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 16 February 2019
South Africa 164 (41.0)
Pakistan 168/2 (31.3)
Match Ended ( Day - 4th ODI ) Pakistan beat South Africa by 8 wickets
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.
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
HERE WE GO!
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.