-Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs
-Pakistan 308 for 7; South Africa 259 for 9
-Pakistan moves up to the 7th position in points table
Pakistan overcame South Africa in match number 30 of the ICC World Cup 2019 at Lord’s on Sunday.
Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side scripted its second win in the ongoing World Cup 2019.
Batting first, Pakistan scored 308/7 with Haris Sohail leading the show. South Africa then lost wickets frequently to lose the battle.
How did the match pan out?
Pakistan got off to a strong start with Fakhar Zaman and Imam adding 81 for the first wicket. Tahir then hit back with two wickets as Pakistan slumped to 143/3. Babar and Sohail then repaired the innings, before the latter helped the side get past 300.
In reply, SA were 91/1 at one stage, before Pakistan got back with key wickets at regular moments.
South Africa have been officially knocked out of the 2019 World Cup
It was a disappointing start to the Proteas campaign and they never got going, except for a win against Afghanistan.
Even in this game, their new-ball bowlers struggled, a perennial problem throughout this tournament while with the bat, only de Kock and du Plessis played an innings of any substance.
Babar, Haris notched impressive feats achieving two points for the team
Babar Azam (69) slammed his second fifty in World Cup 2019. He leads the show for Pakistan with the bat in CWC 19 (232 runs). This was his 14th career ODI fifty.
Babar became the second Pakistani batsman to surpass the 700-run mark in ODIs this year.
Haris Sohail (89) slammed his 11th career ODI half-century. This was his maiden World Cup fifty.
Pakistan keep their semi-finals hopes alive with a win over South Africa.