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Pakistan beat South Africa by four wickets

In doing so they made Proteas taste their first defeat in a T20I series in Asia
Mohammad Nawaz (right) after dismissing Reeza Hendricks on Sunday.

AP, PTI   |   Lahore   |   Published 15.02.21, 03:10 AM

Pakistan overcame David Miller’s 45-ball 85 to beat South Africa by four wickets in the third and final T20 International and clinch the series 2-1 on Sunday. 

Zahid Mahmood, Pakistan’s 32-year-old leg-spinner, picked up 3/40 in his debut game and had reduced South Africa to 65/7 before Miller’s clean hitting powered South Africa to a total of 164/8.

Miller hit five fours and seven sixes in his unbeaten knock.

South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi grabbed 4/25 in a game dominated by spinners, but Pakistan’s lower order hung on to reach 169/6 with eight balls to spare.

Hasan Ali (20 not out) raised the victory with two sixes and a four against Andile Phehlukwayo as seamers again found it difficult to grip the wet ball because of dew.

Pakistan beat South Africa 2/0 in the Test series before completing the double by handing the Proteas their first defeat in a T20I series in Asia.

Brief scores: South Africa 164/8 in 20 ovs (D. Miller 85n.o.; Z. Mahmood 3/40, Md Nawaz 2/13, Hasan Ali 2/29). Pakistan 169/6 in 18.4 ovs (B. Azam 44, Md Rizwan 42, Hasan Ali 20n.o.). Pak won by 4 wickets.

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