PAK vs SA: In the first of many nailbiting finishes in the ongoing World Cup 2023, South Africa dismantled Pakistan at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, last night, and registered their fifth victory. While the win powered South Africa to the top of the updated World Cup 2023 points table, Pakistan are almost out of the World Cup 2023 semi-final race. This article will lead you through PAK vs SA: Updated World Cup 2023 Points Table, Pakistan almost ELIMINATED, South Africa on TOP of the Points Table.
In the do-or-die contest with South Africa, Pakistan scored 270 runs before getting bundled out in 47 overs. Skipper Babar Azam scored a fine half-century along with Saud Shakeel, who scored 53 runs. There were some other valuable contributions from Mohammad Rizwan and Shadab Khan, which helped Pakistan post 270 runs.
The chase looked pretty simple for South Africa as it was too low for the standards they had set for themselves in the World Cup 2023, but here the surface played a bit of trick.
The South African openers couldn’t do much on the tricky surface as both of them were dismissed in their 20s. Similarly, the other batters too, barring Aiden Markram, couldn’t get much help off the surface as they too were removed cheaply by Pakistan.
Markram was poised and determined to take his side home as he played a match-defining knock of 91 runs in 93 deliveries, but his dismissal opened doors for Pakistan. The wicket of Markram put Pakistan in the driver’s seat and they were the favourites to win the contest.
But, it was far from done for Pakistan, as they slipped towards the end of the innings. Pakistan required just one wicket to win the game and South Africa needed seven runs. There was tension around in both camps, but South Africa eventually prevailed and defeated Pakistan by 1 wicket.
PAK vs SA: South Africa on top of Points Table – World Cup 2023
Pakistan’s loss against South Africa has nearly put them on the brink of elimination from the ongoing ICC World Cup 2023. As per the latest points table, Pakistan is seated in sixth place with just two wins from six matches. Three matches are still to go for them, and Pakistan will aim to win all of them in order to contend for the semi-finals.
South Africa, on the other hand, is placed comfortably at the top of the World Cup 2023 points table with five victories from six matches. The Proteas will easily move to the semis of the ongoing tournament even if they get defeated in a couple of their next games.
PAK vs SA: Updated World Cup 2023 Points Table
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