<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=tiny bgColor=#ffffff>DUBAI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis was full of praise for his batsmen as they chased down South Africas total to set up a tantalising series decider in Dubai.

Younis men recorded their second win of the five-match series with a narrow one-wicket victory as Zulqarnain Haider clipped the winning runs off the penultimate delivery.

The teams will now reconvene on Monday with the series squared at 2-2.

Younis said: The best thing about the batting was we did not allow them to get on the top of us. We just made sure that we kept the momentum going and made sure the run rate would not climb on us. This is probably the major reason why we got home.

This is a great boost for the team. Since that performance of Razzaq in the second ODI, we have been really doing well. We missed out closely in the previous match but we did well here and its a great moment for the boys.

Younis Khan provided a vital innings as he struck 73 from 115 balls to edge Pakistan towards South Africas total of 274.

And Younis was full of praise, saying: He is a great player. He has the experience with him. More than playing a great knock he said that staying at the crease at that stage was important. That is what helped Pakistan build the innings.

"Even Haider was good today. He might not be a batsman who can hit the ball hard but he can stick around there and play when it matters.

The coach admits the fielding is still a cause of concern ahead of the final ODI but is showing continual signs of improvement.

He added: The boys were really good on the field today.

I wont say they were at their best but compared to our fielding standards in all the previous matches the boys really did well last night.</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff>shim - Poor fielding, bowling caused defeat: Smith</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
<TABLE border=0 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" align=center><TBODY><TR><TD class=tiny bgColor=#ffffff>DUBAI: Pakistan coach Waqar Younis was full of praise for his batsmen as they chased down South Africas total to set up a tantalising series decider in Dubai.

Younis men recorded their second win of the five-match series with a narrow one-wicket victory as Zulqarnain Haider clipped the winning runs off the penultimate delivery.

The teams will now reconvene on Monday with the series squared at 2-2.

Younis said: The best thing about the batting was we did not allow them to get on the top of us. We just made sure that we kept the momentum going and made sure the run rate would not climb on us. This is probably the major reason why we got home.

This is a great boost for the team. Since that performance of Razzaq in the second ODI, we have been really doing well. We missed out closely in the previous match but we did well here and its a great moment for the boys.

Younis Khan provided a vital innings as he struck 73 from 115 balls to edge Pakistan towards South Africas total of 274.

And Younis was full of praise, saying: He is a great player. He has the experience with him. More than playing a great knock he said that staying at the crease at that stage was important. That is what helped Pakistan build the innings.

"Even Haider was good today. He might not be a batsman who can hit the ball hard but he can stick around there and play when it matters.

The coach admits the fielding is still a cause of concern ahead of the final ODI but is showing continual signs of improvement.

He added: The boys were really good on the field today.

I wont say they were at their best but compared to our fielding standards in all the previous matches the boys really did well last night.</TD></TR><TR><TD bgColor=#ffffff>shim - Poor fielding, bowling caused defeat: Smith</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
DUBAI: South African skipper Graeme Smith said that poor fielding and bowling were responsible for defeat of his team in the fourth One-day International here on Friday while coach of victorious Pakistan team Waqar Younis said his team played well in pressure.

However, both described the fourth one-day match between their two teams as having been exciting and good for 50-over form of cricket.

Pakistan pulled off a sensational one-wicket win on the penultimate delivery of the match after being set a challenging 275-run target on Friday, to level the five-match series at 2-2 and set an intriguing fifth match for Monday.

Smith, whose 98 was the cornerstone for the South African total, termed the series as having been ultra competitive.

"The four teams that are playing one day cricket at the moment are doing a good job keeping people on the edge of their seats," said Smith of the Pakistan-South Africa and Australia-Sri Lanka series.

South Africa won the first match by eight wickets in Abu Dhabi before the next three games went to the last over.

Riding on a belligerent 72-ball, 109 not out by Abdul Razzaq, Pakistan clinched the second match - also in Abu Dhabi - by one wicket. South Africa survived a last over scare to win the third match in Dubai by two runs.

Smith said close matches are good for one-day cricket.