South Africa wins toss, bats 1st against Pakistan

South Africa beat Pakistan by 67 runs the last time teams clashed at Edgbaston back in 2013 ICC Champions Trophy. Miller scored 75 from 104 balls including 1 four and 3 sixes. If South Africa wins today match then they will directly enter the semi-finals.

Next match of the tournament will be played between India and Sri Lanka at the Oval on Thursday. Realistically, Pakistan need to win to avoid being reliant on a borderline freakish set of results and something equally unusual happening with the net run rate.

Prior to Wednesday's game at Edgbaston, the Champions Trophy had been a mix of no-results and no-contests.

Arthur, who was in charge of the Proteas from 2005 to 2010, became one of the most successful coaches of the national side.

The way Chris Morris batted and bowled in the IPL, he showed he can destroy the opposition on his day and Pakistan have to be wary of the all-rounder.

"My issue is fear", said Arthur, a former coach of both his native South Africa and Australia.

As the raingods prevented the match to be held any further, Pakistan were pronounced winners for they were ahead of the of par score by 19 runs, as per Duckworth and Lewis calculations.

Winning the toss, South African skipper AB de Villiers opted to bat first.

The next, on a similar line, knocked over the off-stump of Duminy's fellow left-hander Wayne Parnell. Hasan Ali then stormed through the Proteas middle-order with three wickets in quick succession.

Fakhar Zaman, the debutant who replaced Ahmed Shehzad, got Pakistan off to a flier but Morne Morkel's double-wicket over pegged them back.

Babar Azam (31no) and Hafeez calmly restored order in spite of sustained pressure from South Africa and, in particular, Morkel, who conceded only seven runs from his first five-over spell.

But Pakistan-born leg-spinner Imran Tahir's return of four for 27 turned the tide the Proteas' way.

"We just played a series against England now with a couple of spinners in at wrist-spinner, also finger-spinner". However, you can never really write Pakistan off due to their mercurial nature. First dismissing Fakhar Zaman (31), Morkel got Azhar Ali caught at third man after the opening batsman attempted a cheeky upper cut.

"So we've gone through all the bowlers and we're pretty happy with our plans".

"We drop simple catches". I did it nicely. It is mostly predicted that South Africa will win today's ICC Champion match.