World Cup Social Pavilion: Pakistan send South Africa packing at Lord's as Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Shadab Khan make merry

After their disastrous outing against India at Old Trafford and a week of humiliation, criticism and intense scrutiny by their fans and media, Pakistan bounced back in style with some measured performances.

Sumukh Padukote, Jun 24, 2019 15:00:36 IST

Pakistan team were back to winning ways against South Africa at Lord’s. After their disastrous outing against India at Old Trafford and a week of humiliation, criticism and intense scrutiny by their fans and media, the team bounced back in style with some measured performances. The top order chipped in with useful knocks and notched up a score of 308.

In reply, Hashim Amla was dismissed in the second over and the chase never got going. The Proteas eventually ended up with 259 for the loss of 9 wickets in 50 overs, losing the match by 49 runs.

It was the first match at the ‘Home of Cricket’ for #CWC19 and the Pakistan team were up for it by the looks of it.


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Pakistan team at the @HomeOfCricket #WeHaveWeWill #CWC19

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The Pakistan team, for once, didn’t appear to be the least bothered by their fan’s criticism off the field. As the saying goes, ‘It’s just a game of cricket’, they were probably raring to go again and prove their fans wrong.

 

 

 

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Pakistan have opted to bat in the first game at Lord's! #cricket #lovecricket #pakistan #southafrica #pakvsa

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Pakistan fans were out in full force and got behind their team after what has been a tumultuous campaign made even worse by their loss against India.


When the tournament began, the fixtures and the results of the earlier matches were similar to that of the 1992 one. The fans surely believed then and they surely believe now.

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Some fans still believe the miracle of 1992 is possible. Do you? #CWC19 #PAKvSA #Pakistan #ICCCricketWorldCup #Cricket

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And as the Pakistani innings got going, the fans played their part to perfection.

 

 

 

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The atmosphere at Lord's was electric today ⚡ #WeHaveWeWill #cricket #lovecricket #cwc19 #pakvsa

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The fans of South African team were not far behind too. But in the end, it wasn’t enough. Here’s the former skipper of South Africa trying out his luck before the match.


Mohammed Amir, Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz starred with the ball for Pakistan and kept the Proteas in check throughout their innings.

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↑ Youth ✔️ → Experience ✔️ . . #WeHaveWeWill #PAKvSA #lovecricket #cricket #icc #cwc19

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1⃣5⃣ Wickets in #CWC19 @official.mamir is on #WeHaveWeWill A post shared by Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) (@therealpcb) on

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Pacer @wahabviki at @cricketworldcup 2015 - 7.3 overs 2 Maiden 45 runs 3 wickets #CWC19 - 10 overs 0 Maiden 46 runs 3 wickets #WeHaveWeWill #PAKvSA

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Some former and current players of Pakistan cricket team sent in congratulatory messages to the team after their win against South Africa.

Pakistan’s win also meant that South Africa became the second team to be knocked out of the tournament.

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Today, it will be Bangladesh taking on Afghanistan. Bangladesh will be looking to move closer to the semi-final spot while Afghanistan, by their own admission are here to play the spoilsport.

Roll on, #CWC19.

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Who wins this one? #BANvAFG | #CWC19

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Updated Date: Jun 24, 2019 15:00:36 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