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South Africa VS Pakistan, Match 26 Highlights, CWC2023

October 27, Match 26, South Africa VS Pakistan, ICC CWC2023

26th Match of the ICC Men’s ODI Cricket World Cup 2023 was held at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chennai. Furthermore, the match was between South Africa and Pakistan Cricket Teams. Moreover, team Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss.

In addition, the match was really sensational and thrilling as it took a lot of twists and turns. However, despite the great struggle by the bowlers of team Pakistan, South Africa won the match by 16 remaining balls and 1 wicket. Tabraiz Shamsi was declared as the Man of the Match for his 4/60.

 South Africa VS Pakistan
South Africa VS Pakistan

Match Brief

SeriesICC Men’s ODI CWC2023
Season2023-24
Match DateOctober 27, 2023
ODI No.4683
Match No.26
TeamsSouth Africa VS Pakistan
VenueMA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium, Chennai
TossTeam Pakistan decided to bat first after winning the toss.
Match ResultSouth Africa won the match by 16 balls and 1 wicket remaining
Man of the MatchTabraiz Shamsi, 4/60
UmpiresAlex Wharf, Paul Reiffel
Reserve UmpireRichard Kettleborough
TV UmpireRichard Illingworth
Match RefereeRichie Richardson
Match Details

First Innings, South Africa VS Pakistan

Pakistan on 270 runs on the loss of 10 Wickets in 46.4 overs in South Africa VS Pakistan

Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq

At the beginning of the 1st innings, Abdullah Shafique and Imam-ul-Haq were the openers from the Pakistan team. Whereas Marco Jansen was the bowler from South Africa. However, no runs were made on the 1st 5 balls. Later in the 1st over, a blistering 4 was hit by Imam with 2 more runs making 6 runs for the over. In addition, Abdullah also threw a sizzling 4 on the 1st ball of the 3rd over.

But the match took a halt during the 4th over where Abdullah’s wicket was dropped by the strike of Marco Jansen with his 9/17 runs.

Imam-ul-Haq and Babar Azam (C)

After the loss of the 1st wicket, Babar Azam was the next top order batsman. On the 3rd ball, Babar got a free hit and hit a fantastic 4. Later Imam also hit a 4 during the 5th over with a 4 from Babar too in the same over. Despite this good start, the match stopped again due to the wicket loss of Imam at the 3rd ball of the 6th over. The total score of Imam was 12/18 runs.

Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan

Mohammad Rizwan came and threw a fantastic 4 on the 2nd ball by Jansen. In addition, the match went smoothly till the 10 overs with 2 more crunch 4s from Rizwan. At the 10 overs, Pakistan’s score was 58/2.  As the match flowed smoothly, Rizwan hitted a 4 and a magnificent 6 with a 4 from Babar too. But unfortunately, the wicket of Rizwan was dismissed by Coetzee during the 15th over at his 31/27 runs.

Babar Azam and Iftikhar Ahmed

As 3 wickets were lost for Pakistan at 16 overs, the match became slow for some time. Iftikhar Ahmed was the next player. Later, at the first ball of the 18 over, Babar gave a sizzling boundary 4. At 20 overs, the score was 102/3 for Pakistan. On the 1st ball of the 20th over, Iftikhar hit a flawless boundary 6. In addition, Babar too gave a leathering boundary 6 and cheered up the game. However, with just 1 more 4 from Iftikhar, his wicket was gone on 21/31 runs at the 1st ball of the 25th over by Shamsi.

Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel

Saud Shakeel was the next player on the crease with Babar. The game began again and after an over Babar completed his half Century. Whereas at 27th over, Saud hit his first exquisite 4. But at the 5th ball of the over Babar was out on the ball by Shamsi at his 50/65 runs.

Saud Shakeel and Shadab Khan

Shadab Khan replaced Babar Azam on the crease. After a one more 4 from Saud, 30 overs were completed for Pakistan with 151/5. As the match went slow for an over, Saud again initiated a superb 4. In addition, Shadab caused an uproar by throwing 2 fantastic boundary 6s during the 32nd over and the 33rd over. Following Shadab, Saud also gave a classy 4 on the ball by Maharaj during the 34th over.

At 35 overs, Pakistan was on 189/5. Later Saud hit 2 back-to-back 4s during the 35th over too. Moreover, with 2 4s from Shadab and 1 4 from Saud, 39 overs were completed. Later at the 4th ball of the 39th over, Shadab lost his wicket on the ball by Coetzee at his 43/36 runs.

