Advertisement

Twitter Reactions: Pakistan registers a consolation win in the final T20I

Twitterati was delighted to see Pakistan escape the whitewash and dominate the opposition.

Pakistan
Pakistan. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

Pakistan finally registered a win in the T20I series against South Africa to end the tour on a high. After losing the first two games of the series, this turned out to be a consolation win for the No.1 T20I side. Shadab Khan turned out to be the difference between both the sides as he was brilliant both with the bat as well as the ball.

The Proteas batsmen couldn’t really deliver the required goods. They fell short of the target by 27 runs despite a brilliant fight from Chris Morris. The death bowling also wasn’t great and South Africa surely missed having a player like Faf du Plessis in the middle-order.

Advertisement

The last over of the innings from Phehlukwayo potentially cost home team the match

After being put into bat first, Pakistan was off to a flyer courtesy Babar Azam. The right-hander scored 23 off just 11 balls before he was dismissed. The team was going at over a run rate of 8 till the 10-over mark. However, the South African bowlers surged a brilliant come back with a flurry of quick wickets.

From 89/2, Pakistan was down to 94/5 within two overs. At 129/6 after 16 overs and with most of the power-hitters gone, South Africa should have restricted the visitors to a score under 150. They were clearly on the course of doing it until the 19th over. Pakistan’s score was 147/9 at this point in time. But, Shadab Khan was terrific in the last over of the match. 21 runs came off that over from Andile Phehlukwayo as Shadab smashed three sixes. This helped the batting side finish with 168 runs on the board.

Chris Morris finds no support from the other batsmen

It was a struggle in the chase for South Africa. Most of the batsmen walked back into the pavilion after putting up minimal scores. Rassie van der Dussen tried to revive the innings but got out at the wrong time after he scored 41 off 35 balls. Chris Morris also tried his level best but lacked support from the other batsmen. He remained unbeaten on 55 off 29 deliveries as South Africa only managed to get 141 runs in their quota of 20 overs.

Mohammad Amir looked extremely good and picked up three wickets. Shadab and Faheem Ashraf picked two scalps each while Imad Wasim and Shaheen Afridi accounted for one each. Twitterati was delighted to see Pakistan escape the whitewash and dominate the opposition.

Here is how Twitterati reacted:

Get the latest Cricket News and updates from South Africa vs Pakistan seriesMatch PredictionsFantasy Cricket Tips and lots more on CricTracker.com.

Advertisement