South Africa Looking Good After a Decent Start Against Pakistan in an Important Match for Both Teams

Pak vs SA is a do-or-die match for Pakistan if they lose they will their campaign will almost ended for them. Pakistan kept losing wickets at regular intervals. At the moment they are 144 for the loss of 5 wickets. Things look quite gloomy for Pakistan and comeback from here will be very difficult. All the main batters are in the Pavilion already. 

At one stage Pakistan was 129 for 3 but losing Iftikhar at the wrong time got Pakistan under pressure. Babar Azam was the only batter who showed some resistance. But after reaching 50 he got out unluckily. 

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South African bowlers bowled well under pressure. Every bowler chipped in except for Maharaj who went for a few runs in his first spell. Jansen and Shamsi were the pick of the bowlers. Both got 2 wickets. Jansen in his 7 overs gave away 32 runs while Shamsi went for 27 in 6 overs.

Pakistan need to score around 300 runs if they want to challenge South Africa on this pitch. It’s a batting track so they have to a good total to defend against this destructive batting lineup. 

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