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Pakistan stun South Africa at Champions Trophy

AFP
Published : Jun 7, 2017, 11:00 pm IST
Updated : Jun 8, 2017, 3:14 am IST

Pakistan were 119 for three off 27 overs, well ahead of a target of 101 on DLS.

Pakistan players celebrate after Pakistan's Hasan Ali bowled South Africa's JP Duminy, centre, caught Pakistan's Babar Azam for 8 runs during the ICC Champions Trophy match between Pakistan and South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (Photo: AP)
 Pakistan players celebrate after Pakistan's Hasan Ali bowled South Africa's JP Duminy, centre, caught Pakistan's Babar Azam for 8 runs during the ICC Champions Trophy match between Pakistan and South Africa at Edgbaston in Birmingham, England, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. (Photo: AP)

Birmingham, United Kingdom: Pakistan completed a remarkable turnaround to beat South Africa by 19 runs on the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method in their day/night Group B Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston on Wednesday and so maintain their hopes of a semi-final place.

Just three days after conceding a total of 319 for three in a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and title-holders India at Edgbaston in their first match of this one-day international tournament, Pakistan held South Africa to a score of 219 for eight at the Birmingham ground.

Only David Miller, with 75 not out, offered any top-order resistance. Pakistan were 119 for three off 27 overs, well ahead of a target of 101 on DLS, when rain stopped play at 7:41pm local time (1841 GMT).

Babar Azam was 31 not out and Shoaib Malik unbeaten on 16 after fast bowler Morne Morkel had taken three for 18 in just seven overs. South Africa conclude their group campaign against India at the Oval on Sunday, with Pakistan facing Sri Lanka in Cardiff on Tuesday.

Brief scores
South Africa 219-8, 50 overs (D Miller 75 no; Hasan Ali 3-24)
Pakistan 119-3, 27 overs (M Morkel 3-18)
Pakistan won by 18 runs (DLS)

Tags: champions trophy, david miller, dls