Pakistan vs South Africa ODI

Pakistan vs South Africa ODI

The Pakistan vs South Africa ODI match on 27 October 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai was a thrilling encounter, with South Africa eventually winning by 164 runs.

South Africa cricket team

Pakistan batted first and were bowled out for 164 runs in 40.1 overs. Babar Azam was the top scorer for Pakistan with 50 runs, while Fakhar Zaman and Shadab Khan contributed 38 and 36 runs respectively.

Fakhar Zaman

South Africa's bowling attack was excellent, with Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje picking up three wickets each. Tabraiz Shamsi also took two wickets.

Tabraiz Shamsi

In reply, South Africa chased down the target with ease, reaching 165 runs in just 26.1 overs. Quinton de Kock was the star of the show for South Africa, scoring an unbeaten 80 runs. Aiden Markram and Rassie van der Dussen also contributed 45 and 30 runs respectively.

Rassie van der Dussen

South Africa's victory was a comfortable one, and it puts them in a strong position to qualify for the semifinals of the Cricket World Cup. Pakistan, on the other hand, need to win their remaining matches if they want to keep their hopes of qualifying alive.

Match Summary

  • Pakistan: 164 all out in 40.1 overs (Babar Azam 50, Fakhar Zaman 38, Shadab Khan 36; Kagiso Rabada 3-26, Anrich Nortje 3-35, Tabraiz Shamsi 2-25)
  • South Africa: 165 for 1 in 26.1 overs (Quinton de Kock 80 not out, Aiden Markram 45, Rassie van der Dussen 30)
  • Result: South Africa won by 164 runs

Player of the Match: Quinton de Kock (South Africa)

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