South Africa score 259 against Pakistan

South Africa's Faf du Plessis plays a shot against Sri Lanka during their final Twenty20 cricket match on August 6, 2013
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Pakistan will have to score 260 runs if they are to beat South Africa in the third one-day international between the two sides.

South Africa have set Pakistan a victory target of 260 runs in the third one-day international between the two nations in Abu Dhabi.

The touring Proteas, who were without Graeme Smith because of concussion, won the toss and elected to bat first.

They lost opener Hashim Amla for just 10 runs, but Smith's replacement, Quinton de Kock, steadied their innings with a knock of 40 before he was stumped by Umar Akmal off the bowling of Shahid Afridi.

The same combination then accounted for Faf du Plessis, who had made 55 runs from 60 deliveries.

It was left to 29-year-old JP Duminy to record South Africa's highest score as he made 64 before he was caught by Mohammad Hafeez. The away side eventually lost eight wickets before they reached their 50-over limit. The series is currently level at one victory apiece.

Pakistani batsman Younis Khan looks on as South African Imran Tahir bowls during the third day of the second Test cricket match between Pakistan and South Africa in Dubai on October 25, 2013
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