Pakistan’s deal with controlling “the controllable things” helped them hold their faint hopes of reaching the Twenty20 World Cup semi-finals alive with a 33-run victory over South Africa on Thursday, all-rounder Shadab Khan stated.
Pakistan posted 185 for 9 towards South Africa following spectacular half-centuries from Iftikhar Ahmed and Shadab.
Shadab, who was adjudged player-of-the-match, additionally eliminated Temba Bavuma and Aiden Markram after Shaheen Afridi (3-14) claimed two early wickets because the Proteas fell effectively wanting a revised goal of 142 in a rain-shortened Tremendous 12 match.
Regardless of the win, Pakistan’s destiny isn’t in their very own arms, and so they should beat Bangladesh on Sunday and hope that both the Netherlands can defeat South Africa or Zimbabwe handle to stun India within the remaining group match.
Shadab stated that his knock of 52 off 22 balls was his greatest in worldwide cricket, however added that the group’s victory was of utmost significance. “… our captain said ‘just express yourself and don’t worry about anybody or anything else’,” Shadab advised reporters after the win.
“Because we can control the controllable things, so we just think about that.”
Shadab additionally praised Mohammed Nawaz and Iftikhar for making issues simpler for him by placing collectively a 52-run partnership earlier than he entered the fray.
“It’s good because, if you score runs and have a winning cause, that’s more important and right at that situation. Especially I think credit goes to Nawaz and Iftikhar,” Shadab stated.
“They played brilliantly, and they put pressure on the bowlers. When I go, it’s a little bit easier.”