- Babar Azam says magic occurs while you refuse to surrender.
- Hails performances of Mohammad Rizwan, Fakhar Zaman and Faheem Ashraf.
- Pakistan win T20 collection 3-1 in opposition to South Africa.
PRETORIA: Pakistan skipper Babar Azam was over the moon after profitable each the ODI and T20 collection in opposition to South Africa and credited his fellow cricketers for making “history” during the tour.
“Magic happens when you refuse to give up. Well played @iMRizwanPak @FakharZamanLive @iFaheemAshraf and everyone involved,” an excited Azam tweeted following group’s victory within the closing T20.
“Proud of you, champions!”
Earlier, Fakhar Zaman struck a blazing half-century as Pakistan survived a scare to seal a three-wicket victory over depleted South Africa with a ball to spare and win the four-match Twenty20 Worldwide collection 3-1 on Friday.
South Africa, lacking most of their common gamers both by way of harm or having been launched to play within the Indian Premier League, have been despatched in to bat however may solely muster 144 all out in 19.3 overs.
Zaman then blasted 60 from 34 balls in Pakistan’s reply as he placed on 91 for the second wicket with Azam (24 from 23), and at that stage the vacationers have been cruising to victory needing 53 from 65 balls with 9 wickets in hand.
However when each have been out in a single over from seamer Lizaad Williams (2-39), a flurry of wickets and a few tight bowling introduced South Africa again into the sport.
The profitable runs have been finally scored by Mohammad Nawaz (25 from 21) as he hooked Williams to the mid-wicket boundary for six off the penultimate ball of the match to finish a memorable collection win.
Solely three gamers reached double figures in South Africa’s innings, with Rassie van der Dussen (52 from 36) and Janneman Malan (33 from 28) the main contributors.
They have been held in test by some glorious seam bowling from Faheem Ashraf (3-17 in 4 overs), Hasan Ali (3-40) and Haris Rauf (2-18) however, as has been the case all through the collection, there have been additionally some poor photographs.