GAME 6: PAKISTAN VS SOUTH AFRICA
According to playing a schedule of ICC for Cricket World Cup 2019 held the 6th match between Pakistan vs South Africa. South Africa is one of the top One Day International sides. In the recent past, South Africa has played some good series against other cricket playing nations and Before the Cricket World Cup 2019, Pakistan had a complete tour of South Africa. Pakistan lost the T-Twenty series against SA. South Africa had the services of some experienced players to play against Pakistan in the One Day Internationals.
It was not voidable to lose the match from South Africa but Pakistan had lost its previous game and was not able to gain the 2 points to make progress in the points table. So it was the last chance for Pakistan to win from South Africa and to stay in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
PERFORMANCE OF PAKISTAN
The coin was tossed up and Pakistan won the toss. Pakistan decided to bat 1st at Lords Cricket Ground, London. The Pakistani openers gave a good opening stand of 80 runs to score big and Fakhar Zaman played a very rash shot and count his wicket behind the stumps.
He gave a simple catch while sweeping the ball to his backside. In no time, it was Imam ul Haq who tossed the ball up and lose his wicket as well. Then Muhammad Hafeez known as Profession join the party and take the responsibility to bat well. Muhammad Hafeez and Babar Azam constructed a reasonable partnership to strengthen the final total of the team.
Due to lack of concentration, South African bowler steal the wicket of Mr. Muhammad Hafeez. The fall of Muhammad Hafeez was the turning point in the game. At this point, if South Africa bowls well then the match could be won by the South Africans.
Haris Sohail was given the chance in place of Shoaib Malik who failed to score the runs throughout the whole World Cup because the selection of Haris Sohail in the team was very crucial. Babar Azam with the assistance of Haris Sohail builds a solid partnership to score a big total against South Africa.
Haris Sohail scores 89 runs off 60 balls which help Pakistan to score a total 308 runs against the opposition. It was only Lungi Ngadi who took 3 wickets in his bowling spell for 64 runs and it was not easy for Pakistan to defend a total of 308 against the protease. A good start was the initial requisition in order to proceed towards success.
PERFORMANCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
Again it was the master of Swing the champion of bowling Mr. Muhammad Aamer who took the wicket of Hashim Amla in his very first over at a total of 4 runs. Muhammad Aamer shouts for leg before wicket but the umpire did not give him out.
But Muhammad Aamer got the Decision Review System in his mind and knew that Aamla has struck in front of the stumps. So he asked his captain to take the review and check that if it is out or not. The third umpire checked the ball if it was illegal delivery. When the 3rd umpire found that the ball did not hit the bat, he went straight to the ball tracking.
All three signals were red On ball tracking, and the 3rd umpire directed the on-field umpire to change his decision to out. The Whole Pakistani crowd was loving the first wicket taken by M. Aamer. After losing the first wicket captain of protease join Quinton De Kock and build the very important and crucial partnership with his in-form opener.
Both of the players took the score to 91, but their run rate was low. The low run rate was causing the problems for South Africa in scoring the runs because, Under these pressure conditions, Quinton De Kock played a rash shot and given the catch and got his wicket to lose to the third man boundary.
It was a big breakthrough for Pakistan as they get the very important wicket of South African opener. It was the time when South Africa was under more pressure. Pakistan captain took the benefit of the conditions and deploy his main bowlers to steal any more wicket.
EXCITING MOMENTS MATCH PAKISTAN VS SOUTH AFRICA
In the 24th over, Markram gave his wicket to bowler via a very rash and irresponsible shot. This wicket created a lot of pressure on the South African. Chase in the whole run chase because Faf Duplises was the main batsman to accomplish the task and he has the ability to produce big partnerships and hard hitting.
The continuous bowling attack of Pakistan was in force all the time. Sarfaraz makes a good bowling change and brought Mr. Muhammad Aamer into the attack to take any more wicket. It was M. Aamer who bowls fast and furiously to the South African captain and he edged to Sarfaraz.
He loses him and South Africa chances in the game were diminished more rapidly. Pakistan enjoyed a lot of this wicket because they knew the importance of this wicket. After this wicket fall, Pakistan win predictor crosses the 80 marks. The chances of winning the match by South Africa were very least from there on.
After losing the captain, South Africa loses its hope for winning the match because South Africa loses its 5th wicket on 189 runs due to the immense pressure of the required run rate. Pakistan took the benefit of the situation. They tried to steal any more wicket and Pakistan took the 7the wicket on 192 runs.
The chances of South Africa to win. The game was totally finished. The whole South African Team was bowled out 246 runs and Wahab Riaz and Shadab Khan were the star bowlers for Pakistan and they shared total 6 wickets among them equally.