[caption id="attachment_614227" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-614227" alt="Fakhar Zaman played a cameo of 31 vs South Africa Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Zaman.jpg" width="628" height="355" /> Fakhar Zaman played a cameo of 31 vs South Africa Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/Pakistan " target="_blank">Pakistan</a>'s opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/Fakhar-Zaman" target="_blank">Fakhar Zaman</a> received praise from former greats Stephen Fleming and Michael Vaughan after making a successful debut against South Africa in their second encounter from the ongoing <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-champions-trophy-2017-200395/" target="_blank">ICC Champions Trophy</a> 2017 on Wednesday. The 27-year-old smashed 31 off 23 balls, including 6 boundaries, and maintained an impressive strike rate of 134 as Pakistan bounced back from their humiliating defeat against India to register a 19-run win (DLS method) over <a href="http://aninews.in/keysearch/keyword-search/south-africa.html">South Africa</a> at the Edgbaston. <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Question has to be asked- where has this FAKHAR been hiding? Great start Pakistan!!</p> <p></p> Stephen Fleming (@SPFleming7) <a href="https://twitter.com/SPFleming7/status/872498175445172225">June 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <p></p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"> <p></p><p dir="ltr" lang="en">Where has Fakhar been hiding ...... looks a marvellous striker of a ball ....... !!! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/PAKvSA?src=hash">#PAKvSA</a></p> <p></p> Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) <a href="https://twitter.com/MichaelVaughan/status/872498628736299008">June 7, 2017</a></blockquote> <p></p>Zaman was brought in place of Ahmed Shahzad after the latter failed in the tournament-opener versus India. The left-hander started the onslaught from the word go in a modest chase against South Africa. He was at ease against Proteas' pacers in form of Kagiso Rabada and Wayne Parnell. Such was his dominance that out of the 40-run stand with Azhar Ali, Fakhar got to 31 and thereby contributed majorly in the partnership. His List A record, 2271 runs at 50.46 from 48 innings, speaks volumes of his side's trust on him and will hope to continue in same stead.