LAHORE: Dwaine Pretorius produced the best Twenty20 International figures by a South African to help his team draw level at 1-1 with Pakistan, thanks to an excellent six-wicket win in the second match at the Gaddafi Stadium here on Saturday. The all-rounder claimed five for 17 in four overs as the tourists restricted the hosts to just 144 for seven wickets after winning the toss and bowling.
Reeza Hendricks and Pite van Biljon then struck 42 apiece -- the visitors comfortably chasing down the target with 22 deliveries to spare. It means that the three-match sequence will be decided when the final game of the tour is played at the same venue on Sunday. But match two was all about Pretorius. Playing in his 13th T20I, the 31-year-old player was in stellar form as he smashed his previous best international figures of one for 12 and beat Ryan McLaren's record of five for 19 against West Indies at North Sound in 2010.
Brief scores: Pakistan: 144/7 in 20 overs (Mohammed Rizwan 51, Faheem Ashraf 30, Dwaine Pretorius 5/17) lost to South Africa: 145/5 in 16.2 overs (Reeza Hendricks 42, Reeza Hendricks 42, Shaheen Afridi 2/18) by 6 wkts. IANS