SA vs PAK Live Cricket Score, Pakistan and South Africa in UAE, 5 ODI Series, 2013 Commentry

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That's it from us then. It was an entertaining game. The fifth ODI on Monday will be a dead rubber though. Join us again for that. Until then, good bye and take care.

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Dale Steyn is the Man of the Match for his match-changing spell. Says he is happy with the performance and applauds the team effort. He was just visualizing where to bowl and bowling changes were spot on by AB. Adds he was just being an angry fast bowler on the field and that's what his job is. He says he's not playing a lot of ODI cricket but wants to get better.

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Earlier, South Africa had batted brilliantly to post a big score on the board. Quinton de Kock was the hero with the bat as he brought up his maiden ODI hundred, becoming the youngest South African to do so. A game that could have gone either way has gone the right way as South Africa were simply better in handling the crunch situations. Pakistan will look back at another failure as they could have leveled the series today. They were let down once again by the batting as it collapsed from a winning position. They were good today but just not good enough.

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A thrilling win for South Africa as they clinch the series 3-1 with a game left in hand. The chase started brightly for Pakistan as the openers once again got going and posted a big partnership. But once they fell, it was the same old story for Pakistan as they lost a further couple of wickets. Then, Misbah, their saviour got along with the debutant Sohaib Maqsood and strung a nice partnership that brought Pakistan closer to the target. Maqsood was impressive as he scored a fifty under pressure in his debut game. Once he departed, the lower order failed to capitalize and crumbled under pressure to Steyn as he gobbled up his second five-wicket haul in ODIs. All hard work done by Misbah and Maqsood went down the drain.

49.2
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Ryan McLaren to Junaid Khan

OUT! That's it! South Africa win by 28 runs! Yorker on middle and leg, Junaid goes at that one but misses it completely and the ball hits the stumps. South Africa seal the series!

49.1
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Ryan McLaren to Mohammad Irfan

Around off, Irfan drives it through mid off for a single.

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30 needed off the last over...

48.6
0

Dale Steyn to Junaid Khan

Shortish around off, Junaid gives himself some room to play that one but misses.

48.5
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Dale Steyn to Junaid Khan

Shortish outside off, Junaid goes at that one but fails to connect his bat on the ball.

48.4
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Dale Steyn to Junaid Khan

Outside off, Junaid leaves it alone.

48.3
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Dale Steyn to Junaid Khan

On the pads, Junaid tries to play that one but misses and gets hit on the pads.

48.2
1

Dale Steyn to Mohammad Irfan

On off, Irfan drives it straight down the ground for a single.

48.1
1

Dale Steyn to Junaid Khan

Around off, Junaid flicks it away to the leg side for a single.

47.6
1

Ryan McLaren to Junaid Khan

Outside off, Junaid drives it through mid on for a single.

47.5
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Ryan McLaren to Junaid Khan

Yorker outside off, Junaid dig it to the off side. The fielder fielder misses his shy at the non-striker's end. Irfan is not sure where to go but somehow makes it to the crease.

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Junaid Khan to bat next.

47.4
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Ryan McLaren to Mohammad Irfan

OUT! Afridi is run out and the crowd is leaving! Outside off, Irfan dabs it towards point and sets off. du Plessis collects the ball and aims at the striker's end and the stumps are disturbed. Afridi can't make it back and South Africa start celebrating.

47.3
1

Ryan McLaren to Shahid Afridi

Fullish outside off, Afridi lofts it over mid off for a single.

47.2
0

Ryan McLaren to Shahid Afridi

Outside off, Afridi was beaten and missed the line of the delivery.

47.1
0

Ryan McLaren to Shahid Afridi

Fullish outside off, Afridi goes at that one but fails to put his bat on the ball.

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