Pakistan v SA

Rain dampens Proteas' win

2013-11-20 22:06
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Johannesburg - The Proteas have beaten Pakistan by four runs via the Duckworth/Lewis method in the first T20 international against Pakistan at the Wanderers on Wednesday night.

The Proteas posted 153 for seven in their innings.

In reply, Pakistan were on their way to have a dip at the end before rain cut short their chase.

Tsotsobe pitched the ball on a good length and Shehzad was beaten for pace as he played on to leave the visitors on 18 for 1.

Earlier, Quinton de Kock and Hashim Amla combined to get South Africa off to the perfect start.

De Kock was particularly brutal on the Pakistan bowling attack, smashing boundaries both sides of the wicket.

The Proteas failed to capitalise on the solid opening stand as wickets continued to fall in the middle period and were forced to settle for 153 for seven in their 20 overs.

South Africa won both the T20 and one-day series in the United Arab Emirates.

They will play the final T20 at Newlands on Friday before taking part in three one-day games over the next two weeks.


South Africa: Faf du Plessis (captain), Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wkt), Henry Davids, JP Duminy, David Miller, Wayne Parnell, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Imran Tahir.

Pakistan: Mohammad Hafeez (captain), Nasir Jamshed, Ahmed Shehzad, Sohaib Maqsood, Umar Amin, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal (wkt), Shahid Afridi, Bilawal Bhatti, Anwar Ali, Sohail Tanvir, Saeed Ajmal.

Umpires: Johan Cloete, Shaun George (both RSA)

TV umpire: Karl Hurter (RSA)

Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)


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