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South Africa vs Pakistan, 2nd T20I Commentary, Live Updates

SA vs PAK, 2021 - T20 Live Commentary

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Match Ended   
141/4 (14.0/20)
140/9 (20.0/20)
South Africa beat Pakistan by 6 wickets
Right then! The first game was a thriller, but this one not so much. South Africa have comprehensively outplayed Pakistan today and they have leveled the series. The series is nicely set up and the third match would be very crucial. The next T20I is on 14th April, 14:30 Local (12:30 GMT). Do join us then for the coverage. Till then, goodbye, take care and stay safe!
George Linde, Man of the Match, says it is never easy to bowl in the Powerplay, they did have a couple of game plans going into the game and it worked for them. States they had a game plan to keep the field in and they could have a wicket. Adds he did not bowl that well previously but he started well and just wanted to keep the momentum going. Reckons the wicket was okay to bat on. Ends by saying, Markram played an unbelievable knock from them and he feels it was a good wicket and it was a good game overall.
Heinrich Klaasen, the skipper of South Africa, says he is very pleased with how things went and that is why he has a smile on his face. Adds Magala did not start off that well but came back strongly and he is a quality player. Adds the wicket is good to bat on and he feels his bowlers bowled really well and they wanted to play aggressive cricket but smart cricket and the balance was right. Adds they played cow boy cricket in Pakistan where everybody just swung and that is not what they wanted and they wanted to play a lot smarter. Ends by saying the young players are quality players and it is all about execution.
Babar Azam, the skipper of Pakistan, says that their batting collapsed and they lost early wickets which didn't help their cause. Gives full credit to the South African bowlers for doing well with the ball. Admits that their batters were a bit too aggressive and they couldn't get any partnerships going and therefore couldn't finish strongly. Says that the players weren't complacent and that he has full confidence in his team that they can bounce back.
The Pakistan bowling wasn't that bad but they just did not have enough. They needed early wickets but they did not get many. Still though, Qadir was impressive but he did not get a lot of support from the other end.
A thumping win then for South Africa! To be very honest, it was their bowlers who set it up for them after restricting Pakistan to a low score. The South African openers got them off to a very good start. Markram then continued his good form and scored a half ton. There was a period where they did lose a couple of wickets quickly but to no avail as Linde and Klaasen ensured they finish the game.
End Of The Over 14 : 141/4
17 Runs
  • 213.1
  • 613.2
  • 113.3
  • 613.4
  • 113.5
  • 113.6
H. Klaasen
36 (21)
G. Linde
20 (10)
S. Afridi
3-0-30-0
13.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Heinrich Klaasen
A quick single does the job! A yorker by Afridi, on off. Klaasen digs it to the off side and they take a quick run. SOUTH AFRICA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! THE SERIES IS LEVEL 1-1!
13.5
1
Shaheen Afridi To George Linde
SCORES LEVEL! On off, this is pushed towards cover for one.
13.4
6
Shaheen Afridi To George Linde
SIX! Just the two runs away! Shorter and on middle, Linde stands tall and pulls it hard and over the square leg fence for a biggie.
13.3
1
Shaheen Afridi To Heinrich Klaasen
A yorker outside off, this is jammed through point for one more.
13.2
6
Shaheen Afridi To Heinrich Klaasen
SIX! Just the 9 needed now! Fuller and on middle, Klaasen lofts it over mid off and it goes all the way for a biggie.
13.1
2
Shaheen Afridi To Heinrich Klaasen
Fumble and two! A full toss, it is pushed down to long on. The fielder fumbles and two is taken.
Bowling change! Shaheen Afridi is back into the attack.
End Of The Over 13 : 124/4
10 Runs
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 212.3
  • 112.4
  • 412.5
  • 112.6
H. Klaasen
26 (17)
G. Linde
13 (8)
U. Qadir
3-0-26-2
12.6
1
Usman Qadir To Heinrich Klaasen
Full ball on the stumps. Klaasen drills it to long on keeps the strike.
