31 Oct 2013

Proteas beat Pakistan in Sharjah

10:11 am on 31 October 2013

The South African cricketers staged a remarkable comeback to turn what seemed certain defeat into a one-run win over Pakistan in the first one-day international in Sharjah.

Chasing a modest 184 to win, Pakistan were cruising along at 165 for 4 but lost their last six wickets for just 17 runs off 39 balls to be bowled out for 182 in the 47th over.

It was man-of-the-match Wayne Parnell who starred with both bat and ball, hitting a career best 56 before taking 3 for 41 in his eight overs.

The win gives South Africa a 1-nil lead in the five-match series with the second match in Dubai tomorrow.