Pakistan captain Babar Azam was “proud” of opener Fakhar Zaman for his “brilliant innings” in opposition to South Africa on Sunday.
“Brilliant innings by Fakhar Zaman today. Made everyone of us proud. Heads up, team!” mentioned Babar in a tweet after Pakistan’s defeat by the hands of South Africa within the second One Day Worldwide.
On Sunday, South Africa levelled the sequence with a 17-run win within the second one-day worldwide in opposition to Pakistan on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg regardless of a spectacular innings by Fakhar Zaman.
Fakhar hit 193 off 155 balls with 10 sixes and 18 fours however he lacked help as Pakistan made 324 for 9 in reply to South Africa’s 341 for six.
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Quinton de Kock, captain Temba Bavuma, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller hit half-centuries for South Africa, who had been despatched in.
Pakistan’s possibilities appeared to be minimal when quick bowler Anrich Nortje dismissed captain Babar Azam for 31 in his first over and adopted up with two extra fast wickets to scale back the vacationers to 85 for 4.
Nevertheless, Fakhar launched an astonishing assault to maintain their hopes alive till he was run out within the final over.