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Linde reveals plan against ‘arrogant’ Rizwan in second T20I

All-rounder finished off a good day by scoring 20 not out from ten balls

Linde reveals plan against ‘arrogant’ Rizwan in second T20I PHOTO: AFP

Pakistan opening batsman Mohammad Rizwan fell into a trap off the first ball of the match by all-rounder George Linde and the tourists never recovered as South Africa romped to a six-wicket win with six overs to spare in the second Twenty20 international at the Wanderers on Monday.

While speaking in a post-match virtual press conference, Linde revealed that South Africa deliberately placed mid-off Aiden Markram inside the 30-metre circle in order to tempt Rizwan to go over the top.

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Rizwan danced down the wicket and went for a big hit but only succeeded in hitting a high catch to Markram.

"I was actually glad he came down the wicket first ball. We tried to play with his arrogance a little bit, not saying he's arrogant in a bad way, but we were trying to force a false shot out of him. That was our plan, maybe two balls we were going to try and keep mid-off up to see if he plays a false shot. Luckily he did, so that worked in our favour. Very glad to see the back of him given how much damage he's done against us of late," Linde said.

The all-rounder was adjudged player of the match as he went on to take three for 23 in his four overs, following it up by scoring 20 not out from ten balls to finish off a good day on the field.