Fifth One-Day International

Pakistan v South Africa

Brian Murgatroyd


At Rawalpindi, October 12, 2003 (day/night). South Africa won by seven wickets. Toss: Pakistan.

Despite the absence of the suspended Smith and Hall, South Africa secured the series with a win that was every bit as convincing as the margin suggests. Pakistan's decision to select the half- fit Inzamam backfired when, unable to run properly - even by his standards - he was the victim of an over-enthusiastic call from Younis Khan and a direct hit from Rudolph at mid-on. With too many batsmen out of form, Pakistan surrendered meekly in the face of disciplined bowling, and a modest target gave South Africa no alarms. Dippenaar, restored to the top of the order in Smith's absence, became the tenth South African to reach 2,000 one-day international runs.

Man of the Match: H. H. Dippenaar. Man of the Series: H. H. Dippenaar.

© John Wisden & Co
 
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