Wednesday, 20 November 2013

1st T20: South Africa beat Pakistan by DL Method - Nov 20, 2013

South Africa won by 4 runs (D/L method) against Pakistan in the 1st T20I Cricket Match of the Pakistan tour of South Africa Series, Which Played at Johannesburg on November 20, 2013. Click here for the Full Scorecard Update.

RSA beat Pak by 4 runs (D/L method) to go 1-0 in the two-match series. Pak were 60/2 after 9.1 overs before rain stopped play. The match was poised evenly when the rain Gods interrupted. The visitors had got off to a decent start and were within par with the required run-rate. Shehzad was the first to go when he chopped a ball onto the stumps from Tsotsobe. Hafeez and Jamshed did well to stitch a partnership before the latter got out. Soon the rain intervened and they were one hit away from winning.

Previously Pakistan have won the toss and chose to field, South Africa were off to a flier as de Kock and Amla got them going with a quick fire 72 for the first wicket. de Kock in particular was tremendous as he took on the bowlers and was going well before he played one shot too many. The rest of the batsmen got starts but none of them got going. Hafeez and Afridi were the pick of the bowlers, as they applied the brakes on the scoring and picked up wickets in the middle overs.

Man of the Match Q de Kock (South Africa)


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