Imran Tahir earns South Africa sensational 1-run win over Pakistan in 1st ODI

Chasing South Africa's total of 183, Pakistan reached 165-4 before a sensational collapse saw it being bowled out for 182. Tahir claimed three of the last six wickets and fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2-28) removed two tailenders off successive deliveries.

updated: October 31, 2013 10:13 IST
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Sharjah: South Africa staged a remarkable comeback to turn what seemed certain defeat into a one-run win over Pakistan in the first day-night international in Sharjah on Wednesday.

Pakistan, chasing a modest 184 to win, were cruising along nicely at 165-4 but lost their last six wickets for just 17 runs off 39 balls to be bowled out for 182 in 46.3 overs.

It looked all over with Umar Amin (20) and Umar Akmal (18) at the crease but leg-spinner Imran Tahir (3-45) dismissed Umar, Shahid Afridi (nine) and Wahab Riaz (zero) in succsessive overs to leave Pakistan struggling for the last seven runs.

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