Tahir inspires Proteas to win over Pakistan

2013-11-06 21:22

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Legspinner Imran Tahir ripped through Pakistan's batting order with figures of 4-53 to spur South Africa to a convincing 68-run victory in the third one-day international.

Chasing a formidable 260-run total, Pakistan was bowled out for 191 in 44.3 overs with Tahir claiming the key wickets of Misbah-ul-Haq (19), Asad Shafiq (11) and Umar Akmal (7) .

Victory gave the Proteas a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.

JP Duminy (64) and Faf du Plessis (55) grafted half centuries as South Africa reached 259-8 after captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat.

Duminy anchored the innings with two solid stands, adding 70 runs with de Villiers (34) and 61 with David Miller (34).

The next match will be played at the same venue on Friday.

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