South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 17th March 2013 Article

Read the articles of South Africa vs Pakistan 3rd ODI 2013 - Pakistan tour of South Africa 5-match one-day international series of the 3rd ODI match played between Pakistan and South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg in 17th March 2013.

Stunning centuries from AB de Villiers, Hashim Amla sets up to South Africa thrilling 34-run victory over Pakistan, despite a Shahid Afridi's rapid 88 and wrap up 2-1 lead in the high-scoring encounter of third ODI match.

Hashim Amla's average of 58.81 is the highest among batsmen with 3000-plus ODI runs. His strike rate is also seventh on the list.

AB de Villiers' 128 was highest score by a wicket-keeper captain in ODIs.

* 238 : Hashim Amla and AB De Villiers is the highest ever for South Africa. And highest third-wicket stand in ODIs. Beating Sachin Tendulkar - Rahul Dravid's 237 against Kenya in 1999.

*  238 : Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers partnership run-rate (7.84) is the highest ever for South Africa and the eighth-highest overall (200-plus stands). It is also the highest run-rate for a 200-plus stand against Pakistan.

" South Africa's 343 was their second-highest total against Pakistan in ODIs. Their highest (392) came in Centurion in 2007.

Pakistan have now lost on four occasions despite scoring over 300 while chasing. Only India (six defeats) have lost more often after scoring more than 300 in the second innings.

* Shahid Afridi's 88 is his 34th half-century in ODIs. The strike rate  of 183.33 is his second-highest for a fifty-plus score against South Africa.

* The number of sixes hit by Afridi (7) is his joint fourth-highest in an innings. Only three other batsmen have hit more sixes in an innings against South Africa.

* The match aggregate of 652 runs is the second-highest in Johannesburg (highest is 872 runs) and the fourth-highest in a game in South Africa.

* The number of runs conceded by Wahab Riaz (93) is the highest ever by a Pakistan bowler in ODIs. The previous highest was 92 by Naved-ul-Hasan in Centurion in 2007.

South Africa scored mammoth total of 343-5 in 50 overs with top scorer by AB de Villiers 128 off 108-balls - which was his 14th ODI hundred - including 12-fours and 3-sixes.

Hashim Amla 122 off 113-balls - which was his 11th ODI hundred - included 9-fours and a six, Faf du Plessis hammered a quick-fire 19-ball 45-runs including 4-fours & 3-sixes with strike rate of 236.84 and Colin Ingram 17.

Pakistan best bowler by Mohammad Irfan, Wahab Riaz both took two-wickets and one for Saeed Ajmal.

AB de Villiers and Hashim Amla shared the player of the match award.



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