ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019

Pakistan vs South Africa - Match 30

Venue: Lord's, London

Date & Time: 23 June 2019

South Africa 259/9

RR: 5.18 | Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs


Batsman R B 4s 6s
Hashim Amla lbw Mohammad Amir lbw Mohammad Amir 2300
Quinton de Kock c Imam-ul-Haq & b Shadab Khan c Imam-ul-Haq & b Shadab Khan 476032
Faf du Plessis c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Mohammad Amir c Sarfaraz Ahmed (C) (W) & b Mohammad Amir 637950
Aiden Markram bowled Shadab Khan bowled Shadab Khan 71600
Rassie van der Dussen c Mohammad Hafeez & b Shadab Khan c Mohammad Hafeez & b Shadab Khan 364711
David Miller bowled Shaheen Afridi bowled Shaheen Afridi 313730
Andile Phehlukwayo not out not out 463260
Chris Morris bowled Wahab Riaz bowled Wahab Riaz 161011
Kagiso Rabada bowled Wahab Riaz bowled Wahab Riaz 3700
Lungi Ngidi bowled Wahab Riaz bowled Wahab Riaz 1600
Imran Tahir not out not out 1300
Extras 6 (b 0, lb 1, w 5, nb 0)
Total 259 (9 Wkts, 50.0 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
4-1 (Hashim Amla,1.1), 91-2 (Quinton de Kock,19.2), 103-3 (Aiden Markram,23.1), 136-4 (Faf du Plessis,29.3), 189-5 (Rassie van der Dussen,39.4), 192-6 (David Miller,40.5), 222-7 (Chris Morris,44.2), 239-8 (Kagiso Rabada,46.5), 246-9 (Lungi Ngidi,48.2),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Mohammad Hafeez2 0 11 0 5.50
Mohammad Amir10 1 49 2 4.90
Shaheen Afridi8 0 54 1 6.75
Imad Wasim10 0 48 0 4.80
Wahab Riaz10 0 46 3 4.60
Shadab Khan10 1 50 3 5.00

That ends yet another weekend in the World Cup. The new week will be begun by two competitive teams - Bangladesh and Afghanistan at The Rose Bowl, Southampton. The match begins at 10.30 am local (0930 GMT). ADIOS! TAKE CARE!

Victorious Pakistan captain, Sarfaraz Ahmed, credits the win to a team effort. Praises Babar Azam and then Haris Sohail. On being asked why Sohail was not played earlier, Ahmed says that team combination did not allow them to field him. Compares his innings of today to Jos Buttler's heroics at the death. Admits that the fielding was very poor and they have to work very hard and sort out these things. Praises all the bowlers - first Amir for setting things up with the new ball, then Shadab Khan and Imad Wasim in the middle and Shaheen Afridi in the remaining part.

South African skipper, Faf du Plessis, admits that the Proteas did not play good cricket at all in this tournament. Adds that even in this game, the new-ball bowlers did not get off to a good start and allowed Pakistan to run away with the game. Says that 300 on this wicket was a bit too much. On the batting department, du Plessis says that lack of partnerships was the key but puts it down mainly to lack of confidence within the group. On Imran Tahir, Faf says that the leggie was exceptional, leading the attack consistently but rues the fact that there have not been enough guys like him. On the biggest downside, du Plessis says that South Africa are not playing like South Africa, letting themselves down in terms of skill set.

HARIS SOHAIL HAS BEEN NAMED THE MAN OF THE MATCH. He says it is tough when you are sitting out and waiting for an opportunity but was eager to play and grab the opportunity he gets. Ends by saying when he went to bat, he was told to build a partnership with Azam, things were not easy but he backed himself and it all went well.

In a forgetful tournament, only Imran Tahir and Rassie van der Dussen have been the bright spots for the Saffas. No one really stepped up with either bat or ball and their position shows in the points table. Pakistan move to 7th with 5 points. Please stay tuned for the presentation...

SOUTH AFRICA HAVE BEEN OFFICIALLY KNOCKED OUT OF THE 2019 WORLD CUP. It was a disappointing start to their campaign and they never got going, except for a win against Afghanistan. Even in this game, their new-ball bowlers struggled, a perennial problem throughout this tournament while with the bat, only de Kock and du Plessis played an innings of any substance.

After winning the toss, Pakistan batsmen did a reasonable job of seeing off the new balls and then consolidated in the middle order and teed off at the death. With the ball, Mohammad Amir found his mojo while Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan shared the spoils with 3 wickets each.

Pakistan are alive. This was the 'other' Pakistan which turned up today. They batted responsibly, piled on a big score and then bowled well to defend the total.

M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, A single to finish! A full toss on the pads, Phehlukwayo hits it towards deep mid-wicket for one. PAKISTAN WIN BY 49 RUNS!
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, Full and on the pads, Phehlukwayo looks to flick but misses. The ball hits the pads and rolls on the leg side. Phehlukwayo does not take the run.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Another poor effort in the fielder! Phehlukwayo hits this through covers. The fielder in the deep runs to his left but dives over the ball and Andile bags a boundary.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, NOT OUT! Phehlukwayo is in! Amir bowls a slower one outside off. Andile swings but it goes off the outside edge which goes up in the air but lands well short of third man. The fielder collects the ball and fires it to the keeper who whips the bails off and appeals as the batsmen try and complete the second. The umpire takes it upstairs. Replays roll in and they show that Andile is in.

