Rassie van der Dussen: Fakhar Zaman, Asif Ali impress Pakistan in their preparation match. Visibly tired Rassie van der Dussen pushed herself to the limit and celebrated an impressive final victory for South Africa in the preparation match against Pakistan.
It took South Africa 19 to win the final over rolled by Hasan Ali and Van der Dussen started the over with a six before hitting again and hitting the last two balls for four to seal a victory and complete a 51-ball century.
Rassie Van der Dussen was already there in the third when Imad Wasim gave up the first two games and the chase looked great.
But that association only came from 12 overs, although Pakistan managed to throw a lot of point balls in the middle.
That was due to van der Dussen’s ability to periodically find and clear the boundaries, hitting ten fours and four sixes, and ultimately leaving South Africa enough ground to finish big. They served 74 of the last six overs, and Heinrich Klaasen played a role with an eight-ball 14 of No. 5.
Pakistan had the advantage, while South Africa took 47 of the last three, but 18 and 22 runs on either side of the line. Shaheen Afridi’s tenth race was expensive.
Earlier that night, after winning the toss, South Africa opened the bowling alley with Keshav Maharaj and Kagiso Rabada, who kept the points in the power play.
But that was the only phase of bowling innings that South Africa was able to control. When Fakhar Zaman showed off his six-hitting ability that knocked him out of reserves to the main team last week. Fakhar hit five sixes and two fours on his way to 52 of 28 balls. Before retiring when Pakistan scored 120 of the last ten overs.
Mohammad Hafeez and Shoaib Malik won fourth and fifth respectively. With the former failing with a 14ball 13 while the latter drove deep into the innings. Before falling to 28 of 28 balls. However, it was Asif Ali who turned the tide at the end of the inning. With a martial 32 of 18 from No. 6.
Overall, Pakistan managed to beat 11 sixes as South Africa produced an average bowling show.
With the exception of Maharaj, Rabada, and Lungi Ngidi.
Tabraiz Shamsi only threw four balls before skipping the rest of the game due to a tight groin. South African medical staff said they will examine him overnight and that necessary action will be taken.
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