Player of the Match
Player of the Match

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Best performances - Batsmen

HM Amla
HM Amla
108(120) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 38 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
10 3 16 22 13 7 12 23
HE van der Dussen
93(101) 6x4 - 3x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 26 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
4 9 12 6 11 12 13 25

Best performances - Bowlers

D Olivier
O10
M0
R73
W2
Eco7.30
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
RR Hendricks
RR Hendricks
O3
M0
R13
W1
Eco4.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Ranjith P | Commentator: Liam Brickhill

Pakistan maintain their unbeaten record at Port Elizabeth: they've now won three of the four games they've played here against South Africa, with one no result. This win also means that South Africa have not beaten Pakistan in an ODI since 2013. Pakistan's record against South Africa since that last bilateral series here is now 5-1. What a turnaround after the Test series! Pakistan were always going to be more comfortable in this format, and they've shown that that they're a force to be reckoned with in white ball cricket, even away from home. It never seemed like South Africa had quite enough on the board, despite Hashim Amla's ton and Rassie van der Dussen's 93 on debut. No Pakistan batsman reached their scores, but with Imam leading the way with 86, Babar keeping things ticking over with 49, and Hafeez guiding the finish with an unbeaten 71, Pakistan have won with ease.

Irshad Ahmed: "How Pakistani Supporters wish that Hafeez was there to counter Olivier's bouncers in the Tests. "

Nisarg: "South Africa played really slow and they were lacking atleast 30 runs into add that total. Pakistan's bowling in middle and death overs were vital and their batting is exceptionally well - A indian Fan "

"The two guys batted really well, but perhaps there were 10 or 15 runs that we could have pushed a little harder," says Faf du Plessis. "Pakistan batted really well, you have to give credit where it's due. Some great learnings for us, and we know where we can get better. Tonight will be a learning curve. An in-form Hashim Amla is great for us. Rassie played beautifully, he had intent right through his innings. We need to adapt. You're not going to always get conditions for the fast bowlers. And Pakistan bowled better than us over fifty overs today."

Mohammad Hafeez is the Player of the Match for his unbeaten knock "It's a team effort," he says. "It was not a par score on this track, so we were confident chasing it. To be very honest, we were very sure as a team we should chase this one. The start given by Fakhar and Imam was brilliant, Babar gave us momentum, and it was a team effort."

"A great team effort," echoes Sarfraz Ahmed. "The batting was very responsible. In the middle overs, Shadab was great, as well as Imad. And the way our fast bowlers bowled was very good."

That's all from your commentary team tonight. Join us again for the second match at Kingsmead in Durban on Tuesday. Until then, goodbye!

49.1
1
Rabada to Shadab Khan, 1 run, and there it is, Shadab digs a yorker out down the ground and the job is done, Pakistan win by five wickets with five balls to spare

END OF OVER:
49 | 13 Runs | PAK: 266/5 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 5.42, RRR: 1.00)

  • Mohammad Hafeez71 (63b)
  • Shadab Khan17 (18b)
  • Duanne Olivier10-0-73-2
  • Kagiso Rabada9-1-50-0
48.6
4
Olivier to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, they're level! Olivier's bouncer terrorized Pakistan through three Tests, but this track doesn't have the same sort of pace and bounce and Hafeez dismisses the short ball from his presence with a crisp pull. Mickey is smiling on the balcony. So is Sarfraz
48.5
0
Olivier to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, what's happened here? It's another short one from Olivier, and the ball hits Hafeez on the shoulder on its way through to Klaasen. No major drama

Basit: "Hafeez just got himself another ten years"

48.4
2
Olivier to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, aerial once more off the bat of Hafeez, but this time it's a pull of rather more authority, the ball dropping well in front of the square leg fielder
48.3
2
Olivier to Mohammad Hafeez, 2 runs, in the air ... and safe! Olivier bettered Hafeez with a bristling short ball, a top edge swirling high in the air but plummeting safely down even as Klaasen charged back to try and catch it
48.2
1
Olivier to Shadab Khan, 1 run, Olivier pulls his length back, Shadab hops to find a single to gully

Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st45Fakhar ZamanImam-ul-Haq
2nd94Babar AzamImam-ul-Haq
3rd46Mohammad HafeezImam-ul-Haq
4th33Shoaib MalikMohammad Hafeez
5th5Mohammad HafeezSarfraz Ahmed
6th44Mohammad HafeezShadab Khan