Lahore: In the first T20, Pakistan defeated South Africa by 3 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
In the first match of the three-match T20 series played in Lahore, Pakistan gave South Africa a target of 170 runs to win, in response to which South Africa started the innings with Janman Milne and Reza Hendricks, both openers. Janman Milne was bowled by Usman Qadir for an individual score of 53 while Usman Qadir sent Jacques Cinnamon to the pavilion shortly after.
Opener Reza Hendricks tried to resist the national team and scored 54 runs but was run out by Mohammad Rizwan after which none of the South African players could stand in front of the bowling of the national team and in the allotted 20 overs the visiting team 6 He scored 166 runs for the loss of wickets.
Earlier, South Africa won the toss and elected to bowl first against Pakistan. Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam started the innings for the national team but Babar Azam was run out for just one run.
After being dismissed by the captain, Mohammad Rizwan took charge of the team and completed a century off just 64 balls in an aggressive manner. Mohammad Rizwan played an unbeaten innings of 104 runs with the help of seven sixes and six fours, thanks to which the national team He scored 169 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs.
On the other hand, Mohammad Rizwan became the second Pakistani to score the most sixes in an innings of a T20 match and to score a century in all three formats.