1 Sep 2012

England beat South Africa, Pakistan beat Australia

5:27 pm on 1 September 2012

The England cricketers have levelled their five-match one-day international series with South Africa at a match apiece with a four-wicket win in the third match at The Oval.

The Proteas were dismissed for a below par 211 with 20 balls of their innings left, England getting home with four wickets and 12 balls to spare.

It's England's first win over South Africa this season in any format.

Pakistan levelled their one day series with Australia, cruising to a seven-wicket win in the second match in Abu Dhabi.

Led by an aggressive 97 from opening batsman Nasser Jamshed, Misbah-ul-Haq's side made light work of what looked set to be a testing target after Australia made 248 for nine.

In reply, Pakistan eased to 249 for three in the 44th over.

The deciding match of the series will take place in Sharjah on Tuesday, with three Twenty20 internationals to follow.