LAHORE: South Africa defeated Pakistan by six wickets and leveled the series at 1-1, and final will be played tomorrow at the Gaddafi stadium.
A memorable performance from South Africa.
South Africa Skipper Heinrich Klaasen said we tried getting in the big hitters for this game, a change we brought in after the last game because the conventional plan didn’t really work out for us, and we managed to execute the plan tonight and it came off. Credit must go to all our bowlers, especially Dwaine – 5 wickets in a T20I is special. We executed our plans really well and managed to level the series. We’re here to win and hopefully we can pull off the decider tomorrow.
Dwaine Pretorius awarded Man of the Match gor 4-0-17-5, he said I’m happy I could contribute tonight, and we executed our plan well. We tried to mix-up line and length, and tried not to get lined up. Our spinners bowled well too, and our execution was really good tonight, In the last game we lost the bigger moments despite playing well, but we won the big moments today. Hopefully we can win the match tomorrow and treat it like a final.
Pakistan Captain Babar Azam said We had fewer runs, didn’t use the middle overs and lost back to back wickets, and therefore we couldn’t really pick up the run-rate. It was a better wicket, rather similar, but our bowlers didn’t do that well this time. South Africa got out some new plans against the spinners today, and credit to them, but hopefully we can discuss tomorrow morning, strategize and perform better in the decider.