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

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Pakistan vs. South Africa, 3rd ODI: Scorecard, Recap and More
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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
Amia b Mohammad Irfan 10
De Kock st Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 40
F du Plessis st Umar Akmal b Shahid Afridi 55
JP Duminy c Misbah-ul-Haq b Sohail Tanvir 64
AB de Villiers c Mohammad Hafeez b Saeed Ajmal 34
DA Miller b Saeed Ajmal 34
R McLaren lbw b Mohammad Irfan 13
DW Steyn c Ahmed Shehzad b Mohammad Irfan 2
M Morkel not out 0
LL Tsotsobe not out 0
TOTAL 259-8


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 Hafeez c Du Plessis b Morkel 15
Ahmed Shehzad c Amia b Steyn 32
Umar Amin c De Kock b Tsotsobe 13
Misbah-ul-Haq lbw b Imran Tahir 19
Asad Shafiq c Du Plessis b Imran Tahir 11
Umar Akmal c & b Imran Tahir 7
Shahid Afridi lbw b McLaren 6
Sohail Tanvir c Amla b McLaren 31
Wahab Riaz c De Kock b Morkel 33
Saeed Ajmal lbw b Imran Tahir 1
Mohammad Irfan not out 4


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

All stats from ESPNcricinfo.

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