Is South African spinner Imran Tahir's family supporting Pakistan?

Hasan Ali took three wickets as Pakistan completed a stunning turnaround in the field to restrict South Africa to 219 for eight in their Champions Trophy Group B match at Edgbaston on Wednesday.

Just three days after conceding a total of 319 for three in a 124-run thrashing by arch-rivals and title-holders India at Edgbaston in their first match of this one-day global tournament, Pakistan held South Africa to a score of 219 for eight at the Birmingham ground.

South Africa were indebted to David Miller's 75 not out after their top-order slump.

Pakistan's top-order then showed a steely resolve to guide their side to 119 for three after 27 overs, comfortably ahead of the 101 victory target required on Duckworth-Lewis before the forecast rain forced an early end to proceedings.

And when fast bowler Morne Morkel took two wickets in three balls, Pakistan were faltering at 41 for two under the Edgbaston floodlights.

Mickey Arthur has no doubt Pakistan will be "up for the fight" when they face his native South Africa in the Champions Trophy after a humiliating defeat by arch-rivals India.

Miller also found some good support from Kagiso Rabada, who came up with a 26-run knock as the they added 48 runs for the eight wicket.

Despite a fine hundred by South Africa's Hashim Amla, Sri Lanka were well-placed to chase down a target of 300 at 116 for two.

The result threw the group wide open, with India, Pakistan and South Africa all on two points.

Hasan, as Imad had done, struck second ball when Faf du Plessis (26) played on. First a flat-footed Duminy was held at slip, then Wayne Parnell was bowled by a beauty.

Pakistan's collapse to 164 all out against India would have given South Africa hope, despite their below par total.

"We are confident going into this game, without being arrogant or over-confident".

The left-hander remained unbeaten on 75 off 104 deliveries with one boundary and three sixes.

A win for Pakistan seemed fanciful at the start of the day but, having brought in Junaid Khan and Fakhar Zaman, they came out with plenty of goal in bright and breezy conditions.

Morkel aggressively banged away back of a length and was supported by Morris and Imran Tahir, nearly entirely halting Pakistan's scoring.

Pakistan were displaying a growing vigour in the field, and although Miller twice planted Hafeez into the stands at long-on he seemed to be playing a lone hand as Hasan tilted the game further in Pakistan's favour.

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