DURBAN: Green shirts stern to chase target of 235 runs to win 4th One Day International (ODI) against south Africa at Kingsmead,Durban.
South Africa is leading the series with 2-1 and will look forward to win the 4th ODI to seal the series as both teams move from Johannesburg to Durban. Pakistan on the other hand need to win the crucial match to keep the series alive.
Amla missed out on the chance to entertain his home crowd when he poked at Irfan’s first delivery which angled across but was really just a loosener. He got a thick outside edge and Kamran Akmal did well to dive to his right and pouch it.
From Pakistan side Muhammad Irfan showed a brilliant game took three wickets and a catch of McLaren. Similarly Saeed Ajmal and Junaid Khan bagged three wickets each.
South Africa: AB de Villiers (capt, wkt), Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, David Miller, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.
Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Younis Khan, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal (wkt), Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Irfan.
Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI), Shaun George (RSA)
TV umpire: Billy Bowden (NZL)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)