South African batsmen collapsed in front Of Pakistani bowlers today at Edgbaston. Most of the fans were shocked and not believing that is it the same Pakistani team who were defeated by India on 4th June, 2017. South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first, the decision of batting first did not work as per the plan and strategy made by captain AB de Villiers.
- Event: Champions Trophy 2017
- Match: 7th Match
- Teams: Pakistan vs South Africa
- Time: 12:30 Local | 17:30 PST
- Date: 7th June, 2017
- Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
Match Review Pakistan vs South Africa
Today was the best performance by Pakistani bowlers we have ever seen in the champions trophy 2017 so far. The Pakistani bowlers showed up the massive energetic and attacking cricket attitude in today’ match against South Africa. South Africa won the toss and Pakistan bowlers started to destruct the opponent’ mainstream at earlier.
Pakistani bowlers did an excellent job picking up wickets earlier, broke the partnership of openers and restricted them at 40 runs. Hashim Amla was the 1st target of Pakistani bowlers when Imad Wasim sent Hashm Amla back to the pavilion. Quonton de Kock tried to resist the Pakistani bowlers, but could not stay for long while and gave up on 33 runs of his innings.
Faf du Plessis scored 26 runs and lost his wicket by the ball of Hasan Ali and that was a really fantastic ball hitting the stumps directly. South African captain AB de Villiers lost his wicket and got a “Golden Duck” of his career for the first time. David Miller took the charge and played a responsible innings of 75 runs. JP Dumminy and WD Parnell could not enter in the double figures. This was an excellent show off by Pakistani team.
David Millers’ 75 not out innings helped the Protease to scores a decent total and the target lifted to 220 runs. Pakistan were outstanding in all departments including their aggressive fielding and bowling. After getting target on board. Pakistani openers also did an excellent job in order to divert the pressure on opposition. Today Pakistan showed up a real aggressive cricket and knocked South Africa in all departments.