Pakistan pulled off a sensational with against South Africa in the first T20 International match at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday. Chasing South Africa's 188/6, the visitors reached the target with a ball to spare to achieve their highest ever run chase in T20Is, courtesy an unbeaten 74 off 50 from opener Mohammad Rizwan. Needing 11 off the last over, Pakistan lost Faheem Ashraf then new man Hasan Ali hit the third ball for a four to make it 5 off 3. A double off the next ball to make it 3 off 2. Then a three to win the match in the penultimate ball. Earlier, stand-in skipper Heinrich Klaasen and opener Aiden Markram hit fifties to help Proteas score a respectable total. But as it turned out, it proved to be not enough. Catch highlights and cricket scores of the first T20 international between South Africa And Pakistan from the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg here:
9:42 PM IST: Result! Another thrilling win for Pakistan.
7:44 PM IST: Stand-in skipper Heinrich Klaasen and opener Aiden Markram hit fifties to help South Africa post 188/6 against Pakistan in their first T20 International match at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg on Saturday. For the visitors, Mohammad Nawaz and Hasan Ali got a brace each.
5:43 PM IST: Proteas have handed T20I debuts to Wihan Lubbe, Sisanda Magala and Lizaad Williams. Here are the playing XIs -
South Africa: Janneman Malan, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen(c & wk), Wihan Lubbe, Pite van Biljon, George Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz Shamsi.
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Fakhar Zaman, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Usman Qadir, Haris Rauf.
5:34 PM IST: South Africa win the toss and opt to bat first.
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