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Markram guides, Maharaj finishes as South Africa beat Pakistan

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In what seemed to be a impossible chase for South Africa after Pakistan struck to remove solid Aiden Markram, who was leading South Africa’s smooth chase of (271), but Keshav Maharaj stood firm to fetch one-wicket victory for South Africa over Pakistan on Friday at MA Chidambaram Stadium in a nail-biting game. As the match progressed it became even more thrilling with Pakistan giving a tough fight with their bowling attack. South Africa, in their chase of (271), were having a smooth ride until they had Markram keeping them on top but once Pakistan removed Markram (91), South Africa soon were under pressure. However, Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi did their best to push South Africa towards the target, meanwhile, Harish Rauf with full sense of athleticism dismissed Ngidi while taking a one-handed catch. Pakistan brought Mohammad Nawaz to defend five runs but Maharaj smashed the ball over the fances to help proteas have one-wicket win with (22) balls to spare. Earlier, Pakistan had decided to bat after winning the toss as they were bowled out for (270). They had skipper Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel scoring their half-centuries to provide the team with some valuable runs.

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