Despite 14 runs coming from the third over, it remains a cautious start by the home team.
SA 24-0 (3 overs)
Earlier, some great news for Pakistan captain Babar Azam who is now the number one-ranked batsman in the 50-over format.
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The home team have really positive news as star batsman Rassie van der Dussen is now fit to take part in the contest and he replaced Wihan Lubbe.
On the other hand, Pakistan have made three
changes with opening batsman Fakhar Zaman, pacer Haris Rauf and middle-order
batsman Asif Ali replaced Sharjeel Khan, Mohammad Hasnain and Usman Qadir.
Aiden Makram, Janneman Malan, Rassie van
der Dussen, Heinrich Klaasen (captain / wicketkeeper), Pite van Biljon, George
Linde, Andile Phehlukwayo, Sisanda Magala, Beuran Hendricks, Lizaad Williams, Tabraiz
Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Babar Azam (captain), 3 Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Hafeez, Haider Ali, Asif Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Faheem Ashraf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf
TOSS: The news from the centre is that Pakistan captain Babar Azam has won the toss and elected to field first.
The series is nicely poised at 1-1 as the visitors won the opening fixture in a nail-biting contest whereas the home team made a grand comeback in the second fixture by winning with a six-wicket margin.
Welcome to the live blog for the third T20I
between Pakistan and South Africa.