Pakistan would have won the game against South Africa if the critical decision had gone their way.
South Africa held off a late assault from Pakistan to win by one wicket and go to the World Cup semi-finals on Friday. Aiden Markram scored 91, and South Africa were on track to comfortably chase down a 271-run mark at 206-4. The final 11 runs, however, were scored by the last combination of Keshav Maharaj and Tabraiz Shamsi. Shamsi escaped a close leg-before appeal that resulted in quick bowler Haris Rauf being called off with eight needed. The incident occurred on the last ball of the 46th over.
Rauf’s bowling struck Shamsi on the front pad. The ground umpire ruled that it was not out, and Pakistan appealed the ruling.
Ball tracking revealed that the ball had clipped the leg stump, indicating that the wicket was up to the umpire. Shamsi survived because the field umpire ruled him out.
The Pakistan players, particularly Haris Rauf, were heartbroken after failing to obtain a wicket while being so close. The reaction video of Pakistani cricketers has gone popular on social media.