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Captain Babar Azam painted Pakistan victorious in first ODI against South Africa

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Centurion: On the behalf of green shirts, Captain Babar Azam painted Pakistan victorious in first ODI against South Africa after a thrilling contest.

In the first One day (ODI) between South Africa and Pakistan played at Centurion, South Africa could score 273 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 50 overs.

“In the following tweet, Captain Babar Azam can be seen how he was preparing for the match against South Africa by mending his bat with hammer.”

In response, the green shirts achieved this target on the last ball at a loss of 7 wickets.

Pakistan’s Batting

Babar Azam After Scoring Century against Soth Africa
Babar Azam After Scoring Century against Soth Africa

From Pakistan Cricket Team, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhruzzaman commenced the innings. Fakhruzzaman could score only 8 runs.

After the fall of first wicket, the captain Babar Azam formed a crucial partnership of 177 runs with Imam-ul-Haq for the third wicket.

In the meantime, Imam-ul-Haq completed his half a century. Imam-ul-Haq was dismissed after scoring 70 runs.

Captain Babar Azam played captain’s innings

Captain Babar Azam played a brilliant knock showing great responsibility, he made a century and was dismissed for 103.

Babar Azam faced 104 balls and hit with 17 fours. Asif Ali could score only 2 runs.

Danish Aziz’s debut resulted in disappointment. He fall victim to Enrique after scoring only 3 runs.

Spinner Shadab Khan and wicketkeeper cum batsmen Mohammad Rizwan put Pakistan back in the match. They made a 53-run partnership.

Shadab Khan was out at 33 while Rizwan was dismissed for 40 runs.

For South Africa, Enrique Norkia was most successful bowler. He took four wickets while Andile Fefelkayu and Kagiso Rabada took one wicket each.

South Africe’s Batting

 

Earlier, Pakistan won the toss and captain babar Azam elected to field first. Initially the decision didn’t look so good as SA made a reasonable total.

Quentin de Cock and Aiden Markram started the innings for South Africa.

Both of Quentin de Cock and Aiden Markram fall prey to Shaheen Shah Afridi. D Cock was dismissed for 20 while Markram for 19.

Henrik Klaassen and South Africa captains Temba Bauma both could score single run each.

Rossi vendor Dawson and David Miller solidified the team’s total scoreboard. They made a crucial 116-run Partnership for the fifth wicket.

David Miller scored a half century and fell victim to Harris Rauf.

Rossi vendor Dawson scored his maiden century of his ODI career. He played a responsible innings & remained unbeaten on 123 runs.

Man of the Match

Pakistan captain Babar Azan was declared man of the match for his match winning century.

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