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Pakistan vs. South Africa, 1st ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More from Sharjah

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - JUNE 10:  Ryan McLaren (C) of South Africa celebrates with AB de Villiers (L) aftertaking the last wicket of Junaid Khan of Pakistan during the ICC Champions Trophy Group B match between Pakistan and South Africa at Edgbaston on June 10, 2013 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterOctober 30, 2013

South Africa pulled off the mother of all comebacks with an extraordinary one-run win against Pakistan in the first ODI.

They had under-performed with the bat and looked incapable of making waves with the ball—until the home side imploded, turning 165-4 into 182 all out.

South Africa, having won the toss and chosen to bat first, dug themselves an almighty hole when Saeed Ajmal struck to leave the Proteas at 63 for five.

AB de Villiers' wicket was particularly damaging, but the tail did their best to stage some kind of recovery.

David Miller's 37 was a start, but Wayne Parnell's knock, worth 56 runs, was better still.

In the end, 183 was far better than it might have been but still under par.

Pakistan, recovering from the loss of an early wicket, built steadily to 75-1 through Muhammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shahzad, who posted a half century.

The wickets came sporadically, but it looked like a procession with Pakistan drawing to within 19 runs of the target with six wickets in hand.

Then, from nowhere, came the collapse.

Umar Amin edged behind to Lonwabo Tsotsobe, then, in the next over, Imran Tahir collected Umar Akmal. Both bowlers struck again and all of a sudden Pakistan had one wicket left to score the eight runs required for victory.

Mohammed Irfan was subject to a review against Tahir—he was saved only by millimetres and an umpire's call.

A game that had looked drama-free suddenly took an extraordinary twist in the final moments. 

Morne Morkel swept in and bowled the final ball, full, straight and too good for Irfan.

Here is the match scorecard, as given by the BBC:

South Africa Innings 183 all out (49.5 overs)

Ingramc U Akmalb Irfan0 200
Smithst U Akmalb Ajmal20622510
Duminyc Aminb Tanvir20383630
du Plessislbwb Ajmal12292620
AB de Villiersc and b Ajmal 4261200
Millerc and b Shahid Afridi 37745121
McLarenc and b Shahid Afridi 8312700
Parnellc Shehzadb Ajmal56867061
M Morkellbwb Shahid Afridi4 410
Tsotsobenot out 16594211
Tahirc Riazb Tanvir12400
Extras0nb 4w 0b 1lb5 
Totalall out183(49.5 ovs)
Shahid Afridi9.01373
Fall of Wicket 
54du Plessis
63AB de Villiers
129M Morkel

Pakistan Innings 182 for 10 (46.3 overs)

Jamshedc Millerb M Morkel0181200
Shehzadc Smithb Parnell581309250
Hafeezc AB de Villiersb Parnell28713920
Misbah-ul-Haqc du Plessisb Parnell31774930
Aminc AB de Villiersb Tsotsobe20673830
U Akmallbwb Tahir18311711
Shahid Afridic Millerb Tahir912510
Tanvirc AB de Villiersb Tsotsobe24300
Riazlbwb Tahir08800
Ajmalnot out 119700
Irfan b M Morkel215900
Extras0nb 9w 0b 4lb13 
Totalfor 10182(46.3 ovs)
M Morkel9.33232
Fall of Wicket 
165U Akmal
176Shahid Afridi


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