While Hasan was the most impressive of Pakistan's bowlers, IMAD (2-20 from eight overs), Junaid Khan (2-53 from nine overs), and Hafeez (1-51 from 10 overs) were also among the wickets. This must-win clash against South Africa will need Pakistan to produce a much improved performance to keep their hopes alive in the tournament.
In ICC Champions Trophy 2017 today's match, South Africa faces against Pakistan in Group B. Pakistan is in the last position.
David Miller with a sedate 75 from 104 balls was the only South African batsman to put up a real fight. We've just got to focus on playing good cricket and preparing well.
After having suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of defending champions India, Pakistan fought back hard and won the match against South Africa.
After the first loss against India in the interest less match, the team like to find some motivational win and they expect it from the match against South Africa.
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Pakistan spinners proved very effective early in the South African innings with Wasim (2/20) and Mohammed Hafeez (1/51) cleaning up the top-order within 15 overs. I stuck to my plan and we all stuck to our plan. "Maybe that was a difference, the crowd was supporting us and that's why the players were boosted". ABD plays the aggressor's role and scores a brisk 50, which is followed by some brilliant batting from Du Plessis and Duminy to steer their team to 316 runs.
They lost two wickets but Babar Azam (31 not out) and Shoaib Malik (16 not out) took Pakistan to 119 for three off 27, enough for victory by 19 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis method when rain ended the match.
Given totals of 300 are now generally regarded as "par" in ODI cricket, Pakistan were clearly on top at the innings break.
India and Sri Lanka meet at The Oval on Thursday, and what happens there could have a major say in South Africa's fortune.
Four days after being steamrolled by arch-rivals India, Sarfraz Khan and his team mates upset South Africa in the rain-hit match to revive their Group B campaign in Birmingham.