South Africa A v Pakistan A, tri-series, P Sara Oval August 31, 2010

Elgar, Miller lead South Africa A to victory

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South Africa A 192 for 4 (Miller 82*, Elgar 79) beat Pakistan A 191 (Yasir 39, Theron 3-34, Tshabalala 3-38) by six wickets

Captain Dean Elgar and David Miller helped South Africa A overcome a top-order wobble with a 165-run stand and steered their team to what was, in the end, a comfortable win over Pakistan A in Colombo. The pair began the team's recovery from a precarious 11 for 3 after having restricted Pakistan to a chaseable score.

South Africa opted to field and their bowlers took little time to put Pakistan in trouble. Rusty Theron and Thandi Tshabalala struck thrice each and looked good to bowl out their opponents to less than 150 but the lower order staged a fightback. Yasir Shah and Junaid Khan added 64 for the ninth wicket to help stretch the score to 191 but their effort was inadequate.

Elgar anchored the South Africa innings while Miller was more aggressive. Elgar's knock was laced with nine fours and Miller cleared the ropes twice during his unbeaten 82. Mohammad Irfan ended the stand with the score on 176 but the wicket arrived too late and South Africa eased home by six wickets. Pakistan used as many as eight bowlers but to no avail.