12.5
4
Usman Qadir To Heinrich Klaasen
FOUR! Half tracker and punished! Klaasen pulls it to the square leg. The fielder there puts in a dive but this was timed too well for anyone to stop it.
12.4
1
Usman Qadir To George Linde
Loopy ball, around off. Played down to long on by Linde. One run is taken.
12.3
2
Usman Qadir To George Linde
Dropped! Tossed up in the slot. Linde looks to go over long but doesn't middle it. The fielder settles under it, only to realise that the ball is going to land behind him. Two runs taken.
12.2
1
Usman Qadir To Heinrich Klaasen
Tossed up, around off. Drilled down to long on for one.
12.1
1
Usman Qadir To George Linde
Short ball on the leg pole. Pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 12 : 114/4
14 Runs
  • 411.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 411.4
  • 011.5
  • 411.6
H. Klaasen
20 (14)
G. Linde
9 (5)
F. Ashraf
1-0-14-0
11.6
4
Faheem Ashraf To Heinrich Klaasen
FOUR! Nicely played! This is shorter and outsied off, Klaasen rocks back and pushes it through covers. Boundary.
11.5
0
Faheem Ashraf To Heinrich Klaasen
On middle, defended.
11.4
4
Faheem Ashraf To Heinrich Klaasen
FOUR! Clipped nicely! A low full toss, Klaasen works it behind square on the leg side. This one races away to the fence.
11.3
1
Faheem Ashraf To George Linde
Another single as Linde pushes it through covers.
11.2
1
Faheem Ashraf To Heinrich Klaasen
On off, it is pushed through covers for one more.
11.1
4
Faheem Ashraf To Heinrich Klaasen
FOUR! Shorter and outside off, Klaasen waits for it and then guides it through point for a boundary.
Bowling change! Faheem Ashraf is now into the attack.
End Of The Over 11 : 100/4
8 Runs
  • 010.1
  • W 10.2
  • 010.3
  • 610.4
  • 010.5
  • 210.6
G. Linde
8 (4)
H. Klaasen
7 (9)
U. Qadir
2-0-16-2
10.6
2
Usman Qadir To George Linde
100 up for South Africa! Outside off, it is hit uppishly again but this time in the gap through covers for two.
10.5
0
Usman Qadir To George Linde
Just short! This is the googly, it is outside off and there is extra bounce. Linde looks to cut, it goes off the top edge towards point but lands short.
10.4
6
Usman Qadir To George Linde
SIX! That is a lovely shot! Picked his spot to perfection! The mid on is up and this is tossed up around middle, Linde whips it over the mid-wicket fence for a biggie.
10.3
0
Usman Qadir To George Linde
Shorter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
George Linde walks out to bat.
10.2
W
Usman Qadir To Pite van Biljon OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! This time there is an edge! THe conventional sweep is played! This lands on middle and then spins away. It takes the edge and Rizwan does the rest. Van Bijon does not last for long and Pakistan have a sniff here.
10.1
0
Usman Qadir To Pite van Biljon
Almost another one! Van Bijon looks to play the reverse sweep. This lands on off and then turns away. Goes pretty close to the glove and Rziwan takes it.
End Of The Over 10 : 92/3
4 Runs
  • 19.1
  • 19.2
  • 19.3
  • 09.4
  • 09.5
  • 19.6
van Biljon
2 (4)
H. Klaasen
7 (9)
M. Nawaz
3-0-29-0
9.6
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Pite van Biljon
Flighted ball, outside off. Tapped to covers with soft hands for a quick single.
9.5
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Pite van Biljon
Flatter ball on the stumps. Pite van Biljon tucks it to the leg side and looks for one. But Nawaz is quick to get to the ball.
9.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Pite van Biljon
Flighted ball, around off. Defended by Pite van Biljon.
9.3
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Heinrich Klaasen
Drops his length this time. Klaasen pulls it way to deep mid-wicket for one.
