South Africa hold nerve after Babar Azam 90 to seal series
South Africa managed to clinch the 3 match series after winning the 2nd T20 in yet another close encounter. The Proteas put up a total of 188 thanks to David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen and it looked like Babar Azam would help chase it down, but Pakistan fell short by just 7 runs. Watch the match highlights right here only on crickethighlights9.
It took 29 runs off a frenetic final over from David Miller as Pakistan lost the plot just after the rain break, and Pakistan spent 20 overs trying to undo the damage. Despite the best efforts of a scintillating Babar Azam, who stroked a superlative 90 in a mammoth partnership with Hussain Talat, the 188 South Africa had put up thanks to a 29-ball 65 from their stand-in captain was seven runs too many for Pakistan. For the second time in as many matches, Pakistan fell short in the final over, allowing South Africa to seal the series with a game to spare. It means Pakistan suffer their first series defeat in this format after a record 11 consecutive wins, their maiden reverse since the World T20 in 2016.
Venue: The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
Toss: Pakistan , elected to field first
Series: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018/19
Player Of The Match: David Miller
Series result: South Africa led the 3-match series 2-0
Match number: T20I no. 734
Match days: 03 February 2019 (20-over match)
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock
TV Umpires: Bongani Jele
Reserve Umpire: Brad White
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle