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Shamsi (4/60) restricts Pakistan to 270

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Pakistan posted 270 in 46.2 overs in their Cricket World Cup fixture against South Africa at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium in Chennai yesterday. The innings featured notable half-centuries from skipper Babar Azam and Saud Shakeel.

Although, Pakistan won the toss, their openers, Abdullah Shafique (9) and Imam Ul Haq (12) struggled to establish a strong opening partnership. Skipper Babar Azam played a steady innings, scoring 50 from 64 balls, including 4 fours and a six. However, spinner Thabraiz Shamsi claimed Babar Azam’s wicket, posing a significant challenge to the Pakistan side.

Saud Shakeel played a more aggressive innings, notching up a run-a-ball 52 with 7 fours. All-rounder Shadab Khan also made a valuable contribution, scoring 43 in 36 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes to help build up innings.

Tabriz Shamsi, the left-arm wrist spinner, was the standout bowler with his figures of 4-60. Paceman Marco Jansen (3/43) and Gerald Coetzee (2/42) provided crucial support, limiting Pakistan to 270 runs. Australia will face New Zealand at Dharamsala starting at 10 a.m. and Bangladesh will meet Netherlands at the Kolkata, Eden Garden Stadium with the match set to begin at 2 pm.

Chief scores

Pakistan: 270 in 46.2 overs (Imam Ul Haq 12, Babar Azam 50, Mohammed Rizwan 31, Ifthikar Ahamed 21, Saud Shakeel 52, Shadab Khan 43, Mohammed Nawaz 24, Marco Jansen 3/43, Gerard Coetzee 2/42, Tabraiz Shamsi 4/60)

South Africa 188/4

At the time of going to press, South Africa were 188 for 4 wickets after 29 overs with Aiden Markram unbeaten on 64 and David Miller was 26 not out.

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