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Pakistan vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: 'Difficult to watch,' Twitter reacts as Proteas are consigned to early exit

  • FirstCricket Staff
  • June 23rd, 2019
  • 23:50:49 IST

Pakistan clung to slim hopes of making the semi-finals and ended South Africa's chances in a 49-run thumping victory at Lord's.

After losing narrowly to New Zealand on Wednesday, South Africa appeared ready to trudge home in a largely downbeat display. Pakistan scored 308-7, and South Africa's batting struggles were underlined again when it petered out on 259-9.

Pakistan's second win in six matches kept them in the playoffs hunt, three points behind England, with unbeaten New Zealand next in their sights on Wednesday.

The Proteas slumped to a fifth defeat and a washout in seven matches. With two matches to go, their misery is officially over, after winless Afghanistan. Though this is the worst-affected World Cup because of rain, nothing has appeared damper than performances from South Africa, which has failed to make the playoffs for only the second time.

Here's how Twitter reacted to the match:

Pakistan fans were quite happy with the performance

South Africa can no longer mathematically finish in a qualifying position

South African supporters were left wondering about the team's plans going forward

Mohammad Amir's performance with the ball was one of the highlights

Pakistan's fielding was a bit dodgy

With inputs from Agencies.

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Updated Date: June 23, 2019 23:50:49 IST

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