South Africa halt Pakistan run in tense series

South Africa defended its total of 188-3 after two thrilling final overs
South Africa’s captain David Miller (L) celebrates with teammate Beuran Hendricks (2L) after getting the wicket of unseen Pakistan batsman Fakhar Zaman during the second T20 cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at The Wanderers Cricket Stadium in Johannesburg on February 3, 2019. (Photo by Christiaan Kotze / AFP)

South Africa have ended Pakistan’s record run of 11 straight T20 series victories with a narrow 7-run win at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.

The result gave the Proteas an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series and saw Pakistan slip to defeat in a bilateral T20 series for the first time in three years.

South Africa defended its total of 188-3 after two thrilling final overs, when four Pakistan wickets fell and the tourists finished on 181-7.

Chris Morris took two wickets for South Africa in the penultimate over and Andile Phehlukwayo added two more in the last over.

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