Misbah, Farhat spur Pakistan

Faced with a must-win situation in the fourth match of the five-match ODI series, Pakistan registered a nervy three-wicket win over South Africa at Kingsmead here on Thursday.

Coming into this match, Pakistan were trailing 1-2 and their pace bowlers -- Junaid Khan and Mohammad Irfan -- shared six wickets among them equally as the visitors resitcted South Africa to a manageable 234 for nine in 50 overs.

Skipper AB de Villiers (75) and David Miller (67) slammed  fifties, but their efforts were not enough to give South Africa a total that could challenge Pakistan meaningfully.
Imran Farhat (93) and slkipper Misbah-ul-Haq (80) played mature hands as Pakistan overcame early jitters.

score board

SOUTH AFRICA

Amla c Kamran b Irfan    0
Smith b Junaid     12
Ingram b Irfan    0
De Villiers c Kamran b Ajmal    75
Behardien c Kamran b Junaid    1
Miller lbw Ajmal    67
McLaren c Irfan b Ajmal    11
Peterson (not out)    25
Kleinveldt b Irfan    18
Steyn b Junaid     9
Tsotsobe (not out)    5
Extras (LB-2, W-9)    11

Total (for 9 wkts, 50 overs)     234

Fall of wickets: 1-0, 2-0, 3-34, 4-38, 5-153, 6-170, 7-177, 8-207, 9-221.

Bowling: Irfan 9-0-46-3, Junaid 9-2-45-3, Hafeez 10-0-40-0, Riaz 4-0-16-0, Ajmal 10-0-42-3, Afridi 8-0-43-0.

PAKISTAN

Farhat c Behardien b Steyn    93
Hafeez (obstructing field)    0
Kamran c Miller b Tsotsobe    11
Younis b Kleinveldt    6
Misbah c Behardien b Peterson    80
Afridi c De Villiers b Peterson    4
Malik (not out)    19
Riaz (run out)    0
Ajmal (not out)    5

Extras (B-1, LB-4, W-13)    18

Total (for 7 wkts, 48.4 overs)    236

Fall of wickets: 1-2, 2-18, 3-33, 4-186, 5-191, 6-226, 7-227.

Bowling: Steyn 10-3-26-1, Tsotsobe 9.4-1-51-1, Kleinveldt 10-0-51-1, Peterson 10-0-46-2, McLaren 8-0-40-0, Ingram 1-0-17-0.

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