Unpredictable win: Pakistan beat South Africa

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Pakistan beat South Africa by 29 runs in an Interesting and important match of pool B to pave it’s way through the quarter-finals in Auckland on Saturday.

Captain Misbah-ul-Haq once again stood out with a gritty 56 as Pakistan stumbled to 222 all out against South Africa in a rain-reduced 47 overs-a-side Pool B match of the cricket World Cup, in Auckland on Saturday.

Sarfaraz Ahmed gave his best performance throughout the match and took 6 wickets. He did not make PCB dis heart over its selection.

Put into bat, Pakistan had a decent start with wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed making a run-a-ball 49, but the rest of the batting, barring Misbah and to some extent Younis Khan (37) and Shahid Afridi (22), once again slipped away as the 1992 champions were bundled out in 46.4 overs.