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SA vs PAK Cricket Scorecard (t20)

3rd T20I t20, SuperSport Park, Centurion, 14 April, 2021

South Africa

203/5

(20.0) RR 10.15

South Africa Heinrich Klaasen (C) (W)
Pakistan beat South Africa by 9 wickets
Pakistan Babar Azam (C)

Pakistan

205/1

(18.0) RR 11.39

SA vs PAK 3rd T20I Highlights: Senasational Babar Azam Demolishes South Africa

SA vs PAK 3rd T20I Highlights: Senasational Babar Azam Demolishes South Africa

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Pakistan captain Babar Azam has climbed to the No.1 spot in the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings for ODI batsmen, thus ending his India counterpart Virat Kohli’s nearly three and a half year reign at the top of the rankings. Babar’s player of the match effort of an 82-ball 94 in Pakistan’s third ODI against South Africa, which helped them win the three-match series, took his rating points to 865, eclipsing Kohli’s 857 points and thus pushing the Indian captain to second place.

He is the fourth player from Pakistan to top the ODI batting rankings after Zaheer Abbas (1983-84), Javed Miandad (1988-89), and Mohammad Yousuf (2003). Babar, 26, started the series against South Africa at 837 rating points but moved up to 858 (ahead of Kohli) after his score of 103 in the first match. He dropped to 852 by the time of the last weekly rankings update with a score of 32 in the second ODI. The Pakistan captain made his ODI debut in May 2015 and has scored 3808 runs at an average of 56.83 in 80 matches thus far. He has 13 centuries and 17 half-centuries to his name. Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman, meanwhile, has jumped five slots to a career-best ranking of seventh after his knock of 101 in the third ODI while left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Afridi (up four places to a career-best 11th place) and left-arm spinner Mohammad Nawaz (up 29 places to 96th) have progressed thanks to their three-wicket hauls in the match.

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3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
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