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Pakistan keeps the knockout hope up and alive

Asking Pakistan to bat first after winning the toss, South African bowlers did quite well in a rain hit match. Pakistan struggled throughout their innings with their top order batsmen failing to capitalize on some promising starts. Skipper Misbah ul Haq steered Pakistan innings with 56 off 86 balls.

 It was Dale Steyn who chipped through the Pakistan batting and Pakistan lost their final five wickets for 10 runs ending their innings at 222.

In reply Proteas were cruising with a 67 run stand between Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis until Amla was brilliantly caught behind by Sarfraz Ahmed off Riaz.

It was all set for another Ab De Villiers show as he threatened to win the game on his own with no support from the other end he too was caught behind and eventually South Africa was all out for 202.

 

Scoreboard: /icc-cwc-2015-live/results-folder/29th-match-pool-b-pakistan-v-south-africa/

Picture Gallery:

1. Sarfraz Ahmed pulls this one in style.

 

2. Dale Steyn is euphoric with the wicket of Misbah-ul-Haq.

 

3. Groundsmen covering the pitch.

 

4. Dale Steyn takes what it could be a catch of the tournament.

 

5. Dale Steyn holding on to the brilliant catch. 

 

6. AB de Villiers, David Miller and Kyle Abbott's reaction after Dale Steyn's catch.

 

7. Lone fighter AB de Villiers struck 77 off 58 balls

 

8. JP Duminy leaves the field as rain interrupts play.

 

9. Sohail Khan celebrates after the wicket of AB de Villiers.

 

10. Wahab Riaz celebrates after removing Imran Tahir.

 

11. Misbah-ul-Haq and Shahid Afridi are all smiles after the victory. 

 

12. Sarfraz Ahmed signs off with the Player of the Match award.