Pakistan on Sunday is locking horns with South Africa in a crucial match of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 at the Lord’s cricket ground in London. Sarfraz Ahmed-led side have faced several defeats in the ongoing World Cup 2019. The team have to win all of their remaining games so that they can grab the place at the semi-final spot. The team have won only a single game against hosts England. Meanwhile, the team have faced three losses and one game had been a washout.

The Faf du Plessis’ side have faced too many defeats in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The team is above one position against the Pakistan team on the points table.

Here are the squads:

South Africa (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir

Pakistan (Playing XI): Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir.


Pakistan won by 49 runs

Pakistan defeats South Africa by 49 runs. Pakistan has so far claimed 2 games and their one game had been washed out. Last Sunday, the team lost to India.

Proteas need 61 runs in 7 balls

After 48 overs, South Africa 246/9. South Africa need 61 runs in 7 balls. Just another feat to Proteas as the team have lost matches in the group games so far.


Rabada is bowled by Wahab. Wahab gets his second wicket. Rabada is out for three. South Africa are 239/8. South Africa Need 70 Runs In 19 Balls.

South Africa Need 76 Runs In 25 Balls

South Africa Need 76 Runs In 25 Balls. Phelukwayo reads Amir's full-toss well and smacks it over mid-on for a boundary. Proteas has just an inch towards defeat.

Another wicket

South Africa lose van der Dussen, Miller, Morris in quick succession. The recent wicket of Morris could prove a setback for the team as the team have lost 7 wickets.

South Africa need 95 runs in 41 balls

South Africa need 95 runs in 41 balls. Phehlukwayo hits big shots. The batsman has slammed Pakistan with few boundaries and six. The team is getting runs with fast speed.

Another wicket

Shaheen removes Miller, Pakistan on top. He scored 31 runs. Despite, the team has dropped dozen of catches. Pakistan at the top. South Africa Need 116 Runs In 54 Balls


Shadab removes Van der Dussen. This wicket has done runs for the team but the player just missed the ball and became a recent victim. After 40 overs, South Africa 189/5

South Africa need 123 runs in 66 balls

South Africa need 123 runs in 66 balls. Miller and Van der Dussen both are taking runs in the game. it seems Proteas will claim the game if the wicket will not get away.

South Africa need 137 runs in 76 balls

South Africa need 137 runs in 76 balls. Shaheen Afridi is back for his second spell. Miller pulls the first delivery to deep mid-wicket for a single. The two batsmen are taking singles.

After 35 overs, South Africa 160/4

After 35 overs, South Africa 160/4. Rassie van der Dussen 23, David Miller 17. Wahab Riaz is brought back into the attack. Miller then plays a brilliant cover drive for a four.

After 33 overs, South Africa 150/4

After 33 overs, South Africa 150/4. Rassie van der Dussen 20, David Miller 10. Miller uses his feet well to get a boundary. Three singles to end Wasim's quota for the match.

Miller joins Der Dussen

Miller joins Rassie Van Der Dussen. Miller has to offer today. But it looks, more and more, like Pakistan’s game. Both the batsmen need to build strong run partnership.

Faf du Plessis out

Amir removes Faf du Plessis, Proteas in trouble. He scored 63 runs. The skipper helped his team but in just 30 overs, the team need 170 runs in 116 balls.

SA 130/3 after 28 overs

Imad and Shadab haven't allowed SA to get away here and they are under pressure to go big in this required run rate. van der Dussen is key here as DuPlessis will look to anchor the inning and play till the last overs.

SA 106/3 after 25 overs

Imad bowled a brilliant over from the other end to van der Dussen and Du Plessis and Pakistan is holding SA here and run rate creeping up above 8 runs per over

SA 103/3 after 24 overs

Shadab Khan is on a roll here as he dismissed Markram with a ball that kept low. The ball was not turning but it kept low and Markram couldn't adjust with that lack of bounce. SA back to their struggle here.

South Africa Need 206 Runs In 162 Balls

South Africa Need 206 Runs In 162 Balls. Shadab removes De Kock at 47 runs. Proteas are looking for more runs to complete the target but the team need more partnerships.

South Africa need 214 runs in 174 balls

South Africa need 214 runs in 174 balls. Wahab Riaz was replaced by Imad Wasim. So spin bowlers now from both ends now. Singles on either side of the wicket from the first two deliveries.

After 19 overs, South Africa 90/1

After 19 overs, South Africa 90/1. Quinton de Kock (W) 47, Faf du Plessis 40. This over a four and a six from Riaz. It looks like De Kock has finally found his rhythm.


De Kock hits a long six. South Africa complete the over in a quiet way and the score reads 70/1 after 16 overs. Shadab has bowled some shot balls which help batsman to smash bigs.


De Kock goes down on one knee and its hist four. He follows that up by rotating the strike. Both the batsmen are getting singles and have made the partnership of 50 runs.

