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Pollock all praise for Pakistan

Port Elizabeth: South African captain Shaun Pollock said his team had been outplayed in every department after their record defeat to Pakistan in the second one-day International Wednesday.

South Africa’s reply to Pakistan’s 335 for six with 153 all out.

“When you’re chasing a huge score like that you tend to either get close or get bowled out cheaply. There’s no point in aiming for 280, you have to try to make the score but we just couldn’t get any partnerships going,” Pollock said after the match.

“Obviously we didn’t play well but they did and they deserve a lot of credit, particularly the two batsmen who put the partnership together,” Pollock said.

Opener Salim Elahi (135) and all rounder Abdul Razzaq (112) posted 257 runs for the second wicket. “We would be even more disappointed if the result had anything to do with complacency from our side but I don’t believe it did. It just puts into perspective how good this Pakistan team can be.

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