Pakistan vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2023: Batting first, Pakistan were all out from 270 in 46.4 overs. Chasing 271 runs, the SA lost wickets too, but managed to win by 1 wicket. Catch Highlights here
Pakistan vs South Africa Highlights, World Cup 2023: Chasing 270, South Africa defeated Pakistan by 1 wicket at a crucial match in the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023 in Chennai on 27 October.
Early, Babar Azam won the toss and decided to bat first at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Temba Bavuma said at the toss that he would have liked to bat first as well.
Despite a shaky start, Pakistan managed to put up 270 runs on scoreboard after losing all its wickets. For Pakistan, Skipper Babar Azam (50), Saud Shakeel (52) and Shadab Khan (43) helped the Pakistani team score some runs. For the Proteas, Tabraiz Shamsi took 4 wickets, Marco Jansen picked 3 wickets, Gerald Coetzee took 2 wickets and Lungi Ngidi clinched one wicket.
Chasing 271, the Proteas lost de Kock soon, but Temba Bavuma (28), Rassie van der Dussen (21) kept the momentum going. Despite losing wickets in between, the Proteas did sail the Pakistani high tidal bowling attack, all thanks to Aiden Markram’s (91) brilliant knock. At the end, Keshav aharaj finished the game with a boundary on the second delivery of the 48th over and the Proteas win the match by 1 wicket with 16 balls remaining.
For Pakistan, Shaheen Shah Afridi picked up three wickets, while Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim and Usama Mir took two wickets each.
With this win, South Africa are on the top of the ICC points table, ahead of India, with 10 points. However, Pakistan is at the 6th place with 4 points.
Both South Africa and Pakistan decided to make a few changes in their playing XI. An injured Hassan Ali is replaced by Mohammad Wasim Jr in the side while Mohammad Nawaz makes a comeback after the injury. Meanwhile, Temba Bavuma, Tabraiz Shamsi, Lungi Ngidi make their way in the South African XI in favour of Reeza Hendricks, Kagiso Rabada and Lizaad Williams.
Amid speculation that Babar Azam could be sacked from the captaincy if Pakistan fail to qualify for the World Cup, the world’s number one ODI batsman will be looking to make a statement with the bat.
Another player with a point to prove for Pakistan will be Shadab Khan, the all-rounder who has had a poor tournament so far at the 2023 World Cup with a cumulative score of just 74 runs. Shadab, who was dropped from the squad, only came back in the last game when Mohammed Nawaz was injured.
Pakistan and South Africa World Cup squads:
Pakistan: Babar Azam (c), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafique, Mohammad Rizwan (w/k), Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Agha, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi and Mohammad Wasim.
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (c), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock (w/k), Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Andile Phehlukwayo, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen and Lizaad Williams.
When and where to watch the Pakistan vs South Africa match?
The Pakistan vs South Africa match will air live on Indian television via Star Sports channels. Indian viewers can also enjoy free live streaming of these matches on the Disney+Hotstar app and website. Social media giant Meta has also partnered with the ICC for World Cup 2023 coverage on Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook and Threads. The match will start at 2 PM.
Pakistan vs South Africa Live Score Updates, World Cup 2023: Key highlights
1. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam won the toss and opted to bat first
2. Pakistan openers Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq began the innings
3. South African pacer Marco Jansen striked early, as he dismissed Abdullah Shafique
4. Pakistan skipper Babar Azam is on crease with Imam-ul-Haq
5. Marco Jansen striked again and Imam-ul-Haq is also walking back to the pavilion
6. Muhammad Rizwan and Babar Azam were building a partnership, but Gerald Coetzee dismissed Rizwan to end that.
7. Spinner Tabraiz Shamsi dismissed Iftikhar Ahmed, Babar Azam, Saud Shakeel and Shaheen Afridi
8. Gerald Coetzee clinched his 2nd wicket of the day as he dismissed Shadab Khan
9. Marco Jansen clinched his 3rd wicket to dismiss Mohammad Nawaz
10. South Africa bowls out Pakistan on score of 270 runs and the Proteas need 271 runs to win.
After an expensive over, Shaheen Shah Afridi bowls his second over. Gets his rhythm back and dismisses de Kock (24) in 3rd ball of the 4th over.
South Africa score 50 runs in 6.5 overs (41 balls).
Mohammad Wasim brought into attack and he dismisses Bavuma in the fifth ball of the 10th over.
South Africa score 100 runs in 13.4 overs (82 balls).
3rd wicket partnership between Dussen and Markram completes 50 runs in 46 balls
Osama Mir departs HE van der Dussen (21) in the 18.5 over.
Proteas lost Heinrich Klaasen (12) to Mohammad Wasim in the 4th delivery of 22nd over.
South Africa complete 150 runs in 24.4 overs (148 balls), Extras 10
AK Markram completes 50 off 50 balls
South Africa complete 200 runs in 32.2 overs (194 balls)
Shaheen Shah Afridi dismisses David Miller (29) on the first delivery of the 34th over.
Haris Rauf dismisses Marco Jansen (20) in the fifth delivery of the 37th over.
South Africa complete 250 runs in 40.1 overs (241 balls)
Usama Mir AIDEN MARKRAM (91) in the second delivery of 41st over.
Shaheen Shah Afridi strikes and departs Coetzee (10) in the first delivery of 42nd over.
Maharaj finished the game with a boundary on the second delivery of the 48th over and the Proteas win the match by 1 wicket with 16 balls remaining.
South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi becomes ‘Player of the Match’ for picking up 4 wickets.