South Africa’s team beat Pakistan’s team by 17 runs in the second ODI match to equal 1-1 in the three-match series. Batting first, the South African team scored 341 for 6 wickets.
Playing in response, Pakistan’s team was able to score 324 runs for 9 wickets. Fakhar Zaman scored 193 which is the highest individual score chasing the target.
South Africa got off to a good start by losing the toss and batting first. D Cock and Markram added 55 runs for the first wicket.
Markram was out for 39 runs. De Cock and Temba Bavuma then shared a century for the second wicket. This partnership was broken when De Kock was out after scoring 80 runs.
From here, van der Dussen supported Bavuma and for the third wicket there was a century partnership. Van der Dussen was dismissed for 60 runs.
Bavuma slowly moved his innings closer to a century but was dismissed on a personal score of 92 runs. David Miller made an unbeaten 50 off 27 balls, taking the South African team to 341 for 6 wickets. Haris Rauf took the maximum 3 wickets for Pakistan.
Chasing the target, Pakistan’s team failed to get off to a good start. Imam ul Haq was dismissed for 5 runs.
After this, Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam put together a half-century partnership for the second wicket. Babar Azam was in rhythm but was dismissed for 31 runs. Behind him, Mohammad Rizwan was also out without opening an account. Danish Aziz, Shadab Khan Asif Ali etc. players were out, but Fakhar Zaman alone killed himself in the match.
After scoring his century, he started batting fast and took the match to the end. Although Pakistan needed 31 runs in the last over, there was a chance to score his second ODI double century with Zaman and he missed it.
He was run out in an attempt to take two runs and ended his innings on a personal score of 193 runs. He faced 155 balls. Pakistan’s team were able to score 324 runs for 9 wickets and South Africa won by 17 runs. Enrique Nortje took 3 wickets for South Africa.
South Africa: 341/6