Pakistan beat South Africa by three runs in the first T20 thanks to wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Rizwan.
Hasan Ali was adjudged Player of the Match and Mohammad Rizwan as Player of the Series. With this, the hosts have taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match T20 series.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 169 runs at the loss of six wickets.
In response, South Africa’s team was able to score 166 runs after losing six wickets and lost the match.
For Africa, Reeja Hendrix (54) and Jaaneman Malan scored 44 runs.
A fifty-run partnership of 53 runs was made for the first wicket between these two batsmen.
Now the second T20 between the two teams will be played on 13 February.
In the Rawalpindi Test, Pakistan’s team won South Africa 2-0 in the series after winning by 95 runs over South Africa.
The hero of the victory was fast bowler Hasan Ali and Shaheen Afridi.
Ali took five wickets for 60 runs, while Afridi took four wickets for 51 runs.
Batting first, Pakistan’s team scored 272 runs. After this, the African team was all out for 201 and Pakistan got a lead of 71 runs.
Then Pakistan managed to score 298 runs in the second innings.
South Africa had given a target of 370 runs to win. However, the African team was reduced to 274 runs.
Opener Aiden Marquam from South Africa scored 108 runs in 243 balls with the help of 13 fours and three sixes but his century inning also could not win his team.
Pakistan gave South Africa a strong target thanks to an unbeaten 115 by wicketkeeper-
batsman Mohammad Rizwan in the second innings and Pakistan bowlers bowled well and managed to stop the visiting team from scoring the target.
South Africa started playing at 127 for one on the fifth day. Marquam extended his innings further by 59 and Rasi van der Dussen by 48 runs.
But Hassan bowled Dusen on the same score and sent South Africa a second blow. Dusen scored 48 runs in 97 balls with eight fours.