Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I - Stats Review
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Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I – Stats Review

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The hosts Pakistan just edged out the visitors South Africa in the first T20I of the three-match series at Lahore on last Thursday (11th February) night.

After losing the toss, the home team scored 169/6 (20 overs) in the first innings. Chasing down that target, South Africa replied with 166/6 (20 overs). With this victory, the hosts have taken the 1-0 lead with two matches to go.

Brief Scores: Pakistan – 169/6 in 20 overs (Mohammad Rizwan 104*, Haider Ali 21; Andile Phehlukwayo 2/33)

South Africa – 166/6 in 20 overs (Reeza Hendricks 54, Janneman Malan 44; Usman Qadir 2/21)

Result –  Pakistan won by 3 runs

Pakistan vs South Africa 2021, 1st T20I – Stats Review

Teams’ Stats

Pakistan – won by 3 runs

Pakistan, South Africa, 1st T20I, Stats
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i) The hosts Pakistan beat South Africa by 3 runs in this match. It was Pakistan’s joint second smallest margin of T20I victory (by runs) as they earlier won by 3 runs against West Indies at Port of Spain on 30th March 2017. Their smallest margin of T20I victory (by runs) is winning by 2 runs against New Zealand at Abu Dhabi on 31st October 2018.

Players’ Stats

(Pakistan)

Babar Azam – captain scored a golden duck after opening the innings

Babar Azam, Pakistan, South Africa, 1st T20I, Stats
Babar Azam (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Captain Babar Azam scored a golden duck after coming to bat as an opener. He became the second Pakistan T20I captain to score a golden duck after coming to bat as an opener. Mohammad Hafeez was the first Pakistan captain in this list who scored a golden duck against Sri Lanka at Hambantota on 1st June 2012.

Mohammad Rizwan

Pakistan, South Africa, 1st T20I, Stats, Mohammad Rizwan
Mohammad Rizwan (Image Credit: Twitter)

i) Wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan scored 104 not out.

– 2nd T20I century of his nation

  • It was the second T20I century from a Pakistan batsman. Their first T20I centurion was Ahmed Shehzad who scored 111 not out against Bangladesh at Dhaka on 30th March 2014.

– 2nd wicket-keeper batsman to score at least one century in each international cricket format

  • Mohammad Rizwan became the second wicket-keeper batsman to score at least one century in each international cricket format. Former New Zealand cricketer Brendon McCullum was the first wicket-keeper batsman to score at least one century in each international cricket format.

– 5th wicket-keeper batsman with a T20I century

  • Mohammad Rizwan became the fifth wicket-keeper batsman to score a T20I century.
Player (Team) Runs Opposition Venue Date
Brendon McCullum (New Zealand) 123 Bangladesh Pallekele 21st September 2012
Mohammad Shahzad (Afghanistan) 118* Zimbabwe Sharjah 10th January 2016
Morne van Wyk (South Africa) 114* West Indies Durban 14th January 2015
Leslie Dunbar (Serbia) 104* Bulgaria Corfu 14th October 2019
Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan) 104* South Africa Lahore 11th February 2021

– scored 61.53% runs of his team’s total

ii) While Pakistan scored 169/6 (20 overs) in the first innings, Mohammad Rizwan scored 61.53% runs of his team by scoring 104 not out. It is the highest percentage runs of a completed Pakistan T20I innings. Their previous record holder was Mohammad Hafeez (99 not out) who scored 60.73% runs of Men in Green’s completed T20I innings (163/6) against New Zealand at Hamilton on 20th December 2020.