Pakistan beat South Africa by four wickets
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.