Pakistan had made a couple of changes for this match, resting Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik, while bringing in Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Sohail in the playing XI. While the Proteas have a tough task of making the top four, Sarfaraz Ahmed's side chances of making the semi-finals have been bolstered, courtesy of Sri Lanka's victory over England on Friday.
Andile Phehlukwayo went on to bowl an economical 26th over, followed by Tahir, Aiden Markram and Rabada, all of whom kept the pressure up on Pakistan and restricted their batsmen to an anemic run rate of 4.9 by the end of the 33rd over. Besides body shaming the captain of the team Sarfaraz Ahmed to dragging the family members of players who featured in the game to move the court seeking a ban on the team, there is no dearth of freaky reactions.
"We're focusing on this match and not other things".
"But as players, we need to front up to this challenge and I need to be part of that".
"Since he got left out, Haris has worked unbelievably hard on his game - his fielding and his fitness".
"Haris Sohail came in, he was hungry to play in the match and the way he batted was a turning point". We're trying, but it's just not good enough.
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Editorial team of CricketCountry. We talk a lot in our team about winning performances - it's not about the 50 or 80 that personally looks a good performance but isn't helping us win games.
"It (loss against India) was tough for us but after the match, we gave our players two days' rest".
Pakistan were also playing for their World Cup survival and mustered a far more whole-hearted effort in the must-win clash. Then, as if to add insult to injury, Azam thrashed Chris Morris (0/61 from 9 overs) for back to back boundaries with sumptuous strokes either side of the wicket.
"If I was in place of Sarfaraz, I would have grabbed that guy who made the video and trashed his phone before calling his parents asking is this what you had taught to him, is this the way to talk to Pakistan's captain", he added.
"Our guys need to be built up all the time - when they're bashed, they don't respond in a kind way, so hopefully his performance vindicated the talent out there". "He backs his skills and his skills are excellent".