The Pakistan Cricket team is nothing short of a surprise package. On one evening, they can be outplayed by their bitterest rivals, angering the entire nation, while on another day, can completely boss the best one-day team in the world!
The second match of Pakistan’s three pool matches in the Champions Trophy ended in a surprising victory against South Africa, one which proved that on the day, Pakistan can match virtually any team out there. Captain Sarfraz Ahmed admitted to making a few tactical mistakes that lead to them conceding some extra runs against India, and promised he would improve in the next matches. Improved he certainly has, as Pakistan now have a realistic chance of making it to the semis. The star performer in the game, though, was Hassan Ali.
After dropping a crucial catch of Yuvraj Singh in the previous game, Hassan Ali went into the second game to make amends, and make amends he did! He closed his bowling spell with 3-23, in about 9 overs, and even had a hatrick chance at one point, and added that up with a couple of very good catches. Fittingly, he was given the Man Of The Match Award, and the interview that followed was HILARIOUS!
Pakistanis were super proud of their team’s performance against South Africa:
A team that is backed by its nation can be magical on the field, cause our efforts r 4 our country.
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) June 7, 2017
Game against South Africa wasn’t a upset it’s Pak team who out played them..so well done guys keeping going with smart captaincy & team work
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) June 8, 2017
— Siasat.pk (@siasatpk) June 7, 2017
— Asad Shafiq (@asadshafiq1986) June 7, 2017
now group equation
if Pakistan wins against Sri Lanka then
Pakistani fans will support India,
India vs South Africa match,
— Ab – HMP (@iam_chutiyaa) June 7, 2017
We hope our team can beat Sri Lanka as well and book their place in the semi-finals of the Champions Trophy. From then on, anything can happen. Fingers crossed!