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Fakhar Zaman Heroics Goes In Vain, As South Africa Wins

The second ODI match between Pakistan vs South Africa was a treat for the cricket fans, as we witnessed for a high scoring and south Africa registered a clinical victory over Pakistan and the sensational batsman of Pakistan Fakhar Zaman showcased an amazing performance and made a record of the highest individual runs while chasing but missed his double century in ODIs. So without making any further delay let’s dive into the article to check out the complete details of the match between Pakistan vs South Africa.

Pakistan won the toss and elected to field first on the batting paradise and the batsmen of South Africa utilized the opportunity. As South Africa rode on half-centuries from four players, their skipper Temba Bavuma missed a ton by 8 runs, while the heart robe wicket-keeping batsman De Kock added 80 runs in his account.

The middle-orders of the team also contributed really well, Rassie van der Dussen and David Miller scored 60 and 50 respectively to post a massive total of 341 from their allotted 50 overs.

In the reply, Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals while chasing the massive target but Fakhar stood strongly and kept going to put the loose balls away to the boundary.

Fakhar Zaman registered the highest-ever individual score in an One-Day International by a batsman while chasing a target. He smashed 193 runs, and passes through the previous best of 185 by Shane Watson.

Apart from Fakhar Zaman, none other batsman of Pakistan got involved in the chase and Fakhar Zaman got run out during the last stage of the game and missed his second double century in ODI format. Pakistan fell short by 17 runs. Fakhar Zaman named as the player of the match for the sensational performance.

With the victory, South Africa has leveled the three-match one-day international series by 1-1. The last and final match of the series will happen on Wednesday.

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