Pakistan vs South Africa 2nd ODI: South Africa win by five wickets

South Africa beat Pakistan in the second one-day international on Tuesday in Durban to level their five-match series.

The hosts were rattled early by Shaheen Afridi, who was breathing fire with the new ball, getting rid of Proteas’ top guns – Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks and Faf du Plessis – leaving them reeling at 29/3 in pursuit of 204.

But Andile Phehlukwayo’s all-round show (4/22 and 69*) and Rassie van der Dussen’s unbeaten 80 guided the hosts to a five-wicket victory.

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Batting first Pakistan had found themselves in troubled waters when Hasan walked in to join his skipper. They scored 90 runs together in 79 balls.Allrounder Hasan Ali’s quickfire 59 dragged Pakistan to a total of 203 all out batting first, but despite a top-order collapse, the Proteas made the series 1-1.

Brief Scores

Pakistan 203 in 45.5 overs (Hasan Ali 54, Sarfaraz Ahmed 41; Andile Phehlukwayo 4/22) lost to South Africa 207/5 in 42 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 80*, Andile Phehlukwayo 69*; Shaheen Afridi 3/44) by 5 wickets.

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