World Cup: South Africa beat Pakistan after a thrilling match

World Cup: South Africa beat Pakistan after a thrilling match, In the 26th match of the ongoing World Cup in India, South Africa defeated Pakistan by one wicket after a sensational match.

In the match played in Chennai on Friday, Pakistan scored 270 runs while batting first. South Africa achieved the target of 271 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the 48th over.

Aidan Markram scored 91 runs for South Africa. Apart from them, David Miller scored 29 runs and Temba Bavuma scored 28 runs.
On behalf of Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi took three wickets while Osama Mir, Haris Rauf, and Muhammad Wasim took two wickets each.
This is Pakistan’s fourth consecutive defeat in the tournament, after which the team’s chances of reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup have dimmed.

Tabriz Shamsi was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for taking 4 wickets with 60 runs in 10 overs.

South Africa’s innings

The South African openers started the innings quickly and scored 30 runs in the first two overs, but Quinton de Kock got out while trying to play a shot off Shaheen Shah Afridi.

After the fall of the first wicket, South African captain Temba Bavuma started scoring runs against the Pakistani bowlers, after which the Proteas started dominating the green shirts in the match.

South Africa’s second loss came on the fifth ball of the 10th over when Temba Bavuma was dismissed for 24 by Saud Shakeel off Mohammad Wasim Jr while trying to play a pull shot.

Shadab Khan was injured while fielding in the first over after which Usama Mir was included as a ‘connection substitute’ in his place.

For the third wicket, Aiden Markram and Russi Fander Dyson put on a partnership of 54 runs after which the match seemed to be slipping out of Pakistan’s hands.

Tabriz Shamsi was declared ‘Man of the Match’ for taking 4 wickets with 60 runs in 10 overs. Pakistan got their third wicket in 18.5 overs when Rasi Fan Der Disson was lbw off Osama Mir.

Henrik Klaasen also failed to score after the wicket of Rasi Fener Dussen and was caught out by Osama Mir at third man off Muhammad Wasim Jr.

The fifth South African player to get out was David Miller, who scored 29 runs and fell victim to Shaheen Shah Afridi.

South Africa’s sixth wicket fell in the 37th over when Marco Jensen was dismissed for 20 off Haris Rauf.
Aiden Markram was the seventh player to be dismissed by South Africa after scoring 91 runs off Osama Mir.
The eighth South African player to be dismissed was Gerald Coetzee, who became Shaheen Shah Afridi’s third victim.
The ninth player to be dismissed by the Proteas was Langi Ngidi who scored four runs off Haris Rauf.
Keshu Maharaj and Tabriz Shamsi won this match for South Africa.

Pakistan’s Shaheen Shah Afridi dismissed three players (Photo: AFP) Earlier on Friday, Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the match played at Chennai’s Chidambaram Stadium. The team was bowled out for 270 runs in 46.4 overs.

On behalf of Pakistan, Saud Shakeel scored 52 runs, Babar Azam scored 50 runs and Shadab Khan scored 43 runs.
Bowling for South Africa, Tabriz Shamsi dismissed four, Marco Janssen three, and Gerald Coetzee two.

Pakistan’s innings

The Pakistani openers started the innings cautiously, but on the third ball of the fifth over, Abdullah Shafiq was caught out trying to hit Marco Janssen.

After the fall of Abdullah Shafiq’s wicket, Imam-ul-Haq was caught out in the slip on the individual score of 12 while trying to hit a drive on the third ball of the seventh over.

After the dismissal of the openers, a partnership of 48 runs was established between Mohammad Rizwan and Babar Azam, in which Mohammad Rizwan played an innings of 31 runs.

Pakistan tried to put pressure on the South African bowlers in an attempt to play aggressively, but on the fifth ball of the 16th over, Mohammad Rizwan was caught behind the wickets by Gerald Coetzee’s short ball.

The partnership of Shadab Khan and Saud Shakeel kept the pressure on the South African batsmen. (Photo: Getty Images) After the fall of the third wicket, the Pakistani batsmen continued to adopt an aggressive strategy against the South African bowlers and a partnership of 43 runs was established between captain Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed.

Iftikhar Ahmed scored 21 runs off 31 balls and was caught out trying to hit Tabriz Shamsi for a six.

Pakistan got the fifth shock when Babar Azam caught the wicketkeeper while trying to sweep the ball off Tabrez Shamsi on 50 runs.
After the dismissal of Babar Azam, the green shirts’ troubles increased but Shadab Khan and Saud Shakeel put on a valuable partnership of 84 runs off 71 balls for the sixth wicket.

During this partnership, Shadab Khan and Saud Shakeel batted aggressively in front of the South African spinners, which created pressure on the opposition team and Pakistan started getting easy runs.

South Africa got their sixth win in the form of the wicket of Shadab Khan when he was dismissed by Gerald Coetzee for 43 and brought the Proteas back into the match.

On behalf of Pakistan, Saud Shakeel scored a half-century while batting well.

Muhammad Rizwan tried to play fast after which he was dismissed for 31 runs off 27 balls. At the start of the 42nd over, it was expected that Pakistan would be able to score 300 runs but Tabriz Shamsi’s ball Saud Shakeel scored 52 runs and caught Quinton de Kock behind the wickets.

Pakistan’s eighth wicket fell on the second ball of the 45th over when Shaheen Shah Afridi was dismissed at slip by Tabriz Shamsi.
All-rounder Mohammad Nawaz scored 24 runs for the team and supported the lower order, but he was bowled by Marco Janssen in 45.5 overs.

Pakistan’s last player to get out was Mohammad Wasim who was dismissed by Lungi Ngiri for 7.

The match played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai was the sixth match between the two teams in the mega event.
Pakistan has won two matches and lost four in this World Cup so far, while South Africa has won five matches and lost one.

Pakistan’s playing XI Pakistan team includes Abdullah Shafiq, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Muhammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Muhammad Nawaz, Muhammad Wasim Jr., Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Rauf.

South Africa’s playing XI South Africa’s team consists of Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicketkeeper), Rassie Fan der Dyson, Aiden Markram, Henrik Klaasen, David Miller, Marco Janssen, Gerald Coetzee, Keshav Maharaj, Tabriz Shamsi and Lungi. Includes nigiri.

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