Pakistan will have to win all their remaining four matches and hope for other results go in their favour to qualify. (Image Credit: Twitter)
Live Cricket Updates: Pakistan has chosen to bat against South Africa at the Lord's in London. With both teams virtually out of the semifinal race, South Africa and Pakistan will be battling it out for a consolation win in their World Cup match at the ‘home of cricket’ Lord’s in London on Sunday. Having mustered just three points from six games, South Africa are all but out of the tournament while Pakistan might still sneak into the semifinals, provided they win their remaining four games and other results go in their favour. It will also be the first match at the Lord’s in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 and it remains to be seen how the pitch will play. (LIVE SCORECARD)
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22:58 hrs IST: RESULT: Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs (Haris Sohail 89, Wahab Riaz 3/46)
22:53 hrs IST: A wicket and two runs in 49th over. Pakistan is now just few minutes away from their second win.
22:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Third wicket for Wahab Riaz. Lungi Ngidi departs for 1.
22:42 hrs IST: Seven from the over. After 48 overs, it's 246/8.
22:38 hrs IST: WICKET! Another wicket down. Wahab Riaz is using all his experience at this stage. Pakistan is now just two wickets away. After 47 overs, it's 239/8.
22:38 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries in 46th over. It's 237/7.
22:34 hrs IST: So now it is looking out of reach for South Africa. 84 needed off 30 balls with just three wickets in hand.
22:30 hrs IST: WICKET! BOWLED! Wahab Riaz gets his first. Paksitan is now just three wickets away.
22:27 hrs IST: Eight runs from the over. After 44 overs, it's 221/6.
22:25 hrs IST: BIG over for South Africa. 16 runs from Shaheen's eighth over. After 43 overs, it's 213/6.
22:20 hrs IST: Just four runs from it and after 42 overs, it's 197/6.
22:15 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over! Shaheen picks his first and South Africa are virtually out of this game and the tournament. After 41 overs, it's 193/6.
22:11 hrs IST: WICKET! Shadab Khan takes two in a single over. After 189/5.
22:07 hrs IST: WICKET! Shadab Khan tossed the ball up and van de Dussen was early in his shot. Departs 36.
22:05 hrs IST: Just four of the over. After 39 overs, 186/4.
22:00 hrs IST: Couple of boundaries in that over and South Africans have decided to go after the lethal bowling. After 38 overs, it's 182/4.
21:53 hrs IST: DROPPED! Pakistan drops two in two balls. First Safaraz and now Amir. This is ordinary fielding from Pakistan. How much will this affect the game? After 37 overs, it's 168/4.
21:50 hrs IST: As of now, all Pakistan needs is normal cricket. If thy keep the bases covered, they are likely to win this game. After 36 overs, 163/4.
21:42 hrs IST: 15 overs remaining and the required run rate has notched over 10. After 35 overs, it's 160/4.
21:37 hrs IST: Single on the first ball followed by four dot balls. Mohammad Amir at his best. After 34 overs, it's 152/4.
21:30 hrs IST: 150-up for South Africa in 33 overs. Miller and van de Dussen are building all-important partnership in London.
21:20 hrs IST: WICKET! The smiles and voices are back in the Pakistani camp. Amir strikes and makes up for that drop, in fact gets the prized scalp of du Plessis. Massive moment in the game and South Africa in trouble now. Departs for 63. Statistically, Mohammad Amir is now the highest wicket taker in 2019 World Cup.
21:10 hrs IST: Faf du Plessis and van de Dussen are trying to rotate the strike and take South Africa close to Pakistan's mammoth total.
21:00 hrs IST: WICKET! South Africa sink further. Markram was struggling to rotate the strike and his struggle finally comes to an end. Tahir got a couple of wickets earlier in the day and it's now time for Shadab Khan to have a ball. This one was a straighter delivery that skid along the deck and kept low. Markram plays for the spin and makes a mess of it, beaten and the stumps are rattled. Shadab's hands go up in the air as he celebrates and the young batsman goes back to the hut.
