South Africa beat Pakistan by six wickets in the second match of the three-match T20 International series to take the series 1–1 on the basis of five wickets taken by fast bowler Dwayne Pretorius for the first time. Pretorius took five wickets for just 17 runs in four overs, which is the best bowling for South Africa. Because of this, Pakistan’s team, batting first, could score just 144 runs for seven wickets in 20 overs.
South Africa scored 145 runs for four wickets with 22 balls to spare. Reza Hendrix and Pieté van Biljon contributed 42–42 runs for South Africa. Both shared a crucial 77-run partnership for the third wicket. Dravid Miller (25 not out) and captain Heinrich Klassen (17 not out) ensured the team’s victory with an unbroken 40-run partnership for the fifth wicket.
Earlier, Pakistan wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan, who scored a century in the last match, scored 51 runs while Faheem Ashraf scored an unbeaten 30 off 12 balls in the last over to bring the team to a respectable score.
Apart from Man of the Match Pretorius five wickets for South Africa, Andile Fehlukwuye and Tabrez Shamsi took one wicket each. The third match of the series will be played on Sunday.