Player of the Match
Player of the Match

END OF OVER:
45 | (wicket maiden) | PAK: 167/10 (68 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 3.71, RRR: 13.60)

  • Mohammad Irfan0 (0b)
  • R McLaren8-3-19-4
  • LL Tsotsobe9-1-23-2

Presentation:

Misbah: "It was a good bowling effort, 234 was getable. You needed 4.5 an over, we could not knock it around or rotate. The batsmen were in form in the practice games but I don't know what happened. The pitch was a little slow, but we could have chased it. We need to forget about these two games before we meet India."

AB de Villiers: "The victory is sweet. We got more than 200 against a quality attack on a tough wicket. The three spinners bowled very well. I wasn't happy with 234, we set it up so well to get to 270 even. After I got out I thought 220 was also a good score. Morris had a wonderful debut. We protected the square boundaries well. Dale Steyn will most probably be ready for the next game."

Amla is the Man of the Match: "The wicket was a bit difficult early on. We were just going to play normal cricket. It's been tough going with the two white balls. We have a really good squad, a young team."

So there you have it, Pakistan will have to hope India lose to West Indies tomorrow and then beat India comprehensively. South Africa have done really well to get their chances up.

That's it from us here. We hope you enjoyed the coverage. Do catch us for India v West Indies tomorrow. It's a day game so it starts at 9.30 GMT. Thanks for the mails and your company. Cheers!

End of match: No Steyn? No Morkel? No problem. South Africa made this look far easier than they would have imagined, given Pakistan's uncertain batting. It would have lifted them greatly seeing a debutant Chris Morris set a high standard at the start - his two wickets really pegged Pakistan back. They shed the idea of bowling short and instead bowled fuller, cramping the batsmen for room. The pressure started piling up and for the second time, Misbah had too much to do.

Our post-match Huddle is starting soon.

There is still hope for Pakistan though, but only if Windies win both their remaining matches, and Pakistan beat India. Then Pakistan, India and South Africa will all have one win each, bringing NRR into play. If any of those results don't happen Pakistan are out.

44.6
W
McLaren to Junaid Khan, OUT, the stumps are a mess and South Africa have finished this with 5 overs to spare! Junaid makes room to smash it, McLaren fires it full on the base of the stumps and sends it scurrying a few yards back, he picks up four for 19

Junaid Khan b McLaren 4 (10m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

44.5
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run, full length delivery squeezed to the on side
44.4
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run, drills a full ball down to mid-on, the fielder his the stumps at the bowler's end and Irfan ground his bat, they could have taken an overthrow off the deflection but Irfan had no clue
44.3
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run, the slower bouncer and he makes room to pull but misses it
44.2
0
McLaren to Junaid Khan, no run,

Priyadarshi Mishra: "Better for Pakistan to play out the 50 overs now and reduce the victory margin and then pray for West Indies to beat both India and South Africa. Considering their current NRR even that scenario seems tough."

44.1
W
McLaren to Saeed Ajmal, OUT, South Africa getting done with the formalities, this was banged in short, Ajmal was only aiming for the straight boundary nevertheless, miscued to mid-on

Saeed Ajmal c Ingram b McLaren 5 (13m 5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

END OF OVER:
44 | 4 Runs | PAK: 167/8 (68 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 3.79, RRR: 11.33)

  • Junaid Khan4 (7b)
  • Saeed Ajmal5 (4b)
  • LL Tsotsobe9-1-23-2
  • AM Phangiso10-0-50-1
43.6
0
Tsotsobe to Junaid Khan, no run, short of a length outside off and he pushes it to cover
43.5
0
Tsotsobe to Junaid Khan, no run, backs away for the slog and he swishes at thin air
43.4
1
Tsotsobe to Saeed Ajmal, 1 run, backs away and miscues him down to midwicket
43.3
1
Tsotsobe to Junaid Khan, 1 run, makes a lot of room and miscues the pull
43.2
0
Tsotsobe to Junaid Khan, no run, short outside off and he pushes it down to mid-off
43.1
2
Tsotsobe to Junaid Khan, 2 runs, short of a length and angling across him, he pushes it wide of point

