Pakistan vs South Africa 1st T20I Highlights – Apr 10, 2021

PAK vs SA Highlights today Saturday, 4-10-2021 – 1st T20I, Pakistan tour of South Africa from The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg.

ICC Rankings Test, ODI & T20

Heinrich Klaasen won the toss and chose to bat first.

Pakistan team: Mohammad Rizwan, Babar Azam (capt), Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf.

South Africa team: Aiden Markram, Janneman Malan, Heinrich Klaasen (capt), Pite van Biljon, Wihan Lubbe, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi. So that means three debutants for SA: Lubbe, Magala and Williams.

Post Match Presentation.

Babar: “Winning the first game gives us more confidence. We carried the confidence from the ODIs. Rizwan played outstanding innings. The first six overs of our bowling wasn’t good, but we did well to restrict them in the back five. And Rizwan’s innings was the difference too. The plan while chasing was to get momentum as openers, knowing that Fakhar and Hafeez will follow. The idea was to utilize the first six overs well.”

Rizwan is the Player of the Match. He said: “It was a bit tricky track in the second innings, But the way the skipper and I started in the Powerplay it was good. Fakhar’s ODI innings was on my mind today while playing on how to play on this surface by taking some time early on. International cricket is always about pressure. The message was also coming from the dugout and keep going. We like that we have good batsmen in the lower order too.”

Klaasen: “We were 10-15 short. The wicket was good. Aiden and I had a good partnership. I reckon Janneman and Aiden played, showed early it was a good wicket. A few balls were inconsistent with the spinners. When I got in, Aiden said it was a good wicket to play shots. If we had executed better with the ball in the death, our score was enough. One or two things on the field too. Need to fine-tune fielding choices and bowling effort too. We can turn it around with some fine-tuning and execution.”

Match Timings: 12:30 GMT | 14:30 Local | 17:30 PKT
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Allahudien Paleker
TV Umpires – Bongani Jele
Match Referee – Andy Pycroft
Reserve Umpire – Shaun George
Match number – T20I no. 1145

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