Pakistan’s Faheem causes South Africa to collapse in the final T20

Issued on: 16/04/2021 – 16:44

Centurion (South Africa) (AFP)

Medium-paced Pakistani bowler Faheem Ashraf triggered a collapse in South Africa in the fourth and final Twenty20 international game on Friday at SuperSport Park in Centurion.

Faheem took three for 17 when South Africa, thrown into bat after losing the litter, knocked out for 144 on normally high profile ground.

South Africa had hit 73 for one after the early loss of Aiden Markram when Faheem caught Janneman Malan in the middle for 33 in the ninth game.

Faheem followed with the gates of the South African captain Heinrich Klaasen and George Linde. He threw his four overs one at a time, admitting no limit.

Fast bowlers Hasan Ali and Haris Rauf took three for 40 and two for 18.

Rassie van der Dussen scored the first goal for South Africa with 52 of 36 balls.

Pakistan, which led the series 2-1, were pursuing a goal of 204 with nine wickets and two overs left on the same ground two days earlier.

Their captain Babar Azam, who scored 122 points in that chase, called an unchanged crew while South Africa made two changes.

The all-rounder Wiaan Mulder and the spinner on the left arm, Björn Fortuin, took their place and replaced the batsman Pite van Biljon and the fast bowler Beuran Hendricks on the left arm.

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