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

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.

FirstCricket Staff, Jun 23, 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: Jun 23, 2019 23:50:49 IST


World Cup 2019 Points Table

Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
Afghanistan 9 0 9 0 0





Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254