Pakistan vs South Africa Highlights, T20 WC 2022: PAK Stay Alive In Semis Race With 33-Run Win vs SA
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Highlights Score PAK vs SA T20 World Cup And Latest Match Updates: Shadab Khan produced a special all-round effort as Pakistan kept their semifinal hopes alive with a 33-run win over South Africa in a rain-curtailed T20 World Cup match here on Thursday. Shadab first led Pakistan’s strong batting display with a scintillating 22-ball 52, propelling them to 185 for nine after opting to bat.

Shaheen Shah Afridi (3/14) and Shadab (2/16) then blew away the South African top order as the Proteas could manage 108 for 9 in 14 overs. As per DLS method, South Africa were set a revised target of 142 runs in 14 overs after the rain interruption.

With the win, Pakistan (4 points) moved up to the third spot in group 2 While South Africa (5 points) continued to stay second behind leaders India (6 points). While Shaheen got rid of the dangerous Quinton de Kock (0) and Riley Rossouw (7), Shadab accounted for skipper Temba Bavuma (36) and Aiden Makram (20) before rain interrupted play. With South Africa needing 73 off five overs after rain cut short the game by six overs, Tristan Stubbs (18) and Heinrich Klaasen (15) came all guns blazing.

Under the pump, Klaasen slapped Shadab for a a four before hitting Shaheen for back-to-back boundaries through the cow corner and over mid off but couldn’t keep the antics going as the left-armer forced an inside edge to claim South Africa’s fifth wicket. South Africa missed the services of their ace batter David Miller who was ruled out due to an injury as the Proteas lost wickets at regular intervals in a bid to hit boundaries and sixes.

Earlier, Iftikhar Ahmed made 51 in 35 balls and anchored the innings after they were tottering at 43/4 in the seventh over. Shadab, who reached his half-century in 20 balls, struck four sixes and three fours in his whirlwind knock.

Opting to bat after winning the toss, Pakistan lost an early wicket in Mohammed Rizwan, who played on after being cramped for room by a Wayne Parnell delivery that nipped back just enough to create problems for the batter.

Drafted into the squad as a reinforcement for an injured Fakhar Zaman, Mohammad Haris came in at the fall of first wicket and immediately started finding the fence. With the help of three sixes and two fours, Haris smashed 28 off 11 balls. However, Haris was trapped in front of the wicket by Anrich Nortje after the batter shuffled across to play the ball through midwicket but failed to connect.

Haris reviewed but the decision stayed as Pakistan, from 38 for one, slipped to 43 for four in a span of two overs. The in-form Iftikhar, along with Mohammad Nawaz (28 off 22 balls), steadied the innings with a partnership of 52 runs for the fifth wicket before the latter was out lbw to left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi.

Shadab joined Iftikhar and started accelerating straightway to prop up Pakistan in the back-10. Anrich Nortje was the most successful bowler for South Africa with figures of 4/41.

Live Updates

  • 5:43 PM IST

    LIVE Pakistan vs South Africa Score, T20 WC 2022: A great couple of last overs and Pakistan have pulled off a remarkable win after being reduced to 95 for 5 while batting in the first innings. The bowlers came to the party and South Africa were never really in the chase and kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Klaasen and Stubbs for a brief period gave the Proteas hope but it was always going to be an uphill task. Pakistan win by 33 runs and move to third spot in the points table.

  • 5:28 PM IST

    LIVE Pakistan vs South Africa Score, T20 WC 2022: South Africa need 43 runs in 12 balls (DLS Method)

  • 5:26 PM IST

    LIVE Pakistan vs South Africa Score, T20 WC 2022: Wicket! Wasim Jr strikes for Pakistan once again. This is getting more and more difficult for South Africa. Credit to the bowler. Wasim Jr has been right on the money from the word go. Yet to concede a boundary in this over. And that pretty much seals it for Pakistan.

  • 5:20 PM IST

    LIVE Pakistan vs South Africa Score, T20 WC 2022: Wicket! Afridi strikes. Klassen departs in trying to up the ante and Pakistan are right back in it. South Africa lose half of their side. The Proteas still need 48 off 19 balls.

  • 5:18 PM IST

    LIVE Pakistan vs South Africa Score, T20 WC 2022: 14 coming off that Shadab over. South Africans have made their intent clear. Klaasen and Stubbs are having a real go at the Pakistan bowlers. Shaheen Shah Afridi will bowl from the other end. And already a couple of boundaries from this over as well. They are keeping up with the run-rate. This looks to be going down the wire.

