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Pakistan beat South Africa by five wickets in first ODI

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AFP

PORT ELIZABETH (AFP) :Pakistan has won the first One Day International of the five-match series against South Africa by five wickets at Port Elizabeth.

Imam-ul-Haq and Mohammad Hafeez hit half centuries as Pakistan cruised to a five-wicket win over South Africa in the opening one-day international on Saturday.

Opener Imam hit 86 while Hafeez finished on an unbeaten 71 as Pakistan chased down their 267-run target with five balls to spare.

Scores in brief:

South Africa 266-2 in 50 overs (H. Amla 108 not out, H. van der Dussen 93) v Pakistan 267-5 in 49.1 overs (Imam-ul-Haq 86, Mohammad Hafeez 71 not out)