Are two bowling riders doing one specialist?
Proteas will believe that after Andile Phehlukwayo and Dwaine Pretorius played a leading role in limiting Pakistan to 240/8 in the fifth and deciding on ODI in New York on Wednesday.
Potentially competing for one place in the South African Ideal World Cup combination, the duo did little to ensure clarity.
Pretorius, introduced to Beuran Hendricks, a franchise team member, demonstrated skill and control by requiring 2/46 of 10 permanent journeys.
The Highveld Lions star hit an important blow when he stumbled upon the dangerous Babar Azam (24) after the stylish strokemaker was too far beyond his strains.
He followed Mohammad Rizwan's wicket.
Phehlukwayo, who demanded the best of the career in the second ODI in Durban, also recovered from two soothing rides to highlight the numbers from 2/42 to nine.
For all the accounts, the 22-year-old had even more influence by pressing two rulers – Fakhar Zaman – who scored a goal with a free 70 – as well as an experienced Mohammad Hafeez.
The total number of Pakistan would have been smaller if Proteas didn't catch them again, and Hashim Amla dropped Fakhar for 20.
Overall, South Africa supported Captain Faf du Plessis's decision in the bowl first, with only a light, unbeaten 47 ball that helped to add some respect.
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