 South Africa VS Pakistan
South Africa VS Pakistan

Saud Shakeel and Mohammad Nawaz

After the 6 wickets were gone and at 40 overs, the score for Pakistan was 225/6. Mohammad Nawaz was the next player, and he hit a brilliant 6 during the 41st over. However, Saud’s wicket was dismissed by Shamsi’s strike later at the 1st ball of the 42nd over with his 52/52 runs.

Mohammad Nawaz and Shaheen Shah Afridi

Shaheen Shah Afridi joined Nawaz on the crease as the next batsman. At the 42.5 over, Nawaz initiated a blazing boundary 6 on the ball by Shamsi and a 4 on the ball by Jansen during the 43rd over. As the 44th over started, another wicket for Pakistan was gone. At this stage, the wicket of Shaheen was dropped by Shamsi’s strike again with his 2/4 runs.

Mohammad Nawaz and Mohammad Wasim

After the arrival of Wasim on the crease, Nawaz again initiated a classical boundary 6 during the 44th over. But with the difference of an over, his wicket was dismissed by the ball of Jansen at his 24/24 runs.

Mohammad Wasim and Haris Rauf

Haris Rauf was the last batsman from team Pakistan. In addition, the 46th over was the last 0ver of the first innings because the wicket of Wasim was lost on the 4th ball of the 46th over by Ngidi at his 7/9 runs. However, Haris remained not out with 0 runs.

Pakistan team Batting Summary

BatsmanRuns/Balls4s/6sSR
Abdullah Shafique9/17 (b/Jansen, c/Ngidi)1/052.94
Imam-ul-Haq12/18 (b/Jansen, c/Klassen)2/066.66
Babar Azam (C)50/65 (b/Shamsi, c/de Kock)4/176.92
Mohammad Rizwan31/27 (b/Coetzee, c/de Kock)4/1114.81
Iftikhar Ahmed21/31 (b/Shamsi, c/Klassen)1/167.74
Saud Shakeel52/52 (b/Shamsi, c/de Kock)7/0100.00
Shadab Khan43/36 (b/Coetzee, c/Maharaj)3/2119.44
Mohammad Nawaz24/24 (b/Jansen, c/Miller1/2100.00
Shaheen Shah Afridi2/4 (b/Shamsi, c/Maharaj)0/050.00
Mohammad Wasim 7/9 (b/Ngidi, c/de Kock)0/177.77
Haris Rauf0/1 not out0/00.00
Batting brief of Pakistan team

South Africa Team Bowling Summary

BowlerOversMaiden OverRunsWickets
Marco Jansen91433
Lungi Ngidi7.40451
Aiden Markram40200
Keshav Maharaj90560
Gerald Coetzee70422
Tabraiz Shamsi100604
Bowling brief of South Africa team

2nd Innings, South Africa VS Pakistan

South Africa on 271 on the loss of 9 Wickets in 47.2 overs in this South Africa VS Pakistan Match

Temba Bavuma (C) and Quinton de Kock

Temba Bavuma and de Kock were the openers from South Africa. Whereas Iftikhar was the Bowler from the Pakistan side. On the 3rd ball of the innings, de Kock hit a lovely 4 on the ball by Iftikhar. Moreover, he also threw 4 back-to-back flawless 4s on the balls by Shaheen. However, Bavuma only made a few runs without any boundary hit. At the 3rd ball of the 3rd over, de Kock’s wicket was dismissed by Shaheen’s strike at his 24/14 runs.

Match 26 Highlights
Quinton de Kock

Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen

Rassie van der Dussen was the next top order batsman. After a few more runs 5 overs were completed with 38/1 for South Africa. The game sped up with the increasing order of runs as Bavuma hit 3 fantastic boundary 4s on the 2nd, 3rd and 5th ball of the 6th over. In addition, Bavuma also initiated one more 4 and a sizzling boundary 6 later. However, his wicket was lost by the ball of Haris Rauf at 8.3 over with his 28/27 runs.

Rassie van der Dussen and Aiden Markram

At 10 overs, South Africa’s score was 67/2. Aiden Markram was the next player on the crease. Markram initiated his first hit of the innings at the 5th ball of the 10th over then repeated 2 4s again during the 11th over too. 

