Hashim Amla © Getty Images (file photo)
Hashim Amla © Getty Images (file photo)

South Africa were 51 for one after seven overs, against Pakistan in their ICC Crickert World Cup 2015 match on Saturday. Both Hashim Amla and Faf du Plessis were cautious after the early wicket but they have opened up and have also started to score quick runs in this powerplay.LIVE CRICKET UPDATES AND COMMENTARY: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

South Africa now need another 181 runs off 40 overs to win. Amla looked in tremendous touch as he slammed three fours off Sohail Khan in the sixth over to provide his side some much-needed momentum. The bowler had earlier troubled du Plessis outside the off-stump but the batsman did well to survive the initial scare.LIVE CRICKET BALL-BY-BALL COMMENTARY AND SCORE UPDATES: Pakistan vs South Africa in ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Amla was batting on 32 off 20 balls whereas du Plessis was on 17 not out off as many balls. The two batsmen have added 51 runs for the second wicket so far, leading South Africa’s recovery.

South Africa lost their opener Quinton de Kock early in the first over of their chase against Pakistan at Eden Park in Auckland, De Kock was out on the second ball of the innings off Mohammad Irfan, caught by wicketkeeper Sarfraz Ahmed for a duck. Pakistan vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock dismissed early by Mohammad Irfan

South Africa were five for one after the first over. Earlier, Misbah-ul-Haq‘s half-century and Sarfraz Ahmed‘s rapid 49 were the only bright spots as Pakistan were bowled out for 222 in 46.4 overs against South Africa, in their ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 match at the Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday. South Africa will be chasing 232 as per the revised target according to the Duckworth-Lewis method.  South Africa were very impressive with Dale Steyn taking three wickets and Kyle Abbott and Morne Morkel taking two wickets each.

Pakistan vs South Africa: Quinton de Kock dismissed early by Mohammad Irfan