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Van Der Dussen crunched a superlative unbeaten innings of 80

Andile Phehlukwayo all-round card (4/22 and 69*) and Rassie van der Dussen's unbeaten 80 helped South Africa beat Pakistan by five wickets in the second ODI at Kingsmead in Durban, on Tuesday (22. January). With this victory, South Africa, the series leveled at 1-1.

There is hardly a South African run-chase free of drama. The hosts were unsettled at the beginning of Shaheen Afridi, who is breathing the fire with the new ball, get rid of the home Teams top guns Hashim Amla, Reeza Hendricks and you Faf Plessis - so you reeling to 29/3, in pursuit of 204.

Miller and van der Dussen, started the repair and hit a flurry of boundaries, not only to help the hosts navigate through the difficult phase, but also use the momentum from Pakistan.

Sarfraz then decided to launch his trump card - Shadab Khan in the 15th over and the leg-spinner rewards reaped immediately purchase extract on a track that showed some wear and tear. Two wickets in two balls of his first over to South Africa. But van der Dussen was able to absorb the pressure impressively and registered his second successive fifty in ODIs.

Phehlukwayo played his role in the hard-fought victory. His intention was clear when he Shadab stolen from his second ball over midwicket, and it was clear, as he smacked Mohammad Hafeez for two sixes in the 24 over. After scalping his career-best of 4/22 with the ball, the southpaw played a crucial hand with the willow. Finally, a record unbeaten partnership of 127, the door extends between the duo on the visitors.

Earlier, Hasan Ali and Sarfraz resurrected Pakistan essay, steers you to a challenging score. The former notched up his second ODI fifty in the 44th over, a low full toss off Duanne Olivier through the covers and followed him with a lavish feast - he jumped in the air, pumped Shadab his fist and devoted blow on his team-mates.

By the way, Pakistan had found itself in troubled waters, when Hasan went in to his skipper. You scored 90 runs together in 79 balls, but the real blitz powered Pakistan to a respectable total came from Hasan. His effort brought the visitors back into the game, but lose a cluster of wickets, which meant in the middle period, that they were forced to play catch-up for a significant amount of time. The promising, came to an end, when Sarfraz was overwhelmed by Phehlukwayo in the 46th over Pakistan, and surrendered to 203 - a sum the to not areas enough to put a stop to South Africa.

Brief Scores: Pakistan to 203 in the 45.5 overs (Hasan Ali 54, Sarfaraz Ahmed 41; Andile Phehlukwayo 4/22) lost to South Africa 207/5 in 42 overs (Rassie van der Dussen 80*, Andile Phehlukwayo 69*; Shaheen Afridi 3/44) by 5 wickets.

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