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Twitter reactions: Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi shine as South Africa pip Pakistan in a thriller – World Cup 2023


Twitter reactions: Aiden Markram, Tabraiz Shamsi shine as South Africa pip Pakistan in a thriller – World Cup 2023


South Africa and Pakistan played out a nail-biting thriller in the ODI World Cup 2023 on Friday where the Proteas managed to register a victory by 1 wicket at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Tabraiz Shamsi restricts Pakistan for a below par total

Pakistan’s batting innings saw them amass a total of 270 runs, with all wickets falling in 46.4 overs. Babar Azam played a pivotal role in the innings, contributing 50 runs from 65 deliveries, including 4 fours and 1 six. Saud Shakeel provided valuable support with a well-crafted 52 runs off 52 balls, featuring 7 fours.

Shadab Khan‘s explosive batting added 43 runs off 36 balls, embellished with 3 fours and 2 sixes. However, Tabraiz Shamsi was the standout bowler for South Africa, claiming 4 wickets for 60 runs in his 10-over spell. Marco Jansen and Gerald Coetzee also played a crucial role in restricting Pakistan’s innings, with 3 and 2 wickets, respectively.

Aiden Markram leads South Africa to victory

Chasing a target of 271 runs, South Africa had a collective effort from their batting lineup. Aiden Markram was the star performer, amassing 91 runs from 93 deliveries, including 7 fours and 3 sixes. The South African innings showcased resilience and teamwork, with several players making useful contributions. Eventually, South Africa reached the target with 1 wicket to spare, securing a thrilling victory.

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Shaheen Afridi was Pakistan’s standout bowler, claiming 3 wickets for 45 runs in his 10-over spell. Haris Rauf and Mohammad Wasim also made vital contributions, picking up 2 wickets each. The nail-biting encounter concluded with South Africa winning by just 1 wicket, a testament to the competitive nature of the game and the World Cup’s unpredictability.

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