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 the ODIs. The two teams will now play two T20Is, the first of which is to be played day after tomorrow, that is, Wednesday at 7 pm local time. Will Pakistan fight back in the format they have been strong in over the years or will the Proteas continue their ascendency? Join us for all the coverage to find out. Till then, cheers and goodbye!

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The Man of the Series award goes to Ryan McLaren for his all-round performance with both bat and ball, 9 wickets and 105 runs right through the series.

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AB de Villiers makes his second walk to the podium to receive his Man of the Match award.

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The Outstanding Performance award goes to Sohaib Maqsood for his wonderful half century today. The Maximum Boundaries Award goes to AB de Villiers.

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The Best Bowler award for today goes to Vernon Philander. The Best Performer of the Series Award goes to Dale Steyn for his five-fer in the fourth game. The Circle Player(best fielder) in the tournament goes to Faf du Plessis.

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Pakistan who are known to fight hard in the conditions in UAE which offers slow pitches that assist their bowlers more than other sides. South Africa adapted well after the second game and ensured that their batting did not collapse. Pakistan failed to do the same and that is where they lost the series to Pakistan. South Africa had not had a great year in ODIs, but this performance will get that record trapped way back in memories.

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South Africa have played brilliantly today, with bat and ball both. They blistered away to a stiff score of 268/7 in the first innings and bowled with the usual heart, forcing Pakistan to submit for just 151. Pakistan have exhibited yet another shabby performance with the bat. As usual, some of the batsmen showed glimpses of performances but failed to build on from there on.

35.3
W

Ryan McLaren to Sohail Tanvir

OUT! That's it, South Africa have won the series 4-1 by winning this game BY 117 RUNS! A slower length delivery across the off stump, Tanvir feels for the ball and edges it through to de Kock who takes the catch and throws the ball in the air to celebrate. South Africa are very happy!

35.2
4

Ryan McLaren to Sohail Tanvir

FOUR! Hammered but fantastic effort by Miller! Short at Tanvir's body and he nails the pull shot just wide of Miller at deep mid-wicket. He dives full-stretch but can't get hold of the ball.

35.1
2

Ryan McLaren to Sohail Tanvir

Fullish and outside off, Tanvir tries to go over mid off but miscues the ball just wide of Duminy at extra cover where he dives and the ball just about evades him.

35.1
1
wd

Ryan McLaren to Sohail Tanvir

WIDE! Short delivery angled across the off stump, left alone by Tanvir. it's a wide.

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McLaren brought back into the attack.

34.6
0

Robin Peterson to Junaid Khan

Arm ball fired in towards middle and leg, takes Khan's pads and goes away to the on side.

34.5
0

Robin Peterson to Junaid Khan

Full on off, Khan comes forward even before the ball is bowled and then blocks.

34.4
0

Robin Peterson to Junaid Khan

Flighted up on middle, defended back on to the pitch.

34.3
1

Robin Peterson to Sohail Tanvir

Just short of long on there! Flighted delivery on off, Tanvir charges down the pitch and lifts the ball towards long on, wide of the fielder, Philander there. The batsmen have a lot of miscommunication as they decide against the second run in the end.

34.2
4

Robin Peterson to Sohail Tanvir

FOUR! Smartly lofted! Flighted up on off, Tanvir gets down and across on his back knee and plays a slog sweep to the deep square leg boundary.

34.1
1

Robin Peterson to Junaid Khan

Flat on off, keeps low and Khan pushes the ball to long on for a run.

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Peterson back on.

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Batting Powerplay taken an over early, must have just struck the batsmen it seems.

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