Live Cricket Score: South Africa vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI at Johannesburg

Farhaan Behardien’s form with the bat will be crucial for the South African side © AFP

Johannesburg: Mar 17, 2013

South Africa will aim for an improved performance in all departments when they take on Pakistan in the third One-Day International at the New Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on Sunday.

In the first ODI, Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan took four wickets in a devastating opening spell to set up a six-wicket win in the second one-day international against South Africa on Friday.
 
Tall left-armer Irfan took a career-best four for 33 in seven overs as South Africa were bowled out for 191 in a match reduced to 44 overs a side.
 
Pakistan achieved victory with 4.4 overs to spare, captain Misbah-ul-Haq anchoring his side’s chase, making 57 not out.
 
The win levelled the five-match series at 1-1 after South Africa had cruised to a 125-run win in Bloemfontein last weekend with the third game to be played in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Teams:

South Africa: Graeme Smith, Hashim Amla, Colin Ingram, AB de Villiers (c & wk), Faf du Plessis, Farhaan Behardien, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Rory Kleinveldt, Dale Steyn, Lonwabo Tsotsobe

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

Catch live scorecard and ball-by-ball commentary of the third ODI between South Africa and Pakistan at Johannesburg here

(With inputs from AFP)