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Prince, Kallis guide South Africa to five-wicket win

Prince, Kallis guide South Africa to five-wicket win

Ashwell Prince and Jacques Kallis put on a fifth-wicket stand of 117 Sunday for South Africa to win the third test against Pakistan by five wickets and take the series 2-1.
A.B. de Villiers (4 not out) hit the winning runs as South Africa reached 161-5 at the Newlands Stadium before tea on the third day. Prince was unbeaten on 59, while Kallis (51) was bowled by Shahid Nazir with South Africa just five runs short of the target.
"We knew we had to get at least one good partnership going, we'd get close," South Africa captain Graeme Smith. "Ashwell and Jacques were great."
South Africa resumed on 36-2 and lost two more wickets to Mohammad Asif to reach 76-4 at lunch.
He had Smith out leg-before-wicket for 33 without another run added and Hashim Amla (3) caught behind by Kamran Akmal just three runs later.
Both Prince and Kallis batted slowly _ Kallis faced 149 balls and Prince 141 _ due to the tight line and length by Pakistan bowlers Asif and Danish Kaneria.
"Pakistan bowled really well in the morning," Kallis said. "We just had to absorb it, because we knew they couldn't keep it up and we got more bad balls after lunch."
Asif took 2-43 from 21 overs and Kaneria had 2-52 from 28.
Asif was the best bowler of the series with 19 wickets at an average of 18.47, while Kallis was the most successful batsman with 272 runs at 54.4.
"Asif has been a really important part of our team," Pakistan vice captain Younis Khan said. "He has great line and length and reminds us of Glenn McGrath."
South Africa dismissed Pakistan for 157 in its first innings and then made 183 in reply. The Proteas then bowled out Pakistan for 186 and was set 161 to win.


Updated : 2021-05-07 01:19 GMT+08:00