Mandela Trophy 1994-95, ninth match


At Durban, December 17. Pakistan won by eight wickets. Toss: Pakistan.

Ijaz Ahmed raised his average after five one-day innings against South Africa to 133.66 with a punishing exhibition of strokeplay. His unbeaten 114 - from 90 balls, featuring 17 fours and three sixes - swept Pakistan to victory, and a certain place in the finals, with 15 overs to spare. South Africa had collapsed to an abject 44 for five and only a spirited stand of 88 between Rhodes and Richardson enabled them to reach 200. With Ijaz in such irresistible mood, however, even 300 might not have been enough.

Man of the Match: Ijaz Ahmed.

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