Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman was the second-highest scorer in the history of the losing side, with the second-highest innings in ODIs. It would have been better if his team had won the captivating innings of 193 runs! But lost the game and South Africa won by 17 runs.
But no, losing by 18 runs increased the expectation of Pakistan to win the series.
Reaching the target of 342 runs, the team collected 120 runs in 25 overs. 5 wickets fell. Fakhar failed to pull the team from the edge of the ditch alone and came very close to victory.
Babar Brigade lost the victory due to a lack of proper partners. However, playing an innings of 193 runs in this match, he set another record as the only batsman in the world. This is the highest individual score of a batsman in the second innings.
Babar also could not give worthy support to the left-arm batsman as the captain. He made a total of 31 runs. Asif Ali and Shadab scored 19 and 13 runs respectively.
The bowling of South Africa was, according to the table, brilliant. With the exception of part-time spinner Markram, everyone has seen success. Nortje has 3 wickets, Phehlukwayo has 2 wickets and the other three have 1 wicket each.
Meanwhile, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bowl first. Run comes with the bat of five people in the first row. In the opening match between Markram and Kock, South Africa made 55 runs.
Although Markram left at 39, Quinton de Kock continued to play at his own pace. He had to return to the dressing room with 80 runs away from the century. Be bold, says Pakistan fast bowler Haris Rauf.
The new captain Bavuma showed his glimpse on this day. Dussen, the centurion of the last match, scored a pair of 100 runs. Dussen was bowled out for 80 by Hasnain. After that, Bavumao was also dismissed for 36 runs, falling victim to Nervous Ninety, for 92 runs. The valuable wicket was deposited in Rauf’s sector.
After that, South Africa scored 341 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in an unbeaten 50 off 26 balls with 3 sixes and 3 fours by David Miller.
Haris Rauf took 3 wickets for only 54 runs for Pakistan on the day the bowlers were humiliated. The other three got 1 wicket each. At last, South Africa won by 17 runs in the 2nd ODI Against Pakistan.