Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman hit a shocking 193 yet couldn’t forestall South Africa winning the second one-day global by 17 runs.
Pursuing 342 to win in Johannesburg, the sightseers tumbled to 205-7 in the 38th over before Fakhar’s astonishing exhibition.
He struck 18 fours and 10 sixes in his 155-ball innings before he was run out by an immediate hit in the last finished, with Pakistan finishing on 324-9.
The arrangement is tied at 1-1, with the last ODI at Centurion on Wednesday.
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam said Fakhar’s thump was “perhaps the best inning” ever, while South Africa partner Temba Bavuma said it was “inconceivable” and “presumably the best” he had seen.
Left-hander Fakhar, 30, was run out in peculiar design on the principal wad of the last over as he endeavored a subsequent run.
South Africa wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock seemed to motion for Aiden Markram to throw to the bowler’s end from long off and Fakhar eased back down as he investigated his shoulder, leaving him a meter short as the ball hit the stumps at the striker’s end.
The laws of cricket express a defender ought not “wilfully endeavor, by word or activity, to divert, mislead or deter either batsman” after a conveyance.
In the event that the umpires consider ‘counterfeit handling’ has occurred, the punishment is to consider a dead ball and grant the batting group five runs just as any runs in progress.
Pakistan began the last once again requiring an impossible 31 rushes to win, yet had the umpires punished South Africa under this law, it would have left the sightseers requiring 24 off six balls.
Fakhar said the run out was “my shortcoming” and that he “should’ve kept my eyes ready” however was taking a gander at Haris Rauf on the grounds that he was concerned his batting accomplice had set off late.
South Africa presented 341-6 thanks on half-hundreds of years from Bavuma (92), De Kock (80), Rassie van der Dussen (60) and David Miller (50 not out).
After the early loss of Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar and Babar guided Pakistan to 70-1 preceding Proteas quick bowler Anrich Nortje took three snappy wickets to leave the travelers battling on 85-4.
Fakhar got some lower-request support yet the game had all the earmarks of being over once number eight Faheem Ashraf fell, with Fakhar then on 97 from 105 balls.
He added 96 from his next 50 balls, including three sequential sixes off left-arm wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi, however South Africa’s all out adequately demonstrated.