Haris Rauf Catch: South Africa is currently taking on Pakistan in the second ODI match at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg. The visiting Pakistan team picked up a nail-biting 3-wicket victory in a thriller of an encounter on Friday where skipper Babar Azam smashed a remarkable match-winning century to help his team take a 1-0 lead in the three-match South Africa vs Pakistan ODI series.
After losing the toss and being asked to bat first, South Africa got off to a fine start with the opening combo of Aiden Markram and Quinton de Kock composing an excellent stand of 55 runs. De Kock played a wonderful innings of 80 runs off 86 balls while skipper Temba Bavuma also contributed with a brilliant knock of 92 runs. However, it was Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf who stole the show with an absolute screamer of a catch to dismiss Heinrich Klaasen in the 48th over of the game. Early into his innings, Klaasen went for a premeditated paddle-sweep shot but Rauf took an incredible catch out of nowhere while fielding at short fine-leg region.
Former South African captain Quinton de Kock looked in a great touch in the second ODI against Pakistan having smashed a brilliant knock of 80 runs which consistent 10 fours and 1 six. The current Proteas skipper Temba Bavuma also composed a great innings of 92 runs off 102 deliveries while David Miller slammed a superb cameo of 50 runs off just 27 balls towards the end to power South Africa to a massive total of 341 for 6 in their 50 overs. Rassie van der Dussen also played a stunning knock of 60 runs off only 37 balls. For Pakistan, Haris Rauf was once again the pick of the bowlers taking excellent figures of 3 for 54 in his 10 overs. It would be quite interesting to see Pakistan’s batting approach in the second innings while chasing this huge total as a victory will help the visitors to seal the ODI series in their favour.
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