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Career-best haul by Tsotsobe

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NO CLUE:Pakistan's Fawad Alam is bowled by Charl Langeveldt. —

ABU DHABI: Lanky South African paceman Lonwabo Tsotsobe carried his Twenty20 form into the 50-over game with a career-best feat to derail Pakistan to 203 in the first day-night international here on Friday.

The 26-year-old from Eastern Province took four for 27 off his ten tight overs as Pakistan lost its last eight wickets for a mere 46 runs after winning the toss and deciding to bat on a flat Abu Dhabi Stadium pitch.

Tsotsobe, who took five wickets in South Africa's 2-0 win in the Twenty20 series which finished here on Wednesday, rocked the Pakistan middle-order with a burst of three wickets off just nine balls during his second four-over spell.

Botha bowls well

Tsotsobe's effort backed by disciplined spin bowling by Johan Botha (two for 40) put the brakes on Pakistan's innings after Mohammad Hafeez (68) and Younis Khan (54) put on 114 for the second wicket.

Tsotsobe removed opener Asad Shafiq (19) in the eighth over before Younis — returning to the side after being cleared by Pakistan Cricket Board last month following a ban on discipline violation, joined Hafeez in a damage repair act.

The slide begins

Hafeez hit seven boundaries during his 84-ball sixth one-day fifty before cutting Botha straight into the hands of Charl Langeveldt.

Four overs later, Younis was trapped leg-before by Botha. Younis hit two boundaries during his 75-ball knock.

Tsotsobe's triple strike followed as he removed Misbah-ul-Haq (14), Shahid Afridi (1) and Abdul Razzaq (2) to complete Pakistan's slide on a similar pattern of Twenty20 matches in which it was restricted to 119 and 120 for nine.

Tsotsobe's previous best bowling figures were four for 50 against Australia on his one-day debut at Perth last year.

Pakistan recalled former captain Younis Khan in the team after he was selected for the tour following clearance from the Pakistan Cricket Board.

The 32-year last played for Pakistan at Perth in January this year.

The other two men included were Asad Shafiq and Fawad Alam. Shahzaib Hasan, Imran Farhat and Umar Akmal — part of Twenty20 team on Wednesday — were dropped. — AFP

Pakistan: A. Shafiq c Amla b Tsotsobe 19, M. Hafeez c Langeveldt b Botha 68, Younis Khan lbw b Botha 54, Misbah c Ingram b Tsotsobe 14, F. Alam b Langeveldt 9, S. Afridi c Smith b Tsotsobe 1, A. Razzaq c de Villiers b Tsotsobe 2, Z. Haider (not out) 12, U. Gul c de Villiers b Morkel 3, S. Ajmal (run out) 3, S. Akhtar c Miller b Langeveldt 6; Extras (lb-4, w-8): 12; Total (in 49 overs): 203.

Fall of wickets: 1-26, 2-140, 3-157, 4-165, 5-167, 6-173, 7-177, 8-183, 9-195.

South Africa bowling: Langeveldt 10-1-47-2, Tsotsobe 10-3-27-4, Morkel 8-0-32-1, Kallis 6-0-22-0, Botha 10-0-40-2, Duminy 5-0-31-0 .

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