South Africa skipper AB de Villiers scored 95 runs as he helped his side win the one-day series against Pakistan with another impressive batting display.
Proteas skipper AB de Villiers showed that he was the difference between his side and Pakistan’s, with his outstanding performances in South Africa’s 3-2 win in the ODI series.
The home side won the deciding one-day international in Benoni by six wickets, with de Villiers hitting an unbeaten 95 runs.
The South African captain scored a total of 367 runs in the five match series at an average of 91.75, resulting in him being awarded the man of the series award.
However, after being comprehensively beaten in the Test series Pakistan did well to turn it around in the ODI matches and played their part in an exciting and competitive series.
After fighting back in the fourth one-day match to beat South Africa by three wickets and level the series 2-2, it was something of an anti-climax when the tourists failed to make much of a total on what was considered to be a batting pitch in the fifth match.
Pakistan put on just 205 runs after winning the toss and the home side met their winning target, largely through de Villiers’ batting, with six overs to spare.
Their captain Misbah-ul-Haq is trying to remain positive after coming so close to victory in the series against South Africa.
“The team have got some confidence from the Twenty20 series and one-day series,” the Pakistan captain was quoted on IBNLive.
“We have shown we can perform in these conditions against this quality bowling attack.”
Pakistan finished their tour of South Africa with a Twenty20 series win, a 3-0 whitewash in the Tests and a marginal ODI series defeat.