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SAvPAK Cricket Series: Pakistan won ODI series 1-2 by defeating South Africa in third match.

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Centurion: SAvPAK Cricket Series, Pakistan won the three-match ODI series 2-1 by defeating South Africa by 28 runs in the 3rd ODI.

In the third and final match of the ODI series against South Africa, Pakistan batted first and scored 320 for 7 in the 50 overs.

Thanks to Fakhruzzaman’s second consective century and Babar’s 94-run innings. The host team could score only 292 runs.

The skipper Babar Azam was again named Man of the Match for playing a a splendor and responsible innings.

The opening batsman Fakhruzzaman was named Man of the Series for scoring two consecutive centuries in last two matches.

SAvPAK Cricket Series: Pakistan’s Innings

South Africa elected to field in the third and decisive match after winning the toss. The opening pair of Fakhr Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq started the innings.

Both of the openers batted confidently. They put up a partnership of 112 runs. Imam-ul-Haq was first to out after scoring 57 runs. He fell victim to Keshiu Maharaj.

Fakhrazman formed second important partnership with the skipper Babar Azam. Fakhar scored another career century that included 3 sixes and 9 fours.

Captain Babar Azam again played a brilliant knock of 94 runs. He was caught on the last ball of the innings without competing his century.

Mohammad Rizwan scored 2, Faheem Ashraf 1, Mohammad Nawaz 4 and Sarfraz Ahmed could score 13 runs.

Hassan Ali played a thrashing innings. He hit 4 sixes to spinner JJ Summit in the second last over. Hassan remained unbeaten on 32 off 11 balls.

For South Africa, Keshu Maharaj could be able to take 3 wickets. Aiden Markram took 2 wickets for South Africa.

SAvPAK Cricket Series: South Africa’s Innings

Jane Mann Milan and Adam Markram opened the innings for South Africa. Makram returned was out after scoring 18 runs only.

JJ Summit was second to loose wicket who too was dismissed for 17 runs. SA captain Dumba Baumama Henry Kleisen’s could score only 4 runs.

Then Milan came who moved the scoreboard forward, but he lost thw wicket at 70. Verina made a crucial 108-run partnership along with Pahlavikaya.

Both batsmen succeeded in scoring half-centuries. Harris Rauf broke this partnership by dismissing Verena for 60 runs. Pelhakuya lost his wicket at 54 runs.

For Pakistan, Muhammad Nawaz took 3 wickets while Shaheen Afridi and Haris Rauf took 2 wickets each. Hassan Ali could take only one wicket.

Pakistan & Babar Azam Improving Ranking

After winning the ODI cricket series against SA, Pakistan is now second on Super League points table, fraction of a point behind England.

ODI cricket series against South Africa was really great for Pakistan captain Babar Azam.

Babar Azam has not only improved in the ICC rankings but has now tending to become the number one batsman in ODIs ranking.

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