Gritty Pakistan overpower South Africa

   By Power Corridors ,  24-Jun-2019
Gritty Pakistan overpower South Africa

In a battle of bottom placed teams, Pakistan defeated South Africa by 49 runs in the World Cup.

World Cup 2019 has almost reached halfway stage and things are turning out to be quite difficult for the Top Contenders. Team India were given a reality check by the Afghanistan Team while New Zealand sneaked out a win from the jaws of defeat. Yesterday’s match saw two of the bottom placed teams come face to face in a fight for pride. Biggest chokers of the game, South Africa took on the ever-mercurial Pakistan.

Winning the toss, Pakistan elected to bat first and started cautiously. Both the openers Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq added on 81 for the first wicket before Zaman lost his wicket to Imran Tahir. Tahir soon removed Imam for 44. Useful contributions from middle order and a fiery 89 off just 59 balls from Haris Sohail helped Pakistan reach a competitive 308 for the loss of 7 wickets from 50 overs.

Chasing 309 for the victory, South Africans never looked in the hunt against a useful bowling attack and managed to get just 259 runs off their 50 overs.  Captain Faf Du Plesis with a much slow 63 off 79 balls was the top scorer for South Africa. Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan took 3 wickets each while Mohd. Aamir managed to get 2 scalps. Haris Sohail was adjudged Man of the Match for his superb batting.