South Africa’s lead of 254 proved to be a massive task for the Pakistani batsmen but they showed great determination and put up a good fight against South Africa. However, the 41 runs target would have never troubled any opposition like South Africa.
Pakistan has few positives to take on to the final Test match including another brisk inning from talented Babar Azam. The 24-year-old again took the liking of Proteas bowling attack and initiated a counter punch with his aggressive intent with the bat.
Babar struck 72 runs in no time with the help of 15 boundaries and played exceptionally well with the tail-enders to avoid Pakistan an innings defeat. Babar is showing great signs of him growing as a dependable lower-middle order batsman for Pakistan in recent times.
According to the statistics, Babar averages 56.1 in 16 innings in Tests since 2018 and of all the 56 players to have played at least 15 innings in the time period, no player has a better average than Babar.