In the wake of Pakistan cricket team four successive defeats in the World Cup, fans expressed their frustration.
Expressing their thoughts, they bashed the Pakistan cricket team for committing mistakes in all departments of the game.
‘’If Pakistan managed to score 30 more runs against South Africa, then the match result would have been different,’’ they added.
The fans took a dig at the umpire for giving the not-out call for Tabraiz Shamsi off the bowling of Haris Rauf.
– South Africa edge Pakistan –
On Friday, South Africa's star all-rounder, Keshav Maharaj, emerged as the hero as he held his nerve to guide his team to a nail-biting one-wicket victory over Pakistan in the 26th match of the ICC World Cup at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Friday.
Aiden Markram showcased his prowess with a solid 91 runs, steering South Africa to a promising position at 206-4 in their pursuit of Pakistan's target of 271. However, the match's climax saw Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi, the last pair, grind out 11 runs while facing 11 balls.
The nail-biting finish included a tense moment when Shamsi narrowly escaped a leg-before-wicket appeal, referred to the umpire, after a delivery from fast bowler Haris Rauf. With eight runs needed, it all came down to Maharaj, who smacked a boundary to the square-leg off spinner Mohammad Nawaz in the 47.2nd over, clinching the victory. The jubilant scenes in the dressing room illustrated the intensity of the moment.
Maharaj, who contributed seven not out, also teamed up with Lungi Ngidi (four) to add 10 crucial runs for the ninth wicket. However, Rauf took an astonishing catch off his own bowling to dismiss Ngidi.
With this win, South Africa ascended to the top of the table with 10 points from five victories in six matches, while Pakistan, after starting the tournament with two consecutive wins, has now suffered four successive defeats and holds only four points. They will require favourable results to have a shot at the semi-finals.
Remarkably, this was only the seventh one-wicket victory in all World Cups and the second for South Africa.
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