South Africa beat pakistan by 1 wicket in nail biter

 Srinagar, Oct 27(KNS): A thrilling encounter in the  ICC Cricket World Cup 2023, South Africa defeated Pakistan by just one wicket at the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai and moved to the number one spot in the points table. Chasing 271 to win, the Proteas were helped by Aiden Markram's 90.

However, they were reduced to 260/9, needing 11 runs to win with only one wicket in hand when Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi held their nerves to see their team through.

For Pakistan, pacer Shaheen Afridi picked 3/45 and tried his best to get his team to victory. However, one LBW decision did not go in their favour and it quite literally summed up their day. Earlier in the day, Pakistan were bowled out for 270 in 46.4 overs as Shamsi took 4/60 for South Africa and Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel hit fifties for the Pakistani side.

Babar won the toss and decided to bat first. Pakistan made two changes in their playing 11 as Mohammad Nawaz came in for Usama Mir while Mohammad Wasim Jnr replaced Hasan Ali. In the Proteas playing 11, there were three changes as well with Kagiso Rabda, Reeza Hendricks, and Lizaad Williams making way for Lungi Ngidi, Temba Bavuma, and Shamsi respectively. (KNS).

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