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Rizwan shines as Pakistan beat South Africa by three runs in 1st T20I

Pakistan on Thursday beat South Africa by three runs at Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium in the first T20I fixture of the three-match series between the two sides.

Mohammad Rizwan hit a magnificent ton to put up a good score for theMen In Green.The 28-year old cricketer scored an unbeaten 104 off 64 deliveries. His innings included 7 sixes, which is the highest by a Pakistani batsman in T20Is. The previous record was held by Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad, both of whom had smashed 6 sixes in an innings on different occasions.

Rizwan became the first-ever Pakistani wicket-keeper to score a century in T20Is. He is also the second wicket-keeper batsman in the world to score a 100 in all three formats of international cricket.

The Proteas were in a strong position early in the game before Usman Qadir’s spell of 2 for 21 turned things around in the field for Pakistan.

President Alvi felicitates cricket team over victory against South Africa.The presudent, in a tweet, said “Good work Pakistan. Green shirts you win in a good contest. Excellent batting by Rizwan for his T-20 ton following up immediately after his test century.”

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