South Africa clinch last-ball thriller towards Pakistan

South Africa clinch last-ball thriller towards Pakistan


DUBAI – Russie van der Dussen hit a shocking unbeaten century off 51 deliveries as South Africa pulled off a unprecedented run chase to beat Pakistan.

Van der Dussen and David Miller slammed 22 off the ultimate over to seal the win off the final ball of the match.

Earlier, Pakistan had been requested to bat first on the Tolerance Oval in Abu Dhabi, and misplaced skipper Babar Azam contained in the powerplay, with the opener clear bowled by Kagiso Rabada.

Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman led the rebuild, with the Proteas managing to maintain the scoring price down with the early fielding restrictions in place. However Zaman unleashed by way of the center overs, slamming 5 sixes as he raced up by way of the gears earlier than retiring out with 52 off 28 to his identify.

Shoaib Malik’s 28(20) and Asif Ali’s explosive 32(18) stored the momentum going till Rabada returned to dismiss each within the penultimate over.

And Hasan Ali hit a most of his personal within the last over to assist Pakistan to 186/6 off their full allocation.

Rassie van der Dussen and captain Temba Bavuma consolidated after Imad Wasim had eliminated each of the South African openers early.

There was nonetheless loads for South Africa to do on the midway stage of the chase, at 71/2 and with nonetheless 116 runs required.

However Van der Dussen teed off, ably supported by Bavuma, Heinrich Klaasen after which Miller to safe an unlikely win.-ICC

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