Pak beat South Africa, level series 2-2
22 March, 2013
Pakistan has won the fourth match beating South Africa by 3 wickets at Durban to level 5-match ODI series 2-2.
Pakistan scored 236 runs with three wickets still in hand and 8 balls remaining.
Fall of Wickets Pakistan:
1. Co-opener Mohammad Hafeez was out for zero at the collective score of 2; Hafeez was given out for "cutting the field"
2. One-down Kamran Akmal, Pakistani wicket-keeper, was caught by Miller off Tsotsobe at individual score of 11 and team score of 18
3. Younus Khan was the third Pakistani wicket to fall at 33 runs; he added 6 runs to the overall score and was clean bowled by Rory Kleinveldt
But opener Imran Farhat and skipper Misbah-ul-Haq, who came at fifth number, stood tall braving the South African onslaught.
Misbah added 80 precious runs to the score before he was caught by Behardien off Robin Petrson at the collective score of 186 runs.
The next man in, Shahid Afridi, was caught by de Villiers off Peterson 5 runs later at 191 runs. Afridi added 4 runs to the overall score.
Opener Imran Farhat who played a brilliant inning of 93 runs was sixth Pakistani wicket to fall at 226 runs, just 9 runs short of winning target of 335 runs. Farhat was caught by Beherdien off Dale Steyn.
Riaz Wahab was next to go just one run later.
Playing first South Africa had set Pakistan a 235-run target to win the fouth ODI underway at Durban.
Host South Africa had won the toss and selected to bat to score 234 runs at the loss of 9 wickets in designated 50 overs.
Fall of Wickets South Africa:
1. Opener Hashim Amla out for 0 at collective score of 1; caught by wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal bowled by Mohammad Irfan
2. One-down Colin Ingram gone on the very next ball; he was bowled by Mohammad Irfan
3. Co-opener Graeme Smith bowled by Junaid Khan at 34 runs; Smith scored 12 runs including a six
4. Farhaan Behardien was caught by wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal off Junaid Khan at 38 runs; Beherdien scored 1 run
5. David Miller was LBWd by Saeed Ajmal at 153 runs; Miller included a precious 67 runs to the overall score
6. Second-down AB de Villiers, the SA skipper, was gone at 170 runs; de Villiers added 75 runs including 5 fours to the overall score before he was caught by Kamran Akmal off Saeed Ajmal
7. Ryan McLaren was the 7th SA wicket to fall at 177 runs; he bagged 11 runs and was caught by Mohammad Irfan off Saeed Ajmal
8. Rory Kleinveldt wa the eight SA wicket that fell at 207 runs, Kleinveldt made 18 runs, he was bowled by Mohammad Irfan
9. Dale Steyn was next to go; he scored 9 runs before he was bowled by Junaid Khan at the collective score of 221 runs
Robin Peterson was not out, scored 25 runs in 54 balls