20:53 hrs IST: South Africa is now just two shy from 100-run mark. After 22 overs, it's 98/2.
20:50 hrs IST: Three single from the over. After 21 overs, it's 95/2.
20:47 hrs IST: Two runs and a wicket. After 20 overs, it's 92/2.
20:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Just one the partnership was building, Quinton de Kock threw his wicket away. Shadab Khan tossed the ball up and de Kock couldn't time it well. Departs for 47. After 19.2 overs, it's 91/2.
20:41 hrs IST: The required run rate has gone over 7 now. South Africa need a boundary or two in every over otherwise it will start to climb even more. After 19 overs, it's 90/1.
20:37 hrs IST: Shadab Khan introduced into the attack and batsmen looked in trouble. After 18 overs, it's 77/1.
20:32 hrs IST: As players takes drinks on field, South Africa see themselves at 73 for the loss of one wicket in 17 overs.
20:27 hrs IST: Eight comfortable runs for South Africa in 16th over. It's 70/1.
20:25 hrs IST: First 15 overs are done and dusted and Pakistan has been able to dominate in the game. After 15 overs, it's 62/1.
20:21 hrs IST: Pakistan almost got wicket in 14th over. It's 59/1.
20:18 hrs IST: Wahab Riaz introduced in the 13th over, and just 2 runs came from it. After 13 overs, it's 53/1.
20:12 hrs IST: First boundary for Quinton de Kock in 12th over and 50-up for South Africa. After 12 overs, it's 51/1.
20:10 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Shaheen. Both Faf and de Kock are struggling to rotate the strike. After 11 overs, it's 44/1.
20:05 hrs IST: Imad Wasim introduced into the attack and six came from the over. After 10 overs, it's 38/1.
20:01 hrs IST: Another good over. Runs are just not coming. Chasing a target of over 300, the Proteas need to do up the scoring rate. After 9 overs, it's 32/1.
19:57 hrs IST: Two runs from the over. After 8 overs, it's 31/1.
19:53 hrs IST: Both batsmen are taking their time in the middle before going big. After 7 overs, it's 29/1.
19:49 hrs IST: Another brilliant over from Amir. Just three off it. South Africa under pressure. After 6 overs, it's 26/1.
19:45 hrs IST: Shaheen Afridi introduced into the attack and was welcomed with a dazzling boundary. Eight from the over. After 5 overs, it's 23/1.
19:41 hrs IST: MAIDEN OVER! Brilliant line and length. After 4 overs, it's 15/1.
19:37 hrs IST: Seven runs from Mohammad Hafeez's second over. After 3 overs, it's 15/1.
19:32 hrs IST: Four came off the over, and Amir gets the important wicket. After 2 overs, it's 8/1.
19:27 hrs IST: WICKET! Amir sends Amla on the very first ball. He implores Sarfaraz to consider a review, and apparently makes a good enough case for it to be reviewed. There was a hint of inswing but everything about this appeared to be leg-sidish. Oh well, what do I know! It's pitched in line with leg, straightened and would've crashed into leg-stump as per ball-tracking.
19:25 hrs IST: Chasing 308, South Africa are 4 for no loss after 1 over.
18:49 hrs IST: INNINGS BREAK: Pakistan 308/7 in 50 overs vs South Africa (Haris Sohail 89, Lungi Ngidi 3/64)
18:46 hrs IST: WICKET! Slower one from Ngidi and Haris didn't read it. Departs for 89.
18:44 hrs IST: WICKET! Knocked him over. Wahab Riaz wanted to go big but missed it completely. Sixth wicket falls, Ngidi gets his second.
18:41 hrs IST: 300-up for Pakistan and Haris Sohail is 12 away from a well-deserved 100. After 49 overs, it's 304/5.
