He was finally given a chance to play & Sarfraz grabbed the opportunity & made everyone look up. With a run a ball 49 that included 5 fours & 3 sixes, Sarfraz had already done enough to justify his selection. But not stopping with that he came up with a brilliant performance behind the stumps claiming 6 catches to join Gilchrist for the record of the most dismissals by a wicketkeeper in an innings at the World Cup. Misbah 56 (86), Younis Khan 37 (44) & Afridi 22 (15) were amongst the runs for Pakistan helping post 222 in 46.4 overs. For South Africa, Steyn & Morkel were at their economical best.
Pakistan must have been more than happy when asked by AB to bat first. Why on earth would you field first AB? Pakistan are bad at a chase & you knew that didn't you? Forget Pakistan, you know how your knees jitter in a crunch (wow! we've managed to put that across to you without using the C _ _ _ _ word). de Kock's poor run continued & Pakistan's quicks kept picking up crucial wickets - most of them caught behind - a testimony of their quality today. ABD - 77 (58) threatened to take the game away but there was not much he could do without help from the others. Great day for Pakistan cricket. They are peaking at the right moment. Pool B could go to the last day as we brace ourselves for Super Sunday - Mar 15.