Pakistan were given one again on South Africa through successful the primary one-day world through 5 wickets on Saturday.
The vacationers have been whitewashed Three-Zero within the Assessments however discovered the exchange to limited-overs cricket to their liking as they took an early benefit within the five-match collection.
Skilled batsman Mohammad Hafeez, introduced in for the ODIs, secured victory with 71 no longer out as his aspect completed on 267-Five to win with 5 balls to spare.
Previous, Hashim Amla made 108 no longer out and Rassie van der Dussen hit 93 on his ODI debut as South Africa set a goal of 266-2. Regardless of their 155-run partnership for the second one wicket, South Africa didn’t push directly to the massive rating that gave the impression achievable.
South Africa was once 160-1 after 35 overs however didn’t capitalize and added simply 76 runs within the remaining 10 overs in spite of having wickets in hand. Amla made his 27th ODI hundred whilst van der Dussen was once stuck at mid-off chasing fast runs on the finish.
The house staff’s try at accelerating got here too past due.
Pakistan’s chase was once relaxed till opener Imam-ul-Haq was once pushed aside for 86, the primary of 3 fast wickets close to the top. The 38-year-old Hafeez noticed his aspect house along with his 35th ODI half-century.
He hit 8 fours and two sixes. The primary six off speedy bowler Duanne Olivier landed at the roof of probably the most stands and bounced out of the St. George’s Park stadium.
Olivier was once Pakistan’s leader destroyer within the Check collection however couldn’t convey his shape to the fast layout on his ODI debut, with the vacationers taking part in the gradual Port Elizabeth pitch.
Bowlers Shadab Khan and Hasan Ali took the wickets however crucially saved the South Africans in take a look at with economic system charges of not up to 5 an over. Imam and Babar Azam (49) then laid the basis for the a success chase with a 94-run stand for the second one wicket and Hafeez completed it off.