Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs in ICC Champions Trophy to keep alive semifinals hopes


Birmingham: Pakistan defeated South Africa by 19-runs at Edgbaston on Tuesday in ICC Champions Trophy. In the last match, India won the game by beating Pakistan by 124-runs at Edgbaston.

Having yielded 319 for three against title-holders India, Pakistan confined South Africa to 219 for eight in the wake of losing the hurl.

After the spinners did the underlying harm, paceman Hasan Ali took three for 24 in eight overs.

David Miller’s unbeaten 75 kept the Proteas in the amusement.

Furthermore, when quick bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were vacillating at 41 for two under the floodlights in this day/night installation.

Be that as it may, Babar Azam (31 not out) and Shoaib Malik (16 not out) took Pakistan to 119 for three off 27 overs when overwhelming precipitation ceased play at 7:41pm.

That left them well in front of their objective score of 101 so that when the umpires at long last chose over two hours after the fact that a resumption was unthinkable, Pakistan had beaten South Africa under the Duckworth/Lewis strategy for the second progressive ICC 50-over competition taking after a 29-run win at the 2015 World Cup.

It exited Group B completely open, with three groups on a win each after South Africa crushed Sri Lanka by 96 keeps running at the Oval a week ago.

“It’s a vital win for us,” said Pakistan commander Sarfraz Ahmed.

“We were great in all divisions today.

“Steve Rixon (the Pakistan handling mentor) was extremely upbeat today, we didn’t handle well a few days ago, today we were vastly improved.”

Hasan, the man-of-the-match, included: “We as a whole worked hard on our handling.”

South Africa chief AB de Villiers, who endured the principal brilliant duck in his 212 vocation ODI innings amid the Proteas’ top-arrange crumple, stated: “They knocked down some pins quite well, put us under weight.”

De Villiers, battling with a hamstring issue, included: “The hamstring is alright, felt a little change, yet we’ll look at it tomorrow (Thursday). I don’t believe it’s excessively genuine.”

Pakistan’s Mohammad Amir and Junaid Khan, in for the harmed Wahab Riaz, took the new ball.

Be that as it may, it was the turn twosome of Imad Wasim and Mohammad Hafeez who did the early harm.

Left-armer Imad struck second ball when Hasim Amla (16) was lbw.

Off-spinner Hafeez at that point had Quinton de Kock (33) lbw on the range.

The two spinners joined when de Villiers left by cutting Imad to Hafeez at in reverse point – a wicket welcomed by immense cheers from the huge Pakistan unforeseen in a horde of more than 18,000.

Hasan, as Imad had done, struck second ball when Faf du Plessis (26) played on.

He at that point took two wickets in two balls with several splendid conveyances to decrease South Africa to 118 for six in the 29th over.

He took the outside edge of JP Duminy’s bat, with Babar holding a decent jumping slip catch, and afterward thumped over Wayne Parnell’s off-stump.

Mill operator, be that as it may, got great support from Chris Morris (28) and Kagiso Rabada (26) in stands of 47 and 48 separately.

Pakistan’s crumple to 164 hard and fast against India would have given South Africa trust, in spite of their worse than average aggregate.

Be that as it may, Fakhar Zaman, making an ODI make a big appearance set up of the dropped Ahmed Shehzad, got Pakistan’s pursuit off to a lively begin.

The left-hander in the end succumbed to 33 when, misled by Morkel’s slower ball, he edged to Amla at slip.

Two balls later, Azhar Ali (nine) thoughtlessly uppercut Morkel to Pakistan-conceived leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who took three for 18 in seven overs.

Tahir took another great catch, at long leg to expel Hafeez (26) off an uppish draw against Morkel.