It's a must-win tie for both South Africa and Pakistan

Jun 10, 2013, 00:14 IST | AFP

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq tried to take the pressure off his side by insisting a 'do or die' Champions Trophy clash against South Africa was nothing new for the team.

Both sides need to win today’s day/night clash at Edgbaston if they are to have a realistic chance of reaching the semi-finals of a tournament for the world’s top eight one-day nations.


Pakistan suffered a two-wicket loss against the West Indies in their low-scoring Group ‘B’ opener at The Oval on Friday, a day after South Africa went down by 26 runs against India in Cardiff.

No Steyn, Morkel
Today’s match is also nicely set-up in that the strength of South Africa, set to be without both their injured quicks Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel, now appears to be their batting with Pakistan’s trump card their bowling attack.

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