Pakistan defeated World cup fav South Africa by 29 runs and registered their third win in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 ,and now at no. 3 in the point table it start with Man of the Match Sarfraz played a key role after giving his team a good start while opening the batting and then combined with the pacers to stop South Africa from reaching their D/L revised target 232.
Sarfraz, who missed the first four games as Pakistan chose Umar Akmal to keep wickets, scored a run-a-ball knock, laced with five fours and three sixes to contribute to the team’s 222 all out in in 46.4 overs.
In reply, Pakistan’s left arm pacer bowled brilliantly and picked up some early wickets.It all started with de Kock’s (0) wicket off Irfan and then Amla and Plessis played some excellent shots but after few minutes Hashim Amla(38) and Faf du Plessis (27) both lost their wickets . Dale Steyn (16) and AB de Villiers (77) AB DE Villiers wicket eas a turning point of match they alsoplayed some classical shot at the end last men Imran Tahir caught out by Riaz and pakistan recorded their 3rd win and a much needed win .
MATCH SUMMARY-Pakistan 222 in 46.4 overs (Misbah-ul-Haq 56, Sarfraz Ahmed 49, Dale Steyn 3/30) beat South Africa 202 in 33.3 overs (AB de Villiers 77, Rahat Ali 3/40, Wahab Riaz 3/45, Mohammad Irfan 3/52) by 29 runs (D/L method)
MAN OF THE MATCH- Sarfraz Ahmed