AB leads SA to 268 with superb ton

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South African captain AB de Villiers scored his fifteenth one-day international century to lead his team to 268 for seven after they opted to bat in the fifth and final match against Pakistan in Sharjah on Monday.

At the end, De Villiers was undefeated on 115 off only 102 deliveries. He hit 10 fours and three sixes, and took 18 runs off Sohail Tanveer’s final over.

Together with Wayne Parnell and Ryan McLaren, the three took 72 runs off the final 30 balls, ensuring a good total on a track that was getting slower and starting to take turn.

Saeed Ajmal finished with 3-45 off his 10 overs.

South Africa, with an unbeatable 3-1 lead, rested pace spearhead Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel as well as spinner Imran Tahir.

They were replaced by Vernon Philander, Wayne Parnell and Robin Peterson.

Pakistan, who lost the first match here by one run, brought back Umar Amin in place of Asad Shafiq.

After this series the two teams play Twenty20 internationals in Dubai on November 13 and 15.

Source: SuperSport – November 11, 2013