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Pakistan registered a 49 run win over South Africa in their crucial group stage encounter against South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday, in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

The win for Pakistan means that South Africa have been eliminated from the World Cup, after picking up just three points from seven games so far, with two points coming from a win, and one coming from a rained out match where points were shared.

Winning the toss and choosing to bat first, Pakistan posted a total of 308/7, riding on comeback man Haris Sohail’s knock of 89 off just 59 balls. Before Sohail walked in to bat at number five, Pakistan got off to their most assured start of the tournament yet, with the opening duo of Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq putting up 81 runs in just under 15 overs.

Andile Phehlukwayo was the lone ranger till the end of the innings, making 46 off 21 balls, but South Africa fell 49 runs short in their run chase at the score of 259/9. Wahab Riaz finished as the pick of the bowlers, with figures of 10-0-46-4.

With the win, Pakistan have moved to seventh position in the table, while South Africa languish in ninth spot.

SOURCE – NEWS18

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