Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights: Imam-ul-Haq’s 71-run knock guides Pakistan to victory

Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights: Imam-ul-Haq’s 71-run knock guides Pakistan to victory

Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights: Imam-ul-Haq's knock of 71 runs helped Pakistan secure an impressive eight-wicket over South Africa in the fourth ODI.

South Africa vs Pakistan 4th ODI Live Cricket Score: South Africa take on Pakistan. (Source: AP)
Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights: South Africa take on Pakistan. (Source: AP)

Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights: Imam-ul-Haq’s knock of 71 runs helped Pakistan secure an impressive eight-wicket over South Africa in the fourth ODI. The batsman, who scored a century in the previous ODI, scored 71 runs and constructed two 50-plus partnership with opener Fakhar Zaman and then Babar Azam.

Earlier in the day, Usman Khan’s impressive bowling helped the visitors bowl out South Africa on 165. He picked up three wickets in the 38th over of the South African innings as the Proteas lost the final six wickets for just 24 runs. After electing to field first, Pakistan got off to a brilliant start. The seamers took two quick wickets and restricted South Africa to 32/2 in the first 10 overs. However, half-centuries by Faf du Plessis and Hashim Amla showed glimpses of South African fight-back. After they were dismissed none of the South African batsmen could resist the Pakistan seam attack.

Pakistan in South Africa, 5 ODI Series, 2019The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg 22 May 2019

South Africa 164 (41.0)


Pakistan 168/2 (31.3)

Match Ended ( Day - 4th ODI ) Pakistan beat South Africa by 8 wickets

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Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights:

Pakistan win by 8 wickets

After a solid knock of 71 runs by Imam-ul-Haq, Mohammad Rizwan finishes off things in style as he smashes Phehlukwayo for a four. This is Pakistan's first ODI victory at the Wanderers and South Africa's first pink ODI defeat.

Imam-ul-Haq brings up his half-century

Imam-ul-Haq nudges the ball towards square leg and completes two runs to bring up his fifth ODI fifty. The batsman scored a century in the previous ODI against South Africa. 

Pakistan cruise towards victory

Pakistan are cruising towards victory as Imam and Babar construct a 43-run partnership in just 44 deliveries.  The visitors now require 52 to win with 9 wickets in hand. PAK: 113/1 (20.4 overs) 


Fakhar Zaman sweeps the ball straight to van der Dussen at deep mid-wicket as Pakistan lose their first wicket. PAK: 70/1 (13.2 overs) 

Fakhar, Imam build 50-run opening stand

Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq put Pakistan in the driving seat as they build a 50-run opening stand. Imam is playing on 17 while his partner is on 34. PAK: 54/0 (10.4 overs)  

Pakistan openers are out in the middle

Openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq are out in the middle to start the Pakistan innings. Dale Steyn will bowl the first over for South Africa. 

All Out

Shadab Khan picks up the final wicket as Pakistan bowl out South Africa on 164. Imran Tahir was the last man to depart. He scored 5 off 9 balls. 


Usman Khan continues the damage in his next over as he sends Andile Phehlukwayo back to pavilion on 9. The batsman charged down the track but the ball hits the toe-end of his bat and goes towards Babar Azam at the first slip, who takes a sharp catch at the end. SA: 157/9 (39.1 overs)  

Usman Khan is on fire

Usman Khan is on fire as he scalps three wickets in same over. van der Dussen was the first man to depart after he knicked a marginally wide delivery straight to the keeper. Dale Steyn the new man at the crease also failed to resist's Khan's blistering pace as he rips off the stumps in tatters. Kagiso Rabada was the third batsman to be dismissed after the ball took an outside edge of his bat, which goes straight to the keeper. SA: 156/8 (38 overs) 

This over: 1 W 0 W W 0 


Brilliant move by Shoaib Malik as he decides to bring Mohammad Amir into the attack. The seamer gets a wicket in the first over of his second spell as David Miller walks back after scoring 4 off 7 balls. SA: 140/5 (32.2 overs)  


Imad Wasim strikes as Hashim Amla departs after scoring 59. Quick delivery by the spinner and Amla tried to whip it across towards the on-side. He makes no contact with the ball as it hits his pads and goes on to knocks the stumps. SA: 130/4 (30.1 overs)


Faf du Plessis departs after scoring 57 in 76 deliveries. The batsman was trying to switch gears in order to increase the scoring rate. After smashing a couple of boundaries, he tries to hit the ball towards deep-cover. However, a good running catch by Mohammed Hafeez at the end help Shadab Khan scalp his first wicket of the match. SA:119/3 (26 overs) 

Amla brings up his half-century

Amla taps the ball towards long-on to bring up his 37th ODI half-century.  He has added 86 runs along with du Plessis for the third-wicket as South Africa edge past the 100-run-mark. SA: 105/2 (24 overs) 

50 up for South Africa

A tossed up delivery and Amla drives it towards deep extra cover for a boundary. The pair of Amla and du Plessis also guide South Africa past the 50-run mark. SA: 54/2 (13 overs) 

Bowlers dominate as South Africa reach 32/2 at the end of 10 overs. 


Another blow to South Africa as Reeza Hendricks departs after scoring 2 off 9 balls. It was short of length ball angling down the leg-side and the batsman tried to loft it over the fielder. However, the timing was not that great and Rizwan completed a brilliant diving catch to send the batsman back to the pavilion. SA: 18/2 (5.1 overs)


WICKET! South Africa lose Quinton de Kock for a duck and a review as well. Shaheen Afridi gets the early dismissal. SA 3/1


South African openers Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock are out in the middle to start the innings. Usman Khan will start the proceedings for the visitors.


South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis(c), Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, Imran Tahir, Beuran Hendricks

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik(c), Mohammad Rizwan(w), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Khan, Shaheen Afridi

BREAKING: Sarfraz Ahmed will not play today, and might be suspended for 4 ODIs. Shoaib Malik will lead Pakistan in his absence.


Pakistan win toss, elect to bowl.

Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI

Hello and welcome to our live blog on the 4th ODI between Pakistan and South Africa. After the DL method loss to Proteas, Pakistan would be eager to give another solid performane with the bat and level the series. Proteas, though, would want to shut down the series, before it bouls to the 5th ODI.

Pakistan vs South Africa 4th ODI highlights: Imam-ul-Haq hit a century -- and delivered a message to his critics -- but could not prevent South Africa from winning a rain-hit third one-day international at SuperSport Park on Friday. Imam's 101 spurred Pakistan to an imposing 317 for six but South Africa won by 13 runs according to the Duckworth Lewis method after rain twice stopped play during their reply. When the second interruption brought the match to an end, South Africa were 187 for two after 33 overs, ahead of the DLS par of 174, with Reeza Hendricks and captain Faf du Plessis unbeaten on 83 and 40 respectively.