DURBAN: Hendrick Rassie van der Dussen and Andile Phehlukwayo guided South Africa to a series-levelling win in a roller-coaster second one-day international against Pakistan at Kingsmead on Tuesday.
The pair came together when South Africa were 80 for five in reply to Pakistan’s 203. They put on an unbeaten 127 as South Africa won by five wickets with eight overs to spare.
Van der Dussen, 29, playing in his second one-day international, made an unbeaten 80 after scoring 93 on debut in South Africa’s five-wicket defeat in the first match in Port Elizabeth.
Phehlukwayo was named man-of-the-match after two career-best performances. He took four for 22 in Pakistan’s innings and then scored 69 not out.
The match went through several phases. An early finish seemed likely when Pakistan crashed to 112 for eight after being sent in to bat. But Hasan Ali, batting at number ten, hit a career-best 59 off 45 balls and helped captain Sarfraz Ahmed (41) put on 90 for the ninth wicket to enable Pakistan to reach 203.
Left-arm fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi took wickets in each of his first three overs to reduce South Africa to 29 for three.
Van der Dussen and David Miller (31) put on 51 for the fourth wicket, but leg-spinner Shadab Khan struck with his second and third deliveries to swing the odds back towards Pakistan.
Phehlukwayo seemed unable to read Shadab’s deliveries and a key moment came with his score on seven when he was given out leg before wicket to Shadab. He asked for a review which showed the ball was spinning past his leg stump.
Imam-ul-Haq c Phehlukwayo b Rabada 5
Fakhar Zaman c Miller b Olivier 26
Babar Azam c Phehlukwayo b Rabada 12
M. Hafeez c Du Plessis b Phehlukwayo 9
Shoaib c Hendricks b Phehlukwayo 21
Shadab c Van der Dussen b Shamsi 18
Hussain Talat st Klaasen b Shamsi 2
Sarfraz Ahmed b Phehlukwayo 41
Faheem Ashraf lbw b Shamsi 0
Hasan Ali c Du Plessis b Phehlukwayo 59
Shaheen Shah Afridi not out 1
EXTRAS: (lb2, w7) 9
TOTAL: (45.5 overs) 203
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-15, 2-37, 3-58, 4-58, 5-85, 6-92, 7-107, 8-112, 9-202
BOWLING: Rabada 9-1-35-2 (2w), Paterson 8-1-37-0 (2w), Olivier 9-0-51-1 (1w), Phehlukwayo 9.5-2-22-4 (1w), Shamsi 10-0-56-3 (1w)
R. Hendricks c Sarfraz b Shaheen Afridi 5
H. Amla b Shaheen Shah Afridi 8
H. van der Dussen not out 80
F. du Plessis c Sarfraz b Shaheen Afridi 8
D. Miller c Imam-ul-Haq b Shadab 31
H. Klaasen b Shadab Khan 0
A. Phehlukwayo not out 69
EXTRAS: (lb2, w4) 6
TOTAL: (5 wkts, 42 overs) 207
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-12, 2-15, 3-29, 4-80, 5-80
BOWLING: Faheem Ashraf 7-0-32-0, Shaheen Afridi 9-0-44-3 (2w), Mohammad Hafeez 6-0-36-0, Hasan Ali 8-0-31-0, Shadab Khan 10-0-46-2, Hussain Talat 2-0-16-0 (1w)
DID NOT BAT: K. Rabada, D. Paterson, D. Olivier, T. Shamsi
UMPIRES: Bongani Jele (RSA), Paul Reiffel (AUS)
TV UMPIRE: Gregory Brathwaite (WIN)
MATCH REFEREE: Ranjan Madugalle (SRI)
Published in Dawn, January 23rd, 2019