Misbah steers Pak past S Africa

Misbah-ul-Haq played a captain’s innings with an unbeaten 57 as he steered Pakistan to a six-wicket victory over South Africa in the rain-affected second one-day international at Centurion on Friday.

Pakistan speedster Mohammad Irfan tore through the top order and South Africa were restricted to a modest 191 which the tourists passed with more than four overs to spare in a game that had been reduced to 44 per side by a rain delay.

Misbah shared a match-winning unbeaten fifth-wicket stand of 77 with Shoaib Malik (35 not out) as the pair showed patience initially and then blasted their way to victory.
Younis Khan (32) and Mohammed Hafeez (31) also made valuable contributions in a low-scoring game, but the win was set up by an attacking display with the ball.

score board

SOUTH AFRICA

Amla c Akmal b Irfan    17
Smith c Akmal b Junaid    10
Ingram c Akmal b Irfan    0
De Villiers c Younis b Irfan    4
Du Plessis c&b Irfan    17
Behardien c Malik b Hafeez    58
McLaren lbw Hafeez    17
Peterson c Jamshed b Ajmal    44
Abbott c Afridi b Ajmal    5
Steyn b Junaid    0
Tsotsobe (not out)    0

Extras (LB-10, W-9)    19

Total (all out, 43.2 overs)    191

Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-26, 3-35, 4-43, 5-62, 6-106, 7-173, 8-179, 9-191.

Bowling: Irfan 7-0-33-4, Junaid 6-0-29-2, Ajmal 8.2-0-23-2, Gul 5-0-37-0, Afridi 8-0-24-0, Hafeez 9-0-35-2.

PAKISTAN

Jamshed c Smith b McLaren    10
Hafeez c Abbott b Steyn    31
Akmal b Peterson    18
Younis c Amla b Peterson    32
Misbah (not out)    57
Malik (not out)    35

Extras (LB-3, W-6)    9

Total (for 4 wkts, 39.2 overs)    192

Fall of wickets: 1-29, 2-63, 3-69, 4-115.

Bowling: Steyn 9-1-29-1, Tsotsobe 6-1-37-0, Abbott 8.2-0-31-0, McLaren 8-0-40-1, Peterson 8-0-52-2.

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