Published On: Thu, Jun 8th, 2017

Pakistan’s bowlers keep their campaign alive : ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2017

It was Pakistans day in yet another rain hit match against South Africa. The rain seems to pour heavily this season, but it didn’t stop Pakistan from bouncing back from their not so pardoned defeat against India. Having won the toss, South Africa choose to bat first. It wasn’t a easy task ahead as Pakistani bowlers made life a bit difficult for the proteas. Quinton de Kock (33 of 49 balls) along with Hashim Amla (16 of 20 balls) started the procession quite slowly. But the duo couldn’t capitalise the reverse swing early up by the Pakistani bowlers. Amla walked back to the pavilion first followed by Kock in a gap of 5 overs.

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ABD to seemed lost, yet again, as he was dismissed without even scoring a run.  David miller was the only sole batsman to score a fifty. He was accompanied by Faf Du Plesis but not for long as he to got out at the score 26 from 57 balls. Proteas were 90 – 4 in 22 overs. Cameo role by CH Morris(28 of 60) and Rabada (26 of 33) helped the proteas  conclude their score at 219 – 8 in 50 overs. Hassan Ali was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan as he took 3 wickets of 8 overs that he bowled with a economy of 3.00.  Followed by Junaid Khan and Imad Wasim took 2 wickets each.

Thou not so impressive again with bat Pakistan batsman still managed to win the match with the D/L method. Fakhar Zaman (31 of 23 balls) started the proceeding pretty quick but failed to capitalise it into a much bigger score. Babar Azam(31 of 51 balls) and Hafeez (26 of 53 balls) carried the proceeding slowly yet again but weren’t that convincing. Shoaib Malik looked pretty positive just like last time against India and scored 16 of 14 balls with 4 boundaries already under his belt before the rain stopped the proceeding.

In the end, the luck favoured the Pakistani’s and they are well alive with a win and would be looking for a birth in semi finals.

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Pakistan’s bowlers keep their campaign alive : ICC CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2017