South Africa win decider to take series 3-2
Posted on: 09:42 PM IST Mar 24, 2013
Johannesburg: South Africa coasted to a six-wicket win over Pakistan on Sunday to take the one-day series 3-2 with another match-winning innings by captain AB de Villiers. De Villiers hit 95 not out to improve to three half-centuries and a century in the five games in the series, ensuring South Africa overtook Pakistan's 205 and finished its international season at home on a high ahead of the Champions Trophy, the main limited-overs tournament of 2013.
De Villiers' key 87-run partnership with Farhaan Behardien (35) moved South Africa away from signs of trouble at 83-3 and to an eventually easy win at Willowmoore Park in Benoni.
Mohammad Irfan took 2-38 but De Villiers finished with a four off Wahab Riaz as South Africa went to 208-4 and won with six overs to spare.