Temba Bavuma. (Photograph Supply: DAVID GRAY/AFP through Getty Pictures)

Pakistan registered a vital 33-run win through D/L technique towards South Africa to stay within the race for the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final race. Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab Khan smashed fifty-plus knocks to assist Pakistan rating a giant 185/9 whereas batting first. Then star pacer Shaheen Afridi took three wickets for 14 to limit South Africa to 108/9 in a rain-interrupted recreation at Sydney Cricket Floor.

South Africa began properly with huge wickets within the powerplay overs as Pakistan have been struggling at 43/4 in 6.3 overs. However Iftikhar and Shadab dominated the center overs with a little bit assist from the Proteas fielders. South Africa, usually an amazing fielding crew, dropped 4 catches towards Pakistan and allowed them to attain an enormous complete. 

I believe South Africa’s fielding and bowling was method under par: Wasim Jaffer

The previous Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer was additionally stunned by South Africa’s fielding effort. In a BatBricks7 Run Ki RunNeeti post-match present on CricTracker, Jaffer acknowledged that South Africa’s fielding and bowling was method under par towards Pakistan.

“I used to be stunned the way in which South Africa truly fielded right this moment. They need to really feel themselves fortunate that this was not a must-win recreation as they nonetheless must play Netherlands of their final recreation. If this was a must-win recreation then they’d have been below a number of strain. However I believe their fielding and bowling was method under par and I believe they missed Keshav Maharaj,” Wasim Jaffer stated.

Pakistan made an amazing comeback from 43/4 to submit an enormous 185/9 complete and have been additionally spectacular with their bowling efficiency after the interruption of the rain. South Africa got a 73-run goal off the final 5 overs on a D/L technique with Tristan Stubbs and Heinrich Klaasen batting. However Pakistani bowlers allowed South Africa to attain solely 39 runs within the final 5 overs.

Jaffer praised Pakistan’s all-round efficiency but in addition identified that they peaked a little bit bit too late to qualify for the semi-final spherical. Pakistan increase a constructive web run price however want India to lose their final recreation towards Zimbabwe to progress to the semi-finals. 

“If India and South Africa win their final respective recreation then they undergo. However Pakistan misplaced two shut video games and I believe they peaked a little bit bit too late within the match,” Jaffer added.



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