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South Africa vs. Pakistan, 2nd T20: Scorecard, Recap and More from Cape Town

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - NOVEMBER 22: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez and Shahid Afridi of Pakistan are congratulated for getting South African captain Faf du Plessis wicket during the 2nd T20 International match between South Africa and Pakistan at Sahara Park Newlands on November 22, 2013 in Cape Town, South Africa. (Photo by Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterNovember 22, 2013

Pakistan squared the series with a narrow six-run win over South Africa in Cape Town in the second T20 on Friday.

A thrilling match was set up by Pakistan, who scored 176 for four wickets batting first.

South Africa found chasing hard work but were never out of the contest, producing a enthralling finale in which 36 were required from the final two overs.

JP Duminy and David Miller bludgeoned and sliced their way to 19 runs from the penultimate over.

It was not to be however, with Sohail Tanvir keeping his cool to make sure that South Africa came up six runs short of the victory target.

It meant the two-match series was tied at 1-1. 

Pakistan 176-4 (20 overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsMinsBalls
Nasir Jamshedst †de Kock b Phangiso193319
Ahmed Shehzadc Amla b Parnell91711
Mohammad Hafeez*c de Villiers b Steyn635341
Umar Akmal†c Duminy b Steyn645537
Shahid Afridinot out131714
Sohaib Maqsoodnot out010
Extras(lb 2, w 4, nb 2)8
BowlingOMRW
M Morkel40370
DW Steyn40292
WD Parnell41371
D Wiese30240
AM Phangiso30331
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Pakistan made a sedate start, and had only reached 44 from 7.2 overs when they lost both their opening batsmen.

But Mohammad Hafeez (63 from 41 balls) and Umar Akmal (64 from 37) combined to devastating effect, adding 102 runs together in their partnership and propelling the Pakistan team over to a sizeable total.

Dale Steyn picked up both their wickets in the final overs and emerged with the best figures of 2-29 from his four overs.

South Africa began solidly through opening duo Hashim Amla (48 from 40) and Quinton de Kock (26 from 24), but the cheap dismissals of Faf du Plessis and AB de Villiers stalled their progress.

Shahid Afridi, who took three wickets, was a constant danger.

Duminy resuscitated their challenge, and his unbeaten 47 from 26 balls very nearly dragged the Proteas over the line—but Pakistan held their nerve.

South Africa 170-4 (20 overs)
BatsmanDismissalRunsMinsBalls
View dismissalHM Amlac Bilawal Bhatti b Saeed Ajmal486740
View dismissalQ de Kock†c Nasir Jamshed b Shahid Afridi263024
View dismissalF du Plessis*c Mohammad Hafeez b Shahid Afridi6910
View dismissalAB de Villiers b Shahid Afridi1378
JP Duminynot out474126
DA Millernot out222413
Extras(lb 4, w 3, nb 1)8
BowlingOMRW
Mohammad Hafeez30260
Sohail Tanvir30340
Junaid Khan20290
Saeed Ajmal403030
Bilawal Bhatti40190
Shahid Afridi40283
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The two sides next clash in a three-match ODI series, with the first game starting on Sunday.

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