ICC World Cup: Pakistan defeat South Africa by 29 runs
Pakistan clinched a thrilling 29-run over South Africa in their World Cup Pool B match at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday to put themselves on course for the quarter-finals
Auckland: Pakistan clinched a thrilling 29-run over South Africa at the World Cup on Saturday to put themselves on course for the quarter-finals.
Chasing 232 to win under the Duckworth-Lewis method at Eden Park, Pakistan claimed a third successive victory by bowling out the highly-rated Proteas for 202 despite captain AB de Villiers' valiant 77.
Pakistan's Wahab Riaz (L) celebrates taking the final wicket to win the match against South African during the Pool B 2015 Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan at Eden Park. AFP PHOTO
Rahat Ali grabbed a career-best 3-40, Mohammad Irfan (3-52) and Wahab Riaz (3-45) as South Africa, chasing a revised target in 47 overs, were bowled out 33.3 overs.
South Africa also have three wins in five matches.
Pakistan's innings, twice interrupted by rain before it was reduced to 47 overs, folded in 46.4 overs for 222 with skipper Misbah-ul-Haq scoring 56 and Sarfaraz Ahmed making 49. Dale Steyn took 3-30 off his 10 overs.