Pakistan face South Africa in Birmingham, in a must-win fixture for both sides. West Indies and India recorded wins over Misbah-ul-Haq and AB de Villiers' men in the opening games of Group B, meaning whoever loses this match is eliminated from the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy.

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Pakistan v West Indies [2013 ICC Champions Trophy]


Pakistan were beaten in a low-scoring thriller at the Oval, with the West Indies scraping home by two wickets. The 1992 World Cup champions were asked to bat first and were promptly in considerable trouble, with Kemar Roach and Sunil Narine dismissing Imran Farhat, Mohammad Hafeez and Asad Shafiq in quick succession.

By the time captain Misbah-ul-Haq came to the crease, Pakistan were tottering at 15/3. But a superb 90-run fourth wicket stand between the captain and Nasir Jamshed revived the Asian giants. Jamshed was finally dismissed for his seventh ODI half-century and despite Misbah-ul-Haq's best efforts, no other batsman made it to double figures and Pakistan finished at 170. The captain scored an unbeaten 96 and Roach and Narine finished with 3/28 and 3/34 respectively.

The West Indies' chase was similarly troubled but contributions from the entire batting line-up allowed them to squeak home. Chris Gayle top scored with 39, while Marlon Samuels and Kieron Pollard made 30 each. Mohammad Irfan, Saeed Ajmal and Wahab Riaz were among the wickets for Pakistan.

Meanwhile, South Africa have struggled without premier fast bowler Dale Steyn. There is hope the former Essex and Warwickshire pacer will be back but his strike partner, Morne Morkel, has been definitely ruled out of the tournament.

The lack of sting in the bowling was evident against 2011 World Cup champions India, with Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Ryan McLaren and Rory Kleinveldt conceding 234 runs from their 30 overs. Shikhar Dawan starred with the bat for MS Dhoni's men, scoring 114 from 94 balls and a 29-ball 47 from Ravindra Jadeja boosted India to 331/7.

India v South Africa [2013 ICC Champions Trophy]

In reply, Robin Peterson and de Villiers fought back with 124-run third wicket stand. Peterson finished with 68 and the captain with 70. McLaren made amends for his poor performance with the ball with an unbeaten 61-ball 71 but in the end the South Africans fell 16 runs short.

Ravichandran Ashwin and Jadeja did all the damage, with the two returning two wickets for 78 runs from 19 overs.

Team Form

  • Pakistan (most recent first): L W T W L
  • South Africa(most recent first): L W W L W

Probable Teams

Pakistan: Imran Farhat, Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Misbah-ul-Haq, Shoaib Malik, Kamran Akmal, Wahab Riaz, Saeed Ajmal, Junaid Khan, Mohammed Irfan

South Africa: Colin Ingram, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers , JP Duminy, David Miller, Ryan McLaren, Robin Peterson, Chris Morris, Rory Kleinveldt/Aaron Phangiso, Lonwabo Tsotsobe/Dale Steyn