  • 5:08 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: The match has been reduced to 14 overs. The target for South Africa is 142. They need 73 in the last five over.

  • 4:39 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: The rain seems to have stopped, the covers are being removed from the ground. Players are out in the middle as well. Play should not be far away from resumption.

  • 4:36 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: The drizzle hot got lighter but it is persistent. Since the players have gone off the field, they can’t return until the rain completely stops.

  • 4:27 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: The drizzle is getting heavier and covers are firmly placed on the pitch. Things are not looking promising at the moment.

  • 4:26 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: If South Africa lose this game, they need to ensure that they win against the Netherlands.

  • 4:13 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: The rain is falling at the SCG. The DL par score is 85 and South Africa are 16 runs behind the target. SA 69/4

  • 4:07 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: WICKET! Another wicket, Shadab has two in the over. Flipper that completely bamboozled Aiden Markram. The stumps are shattered as Pakistan players celebrate in joy. SA 66/4 in 7.3

  • 4:04 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: WICKET! Shadab can do no wrong today. Comes in to bowl and gets Bavuma on the first ball of his spell. The skipper goes for 36 off 19 balls, good innings but South Africa needed him to continue. SA 65/3 in 7.1

  • 3:59 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: The partnership between Bavuma and Aiden Markram is 32 off 20 balls. Bavuma is looking good, he has raced to 34 off 16 balls. South Africa have recovered well after early blows. SA 55/2 in 6.2

  • 3:54 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Excellent over by Naseem Shah. Deceived Aiden Markram with quality slower deliveries. Also gave just 3 runs off the over. SA 39/2 in 5.

  • 3:49 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: 20 runs off the fourth over by Haris Rauf. South Africa are not giving up easily. Markram and Bavuma are two very capable batters and can turn the game on their heads. SA 36/2 in 4 overs

  • 3:43 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Can it be Bavuma’s day? He has been horrible out of form but has looked assured and calm at the wicket today. South Africa need their skipper to step up. SA 20/2 in 3.1

  • 3:39 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: WICKET! Pakistan get Rossouw and it’s a massive wicket for them given that Rilee Rossouw has hit two centuries in the last three games. SA 16/2 in 2.4

  • 3:37 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Good over for South Africa. 14 of the over by Naseem Shah. SA 16/1 in 2

  • 3:32 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: WICKET! What a start for Pakistan as Quinton de Kock departs for a duck. De Kock wanted to heave on the on side but only manages to find the mid-wicket fielder. SA 2/1 in 1

  • 3:14 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: South Africa finish on 185-9 in 20 overs. That was some innings. Pakistan were rattled early before Iftikhar and Nawaz revived the innings. Shadab played an innings of a lifetime and helped Pakistan to a strong total.

  • 3:10 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Team hattrick for South Africa as Iftikhar is out after playing a blinder of an innings. PAK 177/8

  • 3:07 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: WICKET! End of a fabulous knock by Shadab Khan, he holes out in the deep but not before putting South Africa in command.

  • 3:05 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: No-ball Six! Carnage at the SCG, this is getting out of South Africa’s hands. 50 for Shadab as well of just 20 balls and South Africa are reeling.

  • 3:04 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: A magnificent half-century by Iftikhar Ahmed of just 33 balls. Not only he bailed Pakistan out of trouble, but also put Pakistan in command. PAK 162-5 in 18.2

  • 3:02 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: 150 looked tough at one stage but the Nawaz-Iftikhar and then Iftikhar Shadab has turned the game in Pakistan’s favour. Even 180-190 is looking possible at this point of time. PAK 159/5 in 18

  • 2:56 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Runs are leaking at a fast pace as Iftikhar and Nawaz have broken free. This is magnificent batting. The partnership between Shadab and Iftikhar has reached 51 in just 22 balls and it has turned the game upside down. PAK 146/5 in 16.5

  • 2:50 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Pakistan are back in the match and how. Iftikhar is playing a gem of an innings, whacked a 106 meter six off Lungi Ngidi. Pakistan are bossing the game now. South Africa need a wicket.

  • 2:46 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Shadab Khan has hit two sixes in the 15th over and Pakistan’s inning is back on track. They are threatening towards the 170-run mark and given their bowling, it won’t be easy. South Africa need a wicket now. PAK 120/5 in 15 overs.

  • 2:43 PM IST

    PAK vs SA T20 World Cup Live Score And Updates: Pakistan are 105-5 in the 14th over. They can still reach 170, which will be a very good total, but they will need Iftikhar and Shadab to play well. The match is getting interesting.