Pakistan will be looking to take an unassailable 2-0 lead in their T20 series against South Africa in Lahore on Saturday. Can the hosts clinch the series? Or will the Proteas set up a thrilling third match?
Pakistan v South Africa 1st T20 Betting Tips & Predictions: Match Winner
Pakistan kicked on from their Test series success over South Africa to go 1-0 up in their three-match T20 series on Thursday. The tourists won the toss and put Pakistan into bat, they went on to make 169-6 off their 20 overs. South Africa were unable to reach that target as they were unable to hit a six off the final ball and went down by three runs. I have to admit, that game was a lot closer than I thought it would be, but I expect Pakistan to wrap up the series with another win on Saturday.
Pakistan v South Africa 1st T20 Betting Tips & Predictions: Pakistan Top Batsman
There was one star performer during Pakistan’s innings on Thursday, and surprisingly it wasn’t Babar Azam. That accolade fell to opener and wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan, he went on to post an unbeaten 104 with six fours and seven sixes. Considering they only posted 169 runs that is a fairly good effort from Rizwan. Normally in matches like these, when someone posts a big score, they fail in the next game, and although I don’t think he will fail miserably I don’t think he will top score for the hosts. I am going for Haider Ali to come in at number three and steer the ball around the park and score then most runs for Pakistan
Pakistan v South Africa 1st T20 Betting Tips & Predictions: Pakistan Top Bowler
Usman Qadir and Haris Rauf both walked away with two wickets apiece in the win over South Africa on Thursday. They were pushed close by the Proteas in game 1, so all the bowlers need to be on point on Saturday if they are to claim a series win. Shaheen Afridi failed to take a single wicket in the first game, he returned figures of 0-37 off four overs. I know he is better than that, so I am backing him to bounce back and collect the most scalps for Pakistan.