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Not doing justice to ourselves as a team: Faf du Plessis after South Africa exit World Cup 2019

first_img ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019, Match 30 Top Bowlers Top Bowlers Match Ended 308/7 South Africa SA Pakistan PAK 259/9 308/7 vs Pakistan PAK Scorecard (50.0) 3/50 (10) (50.0) 3/46 (10) view full scorecard Super Over graphs Wahab Riaz (PAK) W. Riaz (PAK) South Africa Haris Sohail (PAK) H. Sohail (PAK) Pakistan beat South Africa by 49 runs (50.0) Referee: Ranjan Madugalle (SL) Umpires: Joel Wilson (WI), Kumar Dharmasena (SL) and Chris Gaffaney (NZ)center_img Shadab Khan (PAK) S. Khan (PAK) ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 – Not doing justice to ourselves as a team: Faf du Plessis after South Africa exit World Cup 2019World Cup 2019: South Africa suffered their fifth loss in the tournament and were eliminated from the semi-finals race after the 49-run defeat against Pakistan at the Lord’s cricket ground on Sunday. Pakistan South Africa SA view more view less Match Ended ICC Cricket World Cup, 2019 Time: (GMT) | 15:00 (Local Time) Babar Azam (PAK) B. Azam (PAK) 89 (59) Toss: PAK elected to bat commentary Top Batsmen Top Batsmen 69 (80) 259/9 (50.0) No data available! Rohan Sen LondonJune 23, 2019UPDATED: June 23, 2019 23:53 IST Faf du Plessis was dejected with South Africa’s performance against Pakistan (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSouth Africa suffered their fifth loss in the World Cup 2019The Proteas failed to reach the knockouts of the World Cup for the first time since 2003This was their sixth loss against Pakistan in an ICC tournament in the last 10 yearsSouth Africa captain Faf du Plessis was dejected with another poor batting performance from his team and blamed it as one of the main reasons for their disappointing campaign in World Cup 2019, which came to an end on Sunday after their 49-run loss against Pakistan.The Proteas suffered their fifth loss in the showpiece event and have no chance of advancing any further. They have two more games remaining in their campaign, against Sri Lanka and Australia, before they fly back home to South Africa.”We’re not playing great cricket. Whole tournament we’ve been good with the ball, but today we gave them a really good start. Pulled it back in the middle, but giving them 300-plus was 20 too many.”You need ot have a good start with the bat. We’re losing a quick wicket almost all the time and then as we’re building partnerships we’re losing wickets. That’s just the nature of the tournament. Struggling with a bit of confidence in our batting line-up. And thats cost 30-40 runs,” Faf du Plessis said at the post-match presentation.With that loss, South Africa are out of #CWC19 semi-final contention.Pakistan, meanwhile, move up to No.7. Their knockout hopes are very much alive.Latest standings #WeHaveWeWill | #PAKvSA pic.twitter.com/WmoHhzvdCNCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019South Africa failed to reach the knockouts of the World Cup for the first time since the 2003 edition which they had hosted. This was their sixth loss against Pakistan in an ICC tournament in the last 10 years.advertisement”We have to try. We’ve put in the practice. We’re working hard. But confidence in sport is an amazing thing. When you’re playing well, the ball just falls for you. But at the moment, we’re down and when you play against a quality team like Pakistan, they put you under pressure.”For me the biggest downside is that we’re not doing justice to ourselves as team. We are playing against great teams. We’ve seen how crazy it is. But we are letting ourselves down considering the skill that’s in that dressing room,” du Plessis said.keep their #CWC19 semi-final hopes alive!They beat by 49 runs, with Amir and Riaz among the wickets after half-centuries from Sohail and Azam took them to 308/7. #WeHaveWeWill pic.twitter.com/vjJgNm11CbCricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) June 23, 2019Chasing 309 for victory, South Africa were restricted to 259 for 9 in 50 overs with leg-spinner Shadab Khan and Wahab Riaz picking up 3 wickets each while Mohammad Amir contributed with 2 wickets. Shaheen Shah Afridi also got a wicket.Pakistan meanwhile, are still in with a shot at making the cut for the final four but they need to win their remaining three matches and then hope for some of the other results to go in their favour to stay alive in the competition.Also Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistan eliminate South Africa from semi-finals race with 49-run winAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Indian fan cheering for Pakistan becomes an instant hitAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Pakistani fans troll Fakhar Zaman after strange dismissal vs South AfricaAlso Read | Imran Tahir becomes South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in World CupsFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. 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HIVAIDS deaths and new infections highest in 2003 says UNAIDS

Five million people became infected with HIV worldwide and 3 million died this year alone – the highest ever, says “AIDS Epidemic Update 2003,” published to mark World AIDS Day on 1 December. In 2002 4.8 million people contracted the disease and 2.75 million infected people died, UNAIDS said.Commenting on the report, UNAIDS Executive Director Peter Piot said, “It is quite clear that our current global efforts remain entirely inadequate for an epidemic that is continuing to spiral out of control. “AIDS is tightening its grip on southern Africa and threatening other regions of the world. Today’s report warns regions experiencing newer HIV epidemics that they can either act now or pay later – as Africa is now having to pay.” “Effective HIV prevention programmes must be scaled up dramatically if we want a realistic chance at reducing the number of new infections,” he added. The UNAIDS/WHO report says surprisingly little is being done in Africa to implement even the most basic, cost-effective HIV-prevention efforts, outside of Senegal and Uganda. No national orphan programmes exist, voluntary counselling and testing are threadbare, and prevention of mother-to-child HIV transmission is virtually non-existent, it says. About 30 per cent of people living with HIV/AIDS worldwide live in southern Africa, an area that is home to just 2 per cent of the world’s population. South Africa alone is home to an estimated 5.3 million people with HIV at the end of 2002, more than any other country in the world, the report says. In sub-Saharan Africa overall, an estimated 26.6 million people are living with HIV, it says. Meanwhile, as prevalence rates in Eastern Europe and Central Asia continue to grow, a new wave of HIV epidemics is threatening China, India, Indonesia and Russia, mostly due to HIV transmission through injecting narcotics use and unsafe sex, it says.WHO, the convening agency for HIV care in UNAIDS, says it and its partners are developing a global strategy to make antiretroviral treatment available to 3 million people by 2005, a project known as the ‘3 by 5’ initiative. “The World Health Organization will unveil detailed implementation plans for ‘3 x 5’ next week, to coincide with the commemoration of World AIDS Day,” said Dr Lee Jong-Wook, Director-General of the World Health Organization. “This represents an unprecedented drive to increase the number of people receiving treatment. For ‘3 x 5’ to succeed, however, and for treatment access to increase further in the future, the international community must continue to increase its financial and logistical support.” A separate report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), called “Africa’s Orphaned Generations,” says AIDS has already orphaned more than 11 million African children, half of them between the ages of 10 and 14. “We need to move beyond feeling beleaguered to feeling outraged by the unacceptable suffering of children. We must keep parents alive, and ensure that orphans and other vulnerable children stay in school, and are protected from exploitation and abuse,” UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said. Listen to UN Radio report read more