South Africa defeats Pakistan in the second one-day international (ODI) by 17 runs and levelled the game at the Wanderers stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.
But, Pakistan’s opening batsman Fakhar Zaman has made the nation proud with his remarkable innings as he hit 193 off 155 balls with 10 sixes and 18 fours during the match between Pakistan and South Africa.
Fakhar Zaman was also declared player of the match.
South Africa’s Quinton de Kock, captain Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller hit half-centuries.
South Africa’s 342 run-target to Pakistan
Pakistan captain Babar Azam won the toss and decided to field first against the Proteas.
Quinton de Kock and Aiden Markram started the innings for South Africa and both players gave their team a 55-run lead.
Aiden Markram made 39 runs and got out by Faheem Ashraf, then De Kock and Temba Bavuma advanced their team’s score. Moreover, Rassie van der Dussen was dismissed for 60 runs.
Temba Bavuma with his tremendous batting was able to make 92 runs for his team.
For Pakistan, Haris Rauf took three wickets while Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, and Fahim Ashraf took one wicket each.
Pakistan Playing XI
Babar Azam (captain), Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Rizwan (wkt), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Mohammad Hasnain, Haris Rauf
South Africa Playing XI
Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wkt), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Earlier during the first ODI, Babar Azam had become the fastest cricketer to score 13 centuries in ODI history (76 inns).
He managed to score 103 runs against South Africa in the first ODI. Azam’s century made him break South Africa’s Hashim Amla and India’s Virat Kohli’s record.
It should be mentioned here that South Africa’s Hashim Amla, India’s Virat Kohli, and South Africa’s Quentin de Kock — his contemporaries — scored 13 centuries from 83 innings, 13 centuries from 86 innings, and 13 tons from 86 innings, respectively.