[caption id="attachment_796241" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-796241" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/imam.jpg" alt="Imam-ul-Haq" width="628" height="355" /> Imam-ul-Haq top-scored with 71 (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/pakistan/">Pakistan</a> shrugged off a four-match suspension imposed on captain <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sarfraz-ahmed-2/">Sarfraz Ahmed</a> with a crushing eight-wicket win over <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa/">South Africa</a> in the fourth one-day international at the Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. <strong>(ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/sarfraz-ahmed-gets-four-match-suspension-over-andile-phehlukwayo-comments-796033">Sarfraz gets four-match suspension</a>)</strong> <p></p> <p></p>The result levelled the five-match series at 2-2. The deciding match will be in Cape Town on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan's bowlers set up the win, bowling out South Africa for 164. <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/imam-ul-haq">Imam-ul-Haq</a> made 71 before playing a loose shot when the scores were level as Pakistan cruised to victory with 18.3 overs to spare. <p></p> <p></p>Stand-in captain Shoaib Malik said at the after-match presentation that Pakistan only found out after they arrived at the ground that Sarfraz had been banned under the International Cricket Council's anti-racism code for remarks aimed at South African all-rounder <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/Andile-Phehlukwayo">Andile Phehlukwayo</a> during the second match in Durban on Tuesday. <p></p> <p></p>The ban had still not been announced by the ICC when Malik walked out for the toss. <p></p> <p></p>Malik handled his bowlers and fielders astutely and South Africa were kept under pressure almost from the time he won the toss and sent them in on a pitch which had early life. <p></p> <p></p>"It is a great honour to represent your country, as a player or a captain," said Malik. "When the responsibility comes you should make sure to give it your best shot." <p></p> <p></p>Shaheen Shah Afridi made two early strikes before Hashim Amla (59) and captain Faf du Plessis (57) made half-centuries and put on 101 for the third wicket. <p></p> <p></p>Malik's use of spinners Imad Wasim and Shadab Khan kept the scoring rate in check and both batsmen fell to the slow men before the fast bowlers returned. <p></p> <p></p><strong>Shinwari dismantles lower order</strong> <p></p> <p></p>Mohammad Amir dismissed the dangerous David Miller before fellow left-arm fast bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/usman-khan/">Usman Shinwari</a> claimed four wickets in six balls. He finished with four for 35 and was named man of the match. <p></p> <p></p>Shinwari had Rassie van der Dussen caught behind for 18 and bowled Dale Steyn for a two-ball duck. Kagiso Rabada was caught behind first ball and Beuran Hendricks survived an appeal for leg before wicket with what Shinwari hoped was the hat-trick ball. <p></p> <p></p>The ball was crashing into the stumps but Shinwari acknowledged that umpire Bongani Jele had made the right decision because there was a faint inside edge. <p></p> <p></p>Du Plessis gave credit to Pakistan's bowlers but said it was not a typical Wanderers pitch. "The ball spun quite a lot and was sticking in the surface," he said. "But you have to adapt. They have fantastic bowlers and they are putting pressure on us." <p></p> <p></p>Malik deflected praise for the way the Pakistan players had shown energy and commitment in the field. "Not just today, in the previous games as well," he said. "You need a bit of luck to get across the line. We are all professionals and today our bowling attack did the job and they took wickets." <p></p> <p></p>Imam, the top scorer in the series, looked in control from the start of Pakistan s reply. He and Fakhar Zaman (44) put on 70 for the first wicket before he was joined by the in-form Babar Azam, who finished with 41 not out. <p></p> <p></p>It was South Africa s first defeat in eight matches on what has become known as Pink Day with their players and many spectators dressed in pink in aid of breast cancer awareness.