Shaheen Afridi to Faf du Plessis

Shaheen Afridi continues with his left-arm off-spin. A single on the second ball brings De Kock on strike and he gets his first four of the match with a delightful cover drive.

Shadab Khan to Du Plessis

Du Plessis goes for a straight drive but the ball flies towards backward the back. Proteas after 9 overs, South Africa 32/1. The team is looking for runs to get the game intact.

After 7 overs, South Africa 29/1

Just singles and run per ball as South Africa really don't need to do anything more at this stage, for the next few overs. 29/1 after seven overs.

After 6 overs, South Africa 26/1

After 6 overs, South Africa 26/1. Quinton de Kock (W) 7, Faf du Plessis 16. De Kock flashes wildly at Amir's second ball and is fortunate that the ball missed the edge.


Mohammad Amir gets Hashim Amla early. South Africa lost its wicket. The team needs a strong solid to take the lead. Brilliant review by the umpires and a fantastic decision.

Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock eye for solid start

Pakistan vs South Africa, PAK vs SA, ICC World Cup 2019 LIVE updates: Hashim Amla, Quinton De Kock eye for solid start against Pakistan. The team needs 309 runs to win the game

Pakistan set target of 309 runs

Pakistan sealed the target of 309 runs to win for South Africa. The team has played a fantastic inning against Proteas at the Lords. The team lost 7 wickets.


Lungi Ngidi removes Imad Wasim, Wahab Riaz, and Sohail. Sohail has scored 89 runs for 59 balls. The team has scored 307 runs against South Africa.


Lungi Ngidi removes Imad Wasim. Imad a bit disappointed there as he thought that was going all the way. Wasim departs for 23 and Pakistan are now 295/5


Imad is hitting boundaries as the team's fantastic batting from the duo Imad Sohail will put Pakistan on course for an above 300 total. Pakistan are currently 277/4

After 46 overs, Pakistan 277/4

Haris Sohail 79 and Imad Wasim 10. Ngidi returns to the attack, starting off with a slower ball that yields him a dot. He smashed for a six off the next delivery.


Four done by Imad. Slapped away through the gap between cover and extra cover by Imad, who gets off the mark with a boundary off the first delivery that he faces.


Phehlukwayo removes Babar Azam, Imad wasim joined Sohail. Good catch by Ngidi and Babar departs for 69 off 80 balls. Pakistan are 224/4

Babar completes fifty

Fifty for Babar Azam. He has come up with the solid start for Pakistan. He ensured that they are not left facing another collapse here. Now it is important for him to carry on and ensure he converts this into a big one!


Sohail hits six. The batsman took it to the left side while the team is leading towards runs. He smacks the ball over deep backward point for a maximum.


Hafeez was removed by Markram. Pakistan lost third wicket. The next batsman Haris Sohail joined the Babar. Pakistan at 145 for 3.

After 27 overs, Pakistan 136/2

After 27 overs, Pakistan 136/2. Babar Azam 27 , Mohammad Hafeez 18.The only run conceded by Tahir in his seventh over. The leggie continues to be miserly with the ball, and the two batsmen will be happy to see him off for now.

Pakistan 122 for 2

Pakistan has completed 122 runs and has lost 2 wickets. The Proteas are looking for the wickets. The Next batsman Hafiz will try to take further lead the team.

Pakistan 122 for 2

Pakistan has completed 122 runs and has lost 2 wickets. The Proteas are looking for the wickets. The Next batsman Hafiz will try to take further lead the team.


Babar pulls boundary after a bouncer from Ngidi before unleashing a classy drive past mid-off that races away to the fence. Ngidi's struggles continue.

Babar and Imam look for singles

Babar and Imam are looking for singles after losing Fakhar in the last over. The two batsmen are trying to snatch runs for the team. The bowlers are maintaining the run rate.

After 16 overs,Pakistan 88/1

Seven off Morris' fifth over, including a boundary to Imam off the fourth delivery, coming off a flick towards the midwicket fence off a full delivery.

Babar Azam joins

Imran Tahir removed Fakhar Zaman. He has scored 44 runs for 50 balls. The batsman has today clinched several boundaries for the team. Babar Azam joined.

80 without loss

The team has scored 80 without loss whether it would be interesting if the game will turn for the Pakistan side today. South Africa, on the other hand, is strong too.

Imam-ul-Haq 33

Fakhar Zaman collects back-to-back doubles off the first two deliveries, before getting beaten by a sharp delivery from Phehlukwayo. Single collected off each of the last two deliveries.


Fakhar slams a boundary off the very next ball. Morris left red-faced as the openers are taking boundaries and singles too. South African bowlers are looking to crush wickets.

PAK 62/0 after 11.2 overs

Tahir is claiming a catch on the square leg boundary and the soft signal is not out. The third umpire has been called in and the decision is not out. DU Plessis not too pleased with that decision.

PAK 61/0 after 11 overs

Phehlukwayo bowls a tight over against these batsmen who are hitting boundaries at will against Ngidi and Rabada. Morris has not found his length yet and South Africa is in trouble here.

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