Despite defeat against South Africa, some good news for Pakistani cricket fans from India
Despite defeat against South Africa the Pakistan team run rate has improved, because of making it difficult to secure Proteas' victory. This has led to a national team's net run rate improving from 0.07 decimal points to 0.38 decimal points on the points table. However, despite winning two matches, Pakistan is still in the lower ranks with 4 points on the points table.
On the other hand, after the defeat at the hands of South Africa, questions arise about Pakistan's chances of reaching the semi-finals. It has been mentioned that the national team's access to the final four stages of the tournament is dwindling after consecutive fourth losses. However, there is still some hope if either Australia or New Zealand lose atleast two matches.
It remains clear that in Pakistan's 26th match of the World Cup, they came close to victory but were defeated by South Africa in the most thrilling match of the World Cup. In the match played at Chandigarh Stadium, opener Abdullah Shafique quickly lost his wicket, scoring 9 runs on 17 balls, while Imam-ul-Haq remained the guest with 12 runs.
The third player to be out was Mohammad Rizwan, who made 31 runs and was caught out on Quetta's delivery. In an attempt to hit a catch, Iftikhar Tanveer Shamsi, however, was caught out on the boundary. He scored 21 runs.
Babar Azam was caught out on Tabraiz Shamsi's delivery after scoring 50 runs. In the partnership of the sixth wicket, Shadab Khan and Saud Shakeel established a 84-run partnership, with Shadab Khan scoring 43, while Saud Shakeel had the highest individual score of 52 runs. Pakistan's entire team was out in the 47th over against South Africa, scoring 270 runs.
From South Africa's side, Tabraiz Shamsi took 4 wickets, Marco Jansen took 3, Gerald Coetzee took 2, and Lungi Ngidi took 1 wicket.