CAPE TOWN – Bowlers from Pakistani squad script green shirts win with 23 runs against South Africa in first one-day international match after top batting order fail to made considerable total here at Cape Town, PakistanTribe.com reported.
Debutantes Anwar Ali 43 and Bilawal Bhatti 39 were the leading scorers of Pakistan side while only Ahmed Shehzad contributed from top order his with 35 runs.
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After the good batting total Bilawal Bhatti takes 3 wickets while Anwar Ali and Saeed Ajmal also took 2 wickets each.
“Bowlers made the defend-able total after failing top orders and then defended it” PakistanTribe.com’s sports correspondent added.
South Africa floundered in a modest chase of 219 by losing wickets at regular intervals in the first ODI in Cape Town, JH Kallis made good 50 and JP Duminy also contributed 49 were the only players who show resistant.
GC Smith 12, Hashim Amla 3, Q de Kock 19, skipper AB de Villiers 10, DA Miller 4, VD Philander 14, DW Steyn 15 and M Morkal added 17 runs to home side’s total.
After losing against guests South African skipper AB de Villiers has said that we played against a world class bowling attack and we fail to tackle a pressure while batting.
“(We) fail to make a good partnership (which) is the basic reason behind our defeat.”
Pakistani skipper Misbah ul Haq says that today’s win is due to our two youngsters (Anwar Ali and Bilawal Bhatti) who assured a good dodgy total.
We have a good chance to win the One-day series against Protease” said Misbah.