Whether it is banter between Tim Paine and Rishabh Pant during India tour of Australia 2018-19 of Sarfraz Ahmed’s racist comments to Andile Phehlukwayo, the stump mic sprang into action on all the occasions. Now, it was during the fifth ODI between South Africa and Pakistan that the stump mic once again came into action and recorded Fakhar Zaman’s voice where he was heard using cuss words during the fifth ODI at Newlands, Cape Town. It was a do or die match for the visitors as the series was on 2-2. Pakistan vs South Africa- 5th ODI match - Full Scorecard.
After winning the toss, the hosts decided to bat first. Pakistan lost the first wicket quite early in the game. Fakhar Zaman was the one who was trying to get settled and was obviously under pressure. Right before Babar Azam’s dismissal, Farkhar Zaman was hit by a short delivery by Kagiso Rabada. The spell did not encounter too much of a bounce and got pitched half-way through. Revealing his frustration to his non-striking partner Azam, the left-hander said: “Slow ho gaya. Yaar wo 140 hai, ******* slow aa raha hai. (It got slow. He is 140 mate, ******* it is coming off slower).
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Pakistan could only make a total of 240 runs for the loss of eight wickets. Quinton de Kock gave a good start to the hosts by scoring 80 runs on the board. Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen were the ones who remained not out on the score of 50 runs and won the game by 7 wickets.