Pakistan keep semi-final hopes alive, South Africa come up short in race to knockouts

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Pakistan keep their hopes of securing a spot in the semi-finals alive with a 49-run victory over South Africa. AP

Pakistan keep their hopes of securing a spot in the semi-finals alive with a 49-run victory over South Africa. While for the Proteas with just one win from seven games they are out of the contention for qualifying in the knockouts. AP

After 81-run stand for the opening wicket, Imran Tahir broke the partnership with the wicket of Fakhar Zaman, later he dismissed other opener Imam ul Haq as well.Reuters

After Pakistan's 81-run stand for the opening wicket, Imran Tahir broke the partnership with the wicket of Fakhar Zaman, later he dismissed other opener Imam ul Haq as well.Reuters

After decent contributions from Pakistan's top three, it was Haris Sohail's aggressive innings of 89 that infused the much-needed burst in Pakistan's innings which propelled them past the 300-run mark. Reuters

After decent contributions from Pakistan's top three, it was Haris Sohail's aggressive innings of 89 from 59 balls the provided the much-needed impetus in Pakistan's innings, which propelled them past the 300-run mark. Reuters

Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis were the only Proteas batsmen who provided some sort of resolve before De Kock fell for 47. Reuters

South Africa got off to a horrible start, losing Hashim Amla cheaply post which Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis joined hands together for the second-wciekt before De Kock fell for 47. Reuters

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