Pakistan would look for a comeback at the Wanderers when they meet South Africa on Sunday to take the series into the decider. The touring side were blown away by the stand between Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis, as the duo put 131 runs for the second wicket but pulled things back to restricts the hosts to sub 200 total.
In reply, Pakistan batsmen – Babar Azam, Hussain Talat and Shoaib Malik, got starts but could not get a big score to guide their side home. In the end, they fell short by a margin of 6 runs. If the visitors are to level the series, they must put up a tidy display with the ball.
Where – The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg
When – 3 February, 6:00 PM IST
Mohammad Hafeez is set to return here after the all-rounder missed the first T20I. Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Amir are also in contention to feature.
Faf du Plessis has been rested for the remainder of the series. Janeman Malan has bee added to the squad as the replacement.
Quinton de Kock has been sidelined of the entire series for a groin injury.
PAK Playing 11: Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Hafeez, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan
Doubtful: Mohammad Amir, Faheem Ashraf
Pakistan T20I squad: Asif Ali, Babar Azam, Faheem Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Hasan Ali, Hussain Talat, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Sahibzada Farhan, Shadab Khan, Shaheen Afridi, Shoaib Malik(c), Usman Shinwari, Mohammad Rizwan
SA Playing 11: Gihahn Cloete, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Janneman Malan
Doubtful: Junior Dala, Willem Mulder, Lutho Sipamla
South Africa T20I squad: Gihahn Cloete, Junior Dala, Beuran Hendricks, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Chris Morris, Willem Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lutho Sipamla, Janneman Malan
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