CENTURION, South Africa — Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Irfan took four wickets in a devastating opening spell to set up a six-wicket win in the second one-day international against South Africa on Friday.
Tall left-armer Irfan took a career-best four for 33 in seven overs as South Africa were bowled out for 191 in a match reduced to 44 overs a side.
Pakistan achieved victory with 4.4 overs to spare, captain Misbah-ul-Haq anchoring his side's chase, making 57 not out. The win levelled the five-match series at 1-1 after South Africa cruised to a 125-run win in Bloemfontein last Sunday.
South Africa crashed to 5-62 under Irfan's onslaught but recovered to reach 7-177 after 38.4 overs when a violent thunderstorm struck the ground and caused a stoppage of almost two-and-a-half hours.