Who Won? Pakistan Vs South Africa | 26th Match of World Cup 2023 – 27 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

Uswa Toheed

Who Won Pakistan Vs South Africa 26th Match of World Cup 2023 – 27 Oct Match Performance, Scores Updates

An exciting and thrilling match was played between Pakistan and South Africa on October 27, 2023. It was held at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India, and the 26th match of the ICC World Cup 2023.

Pakistan won the toss and decided to bat first because they were facing a team that had given a big target to the other team in all the matches of the World Cup in which they had the opportunity to bat first. But batting at number two has been a bit difficult for him. But despite making an excellent decision, the Pakistan team could not win the match. Playing first, they set a target of 270, which South Africa achieved at the loss of nine wickets. Tabraiz Shamsi remained prominent after taking four wickets. He was announced the Player of the Match.

Aiden Markram Pak vs SA

Playing XI

PakistanSouth Africa
Abdullah ShafiqueTemba Bavuma (C)
Imam-ul-HaqQuinton de Kock
Babar Azam (C)Rassie van der Dussen
Mohammad RizwanAiden Markram
Iftikhar AhmedHeinrich Klaasen
Saud ShakeelDavid Miller
Shadab KhanMarco Jansen
Mohammad NawazGerald Coetzee
Shaheen Shah AfridiKeshav Maharaj
Mohammad WasimLungi Ngidi
Haris RaufTabraiz Shamsi

After winning the first two matches in this tournament, Pakistan suffered four consecutive defeats. Which is disappointing for the Pakistani fans and team members. South Africa failed in just one match. Due to the excellent bowling of South Africa, Pakistan was not able to give a big target. But the Pakistan team fought till the end, finally Maharaj scored a four and this match was also named for South Africa.

The start of the Pakistani team was not so good. The opening players Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq did not give a good beginning. They should have started the match well as they were playing against a good team. But they could only start with 20 runs and the first wicket fell in the fifth over by Jansen with his best bowling. Abdullah Shafique is one of the emerging talents of Pakistan, he proved to be a great player by scoring a century in his ODI debut, but he could not do well in this match.

There was only a gap between the fall of the first and second wickets. In the seventh over, Imam-ul-Haq also returned to the pavilion. Muhammad Rizwan took over the batting and Babar Azam also supported him. Together, the two took Pakistan’s runs to 86 in 15.5 overs. Rizwan wicket fell and Iftikhar came to join Babar. Babar Azam completed his half-century but he used 65 balls to achieve it. Iftikhar Ahmed also failed to score more runs and returned only 21 runs.

Pakistan’s fifth wicket fell for 141 runs. Shadab Khan and Saud Shakeel put up a good partnership and took the runs to 240 but both of them were unable to save their wickets. Saud Shakeel could only score 52 runs in 52 deliveries. The top order was not very successful as they gave their wickets to the South African bowlers. Moreover, he missed a better target.

Pak vs Aus, Pakistan loss the match

South Africa faced difficulties playing at number two as Pakistan’s bowlers battled to the last wicket to clinch the match. After the wicket of Aiden Markram fell in the last overs, the match took an interesting turn as the rest of the players failed to score any more runs. Quinton de Kock, who is considered the best player in South Africa, played the best cricket in the tournament. Shaheen took his wicket in the opening overs. Additionally, he played an innings of 24 runs using 14 balls. Aiden hit seven boundaries and three sixes to bring South Africa closer to victory. But he failed to complete his century and was dismissed by Usama Mir.

In the last 10 overs, Pakistan’s bowlers turned the match around. After Markaram’s wicket, one by one all wickets dropped down. When the eighth wicket fell, South Africa only needed 21 runs to win. Maharaj and Lungi were on strike. Shaheen bowled his brilliant over and took the wicket of Gerald in his last 10t over. Haris brilliantly caught Lungi out in the last over which could have been the best catch for Pakistan. But 11 runs from Maharaj and Tabraiz gave South Africa the win. The last four given by Nawaz proved bad for Pakistan. But both teams had an interesting and thrilling match of the tournament with his great performance.

SA won the 26th match against Pak

The South African team fulfilled the target in 47.2 overs and won by one wicket. Tabraiz Shamsi became the Player of the Match after getting 4 wickets.

Scorecard of Both Teams

Pakistan Batting

Abdullah Shafique917211052.94
Babar Azam (C)50651004176.92
Mohammad Rizwan31273541114.81
Iftikhar Ahmed2131381167.74
Saud Shakeel52528170100.00
Shadab Khan43365332119.44
Mohammad Nawaz24243212100.00
Shaheen Shah Afridi24100050.00
Mohammad Wasim79130177.77
Haris Rauf015000.00
Total27046.4 Ov

South Africa Bowling

Marco Jansen914334.7762
Lungi Ngidi7.404515.8630
Aiden Markram402005.0000
Keshav Maharaj905606.2200
Gerald Coetzee704226.0010
Tabraiz Shamsi1006046.0012

South Africa Batting

Temba Bavuma (C)28274941103.70
Quinton de Kock24141950171.42
Rassie van der Dussen2139710053.84
Aiden Markram91931517397.84
Heinrich Klaasen12101201120.00
David Miller2933552287.87
Marco Jansen20141821142.85
Gerald Coetzee1013230076.92
Keshav Maharaj721441033.33
Lungi Ngidi414240028.57
Tabraiz Shamsi46140066.66
Total271/947.2 Ov

Pakistan Bowling

Iftikhar Ahmed302307.6610
Shaheen Shah Afridi1004534.5030
Mohammad Nawaz6.204006.3100
Haris Rauf1006226.2020
Mohammad Wasim1015025.0030
Usama Mir804525.6210

Uswa, a cricket admirer, provides keen and perceptive information. In the same way, she writes after proper and deep research and gives clear details.

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