New Delhi: Pakistan won against South Africa by 33 runs and kept their hopes for semi-finals alive. Choosing to bat first, Pakistan had put 185 runs on board and defended their score successfully in Sydney.
After winning the game, Babar Azam said, “Azam: Very happy the way team performed. We are not upto the mark – me and Rizwan. But the way Haris played – different player – set the momentum. And the way Shadab and Ifti finished the innings – outstanding.”
Babar Azam says every player is my player
“To be honest, everyone is my best player. Everyone is my match-winner. First two losses cost us. But the way we have played last two matches. As you know cricket is funny game. You never know,” he added.
Pakistan win against South Africa by 33 runs
Pak top order could not perform as expected as Babar Azam returned for 6 runs while Mohammad Rizwan went back for just 4 runs. They were followed by Masood for 2 runs.
After half-centuries by Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan. After the Pakistan opened were dismissed cheaply in single digit score, it was middle order that took the responsibilities on their shoulder.
Mohammad Haris scored 28 runs while Iftikhar Ahmed marked a 35-balls half century. Shadan Khan who has come on no.7 also hit a 20-balls half century to power his side.
Pakistan climbs up in Points Table
After winnings the, Pakistan has climbed up in the Points Table of Group 2 and reached the third position with 4 points. To, get into semis, Pakistan would need to win their last game of the stage and would require South Africa to loose their fixture against Netherlands.