South Africa held out to degree the ODI collection 1-1 with a 17-run win over Pakistan on Sunday that was a lot nearer than it ought to have been due to Fakhar Zaman‘s good 193 in a dropping effort.
Pakistan opener Fakhar’s rating got here from 155 balls and he hit 18 fours and 10 sixes to provide South Africa an enormous scare within the second one-day worldwide.
Pakistan was 205-7 at one stage earlier than Fakhar actually bought going, however in the end completed on 324-9 chasing 342 to win on the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
Fakhar was run out off the primary ball of the final over in uncommon style. He was working again to the striker’s finish for 2 when he slowed down, pondering the throw from fielder Aiden Markram was going to the opposite finish. It wasn’t and a direct hit discovered Fakhar quick.
Even when Fakhar was there to see it by, Pakistan nonetheless confronted the very steep activity of getting 31 off that final over to win.
South Africa’s success was right down to an intensive batting show, with 80 from opener Quinton de Kock, 92 from new captain Temba Bavuma and half-centuries from Rassie van der Dussen (60) and David Miller (50 not out).
Van der Dussen’s 60 got here from simply 37 balls and Miller’s 50 from 27 deliveries to provide South Africa late impetus to publish its massive whole of 341-6.
South Africa’s bowlers then shortly labored by Pakistan’s high order within the chase, aside from Fakhar.
Quick bowler Anrich Nortje took Three-63 and the very best rating for Pakistan apart from Fakhar’s 193 was 31 from captain Babar Azam.
The series-deciding ultimate sport is on Wednesday.