T20 WC: Pakistan keeps semi-final hope alive, beat South Africa by 33 runs

Pakistan kept their slender hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 alive with a crucial victory against South Africa at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

Pakistan defeated South Africa by 33 runs (DLS Method) in the do-or-die match on Thursday.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first and posted 185 runs on the board.

In reply, South Africa only managed to score 108 for loss of 9 wickets in a rain-hit match.

With this win, Pakistan climbed to the third position in the Group 2 standings – tied on points with Bangladesh (4), but ahead on net run rate.

Playing XI

Pakistan: Shaheen Afridi, Iftikhar Ahmed, Asif Ali, Haider Ali, Babar Azam, Mohammad Haris, Mohammad Hasnain, Shadab Khan, Shan Masood, Mohammad Nawaz, Haris Rauf, Muhammad Rizwan, Khushdil Shah, Naseem Shah, Mohammad Wasim

South Africa: Temba Bavuma, Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Kagiso Rabada, Rilee Rossouw, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs


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