Pakistan won by 3 wickets and took the lead 1-0 in a three-match one-day international (ODI) series.
The first one-day international between Pakistan and South Africa finished in a thrilling way. As team Pakistan are favorites for today’s match win but in the end, the match was stuck after Green Shirts lost 5 wickets on 200 runs.
Skipper Babar Azam has made a brilliant century, he scored 103 runs off 104 balls with the help of 17 fours, also the opener Imam-ul-Haq scored 70 runs with the help of three fours and one six.
Vice-Captain Mohammad Rizwan also supported his team with his 40 runs off 52 balls, all-rounder Shadab Khan also made 33 crucial runs in the last overs for his team.
On the other hand, Anrich Nortje of South Africa took 4 wickets, and Andile Phehlukwayo took 2 wickets.
Earlier, Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and chose to bowl against South Africa in the first ODI match against South Africa.
1st ODI – April 02 – Friday – SuperSport Park, Centurion
2nd ODI – April 04 – Sunday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
3rd ODI – April 07 – Wednesday – SuperSport Park, Centurion
1st T20I – April 10 – Saturday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
2nd T20I – April 12 – Monday – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
3rd T20I – April 14 – Wednesday – SuperSport Pak, Centurion
4th T20I – April 16 – Friday – SuperSport Park, Centurion
Pakistan ODI: Babar Azam, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir
SA ODI: Temba Bavuma (c), Quinton de Kock, Beuran Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Wiaan Mulder, Sisanda Magala, Kyle Verreynne, Daryn Dupavillon, Lizaad Williams.