It is just a matter of time before we see the return of Pakistan and England on an international-level cricket field, but it has been an intriguing few days for the fans in Pakistan. We saw two high-quality players from both teams come together to play some exciting matches and produce some entertaining results. This happened during their recent tour of South Africa where they faced up against a team that was quite stronger than them at this stage. And thus did India look strong again as against these opponents, as they played more aggressive shots which got the ball past the batters twice and bowled with varying degrees of difficulty.

But this match wasn’t very easy to watch because there were no such things as rain! It was also raining, and it made many decisions like batting order, wicketkeeping, field fielding, and other aspects of the game difficult. In fact, the conditions in which we played cricket were almost best suited for Pakistani bowlers than Indian bowling line-ups because when you go by experience, then you know what kind of bowlers they are.

The outcome of Pakistan vs South Africa’s 2nd ODI will be decided after another exciting encounter between the two leading sides in ICC rankings – Pakistan and India. A victory could propel Pakistan off the top spot in the world Test ranking or can put the team back in first place for a long period of time. If they continue playing good cricket, then they will definitely get back into the top 10. Though we have seen certain changes in their bowling line-up and bowling strategies, they certainly looked better against Sri Lanka and New Zealand earlier this month. So if they continue being consistent and perform well on hard and soft surfaces, then they should be able to maintain their position above India in next year’s World Cup. And when you talk about domestic form, they still have a lot left in the tank of their campaign.

They played four ODIs for Proteas franchise T20 League side Durban Supercats starting July 16 but haven’t reached its last game yet. Their next assignment is an away series here in North America and Europe as part of a five-match T20I tournament which starts on September 10th. To make sure their preparations are up to mark, all the overseas assignments that come their way in the future will benefit them tremendously. At present, they have two home Tests (against Ireland and Zimbabwe) and six ODIs against each opposition. The last ODI will be against Bangladesh on November 17th. Here’s everything you need to know before a live ODI start.


Pakistan vs Namibia Check Latest Schedule

Start Time: 08:30 PM IST

Venue: Harare International Sports Club Cricket Ground

Date & Date: August 1st (Monday), 07:00 PM Sunday (Tuesday), 06:30 AM Wednesday (Thursday)

Time Zone: GMT+ 3

Pakistan vs South America 2022 Highlights

This was probably one of the most exciting matches in history. Pakistan started strongly by scoring 5 runs in the powerplay and 6 in the second innings. However, their bowling unit struggled massively against India and didn’t manage to take wickets. That was when we saw Babar Azam being removed for 41 runs by Dinesh Karthik. He failed to convert his starts and ended up suffering a heavy defeat in the third over. Then there was Mohammad Rizwan trying very hard for boundaries but he managed to strike only twice. There was a mix of emotions when Pakistan lost the toss and decided to bat with spinners Yasir Shah and Afridi Ali taking charge.

Both opened with an unbeaten fifty by Shaheen Shah Afridi and 35 balls each. Neither scored a run in the first three overs but a brilliant cover drive by Babar took his wicket in the seventh over. When they tried to change the format of the innings, they lost the toss and chose to bowl first. Unfortunately, this decision worked out completely against them. Fawad Alam got rid of Mohammed Shami in the twelfth over and then fell to Javed Miandad for a duck. After that, they began to lose confidence.

In 20 overs, Yuzvendra Chahal led the attack by getting rid of Hasan Ali and Waqar Younis in quick succession. On the fourth day, Tabish Khan claimed 4/17 while Saeed Ahmed had 2/18 with figures of 9/14.

Yaz Butt won the Player of the Match award for smashing 96* off 53 balls. Later, Imran Farhat won the ‘Bowler of the Match award for picking up 3/19 in the same match.

Pakistan v Sri Lanka 1st Innings Results

Pakistan Won by 50 Runs

Now Pakistan started the final session on 76/4 and went on to post a competitive total. But the visitors came back strongly with 3 wins in 7 overs in reply. While they won the first Test due to Shakib Al Hasan’s bowling, Sri Lanka scored heavily when Dilruwan Perera took 5 wickets from only 4 overs. Sanath Jayasuriya registered scores of 32*, 34*, and 38* to take him to two successive 100+ score lines. From all these victories, Sri Lanka picked up 8 wickets conceding just 19 runs while losing just 3 wickets. This was followed by a 30th-wicket stand of 107 runs between skipper Dimuth Karunaratne’s 64 and captain Dimuth Seneviratne’s 55 which helped the hosts to post 163/7. Sri Lanka won the match by 119 runs.

Pakistan Won By 11 Wickets

Shan Masood struck early with a maiden century but his teammates could not help him and a mere 36 runs came off the last 3 overs. Even though he took full advantage of his opportunity, the rest of the batsmen failed miserably. He hit two consecutive sixes off the ninth delivery but couldn’t convert them. Imam-ul-Haq too tried to do that, but they missed the shot. No matter how much Pakistan tried to chase down the Sri Lankan target, they couldn’t find any solution. Mushfiqur Rahim and Abdullah Shafique took responsibility and ran through the remainder of the innings to restrict the host to 132/9, winning by 114 runs.

Pakistan Won By 63 Runs

Zakir Hossain smashed a brisk knock of 51 runs off 23 balls including a couple of fours and a six. But when the duo came face to face with Anrich Nortje (29 off 18), Pakistan suffered a blow. He was dismissed soon after and Pakistan lost momentum. The pressure increased further when Hussain Talal Azmat struck him with the first ball of the fifth over and followed it up by dismissing him for 39. Suddenly, Australia sensed the danger and sent back Matthew Wade to hit the former. Nortje, who was struggling to get runs and struggling badly at the death, finally finished off with a maximum hitting 77*. With this win, Pakistan successfully completed the comeback.

Pakistan Won By 59 Runs

Naseem Shah struck a double hundred with 67 balls to become the joint top scorer of the Test Championship Final. His second hundred of the season came off 89 balls. As usual, he added 60 runs for the opening wicket with Muhammad Yaqub. Zaheer Abbas picked up 4 wickets for 28 runs at the end of the 15th over. But when Shaheen Shah took over the innings, it became tougher for the hosts.

Pakistan Won By 37 Runs

The game turned around in the 48th over when Wasim Akram got himself trapped lbw by Chris Gayle. The new ball bowler tried to exploit the hole at the deep backward square leg. But the Australian batter couldn’t adjust his length to it. Despite having two wide yorkers, the opener couldn’t get enough support and perished.

Pakistan Won By 75 Runs

Asif Kapadia picked up the first wicket in the 24th over of the first innings. But once Yusuf Pathan was dismissed. It was clear that Pakistan was going to struggle to beat Sri Lankans at every cost. Yusuf was sent back with a straight red ball to dismiss Wasim Akram. Shamil Basit struck two maximums in two balls before leaving the field. Shadab Khan slammed 14 fours and one six as Pakistan defeated Sri Lanka by 69 runs.


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