South Africa have set a target of 220 for Pakistan after their batting lineup crumbled before Pakistani bowlers.
AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a day/night Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Pakistani bowlers struck early and tamed the proteas to a relatively manageable target of 220. South Africa stand at 61/3 after 14.4 overs.
South Africa captain AB de Villiers won the toss and elected to bat against Pakistan in a day/night Champions Trophy match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.
Pakistan, however, made two changes following their humiliating 124-run defeat by arch-rivals and title-holders India at Edgbaston on Sunday in a match they had to win to stand a chance of reaching the semi-finals of a tournament featuring the world’s top eight one-day international nations.
They gave an ODI debut to Fakhar Zaman, a 27-year-old left-handed batsman who has played three Twenty20 internationals.
Fakhar’s inclusion, in place of the dropped Ahmed Shehzad, added variety to an otherwise all right-handed Pakistan top order.
Meanwhile paceman Junaid Khan replaced Wahab Riaz, who suffered a tournament-ending ankle injury against India while falling in his delivery stride after being smashed for 87 runs in just 8.4 wicketless overs.