9.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Pite van Biljon
Loopy ball, outside off. Pite van Biljon pushes it past covers and gets one.
9.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Heinrich Klaasen
Flatter ball, on the pads. Clipped to deep mid-wicket for one.
Pite van Biljon walks out to bat now!
End Of The Over 9 : 88/3
8 Runs
  • 68.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 08.4
  • 18.5
  • W 8.6
A. Markram
54 (30)
H. Klaasen
5 (7)
U. Qadir
1-0-8-1
8.6
W
Usman Qadir To Aiden Markram OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! The leggie strikes and the dangerous Markram is gone! Tossed up in his slot and Markram looks to go big, but gets more height than distance on that one. Faheem Ashraf is the man at wide long on, he settles under it and takes it.
8.5
1
Usman Qadir To Heinrich Klaasen
Full toss outside off. Klaasen drills it to long off for one.
8.4
0
Usman Qadir To Heinrich Klaasen
Flighted ball on the pads. Klaasen goes for the sweep but gets the inside edge on the pads.
8.3
0
Usman Qadir To Heinrich Klaasen
Tossed up, around off. Klaasen defends it well.
8.2
1
Usman Qadir To Aiden Markram
Loopy ball on off, drilled to long on for one.
8.1
6
Usman Qadir To Aiden Markram
SIX! FIFTY! Poor ball and punished! A half tracker by Qadir, Markram hangs back and pulls it deep over deep mid-wicket.
End Of The Over 8 : 80/2
13 Runs
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 47.3
  • 47.4
  • 17.5
  • 27.6
H. Klaasen
4 (4)
A. Markram
47 (27)
M. Nawaz
2-0-25-0
7.6
2
Mohammad Nawaz To Heinrich Klaasen
Drops his length again. Klaasen pulls it wide of deep mid-wicket and picks up a couple.
7.5
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
Loopy ball on off. Swept away to deep square leg for one.
7.4
4
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Edged but still counts as four runs! Shorter ball on off. Markram goes for the cut again but gets the outside edge past short third man and to the ropes.
7.3
4
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Shot! Short ball on the stumps, Markram makes room for himself and flays it past covers.
7.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Heinrich Klaasen
Fuller ball, this is clipped to backward square leg for one.
7.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
Tossed up on off. Markram comes down the track and pushes it to long on for one.
End Of The Over 7 : 67/2
9 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 16.2
  • 1 WD 6.3
  • 66.3
  • 06.4
  • 06.5
  • 16.6
A. Markram
37 (23)
H. Klaasen
1 (2)
H. Ali
2-0-16-1
6.6
1
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Single to end the over. Length ball, around off. Markram waits for it and the runs it to third man for one.
6.5
0
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Fuller this time, around middle and leg. Clipped away to mid-wicket.
6.4
0
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Length ball, around off. Markram pushes it to mid off. The ball was in the air for a while but drops well short of the fielder.
6.3
6
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
SIX! This is one shot that he plays really well! Length ball, outside off. Markram bends his knee and smokes it over extra cover fence.
6.3
wd
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
Short ball and way over the Markram. Wide given.
6.2
1
Hasan Ali To Heinrich Klaasen
Back of a length this time, around middle and leg. Klaasen punches it to long on and gets off the mark.
6.1
0
Hasan Ali To Heinrich Klaasen
Length ball, on middle and leg. Defended by Klaasen.
End Of The Over 6 : 58/2
13 Runs
  • 15.1
  • 45.2
  • 45.3
  • 05.4
  • 45.5
  • W 5.6
W. Lubbe
12 (7)
A. Markram
30 (19)
M. Hasnain
2-0-25-1
5.6
W
Mohammad Hasnain To Wihan Lubbe OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Mohammad Hasnain has his revenge! Length ball, outside off. Lubbe looks to go over mid on but hits it straight to Babar Azam there.
5.5
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Wihan Lubbe
FOUR! Excellent shot! Low full toss on the pads. Lubbe bends down and clips it towards the backward square leg fence.
