2017 ICC Champions Trophy in England & Wales - Match 07 Group B Pakistan Vs South Africa @ Edgbaston,Birmingham Wednesday June 07,2017
Sarfraz Ahmed-led Pakistan would aim to overturn their six-match losing streak at ICC Champions Trophy and rise from a humiliating opener against arch-rivals India, to defeat South Africa at Edgbaston, today and stay in contention for a semi-final spot.
Pakistan started off with their campaign around much of a hype revolving around India-Pakistan high-voltage clash. But it seemed that all off the electrifying display of the game came from the Men in Blue.
The bowling attack lacked depth, with the bat, their performance remained dismal and above all, sloppy fielding – all added on to the concern of a fairly inexperienced Pakistani team that headed to England with the dream to clinch their first ever Champions Trophy.
South African side are on a higher note after defeating Sri Lanka in their campaign opener by a comfortable 96-run margin, at The Oval. A splendid hundred woven by Hashim Amla saw Proteas post a 300-run target, but the Islanders seemed comfortable right from the start to chase down the fighting total. 116 for two was where they stood at the 18th over and added much of the concern to the AB de Villiers. Bowling attack shifted back to leggie Imran Tahir, whose deceptive googlies once again came handy as the opponents crumbled to 203 all out with still eight overs to go.
Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 Runs under D/L Method
South Africa scored 218/8 in 50 Overs
Quinton de Kock 33(49 Balls 4x2)
Faf du Plesis 26(44 Balls 4x1)
David Miller 75*(104 Balls 4x1 and 6x3)
Chris Morris 28(45 Balls 4x1)
Kagiso Rabada 26(23 Balls 4x2)
Hasan Ali 3/24(8 Overs)
Imad Wasim 2/20(8 Overs)
Junaid Khan 2/53(9 Overs)
Mohammad Hafeez 1/51(10 Overs)
Pakistan scored 119/3 in 27 Overs(Target 101 Runs in 27 Overs)
Fakhar Zaman 31(23 Balls 4x6)
Azhar Ali 09(22 Balls 4x1)
Mohammad Hafeez 26(53 Balls 4x1 and 6x1)
Babar Azam 31*(51 Balls 4x4)
Shoaib Malik 16*(14 Balls 4x3)
Wicket Takers(South Africa)
Morne Morkel 3/18(7 Overs)
Match Result - Pakistan won by 19 Runs under D/L Method
MOM - Hasan Ali(Pakistan)for his 3/24(8 Overs)
ODI Debut - Fakhar Zaman (Pakistan)
Pakistan completed a remarkable turnaround to beat South Africa by 19 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their day/night Group B Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston on Wednesday and so maintain their hopes of a semi-final place.
Just three days after conceding a total of 319 for three in a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and title-holders India at Edgbaston in their first match of this one-day international tournament, Pakistan held South Africa to a score of 219 for eight at the Birmingham ground.
Only David Miller, with 75 not out, offered any top-order resistance.
Pakistan were 119 for three off 27 overs, well ahead of a target of 101 on Duckworth and Lewis System, when rain stopped play.
Babar Azam was 31 not out and Shoaib Malik unbeaten on 16 after fast bowler Morne Morkel had taken three for 18 in just seven overs.
South Africa conclude their group campaign against India at the Oval on Sunday, with Pakistan facing Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Tuesday.