JOHANNESBURG: South Africa levelled the collection with a 17-run win within the second one-day worldwide in opposition to Pakistan on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday regardless of a spectacular innings by Pakistan opening batsman 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.
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 probabilities gave the impression 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.
South Africa innings
Newly-appointed captain Temba Bavuma anchored a strong South African batting efficiency in opposition to Pakistan.
In his second sport as captain, Bavuma scored 92 as South Africa, needing a win to maintain the three-match collection alive, made 341 for six after being despatched in to bat.
The South African innings was in dramatic distinction to their effort within the first match in Centurion, once they misplaced 4 wickets inside the primary 15 overs, with Pakistan occurring to win by three wickets off the final ball.
Early moisture within the pitch once more made batting difficult however South Africa put collectively a succession of productive partnerships as circumstances eased.
Quinton de Kock (86) and Aiden Markram (39) placed on 55 for the primary wicket earlier than Bavuma and De Kock added 114 for the second wicket. It set a platform for Rassie van der Dussen to hit a blistering 60 off 37 balls as he and Bavuma placed on 101 for the third wicket.
Bavuma was content material to play the junior function in each century partnerships however stored the scoreboard shifting in making his 92 off 102 balls. He hit 9 boundaries earlier than holing out to deep midwicket within the forty seventh over.
Regardless of two strikes within the closing overs by Haris Rauf, David Miller gave the innings late impetus with an unbeaten 50 off 27 balls.
Quick bowler Rauf took three for 54.
South Africa 341-6 in 50 overs (Q. de Kock 80, T. Bavuma 92, H. van der Dussen 60, D. Miller 50 not out; Haris Rauf 3-54)
Pakistan 324-9 in 50 overs (Fakhar Zaman 193; A. Nortje 3-63)
Consequence: South Africa gained by 17 runs
Sequence: The three-match collection is stage at 1-1
Remaining match: April 7, Centurion