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South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI Highlights: Pakistan win by 28 runs

South Africa vs Pakistan (SA vs PAK) 3rd ODI Highlights: Pakistan win the deciding ODI by 28 runs

Rassie van der Dussen, scored a century in the first ODI whereas Haris Rauf has taken five wickets in the series so far (AP Photo)

South Africa vs Pakistan (SA vs PAK) 3rd ODI Highlights: Opener Fakhar Zaman smashed his second century in as many matches as Pakistan beat much-changed South Africa by 28 runs in the third and final one-day international in Pretoria on Wednesday to clinch the series 2-1. Fakhar followed up his scintillating 193 on Sunday with 101 as Pakistan posted 320 for seven in their 50 overs having been sent into bat.

South Africa, missing five key players on their way to the Indian Premier League in Quinton de Kock, David Miller, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje and Lungi Ngidi, were bowled out for 292 in the final over.

South Africa v Pakistan ODI Series 2021

3rd ODI, SuperSport Park, Centurion, 07 Apr, 2021

SA 292 / 10 (49.3)


PAK 320 / 7 (50.0)

Lutho Sipamla4 5
Shaheen Afridi9.3 58 3
Hassan Ali10.0 76 1

Pakistan win by 28 runs

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South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI Highlights:

21:45 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Job done for Pakistan as Shaheen cleans up Dupavillon! They win the third ODI by 28 runs and take the series 2-1. Pakistan win the deciding ODI in Centurion, courtesy matchwinning innings by Zaman (101) and Babar Azam (94), and an inspired spell from Mohammad Nawaz(3/34). 

21:37 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Keshav Maharaj goes for the big shot but misses and has his stumps knocked over. Pakistan are just one wicket away as Shaheen Afridi demolishes Maharaj's stumps! South Africa 282-9 in the 48th.

21:29 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Beuran Hendricks is strangled down the leg side and gloves it to Sarfaraz behind the stumps. SA are 257/8 after 46 overs.

21:27 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Kyle Verreynne and Andile Phehlukwayo depart in quick succession soon after bringing up a crucial 100-run stand for South Africa. Andile Phehlukwayo (54) looks to clear the boundary but top edges it and is caught Sarfaraz. SA are 255/7 after 45 overs.

21:17 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Big wicket for Pakistan as Haris Rauf breaks the 108-run partnership. Kyle Verreynne (62) looks to smash it but gets underneath it and is caught on the deep square boundary. SA are 249/6, need 72 off 36 balls now.

21:10 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Soon after Verrynne's half-century, Andile Phehlukwayo brings up his second ODI 50 off 55 balls. SA are closing the gap but the required rate has risen above 10. SA are 245/5 after 43 overs, need 76 runs in 42 balls.

20:56 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Kyle Verreynne brings up his second ODI half-century. A calm and composed 50 by the South African in just his fourth ODI. Verreynne and Andile Phehlukwayo are keeping South Africa in with a chance, they've added 81 for the sixth wicket. SA are 222/5 after 40 overs, need 99 off 60 to win

20:52 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Phehlukwayo cuts it uppishly towards point where Imam-ul-Haq tries to go for the catch but spills it. He looks like he is in pain as after being hit on the right hand. SA are 219/5 after 39 overs.

20:33 (IST)07 Apr 2021
50-run partnership

Verreynne and Phehlukwayo look settled as their partnership ticks over. SA need to build on this and not lose wickets anymore. South Africa need 124 runs from 84 balls with 5 wickets left.

20:03 (IST)07 Apr 2021
Verreynne, Phehlukwayo hold fort somehow

Both the batsman -- Verreynne (16*) and Phehlukwayo (8*) -- have a lot of responsibility on their shoulders. South Africa are still in the contest as they need 166 from 120, but if they lose one more wicket, then defeat might be inevitable. SA: 155/5 (30 overs)

19:48 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Pakistan are cruising right now! Klaasen (4) tries to up the ante with a slog sweep and misses Nawaz's delivery completely. The umpire raises the finger for a LBW, the batsman reviews it but the umpire's call didn't save the day for him. SA: 140/5 (27.3 overs)

19:31 (IST)07 Apr 2021

The visitors have completely turned the tables! First Malan and now Bavuma, the hosts' spine has been shattered into pieces by Mohammad Nawaz. He traps Malan on 70 and then bowls Bavuma out on 20. Advantage Pakistan. SA: 128/4 (23.5 overs)

19:13 (IST)07 Apr 2021
Malan's fifty keeps Proteas on target

South Africa might have been pegged back a bit, but Malan (55*) keeps the charge going. He reaches his fifty with a boundary while his partner Bavuma (16*) keeps the run-counter ticking with singles. Will there be a nail-biting finish? SA: 108/2 (20 overs)

18:51 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Absolutely knocked over! Smuts is sent back to the pavilion with an absolute ripper of a delivery from Qadir! All the batsman could do was jackknife downwards as the stumps lit up behind him. He departs on 17. Next up, Bavuma. SA: 77/2 (14.4 overs)

18:38 (IST)07 Apr 2021
Pakistan on the frontfoot

Rauf and Qadir keep the momentum going for the visitors as they look for the second wicket. Markram (38*) and Smuts (5*) hold the fort for now but things are not looking good for South Africa now. No boundaries in the last three overs. SA: 62/1 (12 overs)

18:25 (IST)07 Apr 2021

Pakistan finally find their breakthrough! Afridi gets his first of the contest... his ball stays low, seams back in from a length, and hits the bat slightly before Sarfaraz completes the catch behind the wickets! He departs on 18 after the review. SA: 54/1 (9 overs)

18:10 (IST)07 Apr 2021
Malan, Markram provide bright start

Malan (17*) joins the party that Markram (17*) started as the opener first smacks Afridi for two majestic fours and then hammers Hasan for his third boundary of the afternoon. He ends the over with a diving two between the wickets. SA: 34/0 (6 overs)

18:01 (IST)07 Apr 2021

After his opening four in the second over, Markram (15*) finally finds his groove against Hasan Ali. He punishes the bowler in the first ball of the over with a boundary through the covers and then jabs a huge maximum over deep mid-wicket. SA: 18/0 (4 overs)

17:50 (IST)07 Apr 2021
Malan, Markram open the chase for hosts

Janneman Malan and Aiden Markram open the chase for the hosts as Shaheen Afridi restarts the proceedings with the ball. The pacer  puts the openers under pressure from early on, conceding just two runs. South Africa still need 319 more. SA: 2/0 (1 over)

17:40 (IST)07 Apr 2021
Bavuma, Markram key players

Skipper Temba Bavuma and opener Aiden Markram will have the responsibility of setting up the run chase in the absence of Rassie van der Dussen and Quinton de Kock. South Africa have never been able to chase a score in excess of 300 against Pakistan. 


Pakistan: Babar Azam (Captain), Imam Ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Abdullah Shafique, Haider Ali, Danish Aziz, Asif Ali, Faheem Ashraf, Md Wasim Jr, Shadab Khan, Md Nawaz, Md Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Md Hasnain, Hasan Ali, Usman Qadir

South Arica: Temba Bavuma (Captain), Beuran Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Janneman Malan, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Jon-Jon Smuts, Rassie van der Dussen, Junior Dala, Lutho Sipamla, Wiaan Mulder, Sisanda Magala, Kyle Verreynne, Daryn Dupavillon, Lizaad Williams

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