Pakistan defeats South Africa to win T20 series 2-1

Pakistan defeated David Miller’s 45-ball 85 to beat South Africa by four wickets in the third and final Twenty20 to win the series 2-1 on Sunday.

32-year-old skater Zahid Mahmood tallied 3-40 in his opener and had reduced South Africa to 65-7 before Miller’s free kick propelled South Africa to a total of 164 -8. Miller hit five fours and seven sixes in his undefeated shot.

South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi took 4-25 in a spinner-dominated game, but Pakistan’s lower order hung on to reach 169-6 with eight balls to spare.

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Hasan Ali (20 not released) took the win with two sixes and one four against Andile Phehlukwayo as the designers again struggled to catch the wet ball due to the dew.

Pakistan beat South Africa 2-0 in the Test series before completing the brace to give the Proteas their first loss in a T20 series in Asia.

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