World Cup 2019 Pakistan vs South Africa, Pak vs SA Highlights: Pakistan kept alive their slender hopes of making the semifinals while knocking South Africa out of the ICC World Cup with a 49-run win at London on Sunday. Batting first, the 1992 champions posted 308 for seven with Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 being the highlight of their innings. In reply, South Africa were stopped at 259 for nine in 50 overs.
With just three points from seven outings, South Africa are out of the tournament while Pakistan could still sneak into the semifinals, provided they win their remaining matches and other results go in their favour.
Earlier, Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat first. Pakistan had made two changes: Haris Sohail has come in for Shoaib Malik and Shaheen Afridi replaces Hasan Ali.
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ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019Lord's, London 21 July 2019
Pakistan 308/7 (50.0)
South Africa 259/9 (50.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 30 ) Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs
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Pakistan defeats South Africa by 49 runs! After brilliant bowling spells from Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan, South Africa was restricted to 259/9.
Wahab Riaz bowls Ngidi out for 1. SA are 246/9 in 48.2 overs. They need 63 runs from 10 balls.
RIAZ STRIKES AGAIN!
Kagiso Rabada tries to slog it but finds his middle stump uprooted. Wahab Riaz's pace was a bit too much for him. He falls for 3. SA are 239/8 in 46.5 overs.
Phehlukwayo still fighting
There's genuine concern on South Africa faithful's faces now, but mostly on Rabada's face, as Amir continues his onslaught with the ball, looking for his third wicket of the day. Phehlukwayo hit him for a couple of boundaries, but even then Pakistan are completely in control of the game. SA are 237/7 after 46 overs. They now need 72 runs from 24 balls.
Wahab Riaz strikes hard and fast in the second ball of the over. Chris Morris heads back having scored 16 from 10 balls. SA are 222/7 in 44.2 overs.
Getting tougher for South Africa
Even after getting 16 runs in the Afridi over, the Proteas failed to keep the momentum going as Shadab Khan proved to be a speedbreaker for Morris and Phelukwayo. SA are 221/6 in 44 overs. They need 88 runs in 36 balls now.
Pakistan inch closer to victory!
Shaheen Shah Afridi to David Miller, OUT, slower delivery, and it does Miller. It's probably done South Africa in the process! Rolled his fingers over it, and Miller was looking to open up the offside. The ball clips the top of middle and leg, dismantling the stumps. SA 192/6 in 40.5 overs. Still, 117 runs needed in 54 balls and 4 wickets in hand.
Two catches dropped off two balls!
Wahab Riaz into 37th over. First Van der Dussen got dropped by the captain! Leading edge takes it past the keeper's right, and he can't hold on either. In the very next ball, Wahab Riaz to Miller and yet another catch dropped! Mohammad Amir this time near third man. Amir does all the effort, but then drops the catch as he tries to slide across the ground. Apologies to Wahab.
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Mohammad Amir had David Miller... and then he didn't!
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Amir catches it, drops it!
In a stunning catch off his own follow-through, Mohammad Amid first catches the ball and then accidentally drops it. David Miller takes a sigh of relief! Back of a length outside off, and Miller tried to work it leg-side. But the ball hits the bat's top-half and takes a leading edge back to Amir. He takes the catch, but then on the followthrough, fluffs it. Looks like the ball popped out after his elbow hit the ground.
Mohammad Amir gets de Plessis wicket!
South Africa's lone hope Faf du Plessis fell prey to Mohammad Amir's short ball. Ball landed comfortably at Sarfaraz's gloves and ended de Plessis' 63-run knock. South Africa are now 134/4 in 29.4 overs.
de Plessis reaches his fifty!
South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis completes his fifty off 70 balls taking the team total to 119/3 in 27 overs.
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Shadab Khan stuns South Africa!
Shadab Khan to Markram, out Bowled!! South Africa sink further. Markram was struggling to rotate the strike and his struggle finally comes to an end. Tahir got a couple of wickets earlier in the day and it's now time for Shadab Khan to have a ball. This one was a straighter delivery that skid along the deck and kept low. Markram plays for the spin and makes a mess of it, beaten and the stumps are rattled. South Africa are 103/3 in 23.4 overs needing 206 runs to win.
QDK falls short of his fifty!
South African wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock falls short of his 50 by just 3 runs. In a bid to clear the fence, de Kock was caught by Imam ul Haq ending his innings at 47. He hit 2 sixes and 3 fours taking team's total to 91/2 in 19.2 overs.
de Kock gets first six for Proteas!
Shadab Khan to Quinton de Kock and it's a huge six runs. de Kock slogggged! Full, on middle, and he goes down on one knee to sweep. Struck superbly over deep midwicket. It's the first six for the Proteas came in the 16th over. South Africa 70/1 in 16 overs.
