While all the cricket fans are busy watching the IPL matches, Pakistani cricketer Babar Azam is making history in the T20 international series against South Africa. Pakistan team won the first match in which Babar Azam hit a century. Unfortunately, they lost the second one by six wickets which was played in Johannesburg.
In the third match, the Pakistani boys took the lead again with a win by nine wickets against South Africa.
SOUTH AFRICA’S POWER PACKED INNINGS
South Africa team came to bat first and they completely nailed the innings with the aggressive performances of the players. Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram opened in the match and made a partnership of 108 runs in just 64 balls. They scored 60 runs in the powerplay only.
After them, Nawaz came to play and scored whopping 63 runs in just 31 balls, the player hit six 4s and four 6s. After three of them, George Linde and Rassie Van Der Dussen scored 22 and 34 runs respectively. The team ended the innings with 203 runs on the loss of 5 wickets.
After a 200 run score of South Africa, it seemed like it would be another bad day for the Pakistan team. But Pakistan was in no mood to lose another one. Though it was quite a hard target to chase, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan did the magic. Both the players started well with scoring 64 runs in the powerplay only.
After the power play, the team slowed down a little in the middle and couldn’t maintain the required run rate. However, Babar started the rail with a century in just 49 balls. Babar scored 122 runs in the match in only 59 balls with fifteen 4s and 4 maximums.
Along with Azam, Riswan also scored 73 runs in 47 balls. The performance of Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan helped the team win the match.
After the win, a lot of people praised Babar Azam for his brilliant performance in the match. The performance also helped Azam earn 13 points in ICC world rankings which got him to number one position in the ranking replacing Virat Kohli. Do you think, the South Africa team will manage to win the 4th match of the T20 international series?