Pakistan VS South Africa CWC19 Match 30 Result
Pakistan won the toss and elected to bat first in the 30th match of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Pakistan condemned South Africa to eliminate them from World Cup 2019. And maintained their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals with a 49 runs victory at Lord’s on Sunday. Chasing 309 to stay in the race for the last four places, South Africa’s bid for survival faded on 259-9.
Pakistan’s disciplinary swings saw Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz take three wickets each while South Africa went without a fight. Faf du Plessis’ men had already been battered by Haris Sohail’s brilliant 89 runs. South Africa’s fifth defeat confirmed their embarrassing exit, with matches against Sri Lanka and Australia still to be played.
For the second time in their history, and for the first time since 2003, South Africa did not reach the round of 16. South Africa is struggling with problems on and off the field. It began when AB de Villiers’ late proposal to retire for the World Cup was rejected. And aggravated by an injury that prevented pitcher Dale Steyn from leaving the tournament.
Their campaign began at the worst possible start when they were beaten by hosts in the first match of the tournament. After that, they never recovered, with only one win to show for their efforts, against Afghanistan. Pakistan was also playing for its World Cup survival. Their army of fans transformed Lord into a vibrant green mass. Their second victory of the tournament gives Sarfaraz Ahmed’s team hope of qualifying for the semi-finals. There are three games left to finish in the top four of the 10-team group stage.
Bangladesh’s 322-3 win over the West Indies was the only successful pursuit of more than 250 in this World Cup and South Africa never seemed to emulate that feat. The Proteas lost Hashim Amla early and had managed only 38 of the first 10. As the pressure mounted, Quinton de Kock fell for 47, caught at the border by Imam-ul-Haq diving for Shadab’s 50th international one-day.
Du Plessis got out on 63 runs when an unfortunate header against Mohammad Amir flew high for the wicketkeeper, Sarfaraz, to take a simple catch. Rassie van der Dussen did the same, skiing Shadab to give Mohammed Hafeez a catch that pushed South Africa towards the exit. Earlier, the dashing display of Sohail, the man of the match, had set the tone for a disheartening day for South Africa.
Man of the Match Award:
Haris Sohail was awarded as man of the match award for his Superb Knock.