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  • 11:28 PM IST

    Sarfaraz Ahmed: A complete team performance. I think a couple of team combinations didn’t allow us to play him before. But he did well after getting his chance. Sometimes, change is good. Today, the way Haris batted, he looked hungry. He was the difference. Batted like Jos Buttler. We have to work hard on our fielding. We dropped so many catches. All three matches are important. Complete bowling effort. Credit to Amir for picking up early wickets. Shadab picked up wickets in the middle overs and Wahab got us wickets at the death. Thank you for all the support.

  • 11:27 PM IST

    Faf du Plessis (2/2): Imran has been amazing. To acknowledge him, he has been exceptional right through this tournament and has played with a lot of heart. He has led our attack and has been consistent in every game. But there haven’t been enough guys like Imran standing up and that is why we finding ourselves in a position that we are in. The biggest downside at the moment is we haven’t been able to do justice to ourselves as a team. Haven’t played the cricket we’re capable of. For me the biggest disappointment has been we have been letting ourselves down with the skill that’s sitting in the dressing room.

  • 11:17 PM IST
    Faf du Plessis (1/2): We are not playing great cricket. We didn’t bowl well. Have been good with the ball this tournament, but we started poorly today. 300 plus on that target was 20-25 more on that track. Made same mistakes with the bat. Guys getting in and getting out. Not spin. Not spinners in particular. We needed a good start. We haven’t had that. As we are building partnerships, we have been losing wickets. That’s the nature of our tournament. Not against spin. It has been case of confidence. We’re working hard, putting in the practice. But confidence in sport is an amazing thing. When you are playing well, the ball just falls in your court. When you are playing against a quality team like Pakistan, they get a wicket they will put you under pressure.
  • 11:17 PM IST

    Haris Sohail: It’s tough when you’re sitting out and waiting for your turn. My goal was to make the most of my opportunities. When I went in, I was told I have to build a partnership with Babar, but it wasn’t easy out there. Just backed myself.

  • 11:02 PM IST

    THAT’S A WRAP! Pakistan keep their semi-finals hopes alive with a win over South Africa. Haris Sohail, Babar Azam, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir played big roles in Pakistan’s win.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    GONE! Pakistan are a wicket away from sealing a win. Riaz comes around the corner, pitches one away, Ngidi plays one inside the line and then the ball hit the stumps.

  • 10:44 PM IST

    OUT! Riaz gets his second wicket as Rabada departs. South Africa eight down.

  • 10:30 PM IST

    DISTURBS THE TIMBER! Wahab sends Morris packing. South Africa seven down.

  • 10:16 PM IST

    OUT! It is getting over for South Africa. Shaheen Afridi removes David Miller. Tries to give the bowler a charge, misses and the ball hits the timber.

  • 10:09 PM IST

    FINALLY! Pakistan hold on to the catch! van der Dussen departs as Hafeez takes a neat catch. South Africa five down as Shadab strikes.

  • 9:55 PM IST

    DROPPED! Amir drops Miller again, this time on Wahab’s bowling. He is unhappy, clearly.

  • 9:54 PM IST

    DROPPED The skipper drops one this time around. van der Dussen gets a life. Wahab misses out on a wicket.

  • 9:43 PM IST

    LIVE CRICKET SCORE PAK vs SA: South Africa 160/4 after 35 overs, chasing 309, versus Pakistan: David Miller and Rassie van der Dussen are in the middle and they will have to pull off something really special to take South Africa home.

  • 9:41 PM IST

    FOUR! Creamed through the covers. That dropped catch. Will it cost Amir and Pakistan?

  • 9:29 PM IST

    DROPPED! Caught, caught and dropped! He had in his control and then his elbows hit the ground. Miller gets a life.

  • 9:21 PM IST

    OUT! Amir returns into the attack, Amir returns to the wicket-taking party! South Africa lose Faf du Plessis. Is this it for the Proteas?

  • 9:03 PM IST

    WICKET! Second wicket for Shadab as Markram gets out. South Africa three down.

  • 8:44 PM IST

    OUT! Clean catch! Imam does well to hold on to that catch as Shadab removes de Kock for 47. South Africa two down.

  • 8:41 PM IST

    FOUR and SIX! QDK is going after Wahab now. He moves near fifty. First, a fierce cut and then a lofted six past the fine-leg.

  • 8:27 PM IST

    SIX! In his zone and de Kock launches it into the stands past deep mid-wicket tp put Shadab under pressure in his first over.

  • 8:20 PM IST

    FOUR! He looks set. de Kock goes aerial, over the covers, to send the ball past the boundary rope.

  • 8:13 PM IST

    FOUR! Full and wide from Imad and de Kock cashes in. Sarfaraz is not too pleased with the line. South Africa, meanwhile, have reached 50 in the 12th over.

  • 8:09 PM IST

    FOUR! Shaheen bowls one onto the pads and Faf beats mid-on to take South Africa past 40-run mark.

  • 8:04 PM IST

    PAK vs SA live score: South Africa 32/1 after 9 overs, chasing 309, versus Pakistan: Pakistan are keeping the things tight but Faf and de Kock have managed to deny Pakistan any success after the fall of Amla.

  • 7:45 PM IST

    FOUR! On the up and driven through the covers for four. Quite a shot from Faf this is!

  • 7:29 PM IST

    WICKET! Early strike from Pakistan and Mohammad Amir. Hashim Amla is out LBW. Pakistan opted for a review and it worked.

  • 7:07 PM IST

    Will Pakistan manage to chase down the total?:

  • 7:02 PM IST
    Imran Tahir: I can’t ask for more than that. I thought it was going to be a tough day but it did stop a bit. I am really pleased that I did the job for my team and my country. They had a good start so I wanted to get a wicket. I was pleased that I got a wicket in my first over. I was happy with my consistency that was the most important thing for me. I have not been good on my caught and bowled so coaching guys were on my back all the time saying I am not good enough but after today I can go and have a word with them. This is a good pitch, it played really well. There is not much in it for the bowlers so hopefully we will get the target.
  • 6:57 PM IST

    End of Pakistan innings: Solid stand from the openers – Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam’s 69 and Haris Sohail’s 89 have guided Pakistan to 308/7 against South Africa at Lord’s.

  • 6:38 PM IST

    OUT! End of Imad Wasim’s innings as Duminy takes a good low catch at long off. Pakistan five down.

Match highlights, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Match 30: Sohail, bowlers star as Pakistan beat South Africa at Lord’s

Hello and welcome to our live coverage of Match 30 of ICC Cricket Cup 2019 between Pakistan and South Africa at Lord’s, London on Sunday.

For South Africa, it has been a case of surrendering even before the choke has been applied. While their batting has left a lot to be desired, the worst part has been the fielding of a side that took world cricket by storm with its athletic fielders since their return to international cricket in 1992.

The injury woes to the pacers haven’t helped either. But all in all, it has been a poor show from a team that was considered contenders for the semi-final slot along with India, England and Australia.

On Sunday, it will be all about holding their nerves and executing their skills as pointed by Pakistan pacer Wahab Riaz. The fast bowler has also rung the warning bell for the opposition and said that the Pakistan players have discussed their mistakes and are looking to make up for lost time.

The weather is expected to be cloudy, but there is no sign of rain as such and the pitch should aid the batsmen. So, both teams will expect their batsmen to stand up and make it count in a match that will decide on their future in the showpiece event. The spinners will also come into the picture if the sun is out.