END OF OVER:
43 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 163/8 (72 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 3.79, RRR: 10.28)

  • Junaid Khan1 (2b)
  • Saeed Ajmal4 (3b)
  • AM Phangiso10-0-50-1
  • LL Tsotsobe8-1-19-2

This is why Pakistan should never have let go of guys like Azhar Mahmood. He's the finisher they're missing, and Razzaq too

42.6
1
Phangiso to Junaid Khan, 1 run, pushes it down to long-off
42.5
0
Phangiso to Junaid Khan, no run, gets back to cut and he cuts to short third man

Anupam: "How the world has changed for Sir Jadeja, people are requesting him to play during the slog overs!! #Respect.."

42.4
W
Phangiso to Wahab Riaz, OUT, the reverse sweep hasn't really been a success tonight has it? Riaz is brave enough to attempt it, Phangiso fires it on the leg stump, not the most ideal shot for that ball, hits the woodwork

Wahab Riaz b Phangiso 13 (16m 12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 108.33

42.3
2
Phangiso to Wahab Riaz, 2 runs, slashes and gets an outside edge past the keeper, third man mops up
42.2
4
Phangiso to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs, another one! Tossed up on the pads, Riaz slogs and it's in the air and down to deep square leg
42.1
4
Phangiso to Wahab Riaz, FOUR runs, misfielded! This was pushed towards the pads, he sweeps and Tsotsobe misfields at short fine leg, he gathers himself and tries to pull it back but in vain

END OF OVER:
42 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | PAK: 152/7 (83 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 3.61, RRR: 10.37)

  • Saeed Ajmal4 (3b)
  • Wahab Riaz3 (8b)
  • LL Tsotsobe8-1-19-2
  • AM Phangiso9-0-39-0
41.6
4
Tsotsobe to Saeed Ajmal, FOUR runs, just as a few supporters leave the ground in disappointment Ajmal blazes one through cover, it was full and wide and bashed between two fielders
41.5
0
Tsotsobe to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full and wide outside off and he swings and misses
41.4
0
Tsotsobe to Saeed Ajmal, no run, full outside off and he tries to run it to third man and misses
41.3
W
Tsotsobe to Misbah-ul-Haq, OUT, is this the final nail in the coffin? Misbah goes. It was the slower ball from Tsotsobe, Misbah gets on his knee and goes for the slog, mistimes it and ends up hitting it flat to midwicket

Misbah-ul-Haq c Amla b Tsotsobe 55 (94m 75b 3x4 1x6) SR: 73.33

41.2
1
Tsotsobe to Wahab Riaz, 1 run, full on the pads and he drills it down to long-on

Pakistan need something like the Razzaq blinder at Abu Dhabi in 2010. Plucked a win out of nowhere

41.1
0
Tsotsobe to Wahab Riaz, no run, full outside off and he gets a thick outside edge that drops short of short third man
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Pakistan 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st4Imran FarhatNasir Jamshed
2nd14Mohammad HafeezNasir Jamshed
3rd30Shoaib MalikNasir Jamshed
4th38Misbah-ul-HaqNasir Jamshed
5th43Misbah-ul-HaqUmar Amin
6th5Kamran AkmalMisbah-ul-Haq
7th14Misbah-ul-HaqWahab Riaz
8th14Saeed AjmalWahab Riaz
9th5Saeed AjmalJunaid Khan
10th0Junaid KhanMohammad Irfan

ICC Champions Trophy (ICC KnockOut)

Group A
TEAMMWLPTNRR
ENG33061.045
BDESH31130
AUS3012-0.992
NZ3021-1.058
Group B
TEAMMWLPTNRR
INDIA32141.37
PAK3214-0.68
SA31220.167
SL3122-0.798