Proteas win fifth ODI against Pakistan, clinch series

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The South African cricket team easily beat Pakistan in the  fifth one-day international at Newlands in Cape Town and have clinched the series three-two. Pakistan who were sent in to bat, were restricted to 240 for the loss of eight wickets in their 50 overs.

Fakhar Zaman who has had a terrible time with the bat on tour, top scored with 70 from 73 deliveries.

Dwaine Pretorius and Andile Phehlukwayo took two wickets each, but leg-spinner Imran Tahir and Kagiso Rabada were the most economical, conceding just 36 and 43 runs from their ten overs respectively.

The Proteas run chase was never in trouble, winning by seven wickets with 10 overs to spare. Quinton de Kock top scored with 83, with captain Faf du Plessis and Rassie van der Dussen both getting half tons.

The first T20 is scheduled for Friday.