SA vs PAK Live Cricket Score, ICC Cricket World Cup, 2015 Commentry

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SARFRAZ AHMED (Man of the Match) - Says he wants to thank God and his parents, his teammates and the team management for all their support. Adds that there was a lot of pressure being his first match. Further adds he had a chat with Mushtaq which helped him and the performances are for you to see today.

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Earlier in the day, Sarfraz got them off to a good start as he put on a brisk 49 runs. The middle order got good contributions but lost their way towards the end as the Proteas restricted them to 222. A good overall performance by the Pakistanis and they have their third win of this tournament.

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Mid way he almost took the game away from the Pakistanis but the pressure crept up on him as he ran out of partners. He went onto score a brilliant 58 ball 77. Irfan got the first breakthrough and Riaz started off with two brilliant wicket maidens. They kept picking up wickets at crucial junctures and made sure de Villiers did not get away with the game. Sohail, Irfan and Rahat Ali each picked up three wickets to get Pakistan home in the end.

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Pakistan clinch a close victory here and still are very much in the running to the quarters. Chasing 232, de Kock failed yet again, Amla and du Plessis looked good and put in some decent runs on the board. Both fell in quick succession and the middle order suffered a collapse. de Villiers though was going strong but was losing partners at the other end.

33.3
W

Wahab Riaz to Imran Tahir

OUT! Done and dusted! Good length ball outside off, Tahir throws his bat at it to play and gets an outside edge. Sarfraz again in the action completes the catch behind the stumps and takes his sixth catch of the match. PAKISTAN WIN A CLOSE GAME in the end as they win by 29 runs.

33.2
0

Wahab Riaz to Imran Tahir

Angles a length ball outside off, Tahir looks to drive but gets beaten.

33.1
1

Wahab Riaz to Morne Morkel

Short ball around off, Morkel nudges it to third man for a run.

32.6
0

Sohail Khan to Imran Tahir

Play and a miss to ball outside off.

32.5
0

Sohail Khan to Imran Tahir

Bowls a short ball on middle and off, Tahir drops his wrists and lets it through.

32.4
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Sohail Khan to Imran Tahir

Hurls a yorker around off, Tahir looks to squeeze it out but misses.

32.4
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Sohail Khan to Imran Tahir

Wide! Down the leg side and wide called.

32.3
0

Sohail Khan to Imran Tahir

Tahir has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery.

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Imran Tahir walks out tot bat.

32.2
W

Sohail Khan to AB de Villiers

OUT! Well played AB! Sohail gets the dangerous and all important wicket of de Villiers! Bangs it in short on middle and off, de Villiers charges down to pull it away but lands up getting the faintest of outside edges and Sarfraz holds onto the most crucial catch of his career. Sarfraz has his fifth catch of the day.

32.1
4

Sohail Khan to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Lucky! On a length outside off, de Villiers slashes hard at it and gets an outside edge. The ball races away to the third man fence for a boundary.

31.6
0

Wahab Riaz to Morne Morkel

Short ball around off, Morkel helps it to third man.

31.5
1

Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers

Back of a length ball on off, de Villiers helps it to third man for a single.

31.4
4

Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers

FOUR! Take that! Short and around off, de Villiers backs away and slaps it through covers for a boundary.

31.3
0

Wahab Riaz to AB de Villiers

Back of a length ball on off, de Villiers drops it to the on side.

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