Centurion (South Africa): Captain Misbah-ul-Haq scored an unbeaten half century and Mohammad Irfan took a career-best 4-33 as Pakistan beat South Africa by six wickets in the second one-day international to level the five-match series 1-1.
Paceman Irfan mopped up the top order to bowl out South Africa for 191 in 43.2 overs with rain stopping play for nearly 2 1/2 hours and the match on Friday reduced to 44 overs a side.
Misbah then led from the front with a gritty 57 not out and Shoaib Malik hit an enterprising 35 off 38 balls to guide Pakistan to 192-4 in 39.2 overs.
Pakistan, whitewashed 3-0 in the test series, lost the first ODI by 125 runs. The third match will be at Johannesburg.
Misbah made sure Pakistan batting did not crumble while chasing a modest target at SuperSport Park where Pakistan also won the Twenty20 match.
The captain hit three fours and three sixes in his 75-ball knock and added 77 runs for the unbroken match-winning, fourth-wicket stand with former skipper Malik. Malik was more enterprising as he hit left-arm fast bowler Lonwabo Tsotsobe for three boundaries in one over in his knock off 38 balls.
Earlier, Irfan troubled batsmen with his extra bounce and removed Hashim Amla (17) and first ODI century-maker Colin Ingram off successive deliveries before getting rid of Graeme Smith (10) and Faf du Plessis (17) to leave South Africa reeling at 62-5 in 11 overs.
Pakistan's decision to include a third paceman in place of a batsman paid off as South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat first.


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