THE Proteas pulled off a sensational one-run victory over Pakistan in Sharjah yesterday to go 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series. It was the fourth time the Proteas had won by such a narrow margin, the last occasion being when Charl Langeveldt took a hat-trick against the West Indies in Bridgetown in 2005.
On this occasion the Proteas looked to be completely out of the picture with Pakistan at one stage needing 19 runs for victory with six wickets in hand and 55 balls remaining.
But Pakistan proceeded to lose their last six wickets for 17 runs off 31 balls.
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