COAS Bajwa, FM Qureshi congratulate Pakistan team on victory against South Africa

COAS Bajwa, FM Qureshi congratulate Pakistan team on victory against South Africa

The action will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground in London today.

In the points table, South Africa are eighth with Pakistan ninth with only net run rate separating the two teams.

"I'm a very proud player and captain and playing for South Africa means a lot to me", he added.

Pakistan and South Africa both need a victory to keep their slender hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals alive.

The Pakistani fans were elated to see his performance.

Rassie van der Dussen went in similar fashion, skying Shadab to give Mohammed Hafeez a catch that pushed South Africa towards the exit. Pakistan has displayed some poor batting, bowling and fielding performance in their last match against India where they lost by 89 runs as per Duckworth -Lewis-Stern Method.

"Harry played beautifully, and I think I've spoken about it before, I think he's certainly in our top three batsmen, and he had a particularly good lead-up".

After losing narrowly to New Zealand on Wednesday (Thursday NZT), South Africa appeared emotionally spent, ready to trudge home in a largely downbeat display.

"And there are some youngsters here that I'm sure will play in future World Cups".

South African skipper Faf du Plessis was happy to lose the toss, acknowledging that he would have bowled first anyway. Fakhar and Imam drove and pulled pacers Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi (3/64) with authority. The biggest woes for South Africa has been their batting, as the middle-order collapse and even opening pair doesn't form a partnership for a long time.

Among many others, Pakistan pace legend Shoaib Akhtar was critical of Sarfaraz after his national team's drubbing against India at the World Cup 2019. After a spectacular start, they floundered away their advantage in the next two matches. The match will begin at 10.30am local time, 09.30 GMT.

The game of cricket often fuels the decades-old rivalry between India and Pakistan.

But Du Plessis was grimly determined and Quinton de Kock enjoyed some lucky escapes as South Africa's two key batsmen added 87 for the second wicket off 109 deliveries. The digital arm of Star, Hotstar is making Pakistan vs South Africa World Cup 2019 live streaming available online.

Only the brilliance of Imran Tahir (10-0-41-2) brought South Africa back into the contest, the veteran leg-spinner removing both openers, Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman, for 44.

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