South Africa's Hashim Amla (R) makes a run with his teammate Graeme Smith. -Photo by Reuters
Pakistan's wicket keeper Kamran Akmal (L) makes a catch to dismiss South Africa's Graeme Smith. -Photo by Reuters
Pakistan's players celebrate the dismissal of South Africa's captain AB de Villiers, who was caught out by Younis Khan. -Photo by Reuters
South Africa's Colin Ingram (L) celebrates his 100 runs with Farhaan Behardien. -Photo by Reuters
Pakistan's Nasir Jamshed walks back to the pavillion as South Africa's cricketer Rory Kleinveldt celebrates. -Photo by AFP
South Africa cricketer Ryan McLaren celebrates the wicket of unseen Misbah Ul Haq.-Photo by AFP
South Africa's Rory Kleinveldt (R) celebrates winning over Pakistan as Shahid Afridi looks on. -Photo by Reuters
Colin Ingram hit an unbeaten century to set up a comfortable 125-run win for South Africa in the first one-day international against Pakistan at Chevrolet Park on Sunday. -Photos by agencies
This was expected. I think, Mibah should bat at # 6 oe 7 and Afridi should come at # 4 or 5. Pakistan should have included Wahab Riaz also. Any how team needs changes and should avoid further humiliation in remaining ODIsr
Yet another defeat at the hands of the South Africans by Misbah-ul-Haq and party. Mind it, South Africa is currently rated as one of the best and top cricket teams in the world in every format of the game. Moreover, they are playing on their own soil too, where even lambs become lions.
It merits mention that all neutral, third party and unbiased cricket academics, experts, players, commentators , umpires, fans, sponsors, administrators, promoters and management professionals know that for any current cricket team to beat the present South African side in South Africa, they have to give an extra-ordinary performance in all three on-the-field departments of the game. Therefore, for them, it was neither surprising nor unexpected when the current Pakistani cricket team visiting South Africa lost heavily in all (except one) of the test, T20 and ODI matches played so far.
To be more realistic and candidly speaking, for the result of the remaining four ODI matches to be different, the Pakistani cricket team has to excel exceptionally well over their formidable counter-parts in all the on-and off-the-field departments of the game. Otherwise, the bad news for the die hard Pakistani fans is that the result of the remaining four ODI matches will not be so different than the first ODI match played today.
Bruv.. Who won the world cup on their own soil. They all are professionals and get paid to do so therefore its not an excuse. If our team work hard they will definitely win or atleast give other teams a good fight. There should be no excuse what so ever.