42 | 10 Runs | SA: 207/5 | RR: 4.92

  • Rassie van der Dussen80 (123b)
  • Andile Phehlukwayo69 (80b)
  • Hussain Talat2-0-16-0
  • Shadab Khan10-0-46-2

What a start to one-day international cricket van der Dussen has had - 93 on debut, and now a match-winning 80* as South Africa win by five wickets. And he couldn't have done it without Andile Phehlukwayo's career best 69 not out. Given his efforts with the ball earlier, he's a good shout for Player of the Match. Together they put on 127 - which is a record for the sixth wicket at this ground, and not too far off South Africa's best ever. It was enough to overcome Pakistan, despite the early strikes from Afridi and Shadab, and despite the fight shown with the bat by Hasan Ali and Sarfraz Ahmed earlier.

"We didn't get a good start, and we gave away too many soft wickets. Hasan Ali batted really well and put some hope into the team. We had a chance when we had them 80 for 5, but Phehlukwayo and the other batsman batted really well," says Sarfraz Ahmed.

"I've got a role to play," says Man of the Match Andile Phehlukwayo. "If you hit the deck hard, there was a bit in there. I was a bit nervous to begin with when I batted. Rassie did a good job of calming me down. I stuck to my plans and played with intensity. There was some good chat. Shadab was one of the hardest to pick. At the end of the day, it was good cricket. I'm a positive person, I really like scoring boundaries and making runs."

"What you're looking for in a situation like that from two young guys is to learn a lot," says winning captain Faf du Plessis. "To get through an innings like that will give them a lot. Andile is playing for that no. 7 slot so this was a big innings. In a perfect world, we should have chased 140 or 150, so it was a bit too many. An amazing start to his international career for Rassie. What you look for in new players is composure and calmness at the crease. Tonight was a bit like playing in the subcontinent, hopefully we'll get a bit of pace in the next pitch. Dale will be back, and so will Quinny. But the great thing about this game was two guys taking their opportunity."

Mamunur Akand: "Where does this stand in top 6th wicket partnerships that finished a chase?" -- It's the second highest ever for SA, and it's 12th on this list

And that's all from your commentary team tonight. Join us again on Friday for the third ODI, which is another day/night affair at SuperSport Park in Centurion. Until then, goodbye!

Naveed: "Both teams had nervy moments- Pakistan at 112/8, while SA at 80/5. Both fought back from these low points but SA also had 2 new batters at crease. Credit to them, against a good bowling attack, they won with comfort at the end. So series is tied, making it more interesting. "

Zaheer Ahmed: "Faheem/Talat to be dropped for Amir/Imad in next for sure. It's smelling Dears"

Hussain Talat to van der Dussen, FOUR runs, short and rising on middle stump, and van der Dussen rocks back to hammer a pull through midiwcket and seal a five-wicket win
Hussain Talat to van der Dussen, no run, short outside off, and van der Dussen guides to point

Faisal Jaan: "There's no harm in an honorable defeat like this. Pakistan put up a nice fight after they were down to 110/8, and created a match out of nothing. However, oftentimes in recent history, Pakistani team had capitulated too fleetingly without any fight like in recent Pak-NZ test matches or in Asia cup. That's the area for improvement for Pakistan. "

Hussain Talat to Phehlukwayo, 1 leg bye, another slower ball from Talat, and Phehlukwayo plays over the top of it but finds a single off his boot. They're level

Sarvan2020: "Andile is really good and doing a good job , I am big fan of pretorius who is also big talent who can bat and bowl but did not get much of a chance lately ,would have been better if was in the team ahead of Paterson "

Hussain Talat to van der Dussen, 2 wides, pushed wide down the leg side, and the fumble means they take another
Hussain Talat to Phehlukwayo, 1 run, offcutter from Talat, and Phehlukwayo makes a little room to angle the ball down to third man

South Africa 2nd innings Partnerships

1st12HM AmlaRR Hendricks
2nd3RR HendricksHE van der Dussen
3rd14F du PlessisHE van der Dussen
4th51DA MillerHE van der Dussen
5th0HE van der DussenH Klaasen
6th127HE van der DussenAL Phehlukwayo