Fakhar Zaman scored his second consecutive ton whereas captain Babar Azam scored 94 as Pakistan scored 320/7 within the third ODI in opposition to South Africa on Wednesday. Zaman (101) put up a 112-run opening partnership with Imam-Ul-Haq (57) after which he placed on 94 for the second wicket with Babar.
After that, nonetheless, Pakistan suffered a middle-order collapse as they went from 214/2 within the 38th over to 257/6 within the 46th.
Hasan Ali then smashed 34 runs off 11 balls, hitting 4 sixes and a 4, to get Pakistan past the 300-run mark. The seventh-wicket stand between Hasan Ali and Babar was price 63 runs off simply 24 balls.
In the meantime, Fakhar grew to become the primary Pakistan batsman to attain 300+ runs in a bilateral ODI collection in opposition to South Africa. Fakhar’s sixth ODI ton additionally put him fourth within the checklist of Asian batsmen who’ve scored most centuries within the first 50 ODI innings. Babar Azam heads the checklist with eight tons, adopted by Imam-ul-Haq and Zaheer Abbas with seven centuries every.
Fakhar additionally grew to become the third batsman after Kevin Pietersen in 2005 and Joe Root in 2016 to hit back-to-back ODI tons of in South Africa.
Keshav Maharaj was the highest wicket-taker for South Africa within the match, dismissing each the openers and Mohammad Rizwan. Batsman Aiden Markram was among the many wickets together with his off-spin. He dismissed Faheem Ashraf with a catch off his personal bowling after which he bought the wicket of Mohammad Nawaz due to a shocking catch from South Africa captain Temba Bavuma at cowl.
Temporary scores: Pakistan 320/7 in 50 overs (Fakhar Zaman 101, Babar Azam 94; Keshav Maharaj three/45, Aiden Markram 2/48) vs South Africa
(With IANS Inputs)