18:35 hrs IST: WICKET! Ngidi is taking pace off here, which eventually is making difficult for two set batsmen to score. Just one boundary off the 48th over and all-important wicket of Imad Wasim. Wasim tried to go over the top and failed to time it to perfection. It's 295/5.
18:31 hrs IST: Pakistan is now just 13 runs away from 300. After 47 overs, it's 287/4.
18:27 hrs IST: 50-run stand between Haris Sohail and Imad Wasim in 26 deliveries. Guess what? This is fastest 50-run stand off the tournament. After 46 overs, it's 277/4.
18:22 hrs IST: Eight runs off the over. It's 266/4 after 45 overs.
18:17 hrs IST: 250-up for Pakistan. After 44 overs, it's 258/4.
18:10 hrs IST: FIFTY! How good has Haris Sohail been today? - Gets to his fifty, and more importantly, adds valuable runs for his side. His 11th ODI fifty.
18:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Andile bowled a good length delivery and Babar Azam tried to smash it over cover fielder, but the bat turns in his hand and went straight to deep cover fielder. Se batsman departs. BIG wicket for South Africa. After 42 overs, it's 229/4.
18:02 hrs IST: Imran Tahir completes his spell - 10-0-41-2. After 41 overs, 222/3.
18:00 hrs IST: Four runs off the over. After 40 overs, it's 217/3. With 10 overs still to play, Pakistan will look to add at least 90-100 runs. They have two set batsmen at the crease, and with seven wickets in hand, they will look to up the scoring rate.
17:54 hrs IST: Nine runs off the over. After 39 overs, it's 213/3. South Africa desperately in need of a wicket.
17:47 hrs IST: 200-up for Pakistan. Ones and twos, and Pakistan are building the innings properly. After 38 overs, it's 206/3.
17:37 hrs IST: FIFTY! Good innings from Babar Azam. He has been able to time the ball perfectly today, and has finally shown his class in this tournament. Second fifty for him in 2019 World Cup.
17:35 hrs IST: So Babar and Haris have finally put their feet on accelarator. The duo are hammering the ball all-around the ground. After 35 overs, it's 184/3.
17:28 hrs IST: Boundary on the first ball after drinks. Six came from the over. After 33 overs, it's 162/3.
17:21 hrs IST: 150-up for Pakistan. After 32 overs, it's 156/3 and it's time for DRINKS.
17:17 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 31 overs, it's 149/3.
17:12 hrs IST: WICKET! Trapped right in front. Faf introduced Markram into the attack and gets a wicket straightaway. Hafeez departs for 20. After 30 overs, it's 143/3.
17:09 hrs IST: Just one run off it. After 29 overs, it's 139/2.
17:05 hrs IST: Spinners have been good in the middle overs. Just two runs from it. After 28 overs, it's 138/2.
17:00 hrs IST: South Africa has been able to make a slight comeback in the game as runs have been hard to come by. After 27 overs, it's 136/2.
16:58 hrs IST: Just one run of the over. After 26 overs, it's 134/2.
16:56 hrs IST: 25 overs are done and dusted. Pakistan team see themselves at 133/2 in 25 overs.
16:50 hrs IST: Andile isn't having the best of times on field. He has lacked pace and bounce. After 24 overs, it's 125/2.
16:45 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 23 overs, it's 114/2.
16:42 hrs IST: Punched down the ground by Babar Azam and the score notches upto 108 for the loss of two wickets after 22 overs.
16:39 hrs IST: 100-up for Pakistan after 21.3 overs.
16:34 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh my word! Tahir has taken a stunner of his own bowling and he's off. Someone please catch him! Thesekind of efforts can lift your team and Tahir has provided South African an important breakthrough. Tahir is now the leading wicket-taker for the Proteas in the World Cup. After 21 overs, it's 98/2.
16:30 hrs IST: The first 20 overs belongs to Pakistan here. Babar is taking his time. After 20 overs, it's 97/1.
