South Africa, Pakistan poised for pulstating final ODI


Just three days after Fakhar Zaman’s incredible innings of 193, South Africa and Pakistan prepare to do battle in the One-day International series decider at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Wednesday.

South Africa withstood a record-breaking innings from Fakhar on Sunday at the Wanderers in Johannesburg during the second ODI to keep their hopes of a series victory alive. After losing the series opener by three wickets in Centurion last Friday, the hosts bounced back to win game two by 17 runs despite the best efforts of the swashbuckling Fakhar.

The left-handed opener was run out for 193, registering the second-highest score in a losing cause in ODI history and the highest ever score in a chase, eclipsing Shane Watson’s unbeaten 185 against Bangladesh in 2011. Zimbabwe’s Charles Coventry still boasts the highest score in a loss for his unbeaten 194 against Bangladesh in 2009.

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