Champions Trophy: Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs

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MNA Sports Desk: Pakistan beat South Africa by 19 runs on the DLS method to cause a Champions Trophy upset in the Edgbaston rain.

Pakistan, hammered by India on Sunday, reduced the world number ones to 90-4 and 118-6 before David Miller’s 75 not out helped them to 219-8.

Although Morne Morkel took 3-18, Pakistan were 119-3 when the forecast bad weather arrived after 27 overs.

The win reignites Pakistan’s semi-final hopes, while South Africa may have to beat India to stay in the tournament. Earlier, winning the toss, South African skipper AB de Villiers opted to bat first.

Champions Trophy, Group B, Edgbaston

South Africa 219-8 (50 overs): Hasan 3-24, Miller 75*

Pakistan 119-3 (27 overs): Babar 31*, Morkel 3-18

Pakistan won by 19 runs (DLS method)

Hasan Ali was adjudged the man-of-the-match.