DHAKA: Proteas has successfully chased the 72-run target given by the Green Shirts during warm-up match played at at Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah on Wednesday (today).
The Pakistan’s batting line-up once again exhibited failure in taking stand against the South African bowlers without presence of prominent fast attackers Steyn and du Plessis.
Three Pakistani batsmen entered into double figures including Ahmed Shehzad, Umar Akmal and Sohaib Maqsood while Kamran Akmal and Umar Gul went back with ‘zero’ scores.
Pakistan, who had won the toss and elected to bat first, failed to set a reasonable target in the warm-up fight against Proteas which could be a alarming point for the Green Shirts in upcoming World T20 matches.
South African batsmen chased the given ’72-run target’ easily with 8 wickets in hands and remaining 36 balls as Umer Gul and Shahid Afridi were the only wicket taking bowlers.
Moreover, the host administration would likely to answer several questions regarding the international tournament’s arrangements as the warm-up match between Pakistan and South Africa got delay due to flood light failure after 3.2 over, Cricinfo reported.