Mohammad Rizwan scored his maiden T20I century for the Men In Green as he hit 104 for 64 balls during the ongoing first T20I match against South Africa at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium.
Mohammad Rizwan was on song despite losing wickets at the other end after regular intervals. His magnificent knock included six boundaries and seven towering sixes.
However, South Africa need 170 runs to win against Pakistan at in the first T20I fixture of the three-match series.
Pakistan suffered a collapse after losing an early wicket of skipper Babar Azam who got run-out in the first over. Haider Ali was caught in the sixth over when Pakistan was 37-1. He scored 21 off 16 balls with the help of three sixes.
Pakistan scored 43-2 in the powerplay with Rizwan and Hussain Talat at the crease.
Thereafter, Rizwan didn’t look back and kept the scoreboard ticking. On the last ball of the 11th over, he raised the bat for scoring maiden T20I fifty but his mood looked different.
He helped Pakistan score 22 runs in the last two overs to set a 170-run target for South Africa.
However, soon after Rizwan’s magnificent innings, the Twitter flooded with heaps of praise for the batsman.
Take a look:
Watch @iMRizwanPak's entertaining innings! 🙌
— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) February 11, 2021
No one centurion at GSL
Yes! Ladies and gentlemen
Who makes century in t20 first time in GSL
Many many congratulations to you 🇵🇰 #PakistanZindabad #PAKvSA #Cricket pic.twitter.com/d9xo1ysj80
— Noor Ur Rehman (@Noor_ur_rehman) February 11, 2021
Fans: We want a T20I 💯
Mohammad Rizwan: I’m Ready tay I’m Sure oye 😍😍😍#PAKvSA
— Abidullah (@577_abidullah) February 11, 2021
— Haider Ali ❼ (@haideraly_malik) February 11, 2021
— XxXtentacion (@thisisahmii) February 11, 2021
Highest T20I score by a wicketkeeper from Pakistan:
— CricTracker (@Cricketracker) February 11, 2021
— Qamar (@iBackbencher_) February 11, 2021
Unbeaten excellent Maiden T20I Century For Mohammad Rizwan Against South Africa in First T20I Match at Gaddafi Stadium, Lahore 🏟️🇵🇰💯🏏#Cricket #Pakistan #PAKvSA #SAvPAK #MohammadRizwan pic.twitter.com/fucOCrumo0
— shoaib Akhtar (@shoaibA06420796) February 11, 2021
South Africa’s captain Heinrich Klassen has won and decided to bat first against Pakistan in the T20I series opener.
PAK vs SA T20I Squad:
Pakistan: Babar Azam (capt), Haider Ali, Hussain Talat, Iftikhar Ahmed, Khushdil Shah, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Usman Qadir, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
South Africa: Janneman Malan, Reeza Hendricks, Jacques Snyman, Heinrich Klaasen (capt &wk), David Miller, Dwaine Pretorius, Andile Phehlukwayo, Bjorn Fortuin, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla 11 Tabraiz Shamsi