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World Cup 2019: Jubilant fans rejoice Pakistan's dominating win over South Africa – India Today

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Pakistan returned to winning ways in World Cup 2019 after securing a morale-boosting 49-run win over South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.

Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 played a major role in the win as Pakistan posted a formidable 308 at a loss of 7 wickets after they opted to bat first at Lord’s.

Pakistan then restricted South Africa at 259/9 to win the match by 49 runs, thanks to leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz who picked up 3 wickets each while Mohammad Amir contributed with 2 wickets.

This win kept Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup hopes alives as they next face New Zealand in another must-win match on June 26.

South Africa, with three points from their opening seven matches, were knocked out after being condemned to 5th defeat in World Cup 2019.

Pakistan will face New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in their remaining matches while the Proteas have Sri Lanka and Australia remaining in their roster before they return home after a disappointing campaign.

Pakistan lie 7th on the ICC World Cup points table with 5 points from 6 games.

An idolatrous swarm of green-jerseyed fans had just burst into a paroxysm of happiness after Pakistan’s dominating performance against South Africa.

After the defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistani fans were crestfallen and had very little to cheer about. Yesterday, Pakistan cricket team gave them their share of happiness and jubilation.

Pakistani Twitterati also took to the micro-blogging website to share their emotions regarding the win which lead to a meme fest. Some were even seen apologizing to the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, as the latter was the prime target on social media after the loss against India.

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