Pakistan beat South Africa by 5 wickets

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Pakistan beat South Africa by 5 wickets

Pakistan beat South Africa by five wickets in the first one day international in Port Elizabeth.

Pakistan lead 5 match series 1-0.

Earlier, Hashim Amla hit his 27th one-day international century as South Africa made 266 for loss of two wickets in allotted 50 overs. 

Amla and Reeza Hendricks put on 82 off 105 balls for the first wicket, Amla shared a second-wicket partnership of 155 with Debutant Rassie Van Der Dussen but the pair were unable to dominate against steady bowling on a slow pitch.

But the scoring rate picked up and van Der Dussen hit six fours and three sixes in a 101-ball innings. Amla made his 108 runs off 120 balls with seven fours and a six.

Shadab Khan and Hassan Ali took one wicket each.

In reply, Pakistan achieved the target in 49.1 overs for loss of 5 wickets.

Opener Imam hit 86 while Muhammad Hafeez finished on an unbeaten 71 as Pakistan chased down their 267-run target with five balls to spare.

Babar Azam added 49 runs while Shadab Khan hit 18.

For South Africa, Duanne Olivier grabbed two wickets.