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Hafeez, Akmal shine as Pakistan beat SA in Newlands T20

November 23, 2013 04:42 IST

Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad celebrate victoryCaptain Mohammad Hafeez ended his poor form by sharing a match-winning partnership with Umar Akmal as Pakistan beat South Africa by six runs in the second Twenty20 international at Newlands on Friday.

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Hafeez scored 63 and Akmal contributed 64, the pair putting on 102 for the third wicket to lead Pakistan to a total of 176 for four.

South Africa, who won the first game of the two-match series in a rain-affected encounter on Wednesday, managed only 170 for four in reply, with opener Hashim Amla hitting 48 and JP Duminy adding 47 not out.

The teams start a three-match series of one-dayers at Newlands on Sunday.

Image: Pakistan captain Mohammad Hafeez and Ahmed Shehzad celebrate after beating South Africa on Friday

Photograph: Shaun Roy/Gallo Images/Getty Images 

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