A massive over of power batting by Aubrey Swanepoel, in which he slammed three sixes and two fours, helped South Africa win the Hong Kong Sixes.
South Africa beat Pakistan by two wickets off the last ball after being set a target of 124 in the five eight-ball overs at the weekend.
It was a dramatic rerun of the last time the tournament was played in 2012, when South Africa beat Pakistan by 38 runs with a squad boasting the likes of David Miller, Robbie Frylinck, Wayne Parnell, Colin Ingram and Khaya Zondo.
This time round, Sarel Erwee led the squad, which included Corne Dry, Jerry Nqolo, Somila Seyobokwe, Ferisco Adams and Farhaan Sayanval.
Along the way, South Africa beat Hong Kong and the MCC, losing to Pakistan in the final pool match. They then beat Sri Lanka and New Zealand on the way to the final. Dry and Erwee were the tournament’s leading wicket-takers, with six apiece.
In sixes, each member of the fielding side, apart from the wicketkeeper, must bowl one over. Batsmen must retire on reaching 31 runs. If five wickets fall (not including batsmen retiring not out) before the allocated overs have been completed, the remaining batsman continues, with the last batsman out remaining as a runner. The not-out batsman shall always face strike, and shall be declared out if his partner is declared out.
Photo: Gallo Images