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Pakistan won by 95 runs | South Africa Vs Pakistan Live Score, 2nd T20I

Hafeez holds the trophy aloft and the rest of the team-mates join him. Smiles all around as they gather around the trophy. That is all from us here. Join us for the ODI series that begins soon. Bye Bye!
Presentation Ceremony:
Hafeez: 'Credit goes to the coach for working hard with me in the nets. The mind-set was clear. We had to play positively. Jamshed and Shehzad started off well. It was that kind of a day when everything worked for me. I would like to thank the crowd for supporting us. This was a crucial game for us. Umar Gul bowled brilliantly in this match. It is a matter of showing character and the team was looking forward to the game. We wanted to win the game so that we could gain momentum into the ODI series.'
Mohammad Hafeez is the MoM for his knock of 86. He became the first Pakistan player to reach 1000 runs in T20Is.
Stat attack: Umar Gul is now the highest wicket-taker in T20Is.
Faf du Plessis: 'The game did not go according to plan. Hafeez played a wonderful knock. There are a lot of areas where we can improve. We are used to being under pressure in T20Is. The bowlers bowled well in the last 5 overs but to score at 11 runs per over was always hard. It was a good wicket to bat on but a five wicket haul and an 80 plus knock changed the game completely. We saw how good Pakistan are in the T20Is.'
Pakistan have demolished South Africa here. The Proteas got off to a solid start as they raced to 50 in five overs. AB de Villers unfurled his Vil-Scoop and looked set to take the game away from Pakistan. Umar Gul came into the attack and he changed the complexion of the game. He took four wickets in seven balls as South Africa collapsed. The other bowlers, especially Mohammad Hafeez, ran through the tail and in the end, Pakistan have emerged victorious by a margin of 95 runs. Stay tuned for the presentation.
12.2 Umar Gul to Kyle Abbott W
out Caught by Kamran Akmal!! Gul gets his second five wicket haul in T20Is. Abbott moves to the off side and Gul follows him with a short and sharp delivery on the middle and leg stump line, Abbott is cramped for room as he attempts the pull, gloves it to the on side and Kamran runs to his left to take the catch. Kyle Abbott c Kamran Akmal b Umar Gul 2(2)
12.1 Umar Gul to Kyle Abbott 2
2 runs, good length ball outside off, Abbott carves the drive over extra cover for a couple
11.6 Mohammad Hafeez to Lonwabo Tsotsobe 0
no run, hat-trick chance missed, tossed up delivery just outside off, Tsotsobe comes down the track and looks to hoick it over mid wicket, he gets beaten in the flight and gets hit on the back pad
11.5 Mohammad Hafeez to Robin Peterson W
out Caught by Shahid Afridi!! The Professor can do no wrong today. He has owned this match. He comes round the wicket for the left hander and bowls this flatter delivery just outside off, Peterson employs the switch hit but ends up getting a top edge, Afridi at short fine leg runs to his left to take a simple catch. Peterson c Shahid Afridi b Hafeez 13(14) [4s-1]
3 wickets for Mohammad Hafeez
Kyle Abbott, right handed bat, comes to the crease
11.4 Mohammad Hafeez to Rory Kleinveldt W
out Caught by Umar Akmal!! The Professor shows Kleinveldt who the Boss is and who is the pupil. Kleinveldt gives himself some room and Hafeez drags it short and quick on the middle and leg stump, Kleinveldt slices the lofted drive to wide long off as Umar Akmal takes a simple catch. Kleinveldt c Umar Akmal b Hafeez 22(7) [4s-1 6s-3]
100 runs for RSA
Kleinveldt's entertainment has ended.
11.4 Mohammad Hafeez to Rory Kleinveldt 1wd
wide, quick ball fired down the leg side, wide signalled
100 runs for RSA

Match details

Toss : Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first

Umpires : Johanes Cloete (RSA) and Shaun George (RSA)

TV umpire : Adrian Holdstock (RSA)

Match referee : Jeff Crowe (NZ)

Teams

South Africa : AB de Villiers(wk), Henry Davids, Faf du Plessis(c), Justin Ontong, Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Kyle Abbott, Chris Morris, Rory Kleinveldt, Robin Peterson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Pakistan : Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Mohammad Hafeez(c), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal(wk), Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.

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