This picture of South Africa’s Imran Tahir more or less is indicative of the position of the team – on the mat, in this World Cup – with only a faint chance of advancing to the knockouts.
Reigning champions Australia are already through to the semi-finals, while South Africa cannot qualify for the last four.
England, after Britain's Prince Harry officially opened the tournament, lost a wicket second ball before Roy and Root shared a stand of 106 that was equalled by Morgan and Stokes.
The 30-year-old, dropped following Pakistan's opener against the West Indies, made up for lost time as he demolished South Africa's beleaguered bowlers.
Pakistan on Saturday recalled all-rounders Iftikhar Ahmed and Mohammad Nawaz for three-match one-day international series against Sri Lanka, starting at Karachi from next week.
Kotaro Matsushima scored a sizzling hat-trick as hosts Japan recovered from a torrid start to thrash Russia 30-10 in their Rugby World Cup curtain raiser on Friday. Japan’s prolific winger became
Sydney: Cricket Australia is hoping to tour Pakistan in 2022, but chief executive Kevin Roberts said security remains a concern and he would never jeopardise the safety of players. Most international