Twitter reactions on Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89: Twitter gleefully applauded Pakistani batsmen’s selfless innings vs South Africa.
During the 30th match of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between Pakistan and South Africa at Lord’s, Pakistan middle-order batsman Haris Sohail changed the course of the innings for his team on back of his 11th ODI half-century.
Coming in to bat at No. 5 in the 30th over, a selfless Sohail seemed to lay emphasis on attacking the bowlers from the word go. His mere presence in the middle saw the Pakistani innings flourishing especially after it received setbacks in the middle overs.
Alongside Babar Azam (69), Sohail stitched an 81-run partnership for the fourth wicket. While batsmen tend to get their eye in before going for the big shots, Sohail took on South Africa’s premier fast bowler in Kagiso Rabada first up, hitting him for a couple of fours and a six.
With Sohail’s strike rate crossing 100 on the first few deliveries itself, it kept on soaring high as the southpaw constantly found boundaries on all parts of the ground. From playing the power strokes to caressing the ball into gaps, Sohail’s knock enticed praises from numerous cricket experts and fans.
Playing only his second match of the tournament, Sohail hit a four off South Africa all-rounder Chris Morris to complete his half-century off 38 balls in the 43rd over. While it looked certain that Sohail would reach the three-figure mark, it wasn’t to be as he ended up scoring 89 (59) with the help of nine fours and three sixes in the last over.
Twitter reactions on Haris Sohail’s 59-ball 89:
What’s amazing is the way Haris Sohail is reading the bowlers. He has read short balls, slow balls, yorkers and batted accordingly. The knowledge that comes from 10 seasons of first-class cricket. #CWC19
— Mazher Arshad (@MazherArshad) June 23, 2019
When in full flow, there are not many better batsmen to watch than Haris Sohail. Elegant, lovely timer of the ball, equally good against spin or pace. Breathed life into Pakistan’s innings today #PAKvSA #CWC19
— Saj Sadiq (@Saj_PakPassion) June 23, 2019
You’re a wizard, Haris! ⚡️
Sohail is single-handedly turning the game for Pakistan in #PAKvSA!
— Star Sports (@StarSportsIndia) June 23, 2019
Haris Sohail misses out on 💯 but is not likely to be benched again 💪
South Africa need 309 to keep their World Cup campaign alive
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) June 23, 2019
Haris Sohail has hit more boundaries in this innings than there has been tweets from Sania supporting her husband.
That’s like 48 boundaries or something.
— Dennis Pointless Match (@DennisCricket_) June 23, 2019
Highest ODI batting average for Pakistan
min: 1000 runs
54.89 – Imam-ul-Haq+
51.22 – Babar Azam+
48.81 – Fakhar Zaman+
47.62 – Zaheer Abbas
47.23 – Haris Sohail+
43.40 – Misbah-ul-Haq
42.08 – Mohd Yousuf
41.70 – Javed Miandad#CWC19#SAvPak#PakvSA
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) June 23, 2019
Haris Sohail is such a star. If only he could play according to his full potential. Babr Azam and even Imam along with Haris prove that correct technique is king. pic.twitter.com/KXXpNb1Z7A
— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) June 23, 2019
Well played Haris Sohail. 🔥
— PeshawarZalmi (@PeshawarZalmi) June 23, 2019
No Pakistani batsman has hit more sixes in an innings batting at number 5 in World Cups than Haris Sohail has hit today.
— Rehan Ulhaq (@Rehan_ulhaq) June 23, 2019
— Ali Zafar (@AliZafarsays) June 23, 2019
as desi uncles say, haris sohail has delivered a ‘tight slap’ on the selectors’ face.
— Umair Javed (@umairjav) June 23, 2019
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