5.4
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Wihan Lubbe
Full ball, on the pads. Lubbe misses his flick.
5.3
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Wihan Lubbe
FOUR! The fielder went for the catch and the ball went to the ropes! Length ball, on middle. Lubbe clips it way, the ball would have dropped short of deep mid-wicket. The fielder runs in and dives forward, the ball hits his shin and then runs way to the fence.
5.2
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Wihan Lubbe
FOUR! Trashed away! Back of a length, outside off. Lubbe pulls it past mid on to the ropes.
5.1
1
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
Full ball on middle. Whipped to deep square leg for one.
End Of The Over 5 : 45/1
7 Runs
  • 64.1
  • 04.2
  • W 4.3
  • 14.4
  • 04.5
  • 04.6
W. Lubbe
0 (2)
A. Markram
29 (18)
H. Ali
1-0-7-1
4.6
0
Hasan Ali To Wihan Lubbe
Outside off, it is left alone. So a superb comeback after going for a biggie on the first ball. A wicket and just the 7 runs.
4.5
0
Hasan Ali To Wihan Lubbe
Back of a length and on middle, Lubbe defends it.
4.4
1
Hasan Ali To Aiden Markram
On middle, this is pushed down to mid on for one.
Who will come out now? Wihan Lubbe is out at 3.
4.3
W
Hasan Ali To Janneman Malan OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! There is the first wicket which Pakistan desperately needed! Hasan Ali is the provider. The change in field and the change in bowling has done the trick. It is a slower one on middle, Malan is early in the flick and hence, hits it straight up in the air. There is a deep mid-wicket in place and he takes it. Is this the start of something for Pakistan. 97 needed in 93.
4.2
0
Hasan Ali To Janneman Malan
Good length and on middle, defended.
4.1
6
Hasan Ali To Janneman Malan
SIX! Smacked! Stand and deliver stuff! The game is running away from Pakistan! This is short and on middle, Malan stands tall and hammers it over the mid-wicket fence.
Bowling change! Hasan Ali is brought into the attack.
End Of The Over 4 : 38/0
12 Runs
  • 43.1
  • 43.2
  • 03.3
  • 03.4
  • 43.5
  • 03.6
A. Markram
28 (17)
J. Malan
9 (7)
M. Hasnain
1-0-12-0
3.6
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
DROPPED! It was a very tough chance though! This is fuller and on middle, this is hit back towards the bowler. It is hit back hard. Hasnain is taking evasive action but does go for the catch too, it hits his hand and drops out.
3.5
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Up and over! Third boundary in the over. This is fuller again, Markram stands tall and lofts it over mid off for another boundary.
3.4
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
Fuller this time and on off, Markram looks to hit it too hard through the off side, he gets an inside edge towards mid-wicket.
3.3
0
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
Gets his length right! Bowls it on a length and on middle, blocked.
3.2
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Consecutive boundaries and MH is under pressure. This is through the off side. Length and outside off, width on offer. This is slapped through covers for a boundary.
3.1
4
Mohammad Hasnain To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Welcome into the attack, Hasnain and South Africa are cruising along! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled hard through mid-wicket for a boundary.
Mohammad Hasnain is into the attack now.
End Of The Over 3 : 26/0
8 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 02.2
  • 1 LB 2.3
  • 02.4
  • 02.5
  • 62.6
J. Malan
9 (7)
A. Markram
16 (11)
S. Afridi
2-0-13-0
2.6
6
Shaheen Afridi To Janneman Malan
SIX! Connects and connects well! Length ball and this is smoked over mid-wicket fence. It could have been an excellent over for Pakistan but the last ball spoils it.
2.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Janneman Malan
Swing and a miss! Length ball, outside off. Malan looks to go towards the leg side but misses.
2.4
0
Shaheen Afridi To Janneman Malan
Screamer by Afridi! Fires a yorker on the pads and Malan falls over while blocking it out.
