The Pakistan cricket team has made a strong statement in its recent fixture against South Africa as it kept its semi-final hopes alive by winning the game by 49 runs at the home of cricket on Sunday.
The green shirts produced a collective effort to clinch the all-important victory against the Proteas, who have now been eliminated from the tournament. Batting first, Pakistan put up a competitive total of 308 on the board, thanks to some brilliant batting by the openers, Babar Azam, and Haris Sohail.
Haris Sohail, who was making a comeback to the playing XI after the exclusion of Shoaib Malik, played a whirlwind innings of 89 runs off just 59 deliveries. After coming in to bat in the 30th over, Haris did not waste any time and started to middle the ball right from the word go.
In his match-winning knock, Haris hit 9 fours and 3 sixes as he especially targeted the South African pacers at the death end of the innings. Haris’ comeback innings received some high praise from cricket experts and fans alike as they were delighted to see him bat with such authority.