Fakhar Zaman was again in his flamboyant avatar on Sunday evening towards South Africa within the second ODI when 2018 Champions Trophy star scored an excellent 193 run innings and appeared all set to turn out to be the primary Pakistani batsman to attain a double ton in ODI. In truth, a single would have helped him equal Pakistan’s highest-ever particular person rating within the format; set by the good Saeed Anwar towards India in 1997.
However, it took a crafty effort from South African skipper Quinton de Kock to convey the Zaman’s firework to an finish and has left the cricket world in a cut up.
Fakhar was run out off the primary ball of the final over in uncommon style.
He was operating again to the striker’s finish for 2 when he slowed down, pondering the throw from fielder Aiden Markram was going to the opposite finish as de Kock acted to be at chill out as a substitute of being ready for the incoming throw. It wasn’t and a direct hit discovered Fakhar short.
The innings finally turned out to be for the dropping trigger as South Africa held out to degree the ODI sequence 1-1 with a 17-run win.
Pakistan had been 205-7 at one stage earlier than Fakhar actually received going, however finally completed on 324-9 chasing 342 to win on the Wanderers in Johannesburg.
South Africa’s success was right down to an intensive batting show, with 80 from opener Quinton de Kock, 92 from new captain Temba Bavuma and half-centuries from Rassie van der Dussen (60) and David Miller (50 not out).
Van der Dussen’s 60 got here from simply 37 balls and Miller’s 50 from 27 deliveries to provide South Africa late impetus to put up its massive complete of 341-6.
South Africa’s bowlers then shortly labored via Pakistan’s prime order within the chase, with the exception of Fakhar.
Fast bowler Anrich Nortje took 3-63 and the best rating for Pakistan aside from Fakhar’s 193 was 31 from captain Babar Azam.
The series-deciding remaining recreation is on Wednesday.
(With inputs from PTI).
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