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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.

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.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.