Pakistan ended their tour of South Africa with South Africa winning the last ODI to bag the ODI series 3-2, the series was closely fought and both teams showed great spirit throughout the series.
Everyone witnessed a great battle between two cricket giants Pakistan and South Africa, Pakistan fought hard in the ODI series but South Africa remained one foot ahead of Pakistan to seal the ODI series 3-2.
Let us look at the performances of the players from both sides throughout the ODI series.
Ab de Villiers:
This man never gets tired of scoring, he remained the talking point throughout the series and all for good reason. He led his team from the front and was the backbone of South Africa’s batting. He scored 367 runs the top run getter of the series and won the Man Of The Series award as well.
The man of crisis, scored runs at will. He and Ab de Villiers milked Pakistani bowlers throughout the series, he scored 207 runs at an avergae of 40.80.
Ryan Mclaren the all rounder from South Africa was the second highest wicket taker in the series he picked up 11 wickets at an avergae 18.70.
Just like Ab de Villiers, Misbah-ul-Haq batted in tricky situations and helped his team out of misery on many occasions, he batted with calmness and sense of responsibility throughout the series. He was the Second highest run getter of the series and one of the positive for Pakistan during the series.
The 7 footer was the high point for Pakistan during the one day series. He inspired one and all during the series, he was the highest wicket taker of the series, he also just played 4 matches in the series and picked up 11 wickets at an average of 13.72.
The off-spinner from Pakistan again lived upto his reputation, he picked up 8 wickets at an average of 26.75 during the series. But Ajmal would be a bit disappointed as South Africa played him well on different occasions during the series.