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South Africa won by 6 wkts | South Africa Vs Pakistan Live Score, 5th ODI

So that concludes proceedings out here, it has been a pleasure to bring you the series. Looking forward to your company on another day. Have a wonderful time. Take care and good bye!
AB de Villiers is the Man of the Match and the Man of the Series. He says, 'I thank the Benoni crowd for their support. A really pleasing series win. Everyone contributed, a total team effort. Dale Steyn bowled really well, equally supported well by the rest of the bowlers. Ryan McLaren played well throughout the series, he has a lot of experience and he delivered the goods. Pakistan are a wonderful side, I hope I see them up the ladder in the world rankings soon. Wonderful talent all over the side, I am happy for them, they just have to come up good as a unit. Really happy with my show in the series as well, hopefully this will continue.'
Misbah-ul-Haq: 'Yea it is disappointing that we lost the series. It was a 250 pitch, we were on track but lost crucial partnerships. Shot selection was poor and South Africa were a better side today. If our batsmen spent more time at the centre things might have been different. We dropped AB early on, it happens in cricket and in the end he was outstanding. We have a lot of positives out of this series, Mohammad Irfan was brilliant, really impressed by him. We did well in the ODI and T20 series. Test matches didn't go our way. The team has learnt a lot and hopefully we can improve from the inputs that we have got. On the whole it has been a good series over here, I thank the South African cricket board for their hospitality.'
So a captain's knock from AB de Villiers, Younis Khan will be wondering how he dropped him at first slip, in the end he stayed all the way and steered his side to victory in this game and with it helped them clinch the series 3-2. The visitors were in the game until 23 overs, but that all important 87-run partnership between Behardien and the skipper set things up nicely for the Proteas. It has been a hard fought series between two quality sides, was just down to handling nerves and the hosts outsmarted Pakistan in that department. It has been a see-saw battle all throughout the series, South Africa registered a thumping win in the first ODI, Pakistan bounced back at Centurion. South Africa were victorious again at Johannesburg and the thriller at Durban went to Pakistan and here the hosts played well to take the series. Stay tuned for the presentation, coming up your way in a short while.
43.6 Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers 4
FOUR, that's the game and the series for South Africa, backs away and slaps hard at a short of length delivery and it bounces away to the deep extra cover fence. You cannot afford to drop the likes of de Villiers when he gives a chance for almost nothing and Pakistan have paid a heavy price
43.5 Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers 2
2 runs, short and wide outside off stump, de Villiers cuts it to square third man and calls David Miller for a quick second run
43.4 Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers 0
no run, short of length delivery outside off stump, angling away from the right hander, de Villiers plays and misses
43.3 Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers 4
FOUR, stunning shot, fuller length delivery outside off stump, de Villiers clears his left foot and hits it hard over the infield and it bounces just in front of the long off fence
200 runs for RSA
43.2 Wahab Riaz to David Miller 3
3 runs, short and wide outside off stump, David Miller cuts it to sweeper cover and they are quickly back for the third run
43.1 Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers 1
1 run, good length delivery on the off stump, de Villiers flicked it to mid wicket
Wahab Riaz [6.0-0-30-0] is back into the attack
42.6 Mohammad Hafeez to David Miller 0
no run, flighted delivery on the stumps, David Miller turns it into the on-side
42.5 Mohammad Hafeez to David Miller 4
FOUR, nicely waited on that short ball outside off stump, used the depth of the crease effectively and cracks it away to the deep extra cover fence
42.4 Mohammad Hafeez to David Miller 2
2 runs, just tucks it off his pads as Hafeez fires it down the leg side, goes to fine leg
42.3 Mohammad Hafeez to David Miller 0
no run, flatter this time, David Miller hangs back to fend that

Match details

Toss : Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first

Man of the Series : AB de Villiers

Umpires : Billy Bowden (NZ) and Johanes Cloete (RSA)

TV umpire : Kumar Dharmasena (SL)

Match referee : Andy Pycroft (Zim)

Teams

South Africa : Quinton de Kock, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, AB de Villiers(c & wk), Farhaan Behardien, David Miller, Robin Peterson, Ryan McLaren, Morne Morkel, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe.

Pakistan : Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez, Younis Khan, Misbah-ul-Haq(c), Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal(wk), Shahid Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Irfan.

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