South Africa eased to a series-clinching victory in the fifth and final one-day international against Pakistan as captain Faf du Plessis and newcomer Rassie van der Dussen saw the home team to a seven-wicket win on Wednesday.

Van der Dussen continued his impressive start to international cricket with 50 not out, his third half-century in his first four innings in ODIs. He clubbed a six to go to his 50 and win the game at Newlands as South Africa ended on 241-3, overhauling Pakistan’s 240-8 with 10 overs to spare.

Du Plessis also finished 50 not out. Their unbroken 95-run partnership saw South Africa home but opener Quinton de Kock set it up with his rapid 83 from 58 balls at the top of the order.

Pakistan’s below-par total came after being put in to bat by South Africa. Fakhar Zaman top-scored with 70 and Imad Wasim made late runs for his 47 not out off 31 deliveries.

It wasn’t enough to stop South Africa winning a seesaw series. South Africa was 1-0 down, then 2-1 up before Pakistan leveled and sent it to a decider in Cape Town.

South Africa also won the test series.

___

South Africa's batsman Faf du Plessis, at the wicket during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland's Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
South Africa’s batsman Faf du Plessis, at the wicket during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland’s Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
South Africa's batsman Rassie van der Dussen, right, plays a shot alongside Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan, left, during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland's Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
South Africa’s batsman Rassie van der Dussen, right, plays a shot alongside Pakistan’s Mohammad Rizwan, left, during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland’s Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
South Africa's batsman Quinton de Kock, left, at the wicket in front of Pakistan's Babar Azam, right, during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland's Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
South Africa’s batsman Quinton de Kock, left, at the wicket in front of Pakistan’s Babar Azam, right, during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland’s Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
Pakistan's Imad Wasim hits a 4 during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland's Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
Pakistan’s Imad Wasim hits a 4 during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland’s Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
Pakistan celebrates the wicket of South Africa's Reeza Hendricks during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland's Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)
Pakistan celebrates the wicket of South Africa’s Reeza Hendricks during their ODI cricket match between South Africa and Pakistan at the Newland’s Cricket Ground in Cape Town, South Africa, Wednesday, Jan 30, 2019. (AP Photo/Nasief Manie)

Sign up to receive our latest news!

By submitting this form, I agree to the terms.