Pakistan defeated South Africa in thrilling last ball match by 3 wickets in the first one-day international at SuperSport Park in Centurion.
The Pakistan skipper Babar Azam scored a century 103 off 104 balls and shared a 2-wicket partnership of 177 with Imam-ul-Haq, who made 70 runs 80 balls.
Babar’s dismissal started a collapse in which fast bowler Anrich Nortje took 4 wickets in 4 overs, From 186 for one, with more than 18 overs in hand to reach a target of 274, Pakistan collapsed to 203 for 5 before Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan steadied the innings again in a 6-wicket stand of 53.
But both were dismissed before Faheem Ashraf hit the winning run off Andile Phehlukwayo off the last ball.
Earlier Van der Dussen and David Miller (50) revived South Africa´s innings with a 4th-wicket stand of 116, Van der Dussen and Phehlukwayo (29) then added 64 for the 6th wicket.
Dussen had been dismissed 3 times in the 90’s – twice in one-day internationals and once in a Test match – since making his debut 2 seasons ago.
He took 80 balls to reach his 50 but lifted the tempo of his innings to finish with 10 fours and 2 sixes off 134 balls.
Babar Azam bagged the player of the match award.
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