South Africa defeats Pakistan by six wickets in T20 World Cup warm-up match

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— AFP/File
— AFP/File

ABU DHABI: South Africa defeated Pakistan by six wickets in a warm-up match for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup on Wednesday.

The Pakistani bowlers managed to take two early wickets by dismissing Proteas’ openers rapidly, however later, they failed to limit the South African group as Rassie van der Dussen took cost and smashed 101 runs.

Temba Bavuma additionally performed a great knock as he hit 46 off 42 balls.

All-rounder Hassan Ali, who was despatched to bowl the final over, failed to limit boundaries, as he conceded 22 runs, which helped pave means for Proteas’ victory.

Right-arm pacer Haris Rauf gave away 33 runs from his three overs and failed to choose up a wicket, whereas Shaheen Afridi managed to take two wickets as nicely however gave away 30 runs from his 4 overs.

Afridi took the wickets of Bavuma and Heinrich Klaasen (14).

Left-arm bowler Imad Wasim gave away 19 runs from his three overs. He additionally managed to take two early wickets of Quinton de Kock (6) and Reeza Hendricks (7) in the identical over.

By the tip of the primary innings, Pakistan handed a 187-run goal to South Africa. Skipper Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan had did not impress with the bat as they scored 15 and 19.

Fakhar Zaman had performed a powerful inning with the bat as he scored 52 off 28 balls, whereas Asif Ali additionally added 32 runs to the entire.

Pakistan had thrashed West Indies earlier this week with a seven-wicket victory in a warm-up match. The Men In Green will face India on October 24.

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