Pakistan Records Highest Run Chase in T20
After winning the ODI series, Pakistan started the PAK vs SA 2021 T20 Series by chasing the highest run chase against the host South Africa. South Africa drowned in the fielding of the last over. Missed two catches and missed fielding in the last six balls of the innings.
In the first T20 of the three-match series, Pakistan lost by 4 wickets with one ball left to the hosts in Johannesburg. The visitors went ahead 1-0 in the series. Earlier, Pakistan won the ODI series 2-1.
After winning the toss, the hosts decided to bat first. Aiden Makaram (52) and new skipper Klaassen (50) batted at the bat and lost six wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Mohammad Nawaz and Hasan Ali took two wickets each for Pakistan.
Pakistan has never won a T20 cricket target of 189 runs. As a result, Pakistan had to set a record to win. That’s what they did with the bat. Pakistan won by 4 wickets on opener Rizwan’s unbeaten 64 runs.
Earlier, Pakistan had a record of winning by chasing 16 runs. Today, however, Pakistan broke that record by chasing 189 runs. Batting on a target of 189, opener Rizwan’s responsible 74 and Fahim Ashraf’s storming 30 off 14 balls towards the end paved the way for Pakistan’s victory.
The Proteas also had a chance to win in the last over. However, with the release of two catches, the match also missed them. Pakistan opener Rizwan was the best in the match after playing an impeccable inning of 74 runs.