Mohammad Hafeez, Umar Akmal help Pakistan level T20 series vs South Africa

Pakistan held on for a close six-run win in the second and final Twenty20 to end a six-game losing streak to South Africa in limited-overs games.

updated: November 23, 2013 09:55 IST
  • Total Shares

Cape Town: Mohammad Hafeez (file photo)Mohammad Hafeez and Umar Akmal went on a six-hitting spree before Shahid Afridi sealed a series-levelling victory for Pakistan in the second and final Twenty20 international against South Africa at Newlands on Friday. (Scorecard)

Hafeez hit 63 off 41 balls with three sixes and Akmal hammered 64 off 38 deliveries with four sixes as Pakistan made 176 for four, easily their best total in four 20-overs matches in the space of ten days against the same opponents -- two of them in the United Arab Emirates. South Africa won all three previous matches.

Afridi took three for 28 with his brisk leg-spinners after South Africa had raced to 58 for no wicket in the first seven overs of their reply.

Show Full Article