Pakistan vs South Africa Live Cricket | PTV Sports Live | PAK vs SA 3rd T20 Live Today Match The on-field results have been far from impressive and their regular skipper, Sarfraz Ahmed, is facing a serious ban for making racial comments. But Pakistan are accustomed to being in this kind of a mess. They have witnessed far tougher times in the past and have comeback stronger. So, before boarding their flight back home, Shoaib Malik would want his troops to put in one A+ performance in this third T20 and salvage some pride.
Pakistan, after keeping the chase alive till the penultimate ball, failed to cross the line. The targets, on both instances, were on the higher side as they are expected to be in South Africa. But, that the South African batsmen were allowed to score freely is worrisome for a side that has developed a reputation for winning matches on the basis of its bowling.
On a wicket that asked the pacers to roll their fingers on the ball – like what the South African pacers did – Pakistan’s pacers, especially Hasan Ali and Usman Khan, bowled seam-up deliveries which were duly sent to the leg-side boundary. According to Arthur’s assessment, Pakistan gave away 64 runs from short balls when the plan was to bowl wicket-to-wicket.
have sealed the series within two matches in the absence of Quinton de Kock, Kagiso Rabada, and Faf du Plessis (in the second match) is in itself a massive achievement for South Africa and it speaks volumes of their bench strength Centurion has hosted only three T20Is in the last four years and the scores in them, except for the India-South Africa affair last year, haven’t been on the higher side.