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Cricket news - Imam's ton, South Africa's profligacy help Pakistan motor to 317

Imam-ul-Haq exults after getting to his century.

Imam-ul-Haq, the fifth ODI century, supported through the centuries by Babar Azam and Mohammaed Hafeez and South Africa's sloppy fielding that led Pakistan to a challenging 317 for 6 in the third ODI in Centurion. The revival of the visitors after an early strike, the Imam put on two contrasting value 132 with Babar and 84 with Hafeez -Pakistan back on the track, setting the platform for the late miniatures from Imad Wasim and Shoaib Malik.

Have wasted their early lead in the series in Durban because of a batting-failure of Pakistan more than for you in Centurion with their best batting effort of the limited-overs leg of this tour. Have chosen the first bat, they suffered stretched an early blow as Fakhar Zaman, arm patch, for a third consecutive game to the sub-20 scores in all six recordings of the preceding Tests. However, the story of Babar, joined hands with the Imam to sew a century partnership for the second wicket, during the consolidation of the innings.

The duo started cautiously, but the story of Babar, do not let go looseners and duly dispatched it to the fence every time the South African pacers made a mistake in their line or length. Both Babar and Imam were pardoned in what was a sloppy day in the field for the home team field players. Phehlukwayo was the No. 3 in the square leg when he was only nine, during the Pakistan opener was a life soon after completing his half-century.

Courtesy of the free-flowing Babar, Pakistan upped the ante and picked up the pace once the second-wicket stand went past the century mark. The Babar-Imam-pair ran hard between the wickets singles transform in two and mount the pressure on the hosts who were made to regret the missed opportunities.

Dale Steyn, back in the side after he was rested for the first two games of the series, broke the threatening partnership with a slower, to play the story of Babar, tried to cross the line. The Pakistani batsman was struck flush in front of the stumps, but nevertheless a team being wasted-the criticism on his way to 69.

Pakistan, although, hardly, the pinch as Hafeez picked up the rights, from where the story of Babar, had emerged. Debutant Beuran Hendricks was the Pakistan veteran at 10, and he punished the hosts duly beat consistently on the run-a-ball. Reeza Hendricks came into the line of fire, as Hafeez the track danced down slog over cow corner, and then bring up the 200 for Pakistan. He went to a 44-ball fifty - the cricket with his 36th in ODI. Hafeez was good at inflicting on his way to more damage, but Phehlukwayo intercepted a shaped inclusion in the center for an absolute stunner - probably the only highlight in the first half for South Africa to cut short the celebrations in the Pakistani camp.

The Drop-curse put Malik as well, although it was a tough chance for David Miller. The Imam, meanwhile, went past 1000 ODI runs at 90, and with Malik to settle at the other end, went up to her, raises his fifth century in the format. However, once again, South Africa hit back with the wicket of the set batsman in the same over - Shamsi opening of his account to take this opportunity to Pakistan again a little bit.

With Spinner in action, left-handed Imad got a promotion in the batting order and together with Malik, he added a quick 52 runs for the fifth wicket partnership in just five overs to route Pakistan en, a 300-plus-points. Like all his predecessors, Imad too gifted a life was when on may 21, when Reeza Babysitter peeled for too long, from the bowling of Phehlukwayo, which again limits.

Steyn, who would be only 25 in his eight overs, until now, was hit for 15 in his ninth over with Imad picking back to back boundaries. The wickets of Malik and Hasan Ali, who was also running a promotion in the batting order handed to the search of a fast, nothing could stop him. Eyelash gave a hit rate of over 180, Imad unbeaten cameo of 43 Pakistan a solid surface with 317 on the board, with added 91 runs in the last ten.

Brief scores: Pakistan 317/6 in 50 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 101, Babar Azam 69, Muhammad Hafeez 52; Dale Steyn 2-43, Kagiso Rabada 2-57) vs South Africa.

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