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Faf du Plessis 78 - Reeza Hendricks 74 - South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20I 2019 Highlights

Watch the highlights of Faf du Plessis 78 - Reeza Hendricks 74 - South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20I 2019 - Pakistan tour of South Africa 3-match Twenty20 international series of the 1st T20I match played between Pakistan and South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town in 01st February 2019.

Faf du Plessis 78 - Reeza Hendricks 74 - South Africa vs Pakistan 1st T20I 2019 Highlights
Faf du Plessis tucks the ball into the leg side © AFP

Blazing half-centuries from Faf du Plessis and Reeza Hendricks before An magnificent fielding effort by David Miller's four catches and two run-outs as South Africa tense 6-run victory over Pakistan, despite a fighting knock from captain Shoaib Malik's 49 and take a 1-0 lead in a high-scoring thriller of the first T20I.

Match Stats :
  • South Africa's 6-run win was their joint ninth smallest victory by terms of runs in T20 international and It is their joint second narrowest win against Pakistan in T20Is.
  • South Africa's 192 was their highest score against Pakistan in T20 international, previous highest was 170 at same venue in 2013 and also It is their highest total at Newlands in T20Is, previous highest total was 178 against Australia in 2016.
  • Pakistan's 186 was their second highest score against South Africa in T20 international and It is their third highest total in South African soil in T20Is.
  • Reeza Hendricks became the sixth South African batsman to score a fifty against Pakistan in T20 internationals.
  • Faf du Plessis 78 was his fifth highest score for South Africa in T20 international and the highest-score by an South African batsman against Pakistan in T20Is.
  • Reeza Hendricks' 74 was his highest score for South Africa in T20 international and the second highest-score by an South African batsman against Pakistan in T20Is.
  • David Miller became the first South African fielder to take four catches in T20 international cricket history and overall the overall the seventh player in T20Is.

South Africa scored 192-6 in 20 overs with top scorer by Faf du Plessis blasted a 78 off 45-balls including 6-fours & 4-sixes with strike rate of 173.33.

Reeza Hendricks hammered a 74 off 41-balls including 8-fours & 2-sixes with strike-rate of 180.48.

Pakistan best bowler by Usman Shinwari picked up 3-wickets, Imad Wasim, Hasan Ali and Faheem Ashraf each took one-wickets.

Pakistan scored 186-9 in 20 overs with top scorer by Shoaib Malik 49 off 31-balls - who fell one-run short of his half-century - including 5-fours & a six with strike rate of 158.06.

Hussain Talat struck 40 off 32-balls including 5-fours and Babar Azam blasted a 38 off 27-balls included 3-fours & a six with strike rate of 140.74.

South Africa best bowler by Tabraiz Shamsi, Chris Morris, Beuran Hendricks each took 2-wickets and one for Andile Phehlukwayo.

David Miller named Player of the match for his magnificent fielding effort to takes 4-catches and 2-run-outs.