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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 30 Match Result Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs

Highlights

  • 22:55 (IST) After 49 overs,South Africa 248/9 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 35 , Imran Tahir 1)
  • 22:51 (IST) OUT! Wahab Riaz comes around the wicket and gets the ball to reverse swing off the middle and crash into the off stump. Too good from Riaz!
  • 22:50 (IST) After 48 overs,South Africa 246/8 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 34 , Lungi Ngidi 1)
  • 22:48 (IST) FOUR! Phehlukwayo squirts a wide ball towards backward point. Shaheen Afridi sprints and dives to stop it but can’t push the ball back. He gets back up to see the ball gently rolling towards the cushion.
  • 22:43 (IST) OUT! Wahab Riaz breaches Kagiso Rabada’s defences with a dipping yorker which hits the middle stump camera square on its lens. Brilliant delivery that!
  • 22:39 (IST)FOUR! Phelukwayo reads Amir’s full-toss well and smacks it over mid-on for a boundary.
  • 22:34 (IST) After 45 overs,South Africa 225/7 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 17 , Kagiso Rabada 1)
  • 22:31 (IST) OUT! Chris Morris looks to create some room for himself but Wahab Riaz follows him and bowls and ince-perfect yorker which clips the leg stump. All but over for South Africa now.
  • 22:27 (IST) FOUR! Phehlukwayo finds the gap on the on-side and slog-sweeps beyond the fielder at deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
  • 22:26 (IST) After 43 overs,South Africa 213/6 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 9 , Chris Morris 14) An expensive over from Afridi there. 16 off it. He nearly got his second wicket after Morris mistimes his drive but Babar Azam just couldn’t get to it at mid-off.
  • 22:25 (IST) Proteas nearly out of the World Cup now
  • 22:24 (IST) SIX! Afridi pitches it up and this time Morris lofts it over long-off for a maximum!
  • 22:24 (IST) FOUR! Afridi bangs in short and Morris uppercuts it for a four down to third-man.
  • 22:22 (IST) FOUR! Inside edge off Phehlukwayo and the ball races away for a boundary at fine leg.
  • 22:21 (IST) After 42 overs,South Africa 197/6 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 4 , Chris Morris 3) Shadab Khan continues. Another tidy over from him as he gives away only four. He has been the pick of the Pakistani bowlers today.
  • 22:20 (IST) After 41 overs,South Africa 193/6 ( Andile Phehlukwayo 2 , Chris Morris 1)Four runs conceded but the important wicket of David Miller in that Shaheen Afridi over.
  • 22:17 (IST) OUT! Miller charges down the wicket to Afridi but misses the ball by a distance and sees his wickets broken. Surely the beginning of the end for South Africa’s World Cup campaign.
  •  22:09 (IST) OUT! Van der Dussen tries to slog-sweep but gets the bottom edge and flies high into the London sky. Hafeez and Sarfaraz both go for it before the former calling for it and taking it gratefully. Shadab once again delivers for his team.van der Dussen c Hafeez b Shadab Khan 36(47)
  •  21:57 (IST) After 37 overs,South Africa 168/4 ( Rassie van der Dussen 26 , David Miller 21)Wahab Riaz continues. The first couple of balls are short. Miller pulls the first for a dot and then pulls out of playing the pull off the second one. He gets single and brings Van der Dussen on strike. VDD tries to hits across the line but gets a thick edge. Sarfaraz dives to his right but drops it. That’s poor from the skipper. The batsmen sneak a single and more heartbreak follows Riaz on the next ball. He bowls short and wide and Miller looks to play an uppercut but finds Amir at third-man. However, Amir drops it and Riaz can only sink to the ground in agony. He could’ve had two wickets in the over.
  •  21:22 (IST)OUT! Amir strikes and it’s Faf du Plessis who perishes. He tries to pull Amir towards deep mid-wicket but top-edges. Sarfaraz calls for it and claims the catch. Big big wicket this! du Plessis c Sarfaraz b Amir 63(79)
  •  21:08 (IST)Fifty for Faf du Plessis!An assured knock from the captain and his team would want him to convert it into a hundred and lead them to an important win.
  •  20:58 (IST)OUT!Markram tries to cut Shadab on the backfoot but the ball stays low and crashes into middle stump. Poor shot selection from Markram. Markram b Shadab Khan 7(16)
