2nd ODI, Centurion

South Africa v Pakistan, 2012-13

At Centurion, March 15, 2013 (day/night). Pakistan won by six wickets (D/L). Toss: South Africa.
Mohammad Irfan's threat had grown throughout the tour, and now he claimed a match-winning four wickets as South Africa slipped to 62 for five. Behardien was combative, reaching 50 from 60 balls, and briefly threatened something respectable with the help of McLaren and Peterson, until he pulled a long-hop to deep midwicket. A lengthy rainbreak towards the end of South Africa's innings meant Pakistan's target became 192 from 44 overs - and the game dragged on until midnight. Mohammad Hafeez and Younis Khan weathered the early storm created by Steyn and the other seamers, but at 115 for four the match was in the balance. Misbah-ul-Haq blocked stubbornly in between lashing three fours and three sixes, while Shoaib Malik batted with unusual freedom and variety during an unbroken stand of 77.
Man of the Match: Mohammad Irfan.

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