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Summary

  1. Pakistan win by 19 runs (DLS method)
  2. SA rally from 118-6 to reach 219-8
  3. Hasan Ali three wickets, David Miller 75 not out
  4. Highlights on BBC Two at 00:40 BST (UK only)

Live Reporting

By Kal Sajad

All times stated are UK

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Thank you and goodbye ...

So there it is, Pakistan's cause an upset and answer some of their critics.

Thank you for keeping us company. Remember, you can watch highlights of the game on BBC Two at 00:40 BST

Goodnight.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

We thought this was going to be one-sided because of the way Pakistan played against India. However, you can never really write Pakistan off because of their mercurial nature. They are number one in the world at surprising people.

Match abandoned - Pakistan win by 19 runs (via DLS method)

Sorry to keep you waiting for so long but finally we have some news.

The umpires have had one last chat and decided enough is enough.

Pakistan win by 19 runs via DLS method.

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Diddly Dennis: Re KAP (20:36) - it wouldn't be hard to do but you've have 20,000 fairly angry people who shelled out £50 a ticket!

Pakistan have shown a major all-round improvement in their performance since the India loss, but their fielding has just been on another level in comparison. Chalk and cheese.

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Why is this a day/night match anyway? All the matches in a tournament in England in early June should start at 10:30am with an option of floodlights till 10:30pm if needed.

Julian, Surrey

Pakistan's Hasan Ali was the pick of the bowlers for me. After the top four departed, he took the important wickets of Duminy and Parnell to leave South Africa reeling.

He finished with figures of 8-1-24-3

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Michael Calverley: Win tonight and you cannot write off Pakistan, surely?! Winning ugly!

Several texts and tweets asking what is happening with the rain and whether we will see any more play.

We still have no update I'm afraid, but I will tell you as soon as we know.

In fact, let's see that wicket again but this time packaged together with the wickets of Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock and Faf du Plessis.

The Pakistan bowlers powered through the South African top order.

So, what else interesting has happened today? Well, start spreading the news ... AB de Villiers was out for a golden duck.

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KAP: Any chance that cricket can start a game early because rain is forecast? Surely that isn't hard to do?

Shoaib Malik showed every bit of his experience in them last few overs before the rain, making sure Pakistan were well above the DLS par score. Babar Azam has also stood firm in this innings.

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Harry Bridges: Will the cricket be a draw?? Or will Pakistan win because they're ahead on the DLS?

As it stands, if play does not resume then Pakistan will win.They are 19 runs ahead of the DLS par score. More than 20 overs have also been bowled in this innings, so we will have a result.

Update from TMS ...

As the Pakistan openers looked to be cruising in their run chase, enter Morne Morkel with two quick wickets.

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I imagine the ICC have learned that matches where the ball is getting smacked all over are the matches people like to watch.

Tony Robbins

As has become the norm in this tournament, I will keep you entertained in the rain delay with some of the best clips from the day, updates on the weather and getting all your tweets and texts for reaction.

So, Pakistan are in a somewhat commanding position and they owe a bit of that to debutant Fakhar Zaman. The opener looked well placed on the international stage. He scored six boundaries in his 31 before South Africa made the breakthrough.

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Krishan: Early contender for team of the tournament - Edgbaston ground staff.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

South Africa will want to get out there and try and win this game today - they won't want to be in a position where they need to beat India in their final game to reach the semi-finals.

It's hard to argue with Swanny on that one. The Pakistan fans voiced their frustrations at Hafeez and Babar's slow approach but, in hindsight, it was very sensible.

That was before Tahir took this catch to dismiss Hafeez, subsequently celebrating as if Michael Buffer has just announced the South African leggy is the new heavyweight champion of the world.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's a shame, this has been the best game of cricket we've had so far.

State of play ...

The DLS par is 100, Pakistan are 19 runs ahead of that.

Graeme Swann

Ex-England spinner on BBC Test Match Special

It's very bleak out the back of the ground. The forecast is poor for an hour, then it's slight rain - rather than heavy rain - after that.

Rain stops play

Players and umpires are going off and the covers are coming on. Pakistan ahead if they fail to come back on.

Pak 119-3

Target 220

No-ball from Rabada offers a free-hit to Pakistan but Babar bottom edges it into the turf and they run through a single. No damage done.

But that's followed by a beautifully timed drive along the ground for a glorious four.

TV cameras keep panning to the ground staff and umbrellas, that doesn't bode well ...

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Kashif Khan‏: Easily the best game of the tournament so far. Also happens to be the only game the bowlers have dominated. When will ICC learn?

Pak 113-3

Babar 27, Malik 15

Shoaib Malik isn't shy of looking to score some runs and the Pakistan fans are loving it.

He smashes one over the head of Duminy at point for four.

He then does it again but this time hits it harder and gets more flight. Same result.

These two have done well after the last wicket. Hafeez took 53 balls for his 26 runs, but he did score this six.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

That's good honesty by Imran Tahir. It was a good pick-up, but his other flicked the rope.

Pak 104-3

Target 220

I've got so much time for Kagiso Rabada, he's a class act. But he goes too short and too wide and Malik cuts it square for four.

Malik then guides one down to third man and a diving Tahir tries his utmost to cut it off. Sportsmanship from the Pakistan-born South African who signals four to the officials.

An unconvincing flirt with a wide one from Babar ends the over. A good one for Pakistan, nine from it.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

I always liked to bat when it was drizzling because the ball skids on and the bowlers don't like to bowl with a wet ball. It's a good time for Pakistan to bat.

Pak 95-3

Target 220

Shoaib Malik the new man in. Morkel goes continues to find success going in short. Two from the over.

So does that wicket even things out a bit in this contest? You feel Pakistan are still in the driving seat, especially if it goes the full 50.

They are also just ahead of par, should it rain now.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Morkel has been a revelation for South Africa. He's made Pakistan make so many errors. Just exactly what AB de Villiers wanted. What a brilliant catch for a man not renowned for his fielding.

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Hafeez c Tahir b Morkel 26 (Pak 93-3)

Morne Morkel back into the attack as AB de Villiers looks to pace for a wicket, and the big man doesn't disappoint. He bangs one in short, Hafeez pulls, top edges it and it's a tremendous catch from Tahir running in from fine leg. The leggy is pumped after taking that!

Dan Norcross

BBC Test Match Special

Duckworth-Lewis has enhanced the game. It produces extraordinary drama.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

If a wicket falls now, Pakistan go behind the DLS rate. The safe way to tackle it is to always be a touch ahead of it.

Pak 93-2

Target 220

Pakistan seem to be playing with a bit more freedom here, Babar drives a couple through the covers for two singles then cracks one square with the full face of the bat for a four through point.

Hafeez slices one to backward point, Duminy slips as he fields - cue the "weheeeeey" chants from the Pakistan fans.

James Taylor

Ex-England batsman on BBC Test Match Special

Brilliant from Hafeez - it didn't matter which way the ball was spinning because he got to the pitch of it. It's a real strength of Hafeez's that.

Pak 86-2

Hafeez 24, Barbar 18

Ooooh, hello! Hafeez reads one from Tahir, get's forward to the pitch and lofts one straight past the bowler's head for six.

Eight from the over. Pakistan 12 runs ahead of the DLS par score.

On a side note, I wonder who has the best hairband in this tournament - Tahir or Adam Zampa?

Scott Read

BBC Test Match Special commentator

There's a danger you can get tied up in thinking about the DLS score.