‘Pakistan beats the unbeaten!!’- Twitter hails Pakistan as they keep their semi-finals hopes alive

 ‘Pakistan beats the unbeaten!!’- Twitter hails Pakistan as they keep their semi-finals hopes alive

Pakistan (Source: Twitter)

Pakistan took on South Africa in a do-or-die game of the super 12 stages at the Sydney Cricket Ground. A loss here would mean the end of Pakistan’s campaign in the mega event. The team led by Babar Azam, however, held their nerves to come out victorious in a rain-interrupted game.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first at the SCG. Their top four batters, however, departed quickly, and the team was in deep trouble. Only Mohammad Haris (28 runs in 11 balls) from the top four had some impact on the game. After that, Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz tried to stabilize the innings for the Men in Green.

Nawaz scored 28 runs in 22 balls before he was dismissed in the most bizarre manner. He did not review the umpire’s LBW decision despite having an inside edge. Shadab Khan then joined Ifthikar in the centre and caused havoc. The two put up an 82-run partnership to put Pakistan in the driver’s seat.

The former scored 52 runs in only 22 balls, while the latter scored 51 runs in 35 balls to help the team reach 185/9. South African bowlers were all taken for a lot of runs, but Anrich Nortje took the most wickets. He took four wickets in the game, while Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, and Tabraiz Shamsi each took one.

The Proteas also had a slow start in their chase. They kept losing wickets during the chase and were unable to keep up with the required run rate. They were 69/4 at the end of nine overs when the game was called off due to rain. Temba Bavuma’s team trailed the DLS par score by 15 runs.

However, the clouds parted and the match was reduced to 14 overs with a new target of 142. South Africa’s fortunes, on the other hand, remained unchanged, and they continued to lose wickets. They were eventually limited to a 108/9 score. Pakistan registered a 33-run win (DLS Method) over South Africa to stay alive in the competition.

Here is how Twitter reacted to Pakistan’s win




Bethive Staff

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