South Africa 62/1 in 15 overs
Chasing 309, South Africa are off to a solid and steady start after they lost Hashim Amla in the second over. With du Plessis (34) and de Kock (25) on the crease, South Africa are 62/1 in 15 overs.
First boundary of the day
Lucky boundary! Afridi almost struck on his first ball too! short and wide and Faf goes after it but the ball hits the inside edge and goes close past the off pole and down to the fine leg fence. SA- 23/1 in 5 ovs
Amir gets Amla on the first ball, courtesy of a great review. Excellent use of the technology. Amir lands this around middle and leg and gets it to tail back in. Amla looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal follows but the umpire shakes his head. The ball rolls towards square leg as the batsmen cross ends. Pakistan then review. Replays roll in and they show that the ball is hitting the leg stump. South Africa have been rocked early, just the start they did not want.
Haris Sohail's innings comes to an end after scoring 89 runs from 59 balls as he slogs Ngidi's delivery above him. de Kock makes an easy catch of it. PAK are 307/7 in 49.5 balls.
Ngidi hits the off-stump and dismisses Wahab Riaz. The slower delivery confused the 33-year-old pacer and he missed the ball. PAK are 304/6 in 49.1 overs.
Three hundred for Pakistan!
Haris Sohail's knock of 84* guides Pakistan over the mark, and provides Sarfaraz's men a glimmering hope of clinching their second win in the World Cup. PAK are 304/5 after 49 overs.
Imad Wasim's blistering supporting knock of 23 from 15 balls comes to an end after getting dismissed by Lungi Ngidi. PAK are 295/5 in 48 overs.
Haris can't stop hitting
After replacing Shoaib Malik for the match, Haris Sohail has not looked back against South Africa. He his in his own jam right now, with a trike-rate of 158! After a well-struck six and a couple of ones-twos, Haris and Imad bring up their fifty run partnership in just 26 balls. PAK are 277/4 in 46 overs.
Haris Sohail lifts Morris' delivery up in the air, and Imran Tahir fails to get there in time, again! The next ball he faces he awkwardly hits it behind de Kock for a boundary to keep the momentum going. PAK are 266/4 in 45 overs.
No stopping Pakistan
Imad Wasim had to wait for facing his first ball, but he faces it as cool as you like. He hits Phehlukwayo for a boundary on his first ball, rotates the strike and Haris thumps the next two balls for a six and four. 16 runs from the over. PAK are 258/4 in 44 overs.
FIFTY! Haris Sohail brings up his 11th ODI half-century in 38 balls with a boundary! PAK are 241/4 in 42.5 overs.
OUT! Babar Azam looked to up the ante and lifted the ball from Phehlukwayo high up only to be caught by Ngidi. PAK are 224/4 in 41.2 overs.
Looks like Shahid Afridi will again feel disappointed in the 24-year-old.
Tahir's spell comes to an end
Imran Tahir bowls his last over and concedes five runs from it, and with it he finishes the game with an excellent 2/41. PAK are 222/3 after 41 overs.
Praise for Pakistan
Pakistan are laying a brilliant platform at Lord's!— ICC (@ICC) June 23, 2019
They are 217/3 heading into the last 10 overs. Babar Azam is 64 not out, while Haris Sohail is unbeaten on 38 off just 27 balls.
How many can they get from here?
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SA need a plan now
With the end of the second powerplay, Pakistan have found themselves in a very comfortable position with 217/3 in 40 overs. All thanks to Babar Azam's excellent ongoing knock on 64 (74) and Haris Sohail's blistering race towards his fifty, now on 38 (27). If Pakistan continue in the same manner, then they can easily cross the 300-run mark. Time for Faf to come up with something.
Partnership to guide them over 300?
Babar Azam and Haris Sohail have settled in their groove, and brought their 50-run partnership in 38 balls. PAK are 195/3 in 37 overs.
FIFTY FOR BABAR!
Babar Azam brings up his 14th ODI half-century with a single off Chris Morris. PAK are 185/3 in 35.1 overs.
What a couple of hits! A four and a six to Kagiso Rabada. Pakistan is on the up now, showing the kind of intent that their captain Sarfaraz would appreciate. 13 runs from that over. PAK are 184/3 in 35 overs.
Runrate's on the up
Energized and replenished, Pakistan look like their former self as they start to get the runs on a more consistent basis now. 15 runs from last two overs from Markram and Rabada. PAK are 171/3 in 34 overs.
All eyes on Babar
Continuing on the pitch facing Tahir, Markram and Rabada, Babar is continuing his steady knock of 37. Pakistan will be putting their hopes on him if they want to reach a total of 300 by the end of the innings. Will it be today that the 24-year-old will provide a gamechanging performance? PAK are 156/3 after 32 overs. Drinks break commences.