Pakistan Gives 321-Run Target To South Africa In Decisive Match

Aizbah KhanWeb Editor

07th Apr, 2021. 05:00 pm
Pakistan Gives 321-Run Target To South Africa In Decisive Match

In the third and decisive ODI against South Africa, Pakistan has given a target of 321 runs to South Africa to win.

In the match being played at Centurion, the South African captain decided to field first after winning the toss.

Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhr Zaman started the innings for Pakistan and both the players gave the team a brilliant start of 112 runs. Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed for 57 runs on a total of 112 runs.

After the dismissal of Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman along with captain Babar Azam led the team’s score and completed his century. His innings included 3 sixes and 9 fours. Fakhar Zaman scored 101 runs and was caught by Maharaj.

Babar Azam also played a responsible innings and scored 94 off 82 balls and was dismissed on the last ball of the match. In the last moments, Hassan Ali played an aggressive inning and scored 32 off 11 balls.

Pakistan team has scored 320 runs for the loss of 7 wickets in 50 overs.

Maharaj and Markram stood out for South Africa with 3 and 2 wickets respectively.

Former captain Sarfraz Ahmed has also been included in the playing XI in the decisive match against the Proteas, while spinner Usman Qadir has made his ODI debut today.

The national team also includes Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Nawaz, Fahim Ashraf, Hassan Ali and Haris Rauf.

Young batsman Danish Aziz, middle-order batsman Asif and fast bowler Mohammad Hasnain have been rested while Shadab Khan has been ruled out of the series due to injury.

In the first ODI, Pakistan defeated South Africa by three wickets while in the second match, South Africa defeated Pakistan and drew the series.

In the second ODI, Fakhar Zaman batted brilliantly for Pakistan and played an innings of 193 runs but was run out in the last over.

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