Pakistan captain, Sarfraz Ahmed won the toss and elected to bat first in the do-or-die game against South Africa in the World Cup played at Lord’s.
Fakhar Zaman and Imam Ul Haq provided Pakistan a decent start as they took their team to 58/0 at the end of first play, playing cautious.
Pakistan have made a couple of changes, resting Hasan Ali and Shoaib Malik, while bringing in Shaheen Shah Afridi and Haris Sohail in the playing XI.
“Looks like a good batting pitch and some grass cover on it,” said Sarfraz Ahmed. “We are not thinking about the pressure, just focusing on the game, which is very important for us. Haris Sohail and Shaheen in, Shoaib Malik and Hasan Ali out.”
On the other hand, Proteas captain, Faf du Plessis is happy to bowl as they will take the field against Pakistan with an unchanged team.
“I was going to bowl first anyway, so good toss to lose,” Faf said.