South Africa won the toss and inserted Pakistan in the third T20. Pakistan again got off to a flyer courtesy Babar Azam but he holed out for 23 of just 11 balls and this time he could not carry on for longer. Fakhar Zaman struggled his way for 17 that had 2 fours and a six to boost the strike rate but the normal flow was missing from his bat. Rizwan was promoted at number 3 in place of Hussain Talat and he combined with the skipper to take the score to 89 before getting caught at deep cover. Then came the biggest blow for Pakistan when skipper Malik and Talat ended up at the same end to be run out for 18. Talat could not make amends and was caught by the keeper for 3 in the next over.
Asif Ali and Imad Wasim hit some lusty blows in the middle overs but both fell well short of the slog overs. Shadab Khan than took 21 of the last over from Phehlukwayo to give the score some respectability at 168. He hit three sixes in the last over with the first one over cover the best of those.
South Africa began but were hampered by quick wickets and the spin of Imad Wasim. Imad took 19-1 of his 4 overs and did not let South Africa build any momentum. Shaheen Afridi too played excellent support dismissing Reeza Hendricks caught and bowled for 5 to peg back the chase. Klaasen was out of touch and struggled his way for 2 from 10 deliveries. Dussen and Miller played a couple of sweetly timed shots but Shadab got Miller with his googly and that was the match for South Africa. Morris did make a half-century but with no support from the other end, it was all too little too late for the hosts.
South Africa though won the series by 2-1 but Pakistan showed in the third match as to why they are the number one side in this format in the world.