Proteas rain on Pakistan parade

Alvin Reeves

THE Duckworth-Lewis method has hurt South Africa at the most inopportune times in the past, but they were on the right end of the calculation last night as they edged home by four runs against Pakistan in the opening T20 International at the Wanderers last night.

Set 154 for victory, Pakistan were reasonably placed at 60 for two after 9.1 overs before the sky dropped its load on the headquarters of South African cricket.

Mohammad Hafeez (13) was at the crease with Umar Akmal (7), but they needed 64 runs to tie and 65 to win at that particular stage, according to the calculation method.

 

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