ABU DHABI: South Africa chased Pakistan’s 120 for 9 by scoring 125 for 4 in an easy win to sweep the Twenty20 series 2-o on Wednesday.
Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi won the toss and decided to bat in the second and final Twenty20 match against South Africa at the Abu Dhabi Stadium here on Wednesday.
Both teams made no changes from the sides which played the first Twenty20 here on Tuesday, a match South Africa won by six wickets.
But another batting collapse from Pakistan saw them reach the low total of only 120 runs in the second and final match of the Twenty20 series in Abu Dhabi.
The highest scorer from Pakistan was Misbahul Haq who scored 33 runs while Abdul Razzaq scored 25.
South Africa saw no threat from Pakistan’s talented bowling attack, reaching scoring 125 in the 19th over with 6 wickets to spare to seal the series 2-0.
South Africa’s Graeme Smith and Colin Ingram, who scored 38 and 31 runs respectively, helped South Africa in their clinical win over the Pakistan side.
Man of the match was awarded to Juan “Rusty” Theron, the right arm medium fast bowler who took 4 wickets and conceded 27 runs in his four overs.
The player of the series award was picked up by Johan Botha, the 28-year old spinner who managed to restrict Pakistan from scoring freely in both the matches.
The two teams now play five one-day internationals and two Tests in the series shifted to the United Arab Emirates due to security fears in Pakistan.
The first one-dayer will be played at the same location on Friday.
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