1st ODI, South Africa v Pakistan ODI Series 2019, 19 Jan 2019
PAK won by 5 wickets
BALL BY BALL
Imam, Hafeez set-up five wicket win for Pakistan
The left-handed Imam made a cultured 86 off 101 balls and Hafeez hit an unbeaten 71 off 63 deliveries as Pakistan chased down a target of 267
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Rassie van der Dussen
Player Of The Match
Pakistan get home in a nail-biter at Port Elizabeth. It wasn't the high-scoring match we are used to seeing but that made for gripping viewing with runs hard to come by in the middle overs. Very similar batting card to the South African's with a healthy opening stand followed by a very good second wicket partnership. Imam ul-Haq was unfortunate not to make a ton but Mohammad Hafeez showed all of his class and experience to get Pakistan home with an unbeaten 71. First win on tour for Pakistan and they lead the ODI series 1-0. Both teams now move onto Durban on the 22nd for the third ODI, see you then.
49.1 - K Rabada to S Khan
Half volley, middle stump backing away driving, to mid on for 1 run, mis-fielded by van der Dussen.
Runs Scored: 13
4 1 2 2 0 4
Brilliant pull shot. Right over the top of the bounce and uses the middle of his bat to find the rope. Celebrations from Hafeez as he knows the scores are level.
48.6 - D Olivier to M Hafeez
Short, wide outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control past deep mid wicket for 4 runs.
48.5 - D Olivier to M Hafeez
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, hit body to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Klaasen.
48.4 - D Olivier to M Hafeez
Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 2 runs, fielded by Tahir.
48.3 - D Olivier to M Hafeez
Short, outside off stump backing away pulling, top edge in the air uncontrolled to short fine leg for 2 runs, fielded by Klaasen.
48.2 - D Olivier to S Khan
Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot Steer, to third man for 1 run, fielded by Rabada.
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