CENTURION: A century by Babar Azam arrange a three-wicket, last-ball win for Pakistan within the first one-day worldwide in opposition to South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday.
The Pakistan captain hit a stroke-filled 103 off 104 balls however his dismissal began a collapse through which quick bowler Anrich Nortje took 4 wickets in 4 overs.
Rassie van der Dussen hit 123 not out, his maiden worldwide century.
However South Africa’s complete of 273 for six didn’t appear sufficient as Babar and Imam-ul-Haq (70) placed on 177 for Pakistan’s second wicket, taking them to inside 88 runs of victory with 18.2 overs left earlier than Babar was caught behind off Nortje.
4 wickets fell for 17 runs. Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan steadied the innings in a partnership of 53 however each have been dismissed within the closing overs earlier than Faheem Ashraf hit the profitable run off the ultimate ball.
South Africa 273-6 in 50 overs (H. van der Dussen 123 not out, D. Miller 50) v Pakistan 274-7 in 50 overs (Babar Azam 103,Imam-ul-Haq 70, Mohammad Rizwan 40; A. Nortje 4-51)
Outcome: Pakistan gained by three wickets
Collection: Pakistan lead the three-match collection 1-0