16:19 hrs IST: Imam Ul Haq nears fifty. After 16 overs, it's 88/1.
16:10 hrs IST: WICKET! Oh dear! What have you done Fakhar? He was looking so good for his 44 and the shot he played to Tahir wasn't needed. Good call by Faf to introduce Tahir. After 14.5 overs, it's 75/1.
16:06 hrs IST: Chris Morris has looked good at the home of cricket. He has been able to utilise the conditions well, and has bowled in right areas. After 14 overs, it's 75/0.
16:01 hrs IST: Six runs from the over. After 13 overs, it's 73/0.
15:55 hrs IST: Controvery in the over which went against South Africa. This means, Pakistan still hasn't lost a wicket. After 12 overs, it's 67/0.
15:47 hrs IST: Fakhar and Imam are keeping things steady for Pakistan. After 11 overs, it's 61/0.
15:42 hrs IST: The first 10 overs belong to Pakistan. They havn't lost a wicket and both openers have looked good against pace. After 10 overs, it's 58/0.
15:38 hrs IST: Good comeback from Kagiso Rabada. First time in the day we saw a little movement from the pitch and South Africans will have all smiles. After 9 overs, it's 55/0.
15:34 hrs IST: Two boundaries from Morris over. After 8 overs, it's 54/0.
15:31 hrs IST: 50-run stand between Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq.
15:30 hrs IST: Just two runs from the over. After 7 overs, it's 46/0.
15:25 hrs IST: First SIX of the innings. After 6 overs, it's 44/0.
15:20 hrs IST: It looked to be a quiet over with just two coming off first five balls, but Fakhar Zaman had different plan - smashed boundary over point fielder. After 5 overs, it's 35/0.
15:16 hrs IST: Three delightful boundaries from Ngidi's over. After 4 overs, it's 29/0.
15:11 hrs IST: Kagiso Rabada bowled a short of a length delivery and Fakhar Zaman was onto it. Couple of boundaries in the over. After 3 overs, it's 17/0.
15:07 hrs IST: Four runs from the over. It's 9 for no loss after 2 overs.
15:04 hrs IST: Decent start for Pakistan. Five runs off the over and both their openers are off the mark. Score after 1 overs: PAK 5-0; Fakhar Zaman 4(5) Imam 1(1)
15:02 hrs IST: FOUR! Fakhar Zaman off the mark in style. Played that outside off delivery through covers for a boundary.
14:59 hrs IST: The players are out in the middle. Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman comes out to open the innings. Kagiso Rabada comes to the attack.
14:38 hrs IST: Playing Squad: Two changes for Pakistan, South Africa playing unchanged from their last game.
South Africa: Quinton de Kock(w), Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis(c), Aiden Markram, Rassie van der Dussen, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir
Pakistan: Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Haris Sohail, Imad Wasim, Shadab Khan, Wahab Riaz, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Amir
14:34 hrs IST: Sarfaraz Ahmed has won the toss and decided to bat first. Haris Sohail and Shaheen Afridi are back in the team.
14:30 hrs IST: Shaheen Afridi is seen marking his run-up. He is likely to be given the match today. The youngester has the potential but his tournament so far has not been good. Can he turn the tables today? We'll get to know.
14:25 hrs IST: We are just five minutes away from the toss. This is the first match at the Lord's and it remains to be seen how the pitch will behave. The weather is bright and sunny and team winning the toss should choose to bat first.
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Shaun Pollock headed to the nets, where both teams, and even the umpires, were making sure they were ready and raring to go.#PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/OO0abRxAwM
14:00 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to News Nation's live coverage of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Although a little late, but we have finally arrived at the home of cricket - the Lord's - where Pakistan will look to overcome the consequences of losing India game. South Africa will try to find a consolidatery win as their sami-final hopes are all but over. Stay with us as we bring you all the live updates from the Lord's, London.