Wednesday 19 March 2014 

South Africa Dismiss Pakistan For 71 In Easy Win

Beuran Hendricks
Beuran Hendricks took two wickets as South Africa thrashed Pakistan
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South Africa 72-2 (Amla 24) beat
Pakistan 71 (Parnell 2-2) by eight wickets
ICC World Twenty20 2014 warm-up, Fatullah

South Africa dismissed Pakistan for just 71 in 17.3 overs before wrapping up an utterly convincing eight-wicket win in their latest ICC World Twenty20 warm-up game in Fatullah.

Missing captain Faf du Plessis and fast bowler Dale Steyn proved little hindrance to them as they ran out comfortable victors in an exceptionally one-sided game - the sort that Twenty20 cricket will throw up from time to time.

Just three players reached double figures during Pakistan's calamitous innings with Umar Akmal top scoring with 17 in 24 balls.

Sohaib Maqsood, who had guided them home against New Zealand two days ago, managed a run-a-ball 15 and opener Ahmed Shehzad made 12 in 13.

Off-spinner JP Duminy (1-12) opened the bowling for South Africa and trapped Shehzad in front to set the tone for the match and after that, South Africa quickly ran away with proceedings.

Lonwabo Tsotsobe (2-15), Beuran Hendricks (2-3), Wayne Parnell (2-2) and Aaron Phangiso (1-13) took wickets while Kamran Akmal and Maqsood were run out.

South African openers Hashim Amla (24 in 20 balls) and Quinton de Kock (15 in 17) then put them on course for victory, which was completed with six overs to spare thanks to David Miller's 12 not out and an unbeaten 20 in 24 balls.

South Africa begin their group stage campaign against Sri Lanka on Saturday while Pakistan meet fierce rivals India on Friday.

© Cricket World 2014

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