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South Africa must win, or concede two trophies to Pakistan

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LAHORE: South Africa are chasing for the second successive match in Lahore as they look to break a five-match losing streak in T20Is and stay in the series. Unless they win today’s match, South Africa will concede both trophies to Pakistan and the hosts can claim victory across both formats.

South Africa made three changes to the XI that lost by three runs on Thursday, and handed a debut to medium-pacer Glenton Stuurman, who had been considered for the home Tests against Sri Lanka. Stuurman’s ability to move the ball from the seam, and his accuracy, was preferred over Junior Dala, whose two overs cost 25 runs in the first match.

South Africa also added a batsman, Pite van Biljon, to the line-up at the expense of Bjorn Fortuin and replaced No.3 Jacques Snyman with allrounder Jon-Jon Smuts, left-arm spinner. The addition will push David Miller down to No.6.

Pakistan opted for an unchanged team and continued with their opening combination of Babar Azam and the centurion from the first match, Mohammed Rizwan. They stuck to two allrounders in Mohammed Nawaz and Faheem Ashraf with no room for Asif Ali just yet.

Pakistan:1 Babar Azam (capt), 2 Mohammad Rizwan (wk), 3 Haider Ali 4 Hussain Talat, 5 Iftikhar Ahmed 6 Khushdil Shah, 7 Mohammad Nawaz, 8 Faheem Ashraf, 9 Usman Qadir, 10 Shaheen Shah Afridi, 11 Haris Rauf

South Africa:: 1 Janneman Malan, 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Jon-Jon Smuts, 4 Pite van Biljon, 5 Heinrich Klaasen (capt &wk), 6 David Miller, 7 Dwaine Pretorius, 8 Andile Phehlukwayo, 9 Glenton Stuurman, 10 Lutho Sipamla, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi. ‑‑CRICINFO

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