• South Africa have won the toss and have elected to field
  • Pakistan 35/1 after 10 overs
  • Match reduced to 47 overs due to rain
  • Pakistan all out for 222 runs
  • South Africa need 232 runs to win (D/L method)
  • South Africa 67/2 after 10 overs
  • Pakistan win by 29 runs (D/L method)
AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers celebrates his wicket of Younis Khan during the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup match between South Africa and Pakistan [Getty]

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A very exciting clash between Pakistan and South Africa today. This has been one of the best matches of this World Cup.


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This is a big win for us. Sarfraz played well [others also played well]. We were 30-40 runs short, but the bowlers did their job. The bowlers went for the kill, the only chance was to get wickets and get the opposition all out.

Beating South Africa, who are playing really good cricket, after that everybody believes now, the players, the team, can take a lot of confidence from it. When runs are on board, it is always pressure on the opposition.


AB de Villiers

We are still in a good position in the group, but I never like to lose. We were shocking with the bat. We have been under pressure many times in the last few years and come out on top.

I still believe we have the right group here to lift the trophy. It wasn't easy (batting under lights). Still, a good enough wicket to chase that down, no reason we shouldn't have chased it down.


Sarfraz Ahemd after winning the man of the match

I am very thankful to the world and Pakistan for this opportunity. I want to thank all those who supported me, including my family. This is my World Cup debut match, but Mushie bhai (Mushtaq Ahmed) had good words for me to encourage me and told me to go out and enjoy myself.


Sarfraz Ahmed is named the man of the match for his 49 runs and for also taking six catches behind the stumps.


Pakistan win by 29 runs (D/L method)


Over 34: South Africa 201 for 9: Imran Tahir 0 (4) Morne Morkel 6 (8)

Morne Morkel is on strike and Wahaz Riaz continues. Morkel takes a single towards third man. After a dot ball, Tahir gives a catch to Sarfraz and that is the end of match.


WICKET...!!! Imran Tahir 0 (6), c Sarfraz b Wahab Riaz


Over 33: South Africa 201 for 9: Imran Tahir 0 (4) Morne Morkel 5 (7)

Sohail Khan continues and De Villiers is on strike. The first ball takes an edge and runs down to the boundary like a bullet. That brings South Africa's 200. He then walks down the ground and tries to pull. In the process, the ball knicks the bat and that is the end of De Villiers.

Imran Tahir is the last ball and a good Yorker from Sohail Khan is blocked by Tahir. Another short ball is followed by another dot ball.


WICKET...!!! AB de Villiers 77 (58) c Sarfraz b Sohail Khan


Over 32: South Africa 196 for 8: AB de Villiers 73 (56), Morne Morkel 5 (7)

Double change in Pakistan's bowling attack as Wahab Riaz is called back to put pressure on South Africa. De Villiers is on strike and he is the danger man in the middle. He flicks it to third man and De Villiers is not interested in singles.

The next ball is flicked to leg side by De Villiers and the ball clears the rope to six towards square leg. It is followed by a dot ball. He smashes on the off side towards the deep cover boundary. 10 runs off the first four balls.

Slower delivery and De Villiers takes a single. Morkel is on strike off the last ball and places it to third man. No run taken.


Over 31: South Africa 185 for 8: AB de Villiers 62 (52), Morne Morkel 5 (6)

Sohail Khan is brought back into the attack. After a dot ball, De Villiers places it through leg side and beats the midwicket fielder for a boundary. Down the pitch and goes straight down the ground for a single.

Morkel is on strike and he has two slips in place for him. Morkel takes a quick single and a direct hit could have put him in trouble. He flicks it to fine leg and gets a single and Morkel faces the last ball. A short delivery from Sohail Khan to Morkel and it is called a wide, despite Morkel's duck. A short delivery and rattles into the bad to finish the over.


Over 30: South Africa 177 for 8: AB de Villiers 56 (47), Morne Morkel 4 (4)

Rahat Alo continues and he starts the over with a boundary down the ground towards long off. A quicker delivery and Abbott edges and gives an easy catch to Younis Kha in the second slap. Morne Morkell is the new man to come in the middle. After two dot balls, Rahat bowls a bouncer and is given as wide.

Morkel gets off the mark with a boundary through covers. There was a chance of a single and De Villiers sends him back.


WICKET...!!! Kyle Abbott 12 (19) a Younis Khan v Rahat Ali


Over 29: South Africa 168 for 7: AB de Villiers 56 (47), Kyle Abbott 8 (17)

Afridi is in his fifth over and has a slip and a leg slip. After two dot balls, Abbott takes a single and gets his skipper back on strike. De Villiers sends the ball to the stands towards long off, which brings his fifty. It is followed by a sweep six towards square leg and he ends the over with a dot ball.