Thursday 31 January 2019 1:25 AM UTC
NEWLANDS Jan 31: South Africa beat Pakistan by seven wickets in the fifth one-day international at Newlands on Wednesday to clinch the series 3-2.
Quinton de Kock scored 83 at the top while captain Faf du Plessis (50*) and Rassie van der Dussen (50*) added 95 runs for the fourth wicket to take them home.
The hosts lost Hashim Amla (14) in the 6th over. De Kock and Rezza Hendrick (34) then added 61 for the second wicket. Quinton de Kock was the third wicket to fall after scoring 83 off just 58 balls with 11 fours and 3 sixes.
Earlier, Pakistan had made 240 for 8 in their 50 overs thanks largely to Fakhar Zaman’s 70.
While Zaman was at the crease, Pakistan were on course for a big total. He was fourth out after a 73-ball innings when the total was 128 in the 25th over. But the scoring rate slowed after his dismissal, with only 49 runs scored in the next 15 overs.
Imad Wasim, batting at number eight, gave the innings late impetus, hitting 47 not out off 31 balls. He hit sixes off Dale Steyn and Kagiso Rabada in the last two overs.
Medium-paced all-rounders Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo both took two wickets in a disciplined South African bowling performance.
SA vs PAK 5th ODI: Brief Scores
Pakistan 240-8 (Fakhar Zaman 70, Imad Wasim 47 not out; D. Pretorius 2-46, A. Phehlukwayo 2-42) v South Africa 241-3 in 40 overs (Q. de Kock 83, F. du Plessis 50 not out, H. van der Dussen 50 not out)
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