Pakistan knocks South Africa out of the World Cup
It was inevitable from the outset, South Africa struggled to make it to the semifinals. This is what transpired at the home of cricket as they lost to Pakistan in a virtual knockout game. Pakistan has a chance at reaching the semifinals as they came up with a team performance for the first time in the tournament. This win will certainly boost their confidence after the heavy backlash over the past few days.
Playing only his second match of the World Cup, Sohail has produced a match-winning knock when the team needed it the most. The situation was a bit tricky when Sohail walked into the cease as Pakistan lost well-set openers and the experienced campaigner, Hafeez. But Sohail didn’t show any sort of nerves as he settled into the innings alongside Babar Azam in the early stages. Later, after the departure of Babar, he unleashed the beast within and took the Proteas bowlers to the cleaners.
He anchored the innings pretty well with handy partnerships with Hafeez and Sohail. The partnership with Sohail proved to be the difference in the match as it took the momentum away from the Proteas in the later middle overs of the innings. He made 42 fantasy points and proved to be a worthy pick for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.
He has come up with an impressive spell for the first time in the tournament. He may have proved to be a touch expensive early in his spell but he came back strong at the end of the Pakistan innings. He chipped in with 3 wickets in the final 5 overs which slightly pulled things back and certainly made a difference of 15-20 runs in the eventual total. He made 41.5 fantasy points.
He was the pick of the bowlers for Pakistan in the match. He dismissed the well-set Dekock first up and then took the core of the Proteas middle order out by dismissing Markram and Dussen. His spell never allowed South Africa to build on big partnerships. He made 40.5 fantasy points.
The Proteas best bowler had gone through a rough day as he failed to pick any wicket and proved to be expensive. His poor performance has certainly proved to be costly for Dream11 fantasy cricket players as he could make 3.5 points, which is no way near to his average points contribution per match.
He failed to continue his good form from the last two innings. His early departure made other batsmen be more aggressive which dirdn’t go well for the Proteas. He also proved to be a big disappointment alongside Rabada for Dream11 fantasy cricket players.
We were decent with our predictions in the match. We got 8 players from the dream team in our best grand league team. If we had predicted a couple of more top players accurately, we would have come close to the overall dream team points.
FD Grand League Team
|Quinton de Kock(C)||66|
|Faf du Plessis||38|
|Q De Kock||33|
|H Sohail (C)||112|
|B Azam (VC)||63|
|F Du Plessis||38|
|I Ul Haq||31|
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