Pakistan vs South Africa: 2019 World Cup Struggling Teams Look For Lord’s Lift

Pakistan vs South Africa: 2019 World Cup Struggling Teams Look For Lord's Lift

             Pakistan vs South Africa: After losing against India, team Pakistan is all set to carry on their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign. After a six-day gap, team Pakistan is going to face-off South Africa today on June 23, Sunday, at Lord’s, London at 3:00 PM IST.

Pakistan and South Africa teams are highly unpredictable and are one of the bottom team in ICC World Cup 2019 after winning only one match each.  Pakistan may play smart this time after learning some points from the previous match where they lost the match against team India by 89 runs (DLS method) at Old Trafford, Manchester.

Pakistan paceman Wahab Riaz said about today’s match, “Our focus is on beating South Africa, and we know we shouldn’t get ahead or think about the future. on what we do in the now and not what is happening elsewhere.”

South Africa head coach Ottis Gibson, on the other hand, said, “We’ve still got three games to play and I’d like to think that we can at least play the way we know we can play. We haven’t played like that, for whatever reason, but I’d like to think we can still do that.”

Tournament So Far

Pakistan played their opening match of Pakistan was played against Windies on 31st May 2019 in Trent Bridge, Nottingham at 3:00 PM IST, where Pakistan was defeated by 7 wickets. It was a major defeat of Pakistan as they merely managed to score just 105 runs in 21.4 overs. While on the other hand, the next match of team Pakistan was played against England on 3 June 2019, where team Pakistan won by 14 runs. It was an unexpected win by Pakistan as after seeing the first match result but they proved everyone wrong by scoring 348/8 (50 overs) and England made 334/9 (50 overs). The third match of Pakistan was against Sri Lanka which was abandoned due to heavy rainfall. And the last match of the team was played against Australia, where Australia won by 41 runs. Their last match was against Team India, where Pakistan lost by 89 runs (DLS method).

The opening match of South Africa was played against England on 30th May 2019 in Kennington Oval, London at 3:00 PM IST, where England made a remarkable winning by 104 runs. The second match of South Africa was held on 2 June 2019 against Bangladesh in the Oval, London where Bangladesh won by 21 runs. South Africa made 309/8 in 50 overs. The third match was held on 5 June 2019 against Team India, where India won by 6 wickets. The next match of South Africa was against West Indies, where the match was abandoned due to heavy rain. The fifth match was played against Afghanistan where South Africa won by 9 wickets (DLS method). The last match of the team was against New Zealand, where South Africa lost by 4 wickets.

Match Details

Competing teams:  Pakistan vs South Africa

Date: Sunday, June 23

Venue: The Lord’s, London

Time: 10:30am local (3:00pm IST)

Head to Head: Out of 4 world cup matches between these two nations, South Africa has won a total of 3 matches and Pakistan, on the other hand, had won just one.

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