Watch ICC CT 2017: Group B, 7th Match Pakistan vs South Africa Live Streaming, Highlights & Result.
ICC CT 2017: Group B, 7th Match Pakistan vs South Africa
The match is scheduled to begin on June 7, 2017. 13:30 local time (12:30 GMT), (17:30 PKT).
Pakistan: Sarfraz Ahmed*†, Ahmed Shehzad, Azhar Ali, Babar Azam, Fahim Ashraf, Fakhar Zaman, Haris Sohail, Hasan Ali, Imad Wasim, Junaid Khan, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Hafeez, Rumman Raees, Shadab Khan, Shoaib Malik
South Africa: AB de Villiers*, HM Amla, F Behardien, Q de Kock†, JP Duminy, F du Plessis, Imran Tahir, KA Maharaj, DA Miller, M Morkel, CH Morris, WD Parnell, AL Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius, K Rabada
Wahab Riaz has been ruled out of the remainder of the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 with an ankle injury he sustained while bowling in the last match against India. He is likely to be replaced by fellow paceman Junaid Khan for this upcoming match. The rest of the squad seems to be injury free at the moment.
Azhar Ali cracked a fifty in the game against India. He was the only one of all the Pakistani batsmen who seemed to be comfortable, and since this match will be played at the same venue, one can expect another good performance from him. Shoaib Malik has been among the runs of late and his experience will be handy in the middle order. Mohammad Amir and Shadab Khan were very economical on what seemed to be a flat batting track. Pakistan will rely on these two bowlers to deliver the goods for them against a powerful South African batting lineup.
Pakistan have now lost six out of the nine one day internationals they have played so far this year. In their first game of the Champions Trophy against India, they were not up to the mark with both bat and ball and were sloppy in the field too.
Hashim Amla has a score of 81 in the only match he has played at the Edgbaston. The opener struck a century in the first game against Sri Lanka and looks set for another big innings come Wednesday. Faf du Plessis too had a good outing in that match and he will be another batsman to watch out for. Imran Tahir befuddled the Sri Lankan batsmen with his legbreaks and finished with impressive figures of 4 for 27 to earn the ‘Man of the Match’ award. South Africa might bring him early on in the game and look to induce errors from the Pakistani batters.
This has been a good year so far for the South Africans as far as their form in the 50-overs format is concerned, winning 10 out of 14 matches. They won their opening game against Sri Lanka by 96 runs and were brilliant in all departments of the game.
South Africa won the toss and elected to bat.
Pakistan won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Player of the match: Hasan Ali (Pakistan)