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South Africa opt to field in series decider against Pakistan

CAPE TOWN: South Africa won the toss and opted to field in the fifth and final series-deciding one-day international against Pakistan in Cape Town on Wednesday.

The series is currently levelled at 2-2, after Pakistan secured a five-wicket victory over the hosts in the first ODI; the Proteas bounced back to defeat Pakistan by five wickets and then 13 runs in the second and third match; and Pakistan crushed South Africa by eight wickets in the fourth fixture despite a four-match suspension handed to skipper Sarfraz Ahmed.

Pakistan have fielded an unchanged side for the game while, South Africa have added 20-year-old all-rounder Wiaan Mulder and Dwaine Pretorius to their playing eleven. David Miller and Beuran Hendricks miss out.

Playing XI

South Africa: Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Reeza Hendricks, Faf du Plessis (captain), Rassie van der Dussen, Willem Mulder, Andile Phehlukwayo, Dale Steyn, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius and Imran Tahir

Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Mohammad Hafeez, Shoaib Malik (captain), Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Amir, Usman Shinwari and Shaheen Shah Afridi

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