Hindustan Times – Babar Azam hit a majestic 90 but Pakistan’s long streak of series wins came to an end in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.

Summary

  • Babar Azam hit a majestic 90 but Pakistan’s long streak of series wins came to an end in the second Twenty20 international against South Africa at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday.
  • Pakistan were on track to overhaul South Africa’s 188 for three until Azam was out off the first ball of the 17th over.
  • South Africa started slowly but stand-in captain David Miller plundered an unbeaten 65 off 29 balls as the hosts scored 127 runs off the last ten overs, including 29 off the final over bowled by Usman Shinwari.
  • It was 70 for one at the end of the six-over power play — 26 runs ahead of South Africa’s total at the same stage.
  • Although neither took a wicket, Miller praised left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi and new fast bowler Lutho Sipamla for economical bowling in the middle overs before the late-innings collapse.


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