1st T20I, South Africa v Pakistan Twenty20 Series 2019, 1 Feb 2019
SA won by 6 runs
BALL BY BALL
RR: 9.30 | This over: 9 Run(s) 1 w(s)
Usman Khan Shinwari
7 runs, 3 balls
Shoaib Malik (49r 31b 5x4 1x6)
SR: 158.06 c Miller b Chris Morris
179/9 (19.3 ov)
Player Of The Match
1 1b W 4 2 1
U K Shinwari
A valiant effort from the keeper but he just can't hold on to the catch after sprinting and diving full stretch. Nevertheless, it is immaterial as the Proteas sneak home by six runs in a pulsating first T20I. Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks set an imposing total, scoring 78 and 74 respectively. Pakistan set about the chase with the bit between their teeth and there was handy contributions from Babar Azam (38), Hussain Talat (40) and the captain Shoaib Malik (49). However, the total proved just too far for the tourists. A special mention to David Miller who was stupendous in the field, contributing four catches and two run outs. Next up on Sunday we head to the Wanderers up on the Highveld where we can expect these two teams to serve up another run-fest.
19.6 - C Morris to S Khan
Length ball, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, top edge to backward square leg for 1 run, dropped catch by Cloete.
19.5 - C Morris to S Khan
In-swinging full toss, down leg side no foot movement driving, to long on for 2 runs, fielded by Miller.
19.4 - C Morris to S Khan
Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed past long off for 4 runs.
Malik picks out Miller, the last man you want to see under it if you're the batsman, and with that you would think the game is up for Pakistan.
19.3 - C Morris to S Malik
Slower ball half volley, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, mis-timed to long on, by Miller.
19.2 - C Morris to S Khan
Slower ball yorker, outside off stump on the front foot driving, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Cloete.
19.1 - C Morris to S Malik
Full toss, off stump no foot movement Slog, to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Dala.
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