Proteas lose by one run

Alvin Reeves

PAKISTAN’S bowlers held their nerve to claim an unlikely one-run victory over South Africa in dramatic fashion in the second Momentum One Day International at Axxess St George’s last night.

The victory means Pakistan have won their first-ever bilateral ODI series against South Africa with the third match in Centurion on Saturday to spare.

Chasing 263 for victory in 45 overs, the Proteas looked set for victory with 11 needed from the final two overs, six wickets in the bank and Hashim Amla well set in the 90s.

But somehow, the South Africans managed to locate a well-hidden panic button which saw them spiral into the depths of despair.

 

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