Super 50 Cup 2021: Star-studded T&T too strong for Guyana on finals day
28 Feb 2021
The South African team had a forgettable run against Pakistan in the limited-overs fixtures at home. The visiting team first defeated the Proteas 2-1 in a three-match ODI series and then thumped them 3-1 in the four-match T20I series.
Head coach Mark Boucher took the responsibility of the loss on himself. "I take a massive amount of responsibility and I should. I don't shy away from it. I am hurt, I am extremely hurt at the moment, as is the rest of the management and coaching staff. We put a lot of hard work and effort into this. But there's no panic from me yet because I do understand that we have been given some trying circumstances over the last period of time and we will continue to put in hard work," ESPNcricinfo quoted Boucher as saying.
South Africa were without the services of the senior players. Talking about the same, the former wicket-keeper batsman insisted that there have been some positives. There have been a lot of positives. With the opportunities that have been given, a couple of guys have come through with flying colours," he said.
Pakistan were ahead 2-1 in the series when they came out to face South Africa in the final T20I. Chasing 145 in 20 overs, they lost an early wicket in Mohammad Rizwan but a fine innings from Fakhar Zaman who struck 60 off 34 steadied the ship for the visitors and eventually handed them a win by 3 wickets.