BIRMINGHAM – The game between Pakistan and South Africa has been stopped play due to rain at the Edgbaston, Birmingham.
UPDATE: the match has been called off. Pakistan have won by 19 runs (DLS method).
Another heavily rain-influenced game, but this was a win that had a whole lot more to do with a sensational bowling performance from Pakistan. Some hiccups in their chase thanks to Morne Morkel, but their batsmen did just about enough to keep them ahead of the DLS par score.
In those 27 overs, we saw memorable little debut innings from Fakhar Zaman, a thrilling spell from Morkel, and important batting contributions from Hafeez, Babar and Shoaib Malik. Player of the match, for me, would have to be Hasan Ali, and his dismissal of Wayne Parnell an early contender for ball of the tournament.
It’s been a tournament of rain delays, hasn’t it? Pakistan will win by 19 runs. if it ends like this, Pakistan will win this game.
Players have gone off the field. The DLS par is 100, they’re 19 runs ahead of that. Doesn’t look terrible overhead. It’s quite gloomy but has been that way for the entire second innings. The side covers go on. Run-ups covered too. Plenty of time before we start losing overs. I guess we need to finish the game by 10.15 PM, so count backward from there to get your answers.