South Africa Vs Pakistan 17/03/2013 - 3rd ODI Results

South Africa Vs Pakistan 17/03/2013 - 3rd ODI - Results,Review and Statistical Highlights

The third ODI (One day international) cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan held on 17/03/2013 featured a brilliant hundred by AB De Villiers and Hashim Amla which really laid the foundation for Faf Du Plessis to make a quick fire 45 of just 19 balls to stretch the score of the proteas to 343.After being down and out in the Second ODI this was a much better performance by the South Africans.

Pakistan on the other hand fought very hard with Shahid Afridi making a brilliant 88 of just 48 balls and Mohammed Hafeez making 57 of 49 balls but at the end of the day this was not good enough as they lost the match by 34 Runs

Statistical Highlights:

Pakistan won the toss during the third One day International held on 17/03/2013 and chose to field but things did not go as planned as their bowling looked a little weak today especially with Wahab Riaz who went for 93 runs in his allocated ten overs.Apart from Wahab Riaz all their other bowlers were quite expensive with the exception of Mohammed Irfan who picked up two wickets for 34 runs in 7 overs and Junaid Khan who went for just 42 runs in his ten overs without picking up a wicket.The only other wicket taker was Saeed Ajmal who picked up 1 wicket for 62 runs.
Cricket logoSouth Africa dominated while batting with Hashim Amla ,AB De villiers making 122 and 128 runs respectively.Faf Du Plessis made a quick fire 45 of just 19 balls to stretch the score of South Africa to 343 in their allocated 50 overs to set a target of 344 for the touring team.
Pakistan's batting started with Nasir Jamshed failing once again but the innings was solidified to an extent by Kamran Akmal and  Mohammed Hafeez who made 30(42) and 57(49) respectively.The real highlight of the Pakistan's innings however was Shahid Afridi who made 88 runs of just 48 balls but after his wicket things went haywire and Pakistan  team were bundled out for a total of 309.

When South Africa were bowling during the 3rd ODI on 17/03/2013 much like their opponents they too struggled with the ball and were quite expensive.Dale Steyn was good and economic as always but didn't get a wicket.Lonwabo Tsotsobe and Ryan McLaren picked up 3 wickets each but were quite expensive.The other wicket takers were Robin Peterson who picked up two wickets,Rory Kleinveldt  and Dale Steyn who picked up 1 wicket.

South Africa eventually won the match by 34 runs and lead the 5 match ODI Series 2-1 with 2 matches still to go.

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