Fakhar Zaman 193 Runs loses double ton in Pakistan loses second ODI against South Africa in Johannesburg. Pak Vs RSA 2nd ODI Match Highlights and Fakhar Zaman batting Highlights.
Fakhar Zaman lost a double ton when Pakistan lost to South Africa by 17 runs in the second ODI in Johannesburg on Sunday. The three-game series is now tied at 1-1.
South Africa and Pakistan Teams:
Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam (capt), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Hasnain, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Haris Rauf
Team South Africa:
Quinton de Kock (wk), Aiden Markram, Temba Bavuma (capt), Rassie van der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Lungi Ngidi, Tabraiz Shamsi
Babar Azam, having won the toss again, decided to pitch first again. Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Hasnain shared the new ball, while Quinton de Kock and Aiden Mark opened the innings for the hosts.
The start of South Africa’s innings was no different than last, with both starters shut up by Pakistani pacemakers.
Things came to life in the eighth when Markram broke Hasnain for a couple of limits before recovering one. The ball headed for Shadab Khan on the first slip, but Rizwan took a nosedive, getting a hand for the ball, but eventually dropped what Shadab was legitimately supposed to take.
Markram (39), gaining confidence, hit a nice six to Faheem on extra coverage in the ninth before aiming the next ball in the same area and landing a catch at the hands of Asif Ali.
Captain Temba Bavuma and De Kock were left behind, with runs in the premium and South Africa 76-1 after 15 overs. The hundred for the hosts came in the 20th, with the duo still in the fold.
Halfway through, the hosts were 132-1 and on course for a figure of 300 or more.
In the 31st, De Kock, having done 80, played a Haris Rauf delivery on his stumps as Pakistan broke the 114-run partnership.
Bavuma broke Rauf by a four to bring out his first half century of ODI as team captain.
Rassie van der Dussen’s 60 on 37 came to an end when Hasnain caught him.
Bavuma lost his hundred in 47 and was holed out by 92.
In the end, David Miller’s 50 undefeated on 27 balls at the time of death helped South Africa to 341-7.
The race chase
Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq opened the entrances for tourists. Imam perished at the beginning of the entrances, forcing Babar Azam to join the persecution from the beginning.
Zaman and Babar brought the story to 71 before Arnrich Nortje eliminated the captain and Mohammad Rizwan in the eleventh second.
Nortje struck once more, taking the wicket from Dane Aziz, while Tabraiz Shamsi took over from Shadab Khan as the hosts tightened their grip on the match.
A 66-race partnership between Fakhar and Asif Ali gave Pakistan a glimmer of hope, but as always, the latter faded when the team needed it most.
From that point on, Fakhar was a man on a mission, as he only kept Pakistan in pursuit and could have completed a second double ton of ODI, if not for a run in the final.
He finished the innings with 192, just eight fewer than his second-century ODI double would have been. Pakistan finally finished 324-9.
Pakistan: 1 Imam ul Haq 2 Fakhar Zaman 3 Babar Azam (capt) 4 Mohammad Rizwan (wk) 5 Danish Aziz 6 Asif Ali 7 Shadab Khan 8 Faheem Ashraf 9 Shaheen Afridi 8. Mohammad Hasnain 11 Haris Rauf
South Africa: 1 Aiden Markram 2 Quinton de Kock 3 Temba Bavuma (capt) 4 Rassie van der Dussen 5 David Miller 6 Heinrich Klaasen (wk) 7 Andile Phehlukwayo 8 Kagiso Rabada 9 Anrich Nortje 10 Lungi Ngidi 11 Tabraiz Shamsi