On Friday, October 27, at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, Pakistan (PAK) and South Africa (SA) will play in the 26th match of the ongoing Cricket World Cup. Following two wins, Pakistan has now dropped three straight games. With four victories, South Africa sits second in the standings.
In their most recent match, Pakistan lost by eight wickets against Afghanistan. After losing seven wickets in 50 overs, Pakistan managed to score 282 runs. The team’s half-centuries came from Abdullah Shafique and Babar Azam. For Pakistan, Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan each scored forty runs. After getting off to a brilliant start, Afghanistan lost their first wicket in the 22nd over. Afghanistan’s historic victory was made possible by the half-centuries scored by its top three batters.
In the competition, South Africa has been a formidable force at the bat. They proved it against Bangladesh in the most recent match. With the aid of devastating blows from Heinrich Klaasen and Quinton de Kock. They managed to score 382 runs. De Kock hit seven sixes and fifteen fours in his 174 runs off 140 deliveries.
Pakistan Squad :
Saud Shakeel, Babar Azam (C), Abdullah Shafique, IU Haq, SH Khan, Iftikhar Ahmed, Mohammad Rizwan (wk), S Afridi, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim
South Africa Squad :
HE van der Dussen, RR Hendricks, DA Miller, AK Markram (C), M Jansen, Q de Kock (wk), H Klaasen, K Rabada, G Coetzee, KA Maharaj, LB Williams