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Pakistan batsman Haris Sohail attributed his success against South Africa on Sunday to the fact that he tries “to keep things simple”.
Haris was named Man of the Match for his 59-ball 89 against the Proteas, which included nine boundaries and three sixes.
Pakistan won the match by 49 runs and subsequently kept their hopes of qualifying for the World Cup semi-finals alive.
“Normally I bat at one down or number four. This time it was a different situation. I was backing myself,” he was quoted as saying by The News International. “Babar (Azam) and I had decided to take the innings as far as we could.
“I’m a simple man. I back myself. I try to keep things simple. I will continue doing that in the coming games.
“It wasn’t easy to bat on this wicket. The ball wasn’t coming onto the bat. So it was a bit tough in the beginning. But after Babar and I had a fifty partnership, we tried go beyond that, knowing that the other batsmen will do the big-hitting later on.
“Our target was 280, 290 but thankfully we get past 300.
“It was a very important win for us. We were really hurting after (what happened following the India game). But we continued to back one another. We [will] continue doing that and will work hard.”
Pakistan’s next World Cup match will be against New Zealand at Edgbaston on Wednesday.