Pakistan scored 54 runs in the last three overs. During this, Hasan Ali and Babar Azam together hit seven sixes in 18 balls.
For Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman scored a century, then Babar Azam played an innings of 94 runs.
The batting was seen in the Centurion ODI between Pakistan and South Africa. Pakistan scored 320 runs for seven wickets in the first play. Opener Fakhar Zaman (101) scored his second consecutive century, while captain Babar Azam played 94 and Imam ul Haq played 57 innings. Finally, Hasan Ali created a storm. He blew an unbeaten 32 runs off just 11 balls with a four and four sixes. Pakistan scored 54 runs in the last three overs. During this, Hasan Ali and Babar Azam together hit seven sixes. Right now both teams are 1-1 in the series, the one who wins this match will be able to win the series.
While batting first, Fakhar Zaman and Imam ul Haq gave a great start to Pakistan. Both took a century partnership without taking any risk and in 21 overs, the team’s score reached 112 runs. Imam completed the half-century in 60 balls with the help of three fours. After some time, he became the victim of Keshav Maharaj as the first wicket by scoring 57 runs. After this, Fakhar Zaman completed his half-century in 62 balls with four fours and a six. He shared a 94-run partnership for the second wicket. He was dismissed in 99 balls with the help of nine fours and three sixes for the second consecutive century. He also became a victim of Maharaj. He played a tremendous innings of 193 runs in the last match.
🔸 Imam-ul-Haq – 57
🔸 Fakhar Zaman – 101
🔸 Babar Azam – 94
Pakistan top-order powers them to 320/7 🏏
– ICC (@ICC) April 7, 2021
Four wickets fell in 43 runs and Pakistan slipped
Pakistan’s batting stumbled after Jaman’s departure. The wickets of Mohammad Rizwan (2), Sarfaraz Ahmed (13), Faheem Ashraf (1) and Mohammad Nawaz (4) fell cheaply. With this, Pakistan’s score increased from 214 for two in 37.1 overs to 257 for six in 45.6 overs. That is, four wickets fell in 43 runs. It seemed then that Pakistan hardly reached 300 runs. During this time, Babur scored FIFTY Plus score for the second time in this series with five fours in 55 balls.
Babar-Hasan looted fair in last three overs
In difficult times, Hasan Ali fully supported Captain Babar Azam. Both hit South Africa in the last over. It started with Hasan Ali hitting Aidan Markram in the 48th over. Then Babar Azam blew a six. 13 runs came from this over. JJ Smuts got the 49th over. Hasan Ali hit four sixes in five balls in this over. Three of them were consecutive. In this way, by taking a total of 25 runs, he took the team beyond 300.
Andil Fehlukwayo was responsible for the last over. 18 runs came from this over. Babar Azam hit a six on his very first ball. Then he hit sixes and fours on the fourth and fifth balls respectively. In this way, he reached close to a century. He had a chance to complete a century by hitting a six on the last ball but he was caught on the boundary. He scored 94 runs in 82 balls with seven fours and three sixes. In this way, Pakistan finished the innings with 320 runs for seven wickets. Keshav Maharaj was the most successful bowler for South Africa, taking three wickets.
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