CWC 2019: Twitter Reacts As Pakistan Confirms South Africa's Exit

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As Pakistan Confirms South Africa’s Exit


Pakistan registered a comprehensive win against South Africa by 49 runs in the 30th match of the World Cup at Lord’s, London on Sunday. Thus, the Proteas are officially knocked out of the ODI showpiece. Pakistan posted a par score of 308 runs after their skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and decided to bat first.

Pakistan openers added a fine alliance of 81 runs for the opening stand. However, Fakhar Zaman decided to play an audacious scoop shot which didn’t come off. The ball ballooned to Hashim Amla for a simple catch at first sleep. Subsequently, Imran Tahir plucked a one-handed stunner to dismiss Imam-ul-Haq.

ICC World Cup 2019: Twitter Reacts As Pakistan Confirms South Africa's Exit

Pakistan comes with an inspiring performance.

Babar Azam scored a fine knock of 69 runs. The right-hander scored seven fours in his innings. Mohammad Hafeez was plumbed in front by part-time spinner Aiden Markram when the right-hander missed his sweep.

Subsequently, Harris Sohail was able to provide the much-needed impetus to Pakistan’s innings. The left-hander who was brought into the playing XI was able to hit the ground running. In fact, Sohail was playing his first match of the tournament but showed no signs of lack of match practice.

The southpaw batsman hammered 59-ball 89 with the help of nine fours and three sixes to help Pakistan boost to a par total of 308 runs. Lungi Ngidi scalped three wickets whereas Imran Tahir too two wickets.

Harris Sohail

On the other hand, South Africa could not get to a good start. The Proteas lost the early wicket of Hashim Amla when the right-hander was plumbed in front of the wickets by Mohammad Amir. Quinton de Kock scored 47 but once again failed to convert his start into a substantial score.

Faf du Plessis scored 63 runs but he could not continue his innings when he tried to take on Mohammad Amir and got a top-edge. No other South African batsman was able to get going despite getting off to starts. Furthermore, the required run-rate went sky high after Proteas failed to keep it in check.

Here is how Twitter reacted:


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