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DELHI – Pakistan beat South Africa by 9 wickets in the Blind Twenty20 Cricket World Cup at Karnataka State Cricket Association Ground, Alur, on Monday.


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Batting first South Africa scored 100 runs in the allotted 20 overs. Tefo Lesley Classen remained the top scorer with 19 runs whereas Buhle Bhidla was second highest with 10 runs. Pakistan’s Anees Javed took two wickets.

In reply, Pakistan achieved the target in 5.1 overs for the loss of one wicket. Badar Munir remained unbeaten on 60 and Muhammad Jamil on 29. Asher Jonathan Hattingh took the sole wicket from South Africa who dismissed Riasat Khan on 2.

It was Pakistan’s sixth consecutive victory in the tournament. Pakistan have already qualified for the semi-final.