PAK vs RSA: Babar Azam-led Pakistan fight hard against South Africa, put 185 runs on board

Sydney: Pakistan has put up a strong fight against South Africa in their fourth fixture of T20 World Cup. After choosing to bat first, Babar Azam-led Pakistan has put 185 runs on board.

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.

Di or Die game for Pakistan

Currently, Pakistan is at 5th spot in the points table of Group 2 while South Africa is on the second spot.

Losing this game would mean standing on the exit door of the tournament. Many believe that the chances of Pakistan qualifying in the semis are already skewed and winnings this game becomes a must.
After winning the toss, Babar Azam opted to bat first against South Africa and would aim to stop them at a small target.
After the toss, Azam said, “we will bat. Put runs on the board and then place them under pressure in the chase. We will try and give our best and then move forward. One change for us – Fakhar misses out, Haris is in.”
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