Pakistan vs South Africa match Highlights – 7th March-2015
Auckland: Pakistan’s trio of left-arm pacemen bowled their team to an exciting 29-run win over South Africa on the Duckworth/Lewis method as they revived their bid for a World Cup quarter-final place in Auckland on Sat 07th March.
Rahat Ali grabbed a career-best 3 for 40, and Muhammad Irfan (3 for 52) and Wahab Riaz (3 for 45) were also within the wickets as South Africa, chasing a revised target of 232 in 47 overs, were dismissed for 202 in 33.3 overs.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers hit superb 58-ball 77 with 5 sixes and 7 boundaries however failed to stop Pakistan from registering their third win in 5 matches — and their first victory over the Proteas in all World Cups.
Pakistan were all out in 46.4 overs when 2 rain interruptions that reduced the match to 47-over-a-side. Skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scored 56 while Sarfraz Ahmed made run-a-ball 49.
De Villiers, who completed 1000 world Cup runs, was dismissed by Sohail Khan in the 33rd over for wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed’s sixth catch of the match — equaling the world record for most catches behind the stumps in a one-day international.