ICC Champions Trophy: Win or bust for Pakistan cricket team
Pakistan face a must-win situation in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 today when they face world No. 1 South Africa in Birmingham. Only a win will keep Pakistan afloat in the Champions Trophyicc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 07, 2017 11:19 IST
Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed insisted his side could bounce back in their ICC Champions Trophy match against South Africa at Edgbaston on Wednesday just days after a humiliating defeat by arch-rivals India at the Birmingham ground. Pakistan’s crushing 124-run loss to the title-holders on Sunday saw them outplayed in all aspects of the game. Now, in the space of just a few days, Pakistan must somehow raise their game to beat a South Africa side who defeated Sri Lanka by 96 runs at the Oval on Saturday in their opening Group B fixture if they are to have any chance of reaching the semi-finals. (FULL CHAMPIONS TROPHY 2017 SCHEDULE | ALL THE RESULTS)
Pakistan have won three of their last four ODIs against South Africa, this coming on the back of just one victory in their previous seven encounters .