Mohammad Irfan recorded his career best figures, taking three for forty four while captain Misbah-ul-Haq made 57 not out in the second ODI against South Africa to guide Pakistan to a series-levelling win. -Photo by agencies

Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan takes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss South African batsman Faf du Plessis (unseen). -Photo by AFP
Mohammad Irfan of Pakistan takes a catch off his own bowling to dismiss South African batsman Faf du Plessis (unseen). -Photo by AFP
Pakistan
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez, right, celebrates as umpire Adrian Holdstock, left, signals the dismissal of South Africa's batsman Ryan McLaren, unseen. -Photo by AP
South Africa
South Africa's bowler Kyle Abbott, left, looks on as Pakistan's batsman Younis Khan, center, and captain Misbah-ul-Haq, right, run between the wickets. -Photo by AP
A tribute poster to late coach Bob Woolmer is displayed. -Photo by AP
A tribute poster to late coach Bob Woolmer is displayed. -Photo by AP
Pakistan players celebrate the dismissal of South Africa
Pakistan players celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's Hashim Amla of who was bowled out by Mohammad Irfan (2nd L). -Photo by Reuters
Pakistan
Pakistan's Mohammad Hafeez (4th L) celebrates with team mates after bowling out South Africa's Farhaan Behardien. -Photo by Reuters
South Africa
South Africa's Robin Peterson (2nd R) celebrates with team mates after he bowled out Pakistan's Kamran Akmal. -Photo by Reuters
Pakistan
Pakistan's captain Misbah-ul-Haq (R) plays a shot next to South Africa's wicketkeeper AB de Villiers. -Photo by Reuters

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Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad
Mar 16, 2013 12:18am
Well done 'green-shirts.' A combined and united team effort spearheaded by Mohammad Irfan and after a very long time, the skipper himself showing his real batting prowess, made the vital difference between winning and losing. Hopefully, they will not be over-joyed and become complacent any more and keep the winning streak intact for the remaining three ODI matches. My message to the whole Pakistani cricket team at this crucial juncture in time and history is to 'keep it up and hang on tough.'
Ali
Mar 16, 2013 03:49am
Muhammed Irfan figures were 4 for 33. You reported: three for forty four
Yusuf Siddiqi
Mar 17, 2013 05:03pm
What nonsense, SA has won all three ODIs played so far in the current series. Why Misbah ul haque decided to put SA in on a flat wicket is beyond comprehension in this third ODI.