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PAK vs SA Highlights: South African lions stacked in front of Pakistan, semi-final equation turned exciting

Sydney: In the 36th match of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022, the Pakistan cricket team defeated South Africa by 33 runs. In the match, after winning the toss, the Pakistani team scored 185 runs in the stipulated 20 overs and batting first. This match played between Pakistan and South Africa was affected due to rain. South Africa had lost their four wickets for 69 at the end of 9 overs until the rain stopped. In such a situation, under the Duckworth-Lewis rule, South Africa got a target of 142 runs in 14 overs, but they could score only 108 runs for the loss of 9 wickets in the allotted overs. In this way the Pakistani team won the second out of four matches in the tournament.

On the other hand, South Africa’s team has to face the first defeat. South Africa now have to face the Netherlands. For South Africa against the Netherlands, this match has now become a do or die. At the same time, despite the victory in this match, the Pakistani team is almost certain to be out of the semi-finals.

Iftikar has set color for Pakistan

Iftikhar Ahmed’s role was very important for Pakistan in this victory against South Africa. Iftikhar handled Pakistan’s innings when two top-order batsmen, captain Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan, were cheaply returned to the pavilion. After this, he played an excellent innings of 51 runs in 35 balls in the match, which also hit three fours and two superb sixes. Due to which the team was able to score 185 runs.

Shadab’s all-round performance

Shadab did an excellent all-round performance in the match for Pakistan. Shadab batted down the order in front of the South African pace battery. He played an explosive innings of 52 runs in 22 balls in the match. During this, he also hit four sixes and three excellent fours. Shadab showed a strong game not only in batting but also in bowling. He also took two wickets for the team giving just 16 runs in two overs. He was adjudged the player of the match for his excellent performance.

Shaheen Afridi back in rhythm

The best thing that came out for Pakistan against South Africa was that their premier fast bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi was seen in his old style. In the previous three matches, he could not show anything special. At the same time, in this match against South Africa, he took 3 big wickets in the bowling of three overs by spending only 14 runs.

Temba showed strength for South Africa

In the match against Pakistan, South Africa’s team was inferior in every department. The rain did the right thing. However, Temba Bavuma, who has been going through poor form, definitely showed his strength in the batting. He faced 19 balls in the match for South Africa in Temba in which he scored 36 runs. During this he hit four fours and a brilliant six.

The equation of the semi-finals in Group-2 became exciting

After this match against Pakistan and South Africa, the equation of the semi-finals in Group-2 has now become quite exciting. India and South Africa are leading the race for the semi-finals. However, now the equation is being made that South Africa’s team will have to win the match against Netherlands in any case. At the same time, if Zimbabwe makes any kind of upset against India, then the matter will come again on the run rate.

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