Pakistan Vs South Africa 3rd ODI: Rain Helps Hendricks & Du Plessis To Take Proteas 1 Up In The Series
The rain poured in favour of the South Africans, as they won the match by only 13 runs to take the lead in the series by 2-1.
Pakistan had won the toss and elected to bat first. Imam-ul-Haq, who had been under a lot of pressure scored a magnificent century followed by Babar Azam and Mohammad Hafeez who scored half centuries to stabilize Pakistan’s innings. Cameos from Shoaib Malik and Imad Wasim ensured Pakistan posted a massive total of 317 runs on the board.
In reply, Proteas started off brilliantly with a 50-run partnership between the openers, De Kock and Amla. After Pakistan got rid of the opening pair, it was Hendricks and Du Plessis who resisted Pakistan’s bowling attack, until rain came down and the match was forced to a D/L result.
Scorecard – Pakistan Vs South Africa:
Pakistan’s 1st Innings: 317/6 (50 Overs, RR: 6.34)
South Africa’s 2nd Innings: 187/2 (33 Overs, RR: 5.66)
Result: South Africa won by 13 runs (D/L method)
Man Of The Match: Reeza Hendricks
#SAvPAK – RESULT:
Reeza Hendricks was unbeaten on 83 as the Proteas defeated Pakistan by 13 runs based on the D/L method 🏏
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) January 25, 2019
— I🇳D🇮A🇳 Women Crℹcket🇮🇳🏏 (@womencricketIN) January 25, 2019
South Africa win under D/L method with a 13 runs margin. Sarfraz and company will now have to work harder. Imam’s century will take pressure of him. Babar Azam’s bat sounded beautiful. The series gets more exciting. #SAvPAK
— Ten Sports Pakistan (@TenPakistan) January 25, 2019
— Arslan Sonuu (@ArslanY2J) January 25, 2019
Nobody wanted a D/L result but for once South Africa have played it well and were looking good on 187/2/33 with Reeza 83* (90) and Faf 40* (42). Pakistan might have turned the screws but they were at the same ground. SA take a 2-1 lead in the series. #SAvPAK via @ESPNcricinfo
— Paul Watson 🇿🇦🇮🇪 (@paulmwatson) January 25, 2019
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