PAK vs SA 1st T20: Rizwan shines with maiden T20 century; Pakistan beats South Africa by 3 runs

PAK vs SA 1st T20: Rizwan shines with maiden T20 century; Pakistan beats South Africa by 3 runs- Pakistan’s new opening pair of captain Babar Azam and wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan would get first opportunity to have a say in the three-match T20 series after South Africa opted to field first in Lahore. Stand-in captain Heinrich Klaasen has a six-man attack at his disposal, including two frontline spinners and two allrounders.

Tabraiz Shamsi has fully recovered from the back problem that kept him out of the Test series and will partner left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin, who was selected ahead of George Linde. Lutho Sipamla and Junior Dala are the two specialist quicks with Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius occupying the allrounder roles. South Africa have one debutant, No.3 batsman, Jacques Snyman, who plays his domestic cricket at the Knights franchise.

Pakistan also opted for an extra allrounder in addition to Faheem Ashraf and included Mohammad Nawaz at the expense of Asif Ali. The hosts are fielding four players from the recently completed Test series against South Africa, while South Africa have a completely new-look XI. Pretorius, Sipamla and Shamsi were all part of the Test squad but did not play, while the rest of that group have returned home.

PAK vs SA 1st T20 Full Scoreboard

PAKISTAN INNINGS (20 OVERS MAXIMUM)
BATSMEN R B M 4s 6s SR
Mohammad Rizwan † not out 104 64 102 6 7 162.50
Babar Azam (c) run out (Fortuin) 0 1 2 0 0 0.00
Haider Ali  c Snyman b Phehlukwayo 21 16 21 0 3 131.25
Hussain Talat  st †Klaasen b Shamsi 15 11 24 2 0 136.36
Iftikhar Ahmed  c Hendricks b Fortuin 4 8 13 0 0 50.00
Khushdil Shah  c Fortuin b Sipamla 12 12 20 0 1 100.00
Faheem Ashraf  c Miller b Phehlukwayo 4 5 8 0 0 80.00
Mohammad Nawaz  not out 3 3 11 0 0 100.00
Extras (b 1, lb 3, w 2) 6
TOTAL (20 Ov, RR: 8.45) 169/6
Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Babar Azam, 0.2 ov), 2-37 (Haider Ali, 5.1 ov), 3-69 (Hussain Talat, 9.2 ov), 4-99 (Iftikhar Ahmed, 12.2 ov), 5-134 (Khushdil Shah, 16.3 ov), 6-143 (Faheem Ashraf, 17.6 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Bjorn Fortuin 3 0 25 1 8.33 8 1 2 0 0
Dwaine Pretorius 2 0 13 0 6.50 4 0 1 0 0
Andile Phehlukwayo 4 0 33 2 8.25 10 2 2 0 0
Lutho Sipamla 4 0 37 1 9.25 5 1 3 0 0
Jacques Snyman 1 0 12 0 12.00 0 2 0 0 0
Junior Dala 2 0 25 0 12.50 4 0 3 1 0
Tabraiz Shamsi 4 0 20 1 5.00 11 2 0 1 0
SOUTH AFRICA INNINGS (TARGET: 170 RUNS FROM 20 OVERS)
BATSMEN R B M 4s 6s SR
Janneman Malan   b Usman Qadir 44 29 33 8 1 151.72
Reeza Hendricks  run out (†Mohammad Rizwan) 54 42 93 8 0 128.57
Jacques Snyman   b Usman Qadir 2 6 9 0 0 33.33
David Miller  c †Mohammad Rizwan b Faheem Ashraf 6 10 19 0 0 60.00
Heinrich Klaasen (c)† c Hussain Talat b Haris Rauf 12 10 22 2 0 120.00
Andile Phehlukwayo  c Haider Ali b Haris Rauf 14 8 16 1 1 175.00
Dwaine Pretorius  not out 15 6 18 1 1 250.00
Bjorn Fortuin  not out 17 9 13 3 0 188.89
Extras (w 2) 2
TOTAL (20 Ov, RR: 8.30) 166/6
Fall of wickets: 1-53 (Janneman Malan, 6.5 ov), 2-61 (Jacques Snyman, 8.6 ov), 3-83 (David Miller, 11.6 ov), 4-115 (Heinrich Klaasen, 15.2 ov), 5-134 (Reeza Hendricks, 17.2 ov), 6-139 (Andile Phehlukwayo, 17.5 ov)
BOWLING O M R W ECON 0s 4s 6s WD NB
Mohammad Nawaz 4 0 21 0 5.25 10 2 0 1 0
Haris Rauf 4 0 44 2 11.00 6 8 0 1 0
Shaheen Shah Afridi 4 0 37 0 9.25 13 5 2 0 0
Usman Qadir 4 0 21 2 5.25 12 3 0 0 0
Khushdil Shah 1 0 6 0 6.00 3 1 0 0 0
Faheem Ashraf 3 0 37 1 12.33 1 4 1 0 0