Africa won by 17 runs in the match.
Thanks to the victory in this match, South Africa also tied the three-match series 1-1. Earlier, when South Africa started the innings, Quentin de Kock and Aiden Markram gave their team a good start of 55 runs. Aiden Markram scored 39 off 34 balls with the help of two sixes and four fours but Faheem Ashraf ended his innings. Accompanying Quentin de Kock was captain Temba Bauma, and the two batted responsibly to move the score forward, during which De Kock completed his half-century.
The duo put up a 114-run stand for the second wicket, but Harris smashed 80 off 86 balls with six and 10 fours to give Pakistan their second victory. Harris got a chance to take the wicket again on the next ball but Mohammad Rizwan behind the wickets could not catch the easy catch of South African batsman Van der Dawson. Dyson took full advantage of the drop catch and played aggressive strokes around the wicket. Completing his half-century with lightning speed, he fell victim to Hasnain after playing an innings of 60 off 37 balls with the help of 6 fours and 4 sixes.
Bauma could not score his first century as captain and returned to the pavilion after playing an excellent inning of 92 runs. In the final overs, South Africa lost one wicket in a row but from the other end, David Miller played an unbeaten 50 off 27 balls with 3 sixes and the same number of fours, thanks to which South Africa lost 6 wickets in the allotted overs. He managed to score 341 runs at a loss.
Pakistan by Haris Rauf’s most successful bowler with three wickets. Earlier, in the second ODI of the series being played in Johannesburg, Pakistan won the toss and invited the hosts to bat. Today’s match has been dubbed the Punk ODI match because it is being played to raise awareness about breast cancer.
The South African team will play today’s match in a pink jersey instead of the traditional green jersey.
Neither team made any changes to the squad for the match. It should be noted that in the first ODI of the series, Pakistan defeated the host team by 3 wickets after a thrilling contest. The South African squad for the match includes Temba Booma (captain), Quentin de Kock, Aiden Mercrum, Rossi van der Dawson, Henry Klassen, David Miller, Andal Falco Vivo, Kagiso Rabada, Enrich Nokia, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabriz Shamsi. The Pakistan team consists of Babar Azam (captain), Imam-ul-Haq,Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Fahim Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, and Haris Rauf.