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 Trophy

icc champions trophy 2017 Updated: Jun 07, 2017 11:19 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed during a press conference in Birmingham on Tuesday. Pakistan face South Africa in a must-win ICC Champions Trophy match in Edgbaston on Wednesday.(REUTERS)

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 .

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First Published: Jun 07, 2017 11:16 IST