Live Streaming : Pakistan vs South Africa Super 8 T20 World Cup
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What appears to be the tougher of the two Super Eight groups gets underway with a repeat of the 2009 World T20 semi-final, a match that is remembered as one the most thrilling, in a format where almost anything can be labelled so. Historically, these two make good opponents: the unpredictability of Pakistan against the sometimes uber-predictability of South Africa. But things have changed.
Pakistan still implode at times but tend to bring some of their best games to major tournaments. They have also tempered their fiery side with reason and both have been on display in equal measure in the group stage and even before that, in series against Australia and Sri Lanka. Combined, those two contrasting styles could result in a Pakistan side that consistently performs as well as they have done of late.
They defended a decent total against a determined New Zealand line-up and then turned on the heat when they hunted down Bangladesh's score ruthlessly. Importantly, their top three all have runs to their name and each of the bowlers, particularly Saeed Ajmal, have seen success.
South Africa also take confidence into this round. They have had one all-too-easy encounter (against Zimbabwe) and one severely reduced match (a seven-over-a-side shootout against Sri Lanka) and managed not to get carried away by the former or spooked by the latter. Their philosophy when playing major tournaments appears to have changed. AB de Villiers spoke about not needing to win every game but building to a crescendo but South Africa have so far won and built at the same time.
Stats and trivia
Three of the top four wicket-takers in World T20 are all from Pakistan. Shahid Afridi, Saeed Ajmal and Umar Gul are on 29, 27 and 27 wickets respectively.
South Africa and Pakistan have played against each other in five T20s, twice in World T20s.
South Africa have a better head-to-head record, winning three of the five played overall.
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Last 5 Matches Result:
South Africa WWLWW
Pakistan (From): Mohammad Hafeez(c), Imran Nazir, Nasir Jamshed, Kamran Akmal(w), Umar Akmal, Shoaib Malik, Shahid Afridi, Yasir Arafat, Sohail Tanvir, Umar Gul, Saeed Ajmal, Asad Shafiq, Abdul Razzaq, Mohammad Sami, Raza Hasan
South Africa (From): Richard Levi, Hashim Amla, Faf du Plessis, AB de Villiers(w/c), Jean-Paul Duminy, Albie Morkel, Farhaan Behardien, Jacques Kallis, Johan Botha, Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel, Justin Ontong, Robin Peterson, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Wayne Parnell
Both Team would like to win this match to remain top in the Super 8 Points Table of ICC T20 World Cup 2012. On One side South Africa is at 1st position in the T20 Rankings and on the other side Pakistan is playing really well with the bowl as Three of the top four wicket-takers in World T20 are all from Pakistan.
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