World Cup Titbits

Sarfaraz praises Haris for Buttler-style show

25 June, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed likened Haris Sohail to England master blaster Jos Buttler on Sunday, saying his innings was the turning point in Pakistan’s win over South Africa at Lord’s, reports AFP.

Pakistan revived their chances of reaching the last four of the World Cup by beating South Africa by 49 runs.

Sohail smashed nine fours and three sixes during his knock of 89 in 59 balls, putting on 81 for the fourth wicket with Babar Azam (69) and 71 for the fifth wicket with Imad Wasim (23).

“Haris was hungry to play in this game,” said Sarfaraz of the left-hander, who was dropped after scoring just eight in Pakistan’s opening defeat against the West Indies.

“He’s the main factor, the turning point, the way he batted in the last 15 overs, it was like Buttler.”