Pakistan vs. South Africa, 3rd ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More

BR-UK StaffFeatured Columnist IVNovember 6, 2013

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 03:  JP Duminy of South Africa in action as Kamran Akmal of Pakistan watches during the ICC Champions Trophy Warm Up match between South Africa and Pakistan at The Oval on June 3, 2013 in London, England.  (Photo by Christopher Lee/Getty Images)
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South Africa beat Pakistan by 68 runs in the 3rd ODI of their series in Abu Dhabi to take a 2-1 lead.

South Africa batted first in the day-night match, reaching 259-8 in their 50 overs. Quinton de Kock scored 40, with Francois du Plessis and Jean-Paul Duminy both contributing half-centuries to the cause.

Du Plessis scored an impressive 55 from 76 balls.

Mohammad Irfan led the Pakistan bowling, taking 3-46 from his 10 overs. A pair of wickets each went to Saeed Ajmal and Shahid Afridi.

Full South Africa scorecard:

South Africa
Amiab Mohammad Irfan10
De Kockst Umar Akmalb Shahid Afridi40
F du Plessisst Umar Akmalb Shahid Afridi55
JP Duminyc Misbah-ul-Haqb Sohail Tanvir64
AB de Villiersc Mohammad Hafeezb Saeed Ajmal34
DA Millerb Saeed Ajmal34
R McLarenlbwb Mohammad Irfan13
DW Steync Ahmed Shehzadb Mohammad Irfan2
M Morkelnot out0
LL Tsotsobenot out0

Pakistan's reply reached 50-0 and looked in great shape before openers Ahmed Shehzad and Mohammad Hafeez fell quickly to destabilise the innings.

Soon enough, Pakistan were reeling at 89-4 and in desperate trouble. Sohail Tanvir and Wahab Riaz both chipped in with 30s towards the tail, but it wasn't enough to stem the slide.

Pakistan were dismissed for 191 and fell 68 runs short.

Imran Tahir was the star of South Africa's bowling attack. He took 4-53 from his 10 overs, with Morne Morkel and Ryan McLaren both picking up a couple of wickets to aid the cause.

Full Pakistan scorecard:

Mohammad Hafeezc Du Plessisb Morkel15
Ahmed Shehzadc Amiab Steyn32
Umar Aminc De Kockb Tsotsobe13
Misbah-ul-Haqlbwb Imran Tahir19
Asad Shafiqc Du Plessisb Imran Tahir11
Umar Akmalc & b Imran Tahir7
Shahid Afridilbwb McLaren6
Sohail Tanvirc Amlab McLaren31
Wahab Riazc De Kockb Morkel33
Saeed Ajmallbwb Imran Tahir1
Mohammad Irfannot out4

The next match in the series will take place on Friday in Abu Dhabi.


All stats from ESPNcricinfo.