Have South Africa been bowled out? An appeal for a run out has been taken upstairs. Pakistan don't seem excited though.

M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, Length and around off, Phehlukwayo swings again but it goes off the outer half towards deep point for two.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, Safe! Slower one on off, Phehlukwayo lofts it over the bowler's head. Long on runs to his right and cuts it down. Two taken.
W Riaz to I Tahir, Well played! Gets it right up there does Wahab. Tahir jams it out.
W Riaz to I Tahir, This is angled on the pads, Tahir works it to mid on.
W Riaz to A Phehlukwayo, Slower one outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
W Riaz to I Tahir, Tahir gets off strike! A direct hit would have got him though. He covers the line of this delivery and pushes it to mid off. He takes off but then stops, then goes for it again. Hassan Ali, the sub, picks the ball up and has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses.

Imran Tahir is the last man in!

W Riaz to L Ngidi, OUT! This is why he wanted to get off strike! Wahab is just too good for him. Wahab lands this one middle and gets it to straighten. Ngidi plays the original trajectory and gets squared up. The ball goes past the outside edge and knocks the stumps behind.
W Riaz to L Ngidi, BEATEN ALL ENDS UP! Another yorker just outside off, Ngidi fails to jam it out. He wants to get off strike and that was evident there. He was on the run as he was playing that shot.
M Amir to L Ngidi, A single! Ngidi once again throws his bat at it but the ball flies off the outside edge down to third man for one.
M Amir to L Ngidi, Another swing and another miss! A slower one just outside off, LN looks to hit straight but misses.
M Amir to L Ngidi, Swing and a miss! Length and outside off, angling away. Ngidi looks to hit it against the angle but misses.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, A low full toss outside off, this is hit to mid off for one.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Poor effort in the field! Very full and outside off, Phehlukwayo jams it through backward point. Afridi runs to his left from third man, dives and looks to push it back in but does not do it convincingly and the ball rolls back onto the fence.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, Slower one and outside off, Phehlukwayo does not pick it, he looks to hit it on the leg side but misses.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, WIDE! Too far wide outside off, Andile looks to slash at it but misses.
W Riaz to L Ngidi, OHHHH! Almost got another! He comes from around the wicket and bowls it very full around off, once again it tails away. Ngidi looks to drive but is beaten.

Lungi Ngidi walks out to bat.

W Riaz to K Rabada, OUT! Full, straight and Wahab has knocked Rabada over! Too good this for the no. 9. This starts from outside off and then it tails back in. Rabada misses his drive and the middle stump is disturbed.
W Riaz to A Phehlukwayo, Another single! Good length and on middle, Phehlukwayo pushes it on the off side for one.
W Riaz to A Phehlukwayo, Shorter and outside off, Phehlukwayo looks to cut but misses.
W Riaz to K Rabada, Fuller again on middle, Rabada once again looks to play it with a straight bat but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
W Riaz to K Rabada, A low full toss on middle, the batsman looks to drive it with a straight bat but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Off the top edge now. Another short ball, Phehlukwayo looks to pull again but this time gets a top edge. It sails over the keeper, eluding fine leg.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, FOUR! Fine shot. A short ball, around off, Phehlukwayo pulls it over mid-wicket, one bounce and into the ropes!
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, Outside off, a swing and a miss.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, A short ball, another slower ball, Andile is early into his pull shot and drags it through mid-wicket. Imam-ul-Haq runs to his right from fine leg, dives and parries it, but wide of Babar Azam running towards him from mid-wicket. Luckily for Pakistan, it does not touch the boundary. Imam smiles. Two runs taken.
M Amir to K Rabada, Around off, on a length, coming in, watchfully defended to the off side for a run.
M Amir to A Phehlukwayo, Full and outside off, slower in pace, Phehlukwayo swings hard but the ball goes off the inside edge past the stumps towards fine leg. Just a single.

Mohammad Amir is back on. 7-1-19-2 so far.

W Riaz to K Rabada, Goes length now and Rabada works it to mid-wicket. End of a lovely over by Wahab.
W Riaz to A Phehlukwayo, A full toss, the yorker does not come out right. It is worked through square leg for one.
W Riaz to A Phehlukwayo, Too short this time! Phehlukwayo ducks under it. Wided.
W Riaz to K Rabada, Misses the yorker by a little and it is a full ball. Rabada strokes it to mid off for one.
W Riaz to K Rabada, This is top class stuff! Another yorker tailing back in from off. Rabada jams it out. He may have been ready for it.

Kagiso Rabada is the next batsman in.

W Riaz to C Morris, OUT! Waahab gets his first! He says, he needs no support from his fielders and he will do it by himself! A corker of a yorker there. It is right at the base of leg stump. Tails away. Morris fails to jam it out and he has to take the long walk back.