South Africa Kicked out of The Lord Stadium by Pakistan – Match Review

Cricket is known as one of the most favorite and popular game around the world. Cricket fans love to play and watch cricket at their home, stadiums and local playgrounds. Nowadays, Cricket is even more popular as ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 is trending around the globe. You all know that the Wales and England are hosting ICC Cricket World Cup from May 30th to July 14th, 2019. All the matches are played as One Day International which has 50 overs.

After a very depressing game played by the players of Pakistan against India, they again came up with great enthusiasm and passion for winning. So here’s the good news, Pakistan knocked out the tough team of South Africa by 49 runs. Pakistan got a huge success in the Lords Stadium and scored 308 runs for seven wickets. The match got really interesting when Haris Sohail drafted in the Lords Stadium as a replacement of Shoaib Malik. He is the one who gave the great gift of 89 runs to the team of Pakistan. The partnership between Haris and Babar Azam proved to be an excellent opportunity for team Pakistan. Haris truly deserves the appreciation of winning by striking nine fours and three sixes as his innings also supported the 23 runs scored by Imad Wasim. His exceptional performance led Pakistan to a shining victory.

Before this particular match South Africa had never been challenged with such a tough target of 300 plus score in any ICC world cup, and of course, this game was undoubtedly testing for them. The famous batsman of South Africa, Hashim Amla was knocked out by Mohammad Amir and only got a chance to score 38 in the first ten overs. As the game heated up, Quinton De Kock returned to the Pavilion after scoring 47 runs. His shot got caught at the boundary by Imam-ul-Haq. Another passionate player Du Plessis fell for 63 when Mohammad Amir’s slow ball blustered high in the air, and it proved to be a piece of cake for the captain of Pakistan “Sarfaraz” to catch the ball.

South Africa’s luck further deteriorated when Rassie Van der Dussen was knocked out at 36 by giving Mohammad Hafeez a simple catch. Shadab allowed Mohammad Amir to push the South African team towards the end of the game. The only turning point in the match was the incredible performance given by Haris Sohail. He proved himself as a lucky charm for the Pakistani team. We cannot overlook the excellent bowling effort of Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, and Shaheen Afridi. The captain of Pakistan appreciated his side and referred Haris Sohail as a fantastic player.

Sarfaraz also mentioned his other team members: “It was a complete group performance. We attempted a couple of combination, which is the reason Haris Sohail wasn’t in the group; however, he took his risk today. At times it’s useful for the group when we realize we need to win. We need to work more enthusiastically on our fielding. We dropped such a large number of catches today, yet with the bat and ball it was an incredible execution.”

The Man of the Match also added his kind words in favor of his team by mentioning that “It’s hard to be out of the group, yet I realized I could take my risk when it was given to me and do well for Pakistan. I needed to formulate a good partnership with Babar Azam – it was difficult, yet we progressed admirably.”

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Pakistan 308/7 (50.0 ov) R/R: 6.16

BATSMANRB4S6SSR
Imam-Ul-Haq

c & b Imran Tahir

44586075.86
Fakhar Zaman

c Hashim Amla b Imran Tahir

44506188
Babar Azam

c Lungi Ngidi b Andile Phehlukwayo

69807086.25
Mohammad Hafeez

lbw b Aiden Markram

20330160.6
Haris Sohail

c Quinton de Kock b Lungi Ngidi

895993150.84
Imad Wasim

c sub b Lungi Ngidi

231530153.33
Wahab Riaz

b Lungi Ngidi

4400100
Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W)

not out

2200100
Shadab Khan

not out

1100100
Mohammad Amir
Shaheen Afridi

Extras: 12

(b – 0, w – 5, no – 1, lb – 6, penalty – 0)

TOTAL: 308/7 (50.0 OV, 6.16 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets:

1-81 (Fakhar Zaman, 14.5 ov), 2-98 (Imam-ul-Haq, 20.3 ov), 3-143 (Mohammad Hafeez, 30 ov), 4-224 (Babar Azam, 41.2 ov), 5-295 (Imad Wasim, 48 ov), 6-304 (Wahab Riaz, 49.1 ov), 7-307 (Haris Sohail, 49.5 ov)

BOWLERSOMRWKTWDNBECON
Kagiso Rabada
100650106.5
Lungi Ngidi
90643007.11
Chris Morris
90610006.77
Andile Phehlukwayo
80491216.12
Imran Tahir
100412104.1
Aiden Markram
40221105.5

South Africa 259/9 (50.0 ov) R/R: 5.18

BATSMANRB4S6SSR
Hashim Amla

lbw b Mohammad Amir

230066.66
Quinton De Kock (W)

c Imam-ul-Haq b Shadab Khan

47603278.33
Faf Du Plessis (C)

c Sarfaraz Ahmed b Mohammad Amir

63795079.74
Aiden Markram

b Shadab Khan

7160043.75
Rassie Van Der Dussen

c Mohammad Hafeez b Shadab Khan

36471176.59
David Miller

b Shaheen Afridi

31373083.78
Andile Phehlukwayo

not out

463260143.75
Chris Morris

b Wahab Riaz

161011160
Kagiso Rabada

b Wahab Riaz

370042.85
Lungi Ngidi

b Wahab Riaz

160016.66
Imran Tahir

not out

130033.33

Extras: 6

(b – 0, w – 5, no – 0, lb – 1, penalty – 0)

TOTAL: 259/9 (50.0 OV, 5.18 runs per over)

Fall of Wickets:

1-4 (Hashim Amla, 1.1 ov), 2-91 (Quinton de Kock, 19.2 ov), 3-103 (Aiden Markram, 23.1 ov), 4-136 (Faf du Plessis, 29.3 ov), 5-189 (Rassie van der Dussen, 39.4 ov), 6-192 (David Miller, 40.5 ov), 7-222 (Chris Morris, 44.2 ov), 8-239 (Kagiso Rabada, 46.5 ov), 9-246 (Lungi Ngidi, 48.2 ov)

BOWLERSOMRWKTWDNBECON
Mohammad Hafeez
20110105.5
Mohammad Amir
101492104.9
Shaheen Afridi
80541006.75
Imad Wasim
100480004.8
Wahab Riaz
100463204.6
Shadab Khan
101503105

Pakistan won by 49 runs

Player Of The Match

Haris Sohail
Pakistan

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