Sunday, June 23, 2019

Pakistan beat South Africa with a 49-run victory, alive in ICC World Cup 2019

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Pakistan kept their hopes of reaching the semi-finals, with a 49-run victory on Sunday, excluding South Africa from the ICC World Cup.

Batting first, the 1992 champion scored 308 runs with Haris Sohail's 89-ball 59-ball 59. In reply, South Africa were restricted to 259 for nine wickets in 50 overs.

With just three points out of seven, South Africa is out of the tournament, while Pakistan can still enter the semifinals, provided they win the remaining matches and the other results go in favor of them.

Chasing 309, South Africa lost Hashim Amla (2) in the second over.

For Mohammed Aamir, it was a straight swing, and even though the big appeal of LBW of Pakistan's fast bowlers did not affect the umpire, hockey showed that the ball would have been on stumps so that he got one wicket on his first ball.

Captain Faf du Plessis (63 off 79 balls) joined Quinton de Kock (47 runs in 60 balls) and both shared a 87-run partnership for the second wicket to keep South Africa in the game. D-Coke reduced to three of a half-century, and Proteas lost two more wickets after that, resulting in Pakistan getting upper hand.

There was a 53-run partnership between Rope van der Dusun (36) and David Miller (31), but the former was out in an attempt to hit Shahab Khan against the turn. Miller, who failed to use two repreves, was bowled by Shahid Afridi, who was less hopeful of South Africa at the time.

Later, Andy Fehlukue scored 46 runs in 32 balls with six fours.

Shaadab (3 wickets in 10 overs) and Wahab Riaz (3/46 in 10) were Pakistan's most successful bowler, while Aamir picked up two wickets.

Earlier, Sohail marked his return with a spectacular display and conveyed Pakistan to the competitive total.

Since his opener's dismissal against the West Indies in his first match of the tournament, Sohail has scored nine fours and three sixes.

30-year-old Babar Azam (69 off 80 balls) added 81 runs for the fourth wicket, but Sohail's 71-run partnership with Imad Wasim (23 runs from 15 balls) was a partnership that needed to be replaced by Pakistan. . This win should be in the game.

In the last 10 overs, there was 91 runs, in which Sohail suffered the most.

Pakistan, with the opening pair of Fakhar Jaman and Imam-ul-Haq, was only going to make its debut in the tournament by adding 81 runs in 15 overs.

Both the openers put half dozen rounds in each of them during their stay in the middle but fell for a similar 44.

Fakhr and Imam dismissed Pacer Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Enigidi (3/64) and dismissed them.

South Africa got the first breakthrough when Imran Tahir (2/41) handed Fakhar to Hashim Amla's safe hands in the first slip.

Tahir left all-rounder Alan Donald as the highest wicket-taker in the World Cup for 38 runs when he got a great catch to dismiss the Imam.

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