Pakistan have won just one of their five matches in the World Cup so far, but what drew major flak for the team was the loss to India by 89 runs in their last game at Manchester. They started off miserably with a collapse to lose to West Indies and since were unable to chase down totals against Australia and most recently against India. Only after Shoaib Malik made 8 across three matches was Haris recalled, and he took his chance at Lord's.
PTV Sports and Ten Sports will telecast Pakistan, and South Africa match Live in Pakistan. http://sports.ptv.com.pk/ and www.sonyliv.com will provide live streaming of the game through the app and the website for the premium users. It will be the last World Cup match for most members of the team, and they will be putting everything in the remaining matches to bid goodbye to the game in a suitable manner.
Mohammad Amir has been the leader of the pack with the ball.
This latest comprehensive defeat came at the hands of an erratic Pakistan, who kept alive their own hopes of a semi-final but should not boast the quality or consistency to make it that far.
But Du Plessis was grimly determined and Quinton de Kock enjoyed some lucky escapes as South Africa's two key batsmen added 87 for the second wicket off 109 deliveries. The toss will take place at 2.30 pm IST. The two wickets gave Amir 15, tying Mitchell Starc at the top of the tournament wickets list.
"If you talk about the South Africa series, it's different".
Andile Phehlukwayo tried gamely in scoring 46 not out off 32 balls, but Wahab Riaz (10-0-46-3) and his full length were too good for the lower-order. The Pakistani bowlers failed to pick early wickets even under overcast conditions, putting Sarfaraz's plan in jeopardy.
Rabada and Ngidi were also flayed ruthlessly when they opened the bowling.
After Pakistan captain Sarfaraz Ahmed won the toss and made a decision to bat first, Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq put on 81 for the first wicket.
Tahir was booed when he came on to bowl, but the leg-spinner got his revenge when Fakhar attempted a freakish scooped shot that saw him caught in the slips by Amla. Haris and Babar Azam, who hit 69, were content to let Tahir bowl out his 10 overs, and wait for the pace bowlers.