2.3
lb
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Muted appeal and turned down. Length ball, lands on off and comes with the angle. Markram is hit on the pads and the ball rolls to the off side. A leg bye taken. It was probably going down leg.
2.2
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
Misses out on that one! Short ball and Malan goes for the pull but gets the inside edge on his pads.
2.1
1
Shaheen Afridi To Janneman Malan
Length ball, on the stumps. Malan clips it to mid-wicket for one.
End Of The Over 2 : 18/0
12 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 11.2
  • 01.3
  • 01.4
  • 41.5
  • 61.6
A. Markram
16 (9)
J. Malan
2 (3)
M. Nawaz
1-0-12-0
1.6
6
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
SIX! That is as straight as an arrow and Nawaz goes for 12 from his first. Perfect start for South Africa! Markram this time uses his feet, gets to the pitch of it and lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
1.5
4
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
FOUR! Too short and put away! Probably was worried about the batter using his feet! This is shorter and outside off, Markram cuts it through point and it races away to the fence.
1.4
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
Flatter and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler.
1.3
0
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
Sees Markram come down the track and bowls it shorter, it is pushed back to the bowler.
1.2
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Janneman Malan
Nicely played for one! Leans into it and strokes it down to long off for one.
1.1
1
Mohammad Nawaz To Aiden Markram
Markram comes down the track and pushes it to mid on for one.
Who will share the new ball? Time for some spin, Mohammad Nawaz is on now.
End Of The Over 1 : 6/0
6 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 10.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
A. Markram
5 (4)
J. Malan
1 (2)
S. Afridi
1-0-6-0
0.6
1
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
A single to end then! Length and angling away. Markram looks to defend, it goes off the outside edge down to third man for one.
0.5
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
A huge appeal from Afridi but it is in hope! Shorter and this one lands and comes back in. Markram looks to flick but misses to get hit high on the pads.
0.4
4
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
FOUR! This is not a good field for a bowler who is bringing the ball back in. Easy for Markram! This is full and it tails back in from middle, Markram works it through the vacant mid-wicket region for a boundary. Off the mark in style.
0.3
0
Shaheen Afridi To Aiden Markram
We bowled! This ons is angled away from the right-hander, this lands on off and swings away. Markram is beaten as he tries to block.
0.2
1
Shaheen Afridi To Janneman Malan
South African are underway! Malan takes a few steps ahead, this one is fuller and it does come back in. Malan is almost off balance as he works it to mid on. Keeps his balance and takes one.
0.1
0
Shaheen Afridi To Janneman Malan
Starts off right on the money! Length and this one shapes back in from off, Malan keeps it out.
Match Notes
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Pakistan 35/2
  • Pakistan 53/2 in 7.4 overs
  • 3rd wicket partnership: 50 off 37 balls between B Azam (22) and M Hafeez (27)
  • Referral 1 (12.1 ovs): SA against Haider Ali (LBW) Unsuccessful (SA: 2, PAK: 2) (Retained)
  • Pakistan 100/4 in 14.1 overs
  • B Azam 17th T20 fifty: 50 runs in 50 balls (5x4) (0x6)
  • Innings Break: Pakistan 140/9 in 20.0 overs
  • A Markram dropped on 28 by M Hasnain in 3.6 overs
  • South Africa 50/1 in 5.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): South Africa 58/2
  • A Markram 2nd T20 fifty: 53 runs in 28 balls (7x4) (3x6)
  • South Africa 100/4 in 10.6 overs
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Stats
Player Runs Avg.
Babar Azam PAK 210 52.50
Aiden Markram SA 179 44.75
Mohammad Rizwan PAK 147 73.50
Janneman Malan SA 127 31.75
Heinrich Klaasen SA 110 36.66
Player Wickets Eco.
Hasan Ali PAK 7 9.35
Lizaad Williams SA 7 9.38
Mohammad Nawaz PAK 5 8.53
Tabraiz Shamsi SA 4 7.40
Faheem Ashraf PAK 4 7.81