ABU DHABI: Brilliant batting performance from Rassie van der Dussen was enough for South Africa to register a nail-biting win against Pakistan in the warm-up ahead of the ICC Men s T20 World Cup 2021 on Wednesday.
Rassie van der Dussen hit an unbeaten 101 off 51 to help South African chase down Pakistan s 186 in their final warm-up game.
Pakistan were just about to taste victory when it all went wrong for them. Imad Wasim gave them a dream start by uprooting both the South African with the score on board being just 15 runs. However, it was in the middle overs that their bowlers struggled, bothe the pace bowlers and spinners as well.
They did manage to get rid of Bavuma and even Klaasen in the end but could not get the priced wicket of Rassie van der Dussen, which did prove to be the difference in the end.
Hasan Ali had a day to forget as he was unable to defend 19 runs in the last over and this loss is exactly what Pakistan did not need heading into the tournament and having to face India in their opening match. They will now to have organise themselves and get ready for that match.
Put into bat by South Africa in their final warm-up ahead of the ICC Men s T20 World Cup 2021, Pakistan scored 186/6 with Fakhar Zaman scoring an impressive 52 off 28.