Sydney: Pakistan beat South Africa by 33 runs under the Duckworth-Louis law in the important match of the T20 World Cup. In the match, the South African team could only score 108 runs in the allotted 14 overs.
Vice-captain Shadab Khan was named player of the match for his brilliant all-round performance of 52 runs off 22 balls and taking 2 wickets for 16 runs in 2 overs.
In the match being played in Sydney, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first, then the national team scored 185 runs for the loss of 9 wickets. Pakistan started the innings by hitting Wayne Parnell for a boundary in the first over. After that, Mohammad Rizwan returned to the pavilion.
The new batsman Mohammad Haris took an aggressive approach as soon as he came to the crease and hit Kagiso Rabada for two consecutive sixes in the same over to score 17 runs. And went LW trying to play a big shot.
The national team was not even able to recover from this loss that the captain of the national team, Babar Azam, who was constantly struggling, also returned after giving the wicket to Ngedi. After the fall of four wickets for 43 runs, Muhammad Nawaz came to support Iftikhar Ahmed and both of them started to increase the score gradually by adopting a cautious approach initially.
Both players made a partnership of 52 runs for the fifth wicket, but on this occasion Nawaz gave up the wicket after scoring 28 runs. After that, Shadab Khan came to support Iftikhar and both of them made a partnership of 82 runs by presenting a good game. including Shadab’s 20-ball half-century.
Iftikhar also played an excellent game and scored 51 runs off 35 balls which included two sixes and three fours. Pakistan scored 185 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted overs. 4 points have been made and the chances of reaching the semi-finals are still intact. South Africa started chasing the target when opener Quinton de Kock returned to the pavilion in the first over. The important wicket of Riley Russo was also taken in the next over.
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South African captain Bavuma looked in good form and added 50 runs along with Aiden Markram, but Shadab Khan ended Bavuma’s innings of 36 runs as soon as he came to the bowling. He also completed the work of Markram who scored 20 runs.
South Africa has so far scored 69 runs for the loss of 4 wickets in 9 overs and the match was stopped due to rain. The target was given, in pursuit of which none of the batsmen could face the Pakistani bowlers and wickets kept falling one after the other. South Africa’s captain Tambabooma stood out by scoring 35 runs. Couldn’t see a remarkable performance and thus Pakistan won by 33 runs in the rain-affected match.
On behalf of Pakistan, fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi guided 3 players to the pavilion, while Shadab Khan took 2 wickets, Naseem Shah, Haris Rauf and Muhammad Wasim got one wicket each. Pakistan’s magnificent 52 runs off 22 balls. Vice-captain Shadab Khan was declared the player of the match for his great all-round performance of playing the innings and taking 2 wickets for 16 runs in 2 overs.