Pakistan vs South Africa, 3rd ODI: Shahid Afridi shines but fails to lead green shirts towards win against Proteas

Johannesburg: South Africa has defeated Pakistan by 34 runs in a high scoring third one day international after the green shirts got out at 309 runs while chasing a target of 344 runs at the Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa.

While trying to chase a mountain of runs, Pakistan lost hope after their top five batsmen returned to pavilion at 132 runs but Shahid Afridi gave some hope to the team after he scored 88 runs of 48 balls.

Mohammad Hafeez 57, Wahab Riaz 45, Kamran Akmal 30 and Misbahul Haq 28 were the some Pakistani players who contributed in taking the score to the 309 runs. The Pakistani team was bowled out with 11 balls to spare in the match.

South African bowlers took wickets with regular intervals brightening their chances of winning the match. McLaren and Tsotsobe were the pick of the bowlers who shared three wickets each followed by Peterson 2 and Kleinveldt and Dale Steyn taking one wicket each.

Earlier, record third wicket partnership between AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla helped Proteas to set a huge target of 344 runs. Du Plessis’s 45 runs of 19 balls also proved game changer in the final overs.

Except opening bowlers, all others were thrown out of the park by the African batting duo. Mohammad Irfan was once again was the pick of the bowlers as he took two wickets after giving 34 runs. Wahab Riaz also took two wickets but gave 93 runs while Ajmal also send one Proteas player to the pavilion.

South Africa has attained a 2-1 lead in the five match series.

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  • wajiha abbasi

    wow wow amazing afridi bhai bht achay sub kyi boti band kardi hai lala nay well done

  • Umair

    Wow wow wow! What a Match! and really well played by boom boom Afridi,he told his fans that i really the Boom Boom any bowler of any opponent

  • http://www.facebook.com/mahender.singh.71 Mahender Singh

    good luck to shahid for the next match.

    • javed wattoo

      very good boy

  • adnan ashraf

    i like afridi

  • Syed Tajuddin

    Boom Boom Afridi is always dangerous to the opposite when he strikes on his natural batting

  • farooq haider

    Afridi is back

  • http://www.facebook.com/anu.erum Anu Erum

    maza agaya

  • http://www.facebook.com/anu.erum Anu Erum

    marvellous sixes of afridi . love it

  • mehran khan

    afridi nay 1 six about 158m ground is out

  • M ASIF

    PAKISTAN WIN THE INE DAY SERIES

  • Amna

    Amazing inning by Afridi….7 long SIXES…it was a inning to watch. I love you Afridi!

  • Que

    Well done Afridi!!!!
    Another slap on Iqbal Qasim & Waqar Younis face!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/amir.waqas.96 Amir Waqas

    i love u afridi dj amir waqas bure wala 03454545261

  • ya dad

    Basterd

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