Pakistan and South Africa will meet again for second ODI in Johannesburg. South Africa is playing their pink ODI for first time against Pakistan. South Africa’s new captain Temba Bavuma lost the toss again and Babar Elected to Bowl first.
“We have an opportunity to rectify the mistakes we made in the first ODI and put some of the things we did wrong right” South African captain opted.
Toss Update :
South Africa have started well in thei inning. They lost their first wicket in last over of first powerplay. Aiden Markram depart after 9 overs. Quinton de Kock looked solid in powerplay and start of middle over. South African captain Temba Bavuma started well and scored fifty.
While Quinton de Kock got out on the ball of Haris Rauf. Haris Rauf bolwed Quinton de Kock on 80 runs. Before that He smashed 10 fours alongwith 1 huge six.
South Africa’s new captain Temba Bavuma played an important Inning for his team. He scored 92 runs with the help of 9 fours and missed his well deserved century. While Rassie van der Dussen smashed a firing knock of 60 runs in just 37 balls. What a player it is ! Century in last game and a half century in this game. He smashed 6 fours alongwith 4 huge sixes.
David Miller was over powered in today’s game, he scored a fifty in just 27 balls and helped South Africa to reach ahead of 320. He smashed 3 fours as well as 3 sixes in his blistering inning. David Miller had scored 19 runs in last over of Shaheen Shah Afridi.
For chasing the mammoth target in Johannesburg, Pakistan not got a good start as they lost Imam ul haq in second over of the inning. Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman looked solid on the middle but only before the firing spell of Anrich Nortje. Anrich Nortje removed the top order. He destroyed pakistani batting line up including inform Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan.
While only one positive from Pakistan is Fakhar Zaman is back in form as he smashed his fifth ODI hundred. We had witnessed a fantastic knock from Fakhar Zaman. Absolutely gem of an Inning ! He smashed 18 fours alongwith 10 sixes. Woo ! What a knock. Unfortunately he got runout on throw of Aiden Markram. It is a highest score by a batsman while chasing in ODI cricket.
Pakistan fell short 17 runs to clinch the second ODI. While South Africa successfully levelled the series. Series decider will be play on 7th April in Centurion.