Tue. Oct 22nd, 2019

Proteas bank on “outside” World Cup semifinal chances

proteasAn upset n friday gave the Proteas a slim chance of making the Cricket world Cup semifinals.

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Proteas batsman Aiden Markram refuses to give up on the side’s chances of making the last four of the Cricket World Cup.

South Africa third from the bottom in the points table, having only managed a single victory in their six matches played so far.

Their most recent defeat to New Zealand saw their chances of making the semis diminish significantly, but an upset caused by Sri Lanka over pre-tournament favourites England on Friday gave a slight glimmer of hope.

Markram, who has been part of a misfiring batting line-up, has underlined the importance of winning the remaining three games in the pool stage.

“We definitely never feel down and out‚” Markram said.

“We’ve tried to put a lot of focus completely on us going forward. It’s obviously really important that we win the remaining three of our games‚ and if there’s outside chance of qualifying that would be incredible. But the only way we’re going to do that is by winning the next three games.”

Aiden Markram

South Africa next come up against a struggling Pakistan side on Sunday, who are second from last after one win in five matches.

The two sides were recently acquainted when Pakistan toured South Africa in the summer, with the ODI series between the two sides ending 3-2 to the

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