first_imgSpinner Imran Tahir has removed both Pakistan opening batsmen to become the leading South Africa wicket-taker in Cricket World Cups. The two wickets gave him 39, one more than fast bowler Allan Donald, who retired after the 2003 World Cup.Tahir, the oldest man in the tournament at 40, induced Fakhar Zaman to lob a catch to first slip in the 15th over, and brilliantly caught Imam-ul-Haq off his own bowling in the 21st. Pakistan was reduced to 98-2.Tahir, as always, celebrated by running around the Lord’s ground with arms out like he was flying. He has 10 wickets in this tournament.Imran Tahir is now South Africa’s leading World Cup wicket-takerHis two wickets so far today have taken him to 39 across editions, one more than Allan Donald’s 38A true Proteas legend!#CWC19 | #ProteaFire (@ICC) June 23, 2019At the time of writing this article, Pakistan were 133-2 after 25 overs against South Africa at Lord’s. Both openers were gone after an 81-run stand, both dismissed on 44 each by legspinner Imran Tahir.Babar Azam was at the crease on 25, and Mohammad Hafeez on 17, having just survived a strong lbw appeal off Tahir. South Africa lost its review. Hafeez was also dropped on 2 by wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock off Tahir.Fakhar Zaman and Imam-ul-Haq thrashed South Africa pacemen Kagiso Rabada and Lungi Ngidi to race out of the blocks.But Tahir got Fakhar to scoop to first slip in the 21st over, and Imam was brilliantly caught one-handed by Tahir diving low to his right.advertisementAlso Read | India vs Afghanistan: Getting a World Cup hat-trick great feeling, says Mohammed ShamiAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli fined for excessive appealing during India vs Afghanistanlast_img

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