Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan took four wickets in a devastating opening spell in the second One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa at SuperSport Park on Friday.
South Africa crashed to 62 for five but recovered to reach 177 for seven when a thunderstorm stopped play after 34.3 overs. Tall left-armer Irfan took a career-best four for 33 in seven overs.
Farhaan Behardien led the South African fightback, making a measured 58 off 82 balls in his maiden international half-century.
Robin Peterson was unbeaten on 39 and helped Behardien put on 67 for the seventh wicket before Behardien was caught on the midwicket boundary one ball before the stoppage.
Brief Scores: South Africa 177 for 7 in 38.4 overs (Farhaan Behardien 58, Robin Peterson 39*; Mohammad Irfan 4 for 33) vs Pakistan
First Published: March 15, 2013, 9:53 pm