Fast bowler Dwaine Pretorius recorded the simplest figures for African country within the shortest format to assist his team beat Asian nation by six wickets within the second Twenty20 international in urban center on Sabbatum.
The 31-year-old grabbed 5-17 to stay Asian nation all the way down to 144-7 in twenty overs before Pite van Biljon (42) and Reeza Hendricks (42) took African country past the modest target in sixteen.2 overs.
It was a clever performance by Pretorius United Nations agency marginally improved on the previous best figures by a South African, 5-19 by medium pacer Ryan McLaren against the West Indies at North Sound in 2010.
Mohammad Rizwan top-scored for Asian nation with a 41-ball fifty one laced with six boundaries and a six whereas Faheem Ashraf hit 2 boundaries and as several sixes in his 12-ball thirty not out.
Pakistan’s lanky paceman sovereigneen Shah Afridi gave his team a perfect begin by dismissing Janneman Malan with the second ball of the innings and Jon-Jon Smuts within the following over, finishing with 2-18 in 3 overs.
But Hendricks and Biljon tarred-and-feathered some erratic bowling throughout their 77-run third wicket stand before each fell in consecutive overs.
Hendricks, United Nations agency hit 3 sixes and as several boundaries in his 30-ball knock, was finally caught off leg-spinner Usman Qadir within the twelfth over. Biljon hit 2 sixes and 3 boundaries off thirty two balls before he came back a delicate forefront back to left-arm spinner Mahound Nawaz.
David Miller (25 not out) associated skipper Heinrich Klaasen (17 not out) further forty in an unbroken fifth wicket stand to ascertain their team across the road.
“I am happy that I even have contributed to the triumph,” aforementioned Pretorius. “We had a concept in bowling and that we dead them well for this nice win.”
The series decider will be in urban center on Sunday.
“It are a giant night on Sunday and that i hope that we are able to triumph a series win,” aforementioned Klaasen.
Pakistan were once more raised by Rizwan United Nations agency followed his eighty nine against New island in Gregorian calendar month and 104 not go in the primary match with another excellent knock.
After losing the toss, Asian nation skipper fictitious character Azam opened the batting however was shortly on his method back to the marquee as Pretorius cornered him leg before within the second over.
At 48-6, the house aspect were troubled however Rizwan, United Nations agency became solely the fifth Pakistani slugger to get 3 consecutive T20I fifties, further forty five for the fourth wicket with Iftikhar Ahmed United Nations agency created twenty.
Mohammad Hafeez (twice), Shahid Afridi, Umar Akmal and Azam have antecedently hit 3 fifties in consecutive T20I matches.
Rizwan finally departed for fifty one, holing resolute Andile Phehlukwayo once falling for a Pretorius slower ball.
Pretorius additionally removed Iftikhar and Khushdil sovereign for fifteen before yorking Nawaz for a second-ball duck, as he took quite one wicket for the primary time in his 13-match T20 international career.