The sensational Aiden Markram beautifully threw a boundary 6 during the 12th over and showcased his skills. The match flows steadily with more and more runs from both players with addition of one more 6 from Markram. However, the game stopped at the 5th ball of the 18th over due to the wicket loss of Dussen by Usama Mir’s ball. At this point, the total score of Dussen was 21/39 runs.

Aiden Markram and Heinrich Klassen

Heinrich Klassen replaced Dussen and joined Markram on the crease. At this stage 20 over were completed for South Africa with 125/3. Later on, the 1st ball of the 20th over, Heinrich initiated his first boundary 6 beautifully. However, he was unable to play further because of his wicket dismissal by Mohammad Wasim at his 12/10 runs.

Aiden Markram and David Miller

Heinrich went and David Miller approached the crease as the next batsman. Moreover, he hit a flawless boundary 6 during the 22nd over. Whereas Markram hit 2 4s during the 24th and 25th overs respectively. In addition, Miller again threw a vast boundary 6 during the 26th over. At the 30 overs, South Africa was on 191/4 including one more 6 from Markram and 2 4s from Miller.

The game went steadily and beautifully with the good runs made by the partnership of both players. After one more boundary 4 from Markram at the 32nd over, the wicket of David Miller was taken by Shaheen during the start of the 33rd over at his 29/33 runs.

Aiden Markram and Marco Jansen

At 33 overs 5 wickets were down for South Africa. Marco Jansen was the next player. Starting again with the slow runs, both players hit a pair of boundary 4s during the 35th over. Later Jansen again initiated an absolute 4 and a wonderful 6 during the 4th and 5th ball of the 36th over. However, Jansen was out on the 6th ball of the same over by the ball of Haris Rauf at his 20/14 runs.

 South Africa VS Pakistan
South Africa VS Pakistan

Aiden Markram and Gerald Coetzee

The Match started again by the arrival of Gerald Coetzee on the crease. After the completion of 4 more overs and without any hit by both players, 40 overs were completed with 249/6 for South Africa. Unfortunately, at the 2nd ball of the 40th over, Aiden Markram lost his wicket at his 91/93 runs by Usama Mir’s ball.

Gerald Coetzee and Keshav Maharaj

Keshav Maharaj came at the 40th over and with the difference of 1 over Gerald was out on the ball by Shaheen. At this point, his score was 10/13 runs.

Keshav Maharaj and Lungi Ngidi

After the 8th wicket was lost for South Africa, Lungi Ngidi was the next player. The Match became slow with very few runs by the Batsmen at these overs. Later at the 3rd ball of the 45th over, the wicket of Ngidi was dismissed by Haris Rauf at his 4/14 runs.

Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi

After the 9th wicket was lost for South Africa, Tabraiz Shamsi was the next player. At the 2nd ball of the 47th over, the target score of 271 runs was completed by the players. Keshav and Shamsi both remained not out with 7/21 for Keshav and 4/6 runs for Shamsi.

So, the team South Africa won the game at the end by completing the target score of 271 runs at the 2nd ball of 47th over with 1 wicket remaining.

South Africa team Batting Summary

BatsmanRuns/Balls4s/6sSR
Temba Bavuma (C)28/27 (b/M.Wasim, c/Saud)4/1103.70
Quinton de Kock24/14 (b/Shaheen, c/M.Wasim)5/0171.42
Rassie van der Dussen21/39 (Lbw b Usama Mir)0/053.84
Aiden Markram91/93 (b/Usama Mir, c/Babar)7/3 97.84
Heinrich Klassen12/10 (b/M.Wasim, c/Usama Mir)0/1120.00
David Miller29/33 (b/Shaheen Shah, c/Rizwan)2/287.87
Marco Jansen20/14 (b/Haris Rauf, c/Babar)2/1142.85
Gerald Coetzee10/13 (b/Shaheen, c/Rizwan)0/076.92
Keshav Maharaj 7/21 not out1/033.33
Lungi Ngidi4/14 (b/c by Haris Rauf)0/028.57
Tabraiz Shamsi4/6 not out0/066.66
Batting brief of team South Africa

Pakistan team Bowling Summary

BowlerOversMaiden OverRunsWickets
Iftikhar Ahmed30230
Shaheen Shah Afridi100453
Mohammad Nawaz6.20400
Haris Rauf100622
Mohammad Wasim101502
Usama Mir80452
Bowling brief of Pakistan team

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