De Kock, Hendricks keep South Africa ticking in chase
De Kock and Hendricks after Hashim Amla Fall gave the South Africa a stable platform. Both the Batsman keep South African Runs ticking in the chase.
In the South Africa v Pakistan 5th ODI Pakistan was sitting pretty after the first 20 overs, looking set to post a total hefty enough to challenge South Africa anywhere, let alone in Cape Town where the side batting first has enjoyed great success. But it was through the middle overs that South Africa pulled them back with clinical efficiency, not only undoing the damage incurred early on but pulling the visitors back to a below par 240. It was the all rounders rather than the bowling specialists who hit Pakistan hardest: Andile Phehlukwayo, Dwaine Pretorius and Wiaan Mulder sharing five wickets between them to give their side a glistening chance to seal a series win.
Shaheen Afridi gave the Pakistan the early break through but it was not enough. De Kock and Hendricks produce the platform which south Africa needed. De cock scored 83 from 58 Balls by hitting 3 sixes and 11 fours. he ensure that africa is well in stable position. van der Dussen score fifty follow by their captain F du Plessis who made sure that south africa is above the line.
South Africa Squad:HM Amla, Q de Kock (wk), RR Hendricks, F du Plessis (capt), HE van der Dussen, PWA Mulder, AL Phehlukwayo, DW Steyn, K Rabada, D Pretorius, Imran Tahir
Pakistan Squad:Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik (capt), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari, Shaheen Shah Afridi
venue: Newlands, Cape Town
Series: Pakistan tour of South Africa 2018/19
Toss: South Africa , elected to field first
Series result: South Africa won the 5-match series 3-2
Match number: ODI no. 4090
Match days: 30 January 2019
Umpires: Adrian Holdstock
TV Umpires: Paul Reiffel
Reserve Umpire: Allahudien Paleker
Match Referee: Ranjan Madugalle