A comfortable win in the end for Pakistan, though they had some nervy moments in the chase. South Africa's top-order collapse proved costly for the hosts, and Pakistan kept them down to a chaseable score despite a recovery staged by Behardien and Peterson. Three down in their chase, Pakistan would have been nervous, but Misbah, Younis and Malik, all experienced players, saw them team through, never allowing the required-rate get out of control. Pakistan have levelled the series 1-1, we'll get you the presentation details in a bit.
AB de Villiers: "Disappointing performance, Pakistan took the initiative early on. We fought back nicely, got a decent target towards the end. Look back now, I'll definitely be bowling first. Misbah and company played too well in the middle overs. I'm proud of the boys for fighting back. It's still a big series. We are mature enough to know exactly where we went wrong. Come Sunday, we'll come back fighting again. Hopefully, there'll be pace and bounce in Johannesburg."
Misbah-ul-Haq: "The way we started, Irfan taking four wickets in 10 overs, that set the game as well. All the other bowlers bowled well, and we performed well with the bat. It is really satisfying for us, the batsmen are getting the confidence back. Picking Irfan was an attacking move, he gave us a big advantage. There were a few spots in the pitch where the ball was stopping and kicking, there was a bit of variable bounce, it was not easy to bat on. We really get good support here from the crowd. We need to keep this momentum. We're settling down and getting out, we need to show responsibility, if someone gets 20-30 runs, he needs to carry on."
Mohammad Irfan is the Man of the Match: The bowling coach Mohammad Akram will translate for him. Mohammad Akram: "It's his first Man of the Match performance, hopefully there will be many more to come." Irfan: "Thanks to Allah, my team management and coaches have supported me and hopefully I'll do well the next time. The captain had given us a plan, and I just worked on it. Hopefully I'll perform well in the next game and give my 100 per cent."
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A calm innings that's guided his team towards victory after the loss of three wickets. He's taken some flak for being too slow to start, but he's picked up pace at the right time today
Mazher: "Shoaib Malik has hit first ODI six in four years today. Last one was in 2009 against Australia, also at Centurion!"