South Africa vs Pakistan, 1st ODI, 2021 – Pakistan overcome the panic


Imam-ul-Haq was annoyed at not having the ability to see the chase residence, however they received there in the long run

It ought to’ve been way more comfy than it finally was however given Pakistan’s data in chases corresponding to the one they confronted at Centurion, it’s an achievement they finally overcame two distinct phases of panic after two set partnerships to sneak by means of.

Chasing 274 within the fashionable ODI is not normally seen as problematic, even accounting for a barely trickier floor however this chase was solely Pakistan’s fifth profitable certainly one of a 270-plus goal in a decade. That’s the similar quantity as Eire and fewer than each Full Member apart from Zimbabwe. Chasing, all of Pakistan is aware of, just isn’t a power.

And so, as a lot because the win, the collapse from 186 for 1 to 203 for five and the pointless losses of Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan after a steadying partnership, was on the minds of Pakistan post-game. “You recognize there’s this pandemic bringing everybody down nowadays and so we thought we might entertain individuals a bit of,” joked Imam-ul-Haq, whose 70 caught the temper of the win: a ok, nevertheless it ought to’ve been far more.

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