Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first against South Africa © Getty Images

Benoni: Mar 24, 2013

Pakistan take on South Africa in the fifth and final match of the One-Day International series at Benoni on Sunday.

The series is evenly poised as both teams have won two match each as they take on each other in the final encounter.

Pakistan started the tour on a poor note as they lost the Test series 3-0, but would hope to finish on a high with a series victory.

Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq won the toss and elected to bat first,

“Looks a good wicket here, we will try and put runs on the board and put some scoreboard pressure on them. We just have to get partnerships and hopefully we can pull this off,” he said.

However, AB de Villiers wasn’t ruffled despite losing the toss.

Yea anyway we wouldn’t mind that, we were going to field first. We have a couple of changes in the side Quiton de Kock comes in for Graeme Smith and unfortunately Rory misses out to big Morne Morkel. Looking forward to see the tall lad bowl, it’s been a while and hopefully we can play well as a unit,” the South African skipper said.


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

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