South Africa vs Pakistan: Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen rating half-centuries as hosts win second T20I to stage sequence
Johannesburg: Opening batsman Aiden Markram and stand-in captain Heinrich Klaasen made hard-hitting half-centuries for South Africa within the first Twenty20 worldwide in opposition to Pakistan on the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.
Markram hit 51 off 32 balls and Klaasen scored 50 off 28 deliveries as a depleted South African group made 188 for six off 20 overs after successful the toss.
Pakistan struck again strongly within the final 4 overs after South Africa had been well-placed at 159 for 3 after 16 overs.
Klaasen was captaining South Africa within the absence of the injured Temba Bavuma, whereas Markram was a late inclusion in a facet hit by a spate of accidents.
The Proteas had been additionally with out 5 gamers whose contracts with their Indian Premier League groups took priority.
Left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz took two for 21, bowling three of his 4 overs within the opening energy play, whereas quick bowler Hasan Ali took two for 28.
South Africa named three new caps in all-rounder Wihan Lubbe and quick bowlers Sisanda Magala and Lizaad Williams.
Pakistan included two gamers, Haider Ali and veteran Mohammad Hafeez, who weren’t a part of their successful one-day worldwide group in a sequence that ended on Wednesday.
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