  •  20:45 (IST)OUT!De Kock once again goes down on one knee and smashes the ball. Imam-ul-Haq takes a difficult catch down low. The umpires go up to the third umpire with the soft signal being out. The replays confirm the decision and De Kock has to depart.de Kock c Imam b Shadab Khan 47(60) 
  •  19:30 (IST)OUT!Mohammed Amir strikes on his very first ball! He raps Amla on the pad and is confident with his appeal. Sarfaraz takes his time but reviews in the end. Three reds and Amla has to walk! What a start for Pakistan!Amla lbw b Amir 2(3)
  •  18:49 (IST)OUT! Sohail falls short of what would’ve been his third ODI ton by just 11 runs! Gets a thick top edge off a slower ball that results in a sitter for the keeper. He has played his part though, his knock helping the Pakistanis cross 300 in a must-win game.PAK 307/7Sohail c de Kock b Ngidi 89(59)
  •  18:45 (IST)OUT! Ngidi foxes Riaz with the slower ball, the latter swinging his bat and missing it completely, resulting in the ball hitting the top of the stumps.PAK 304/6Riaz b Ngidi 4(4)
  •  18:38 (IST)OUT! Taken! Imad Wasim’s cameo comes to an end. Wanted to bring up the 300 with a maximum, with Duminy judging the trajectory of the ball correctly on this occasion and taking a low catch at long off.PAK 295/5Imad c Duminy b Ngidi 23(15)
  •  18:28 (IST)Fifty partnership up between Sohail and Wasimfor the fifth wicket off just 26 deliveries — the second-fastest fifty stand of the tournament. Wasim runs the ball down the ground, with Morris cutting the ball off just short of the boundary rope, allowing the batsman to collect a double.PAK 275/4
  •  18:14 (IST)FOUR! Sohail uppercuts a short ball from Morris towardsthird man to bring up his half-century! What a knock from the youngster so far! This is his 11th ODI fifty, and his first of the ongoing tournament in only his second appearance.PAK 241/4
  •  18:06 (IST)OUT! Babar fails to convert yet again, and he will be disappointed to miss out on a hundred today. Lofts the ball towards sweeper cover, but doesn’t get the distance. The ball settles in the palms of Ngidi near the boundary.PAK 224/4Babar c Ngidi b Phehlukwayo 69(80)
  •  17:39 (IST)Fifty for Babar Azam— his second of the tournament and 14th overall! Guides the ball towards deep point and sets off for an easy single to bring up the milestone.PAK 186/3
  •  17:13 (IST)OUT! Markram strikes, trapping Hafeez lbw! Went for the sweep, but missed the ball and ended up getting struck plumb in front of middle and leg.PAK 143/3Hafeez lbw Markram 20(33)
  •  16:35 (IST)OUT!What a catch by Imran Tahir! Sensational is the word! Tahir breaks into his trademark celebrations for a third time in this innings. Imam falls six short of his fifty. Shuffles down the pitch and goes for a straight drive. Tahir crouches to his right, and the ball somehow settles in his right hand. PAK 98/2Imam c and b Tahir 44(57)
  •  16:12 (IST)OUT! Fakhar falls six short of a half-century. Ends up lobbing the ball over to the slip fielder while attempting a ramp shot. Got into position for the ramp way too early, and gave the bowler enough time to adjust his length.PAK 81/1Fakhar c Amla b Tahir 44(50)
  •  15:32 (IST)FOUR! Imam plays an aerial drive down the ground, well out of mid offs reach, to bring up thefifty opening stand with Fakhar!PAK 50/0
  •  14:40 (IST)Faf du Plesssis: We were probably 10-15 runs short in the last game, but we are getting better. We are going with the same time. We’ve got a nice balance in the side. I was going to bowl first anyway, so good toss to lose. South Africa XI: Quinton de Kock (wk), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis (c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
  •  14:37 (IST)Sarfaraz Ahmed: Looks like a nice pitch. We’re focusing on this match. Important game for us. If we take it game by game, we will do well. We’ve made two changes. Haris Sohail and Shaheen Shah Afridi are playing. Pakistan XI: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed (c, wk),Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan,Shaheen Shah Afridi, Wahab Riaz, Mohammad Amir
  •  14:33 (IST)TOSS: Pakistan win the toss, and captain Sarfaraz Ahmed opts to bat. 
  •  14:20 (IST)Pitch report“There’s some sunshine. It’s the longest hit in the world Cup, 88m towards cow corner from the Pavilion End,” says Pommie Mbangwa.”The slope will come in handy, if you win the toss and opt to bowl. You see lot of grass. So very difficult decision upon winning the toss, given the grass. The groundsman said he’s been rolling the pitch and it’s dry underneath. If I were Sarfaraz, I’d opt to bat,” says Wasim Akram.

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