Proteas Victory in Cricket World Cup Match with Pakistan Leaves Fans Exhaling: "What a Tense Game"

Proteas Victory in Cricket World Cup Match with Pakistan Leaves Fans Exhaling: "What a Tense Game"

  • The Proteas clinched a nail-biting one-wicket victory over Pakistan in a World Cup match, inching closer to the semi-finals
  • Aiden Markram's impressive 91-run innings set the stage for South Africa, who were chasing 271
  • The thrilling win has ignited excitement among South Africans who now look to the Rugby World Cup final

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Proteas played against Pakistan
South Africa beat Pakistan at the Cricket World Cup. Image: @ProteasMenCSA
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The Proteas narrowly beat Pakistan in a thrilling one-wicket victory, bringing them a step closer to the World Cup semi-finals.

Proteas batting and bowling performance

On Friday, Aiden Markram's impressive 91-run performance put South Africa in a strong position at 206-4, as they chased a target of 271.

Yet, it came down to the wire, with the final pair, Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi, successfully scoring 11 runs while facing 11 balls.

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Pakistan World Cup matches

Three of Pakistan's five matches ended in losses, whereas South Africa secured four wins and experienced only one defeat, reported ENCA.

See the tweet below:

Proteas’ win inspires Rugby World Cup hopes

South African fans are ecstatic about this triumph, believing it has set a positive tone for the Springboks to win the Rugby World Cup final against the All Blacks on Saturday night.

Read some of the comments below:

Mankga Moraswi said:

"Is not easy to win against Pakistan, but our boys did it."

Sbuda Wayne noted:

"What a tense game! We've been the best team and the best team to watch at this tournament. That's exactly how good we are."

Peter Mukwevho mentioned:

"Proudly South African."

Julio Remaliah wrote:

"That's what we do. We fight till the end.❤️"

Charmaine Ntsako posted:

"Congratulations what a game. "

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Obakeng Gatsby added:

"Well done! Let's hope that their good luck rubs off on the Boks."

Khanya Thembane commented"

"Don’t ever do that to us! "

RoundHouseBet joked:

"Proteas and Bokke are taking the fans to the edge."

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In another article, Briefly News reported that e-hailing services in Johannesburg continue to come under attack after yet another arson incident.

An e-hailing vehicle was set on fire outside the Protea Glen shopping mall in Soweto, Johannesburg.

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Hilary Sekgota (Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content) Hilary Sekgota is the Head of Desk for Evening and Weekend content at Briefly News. She completed a BA in Communication Science from Unisa in 2018 and a Diploma in Journalism from Varsity College in 2010. She also passed a set of trainings by Google News Initiative. Hilary joined the Briefly News team in 2022 and started her journalism career at Tshwane Sun. She has 12 years of experience covering current affairs and human interest topics. Email:

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