Cricket News By TODAYLIVESCORE.INFO - Rassie van der Dussen gets ton as SA ace high-pressure chase simulation. Rassie van der Dussen struck consecutive fours on the final two deliveries to take SA over the line against Pakistan.
Rassie van der Dussen struck consecutive fours on the final two deliveries to take SA over the line against Pakistan.
Pakistan vs South Africa
Rassie van der Dussen got an emphatic ton that resulted in South Africa clinching a last-ball thriller against Pakistan. Chasing 186, South Africa were kept in the chase largely by van der Dussen, and with 19 needed off the final over, he helped them over the finish line as well striking fours off the last two balls from Hasan Ali. David Miller too hit a crucial six in the final over before van der Dussen registered his ton off the final ball of the match. Before that, South Africa had stumbled early losing their openers to Imad Wasim in the third over. Temba Bavuma and van der Dussen got them back on track putting on a 107-run stand before the final onslaught.
For Pakistan, Fakhar Zaman shone with the bat cracking a 28-ball 52 before retiring hurt. And despite a three-wicket haul from Kagiso Rabada, Pakistan managed to get to 186 on the back of cameos from Shoaib Malik (28 off 20) and Asif Ali (32 off 18).
Brief Scores: Pakistan 186/6 (Fakhar Zaman 52; Kagiso Rabada 3-28) lost to South Africa 190/4 (Rassie van der Dussen 101*, Temba Bavuma 46) by six wickets.
Afghanistan vs West Indies
An unbeaten half-century from Roston Chase could not prevent West Indies from their second loss in the warm-up matches of the T20 WC. Coming in at just the second ball of the chase after Lendl Simmons fell to Mohammad Nabi, Chase saw the offspinner pick Evin Lewis and Shimron Hetmyer in the same spell. As they slipped to 27/3, Chase began the repair job even as Nicholas Pooran (35 off 26) tried to up the gears at the other end. With Afghanistan's spinners doing an adequate restrictive job, the total of 189 proved to be too much for West Indies. Afghanistan were helped to that imposing total thanks to quickfire fifties from both their openers – Hazratullah Zazai and Mohammad Shahzad – who set up the innings with a 90-run stand off just 53 balls.
Brief Scores: Afghanistan 189/5 (Hazratullah Zazai 56, Mohammad Shahzad 54) beat West Indies 133-5 (Roston Chase 54*; Mohammad Nabi 3-2) by 56 runs