SA vs PAK: Fakhar Zaman scored his second consecutive ODI century.© AFP
Fakhar Zaman hit his second successive century and captain Babar Azam made 94 to arrange a 28-run win for Pakistan within the series-deciding third and ultimate one-day worldwide towards South Africa in Centurion on Wednesday. South Africa’s possibilities of chasing down Pakistan’s complete of 320 for seven had been successfully snuffed out by left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz, who took three wickets in successive overs to cut back the hosts to 140 for 5 within the twenty eighth over.
Promising batsman Kyle Verreynne (62) and all-rounder Andile Phehlukwayo (54) placed on 108 off 100 balls for the sixth wicket however each had been dismissed within the area of seven balls. South Africa had been bowled out for 292.
“It means loads,” mentioned Fakhar after the match. “For 2 years I did not rating that a lot.”
“My plan was quite simple,” he mentioned. “I used to be making an attempt to play usually for the primary 10 overs. On these grounds within the morning it’s not straightforward to play with two new balls.”
“It is a confidence sport and we gained a whole lot of confidence,” Pakistan captan Babar Azam mentioned. “We are going to take that and try to win the T20 collection.”
Pakistan 320-7 in 50 overs (Imam-ul Haq 57, Fakhar Zaman 101, Babar Azam 94; Ok. Maharaj 3-45)
South Africa 292 in 49.3 overs (J. Malan 70, Ok. Verreynne 62, A Phehlukwayo 54; Shaheen Shah Afridi 3-58, Mohammad Nawaz 3-34)
Consequence: Pakistan received by 28 runs
Sequence: Pakistan received the three-match collection 2-1