first_img India Today Web Desk LondonJune 24, 2019UPDATED: June 24, 2019 09:24 IST Pakistan fans cheer on their team during their Cricket World Cup match between Pakistan and South Africa. (AP Photo)Pakistan returned to winning ways in World Cup 2019 after securing a morale-boosting 49-run win over South Africa at Lord’s on Sunday.Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89 played a major role in the win as Pakistan posted a formidable 308 at a loss of 7 wickets after they opted to bat first at Lord’s.Pakistan then restricted South Africa at 259/9 to win the match by 49 runs, thanks to leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz who picked up 3 wickets each while Mohammad Amir contributed with 2 wickets.This win kept Pakistan’s Cricket World Cup hopes alives as they next face New Zealand in another must-win match on June 26.South Africa, with three points from their opening seven matches, were knocked out after being condemned to 5th defeat in World Cup 2019.Pakistan will face New Zealand, Afghanistan and Bangladesh in their remaining matches while the Proteas have Sri Lanka and Australia remaining in their roster before they return home after a disappointing campaign.Pakistan lie 7th on the ICC World Cup points table with 5 points from 6 games.An idolatrous swarm of green-jerseyed fans had just burst into a paroxysm of happiness after Pakistan’s dominating performance against South Africa.After the defeat against arch-rivals India, Pakistani fans were crestfallen and had very little to cheer about. Yesterday, Pakistan cricket team gave them their share of happiness and jubilation.Pakistani Twitterati also took to the micro-blogging website to share their emotions regarding the win which lead to a meme fest. Some were even seen apologizing to the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed, as the latter was the prime target on social media after the loss against India.advertisementPakistan making fans happy on and off the pitch #WeHaveWeWill | #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/jqb1gASXBTCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019What a comeback for Pakistan after their defeat to India #CWC19 | #WeHaveWeWill | #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/LnpNwakvksCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019Congratulations team Pakistan !!Today team played with unity #PAKvSA #CWC19 pic.twitter.com/fiUhtlH88UTalha Tahir (@talhatahir96) June 23, 2019This picture was some nice gesture by Pakistanis sarfaraz deserved tht apology for whatever he has gone through #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/PdjDUoNjXS(@priya_gaddam) June 23, 2019The Champion Amir is back where he belongs, ON TOPALHAMDULILLAH #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/CK34p2RDKySaad (@iSaadAwais22) June 23, 2019High in the Air #PakvSA pic.twitter.com/h6kREdw6wXIhtisham ul Haq (@iihtishamm) June 23, 2019Also Read | Hopefully we can just shut some people up for a while: Mickey Arthur after Pakistan’s win over South AfricaAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Haris Sohail batted like Jos Buttler in last 15 overs, says Sarfaraz AhmedAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Pakistan vs South AfricaFollow Twitter Next World Cup 2019: Jubilant fans rejoice Pakistan’s dominating win over South AfricaPakistan vs South Africa: After Pakistan registered a morale-boosting 49-run win over South Africa in their World Cup 2019 encounter on Sunday, pictures of Pakistani fans rejoicing are doing rounds on social media.advertisementlast_img

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