Younis Khan too failed to convert start into good score © Getty Images
Younis Khan too failed to convert start into good score © Getty Images

South Africa captain AB de Villiers provided his side a big breakthrough in the 27th over, when he dismissed Pakistan batting mainstay Younis Khan in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Pool B match at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. LIVE CRICKET UPDATES AND COMMENTARY: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

De Villiers, who came into the attack early on in the 12th over, got his wicket in his third over when Younis gave a simple catch to Rilee Rossouw at the extra cover position. Younis looked confident and a man on a mission during his innings of 37, which came off 44 balls and four boundaries. LIVE CRICKET BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY AND SCORE UPDATES: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Younis looked quite comfortable compared to the earlier outings he has had in the World Cup. Younis added 62 runs for the second wicket with Sarfraz Ahmed and then teamed up with Misbah-ul-Haq to add another 40 runs as Pakistan looked to revive their innings as they kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Dale Steyn’s brilliance ends Ahmed Shehzad’s innings

Pakistan were 139 for three after 28 overs with their captain Misbah batting on 20 off 39 balls. Alongside him was Sohaib Maqsood, who was batting on six runs off five balls.  Misbah-ul-Haq completes 5,000 ODI runs during Pakistan vs South Africa match