Pakistan bowlers restricted the South Africas to a below-par total and the batsmen were ahead of the target before rain intervened.
Writing for FirstPost Sports, Saj explains why it's not realistic to expect the current Pakistan ODI side to become world-beaters in the short term.
While Indian cricket has surged ahead, Pakistan has wallowed in past glories and stagnated.
Pakistan's Champions Trophy campaign got off to a terrible start when they suffered a humiliating 124 run loss against their arch-rivals India in Birmingham, re-emphasising the enormous gap in skills between both sides but as Azhar explained, the blame for victory lay squarely on some basic mistakes by his side.
Pakistan fell well short of target after the Indian batsman had piled up a massive total.
Writing for FirstPost Sports, Saj charts the progress of the talented Babar Azam as he is fast becoming a mainstay for Pakistan's middle order in all three forms of the game.
Writing for Scroll.in, Saj feels that whilst Pakistan’s chances will rely on experienced Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Amir, it’ll be fascinating to see how youngsters Babar Azam, Shadab Khan respond.
Hasan is a key member of the Pakistan Champions Trophy squad which is now just days away from playing their crucial opening encounter against the much-vaunted India side.
Writing for FirstPost Sports, Saj discusses Pakistan's preparations for the iconic India-Pakistan clash at Edgbaston on June 4th.