Pakistan: 308/7 (Sohail 89, Azam 69, Ngidi 3/64, Tahir 2/41)
Haris Sohail’s late blitz has put Pakistan in command in this pulsating World Cup clash against the Proteas at Lord’s on Sunday.
South Africa’s bowlers seemed to have a grip on proceedings midway through, but Sohail’s pyrotechnics ensured a solid start did not go to waste.
Pakistan smashed 91 runs in the final 10 overs at a rate of 9.1 runs to the over.
It was the fast bowlers, particularly, that suffered despite a greater attempt at getting the yorker in the block hole. Sohail was relentless on anything that was over-pitched, smashing the ball to all corners of the storied ground.