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Group B, Match 6 PAK vs SA: South Africa reach semis

South Africa tore through Pakistan's top order for a landslide 124-run win in Mohali to book their place in the Champions Trophy semi-finals. Chasing South Africa's 213/8 Pakistan lost all their wickets for 89 by the 25th over.
South African paceman Makhaya Ntini took 5-21 off six overs,as all-rounder Shahid Afridi offered Pakistan brief hope with a four and a six in his 14, and Yasir Arafat (27) and Umar Gul (7) staved off the inevitable with a late stand of 30. None of the top seven reached double figures. Pakistan's record lowest one-day score is 43 off 19.5 overs against West Indies in Cape Town in 1993.
Earlier, the Proteas won the toss but were reeling at 42-5 before Mark Boucher (69) and Justin Kemp (64) ground out 131 to set a total of 213-8. Reported Earlier:
It's a must-win match for both the teams, as the winner of this contest will move into the semifinals of the tournament. Both the teams have made one change. Yasir Arafat, who was called into the Pakistan side after Shoiab Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were sent back, has been included in the playing XI in place of Rana Naved-ul-Hasan. South Africa has dropped Robin Peterson and included Charl Langeveldt. Pakistan (Playing XI) : Younis Khan (Captain), Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Rao Iftikar Anjum, Imran Farhat, Kamran Akmal, Mohammad Hafeez, Yasir Arafat, Shahid Afridi, Shoaib Malik, Umar Gul.
South Africa (Playing XI) : Graeme Smith (Captain), Mark Boucher, Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Andre Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Charl Langeveldt, Shaun Pollock.
ICC Champions Trophy, Mohali: South Africa 213-8 (50 overs) bt Pakistan 89 (25 overs) by 124 runs

Pakistan, South Africa to fight for semifinal berth

After their defeat against New Zealand, Pakistan will have to regroup quickly and find their best form when they clash with South Africa in the Champions Trophy at Mohali on Friday.
It is a contest which would decide the second semi-finalist from group-B. Both sides need a victory to make it to the semi-finals of the high-profile event having lost one of their two games played so far, staging the set for a cracker of a match under floodlights.
Form and odds, however, favour South Africa as they are not only above Pakistan in the run rate table, but have shrugged off the first match defeat to the Kiwis with a handsome win against Sri Lanka in their last match and put their campaign back on track. The story has unfolded a little differently for Younis Khan's men. From captaincy drama, change of regime and worst still the doping scandal, which forced them to pull out the important pace duo of Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif, Pakistan were totally in shambles. But nothing mattered to the talented Pakistanis when they took the field in the first match against Sri Lanka and beat them in a keenly contested game. Pakistan team (from) : Younis Khan (Captain), Shoaib Malik, Muhammad Hafeez, Mohammad Yousuf, Abdul Razzaq, Shahid Afridi, Kamran Akmal, Naved-ul-Hasan, Faisal Iqbal, Imran Farhat, Rao Iftikhar and Umar Gul.
South Africa team (from) : Graeme Smith (Captain), Boeta Dippenaar, Herschelle Gibbs, Jacques Kallis, Justin Kemp, Abraham Devilliers, Mark Boucher, Shaun Pollock, Andrew Hall, Andrew Nel, Makhaya Ntini, Robin Peterseon, Loots Bosman and Charl Langeveldt.

Champions Trophy Group B: Pakistan vs South Africa, Mohali


South Africa beat Pakistan by 124 runs
South Africa won the toss and decided to bat
213 for 8 (50.0 overs)
89 all out (25.0 overs)

South Africa Innings
G C Smith lbw b Umar Gul
2 0 0
H H Dippenaar c Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum
35 2 0
H H Gibbs c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul
1 0 0
J H Kallis c Kamran Akmal b Iftikhar Anjum
25 2 0
A B de Villiers c Kamran Akmal b Yasir Arafat
11 2 0
M V Boucher c Mohammad Hafeez b Abdul Razzaq
98 7 0
J M Kemp c Shoaib Malik b Umar Gul
110 4 2
S M Pollock c Iftikhar Anjum b Mohammad Hafeez
8 0 0
A Nel not out
10 2 0
M Ntini not out
0 0 0
11w 15lb 26
for 8 213 (50.0 ovs)

Umar Gul 8.0 0 36 3
Iftikhar Anjum 10.0 4 26 2
Yasir Arafat 5.0 0 33 1
Abdul Razzaq 10.0 0 33 1
Mohammad Hafeez 8.0 1 23 1
Shahid Afridi 6.0 0 26 0
Shoaib Malik 3.0 0 21 0
Fall of wicket
0 G C Smith
1 H H Gibbs
27 H H Dippenaar
36 J H Kallis
42 A B de Villiers
173 M V Boucher
182 S M Pollock
199 J M Kemp

Pakistan Innings
Mohammad Hafeez c G C Smith b M Ntini
5 0 0
Imran Farhat c S M Pollock b M Ntini
8 0 0
Younis Khan c C K Langeveldt b M Ntini
24 1 0
Mohammad Yousuf
b S M Pollock
8 1 0
Shoaib Malik c M V Boucher b M Ntini
3 0 0
Kamran Akmal lbw b M Ntini
8 0 0
Abdul Razzaq
b C K Langeveldt
20 1 0
Shahid Afridi lbw b S M Pollock
8 1 1
Yasir Arafat c M Ntini b C K Langeveldt
37 5 0
Umar Gul c M V Boucher b C K Langeveldt
25 1 0
Iftikhar Anjum not out
6 0 0
2nb 9w 5lb 16
all out 89 (25.0 ovs)

S M Pollock 7.0 0 20 2
M Ntini 6.0 2 21 5
A Nel 6.0 0 23 0
C K Langeveldt 6.0 2 20 3
Fall of wicket
5 Mohammad Hafeez
9 Imran Farhat
17 Mohammad Yousuf
21 Younis Khan
21 Shoaib Malik
27 Kamran Akmal
42 Shahid Afridi
47 Abdul Razzaq
77 Umar Gul
89 Yasir Arafat

Umpires: M R Benson, B F Bowden

Champions Trophy Group B: Pakistan vs South Africa, Mohali


Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali

The Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium in Mohali is one of the most modern and best equipped stadiums in India. The stadium will host the curtain raiser, between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, the much-awaited India-Australia clash and the semi-finals.

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.