Due to sloppy fielding in the final leads Pakistan to win the 1st T20I with one ball to spare. If they got a wicket in the first ball, and then the chance for Hendricks, and this game could’ve had a different story. Rizwan stays unbeaten on 74, and leads the handshakes. This is Pakistan’s highest ever run chase in T20Is. Mohammad Rizwan hits 74 runs in 50 balls Pakistan lead with 0-1.
Pakistan win by four wickets!
Mohammad Rizwan's 50-ball 74* and Faheem Ashraf's explosive 14-ball 30 helps the vistors across the line.
— ICC (@ICC) April 10, 2021
South Africa will have so many what-ifs today. Their death overs with the bat was poor too, and then too many full tosses when Pakistan were on the back foot. Faheem’s 14-ball 30 was super useful. South African support staff actually look very disappointed. Boucher and co definitely feel like this game was theirs to win, especially when Pakistan needed 52 off four overs. Their only positive is that the bowling attack was very inexperienced, while Pakistan were nearly full strength.