Pakintan had to feel the bitter taste of defeat despite raising the hope of victory. Batting against a target of 271 runs given by Pakistan, the Prateas lost 8 wickets for 250 runs. Pakistan returned to the match in a great way by losing 8 wickets of South Africa for 250 runs. Chances are they will win. But the Proteas won in the end in a very exciting match.
They beat Pakistan by 1 wicket in their sixth match and picked up their fifth win. And as a result of the loss of today’s match, Pakistan tasted the bitter taste of defeat in four consecutive matches. Along with that, Pakistan’s path to the semi-finals became difficult.
South Africa lost 4 wickets for 136 runs after going into bat against the target of 271 runs given by Pakistan. David Miller and Aiden Markram led the way for the loss of 4 wickets for 136 runs. 70 runs from this pair. South Africa scored 200 runs in 32 overs by relying on this pair. But after the departure of this pair, South Africa is in trouble. After losing 8 wickets for 250 runs, there is a fear of falling to the shore. The Proteas won the match in the end like a pendulum. With 16 balls remaining, they reached the port of victory by losing 9 wickets.
The centurion of the previous match, Quinton de Kock, started to attack the Pakistani bowlers from the beginning when they were batting for the target of 271 runs given by Pakistan. And Temba Bavuma was giving him worthy company.
The Proteas picked up 34 runs in just three overs today under the baton of de Kock. But then there is a fall in rhythm. Shaheen Afridi brings back de Kock who has become a terror for Pakistan.
De Kock, who scored 24 runs off 14 balls, was caught by Mohammad Wasim at deep square off Shaheen Afridi. On his departure, the South African opening pair broke for 34 runs.
After losing the first wicket for 34 runs, Temba Bavuma paired with Rasi van der Dusen. But the pair broke when Temba Bavuma returned to the team’s 67 runs.
Temba Bavuma, who scored 28 off 27 balls, was caught at short mid-wicket by Mohammed Usama. Soud Shakil, standing at short mid-wicket, made no mistake in palming the catch.
After losing 2 wickets for 67 runs, Rasi van der Dusen and Aiden Markram formed a partnership. South Africa scored the team’s century in just 13 over 4 balls with this pair.
This pair was broken by Rasi van der Dusen’s departure for the team’s 121 runs. Dusen, who scored 21 off 39 balls as a substitute for Shadab Khan, returned to fall victim to an lbw by Usama Mir.
Heinrich Klaassen returns to the dressing room with Rassie van der Dusen’s wing. Heinrich Mohammad Wasim, who made 12 off 10 balls, was caught by Usama Mir and returned to the pavilion. On his departure, the Proteas lost 4 wickets for 136 runs.
David Miller and Aiden Markram led the way for the loss of 4 wickets for 136 runs. 70 runs from this pair. South Africa scored 200 runs in 32 overs by relying on this pair.
The pair was broken when David Miller, who scored 29 off 33 balls, returned to Shaheen Afridi’s second victim.
Aiden Markram paired with Marco Janssen after David Miller’s departure. But the pair could not go far. The pair was broken by Marco Jansen’s departure for the team’s 235 runs.
Aiden Markram held the other end while there was a procession coming and going at one end. But he also went back to 91 runs, raising hopes of a century.
Markram, who scored 91 runs off Usama Mir, handed the bat to Babar Azam at cover point and went back to Sajghar. He missed the century by just 9 runs.
Gerald Coetzee returned in the over after Markram’s dismissal. He returned to become Shaheen Afridi’s third victim by scoring 10 runs off 13 balls. On his departure, the Proteas lost 8 wickets for 250 runs.
South Africa lost 8 wickets for 250 runs. There is a fear of drowning on the shore. They need just 21 runs to win, but have only 2 wickets in hand.
Meanwhile, South Africa lost the ninth wicket for the team’s 260 runs. The match was swinging like a pendulum. Pakistan need 1 wicket and South Africa need 11 runs. But in the end it was South Africa who smiled the victory. With 16 balls to spare, they reached the port of victory.
Earlier, after winning the toss and batting against the Proteas, Pakistan got a shock at the beginning. They lost the first wicket by just 20 runs. Soon after Imamul Haque got out, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took the reins of the team.
Rizwan went back to 31 but Babar Azam brought up a personal half-century. However, Pakistan, who were moving towards a big collection, suddenly lost 5 wickets for 141 runs. After that Saud Shakeel and Shadab Khan took the lead of the team. Pakistan turned around with 84 runs from this pair. Shadab Khan returned for 43 runs but Saud Shakeel brought up his half-century. However, Pakistan could not make the farewell of this pair any longer. In the end, Pakistan was able to score 270 runs after losing all the wickets after playing 46 overs.
Pakistan broke the opening pair by just 20 runs against South Africa today. Abdullah Shafiq returned after being caught by Lungi Ngidi off Marco Janssen. He scored 9 runs off 17 balls before getting out. Pakistan’s opening pair was broken by 20 runs on his departure.
Another opener Imam-ul-Haq could not stay at the crease for a long time after Shafiq’s departure. The team went back to Sajghar after being the second victim of Marco Jansen for 38 runs. He returned with 12 runs off 18 balls. On his departure, Pakistan lost 2 wickets for 38 runs.
After losing 2 wickets for 38 runs, Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan took control of the team’s disaster. The duo tries to save the team from disaster. But this pair was broken by Mohammad Rizwan’s departure for the team’s 86 runs.
Rizwan Gerald Coetzee, who scored 31 runs off 27 balls, went back to Sajghar. The pair of 48 runs broke on his departure.
Babar Azam paired with Iftikhar Ahmed after Rizwan’s departure. Pakistan was moving towards a big collection based on this pair. Kistu’s team was broken by the departure of Iftikhar Ahmed for 129 runs.
Iftikhar Tabraiz Shamsi, who scored 21 runs off 31 balls, went back to Sajghar. Iftikhar returned but captain Babar Azam brought up a personal half-century against the Proteas.
Today he made a personal half century off 64 balls. Which includes 4 fours and 1 six. However, despite picking up a half-century, he could not take his innings further.
He returned to be Tabraiz Shamsi’s second victim for the team’s 141 runs. Scored 50 runs off 65 balls before getting out. On his departure, Pakistan lost 5 wickets for 141 runs.
Saud Shakeel and Shadab Khan led the Pakistan team in trouble after losing 5 wickets for 141 runs. Pakistan turned around in the pair of these two batters. 84 runs come from this pair.
This pair was broken by Shadab Khan’s departure for the team’s 226 runs. Shadab, on the brink of a half-century, scored 43 runs off 36 balls, caught by Keshav Maharaj at short mid-wicket off Gerald Coetzee and returned home.
Shadab Khan went back but Saud Shakeel picked up a personal half-century. He scored 50 runs off 50 balls. However, after picking up a half-century, he also went back to Sajghar following the path of Shadab Khan. He was the third victim of Tabraiz Shamsi after scoring 52 runs off 52 balls.
Mohammad Newaz and Shaheen Shah Afridi formed the pair after the departure of Saud Shakeel. But this pair could not go far. The pair broke after Shaheen Shah Afridi’s departure for the team’s 259 runs. In the end, after playing 46 overs, Pakistan managed to score 270 runs, losing all the wickets.
For South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi took 4 wickets, Marco Jansen 3 wickets, Gerald Coetzee 2 wickets and Lungi Ngidi 1 wicket.