Pak vs SA: After struggling a three-wicket loss in opposition to Pakistan within the first ODI on Friday, South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma admitted that the guests outplayed in all of the departments and took the sport away from them.
With this thrilling win, Pakistan has taken a 1-0 lead within the three-match ODI sequence. The second sport can be performed on Sunday at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. South Africa was diminished to 55/4, however the hosts recovered properly because of David Miller’s fifty and Rassie van der Dussen’s hundred, and the Proteas posted 273 within the 50 overs.
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However, Azam’s masterclass ton and gutsy knock by Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan ensured the guests don’t falter within the sport which noticed too many twists and turns.
Chasing 274, Pakistan didn’t have an excellent begin as they misplaced Fakhar Zaman within the third over however skipper Babar and Imam-ul-Haq stitched a 177-run stand to revive the innings.
Bavuma mentioned that the partnership between Babar and Imam took the sport away from them.
“Not the result we were looking for, but a good game of cricket. We were tested in all departments and tested to our limits. A good start to the series, but we have areas to improve in. I think the batting didn’t help especially in the first 10 overs. The David-Rassie partnership helped, but it was too much to expect off them. The Imam-Babar stand took it away from us, and we were always on the back foot from then,” Bavuma mentioned after the match.
Proteas skipper additional is now centered on enhancing the errors executed within the first sport and successful the following two matches to clinch the sequence.
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“The guys are naturally aggressive, Aiden and Quinny upfront, and our options didn’t come off, and they looked like soft dismissals, mine included. The options we take, we need to execute them much better than we did today. I think we need to look at areas that we need to improve on, and we need to take the positives into the next game. We need to win the next two to win the series and there’s no hiding behind that,” Bavuma mentioned.
Earlier, a shocking knock of 123 from Van der Dussen and a combating fifty from Miller helped South Africa put up 273/6. The Proteas had began off properly however misplaced fast wickets within the center overs and have been diminished to 55/4 earlier than Van der Dussen smashed a ton. (ANI)