AUCKLAND – After a good start Pakistan batting lineup again met a trouble and Pakistan team fans now praying for rain to get one important point.
Sarfraz and Ahmed Shehzad give opening start of 30 runs. Ahmed Shehzad left the pitch after the brilliant catch of Steyn. Sarfraz played a quick and brave inning of 49 runs but he run out after scoring 49 runs just one short from fifty.
After this Misbah and Younis Khan try to bullied the inning but unable make it long and give his wicket to part time bowler AB.
After this Maqsood and Umar Akmal lost their wickets in short time that put Pakistan in trouble.
Pakistan manage to put 197 runs in 40 overs with the lost of five wickets on a small ground. South Africa past 400-rum mark in this world Cup 2015 and because of this track record it seem easy for them to chased that target.
Now Pakistani fans praying for rain to get one important point in case of draw. After this, if Pakistan beat Ireland in next match then Pakistan will through to the knock out round.
Pakistan have never beaten South Africa in a World Cup match, losing to their African rivals in 1992, 1996 and 1999.
Squads of both teams:
Ahmed Shehzad, Ehsan Adil, Haris Sohail, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Irfan, Nasir Jamshed, Rahat Ali, Sarfraz Ahmed (wk), Shahid Afridi, Sohaib Maqsood, Sohail Khan, Umar Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Yasir Shah, Younus Khan.
HM Amla, Q de Kock†, F du Plessis, AB de Villiers*, RR Rossouw, DA Miller, JP Duminy, DW Steyn, KJ Abbott, M Morkel, Imran Tahir
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