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| On Apr 3, 2021 8:27 PM IST

SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles to watch out for in South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI

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SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: In a sensational nail-biting encounter which went down the wire, it was Pakistan who held their nerves to register a superb 3-wicket victory in the first SA vs PAK ODI match. In a game which was filled with so many twist and turns, the duo of Rassie van der Dussen and Babar Azam recorded fabulous centuries for their respective teams but the latter’s ton turned out to be in a winning cause. The visitors have now taken a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series and thus, South Africa will face Pakistan in a must-win clash at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on April 4 for the second ODI.

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SA vs PAK Dream11 Prediction: 3 Player Battles

1. Babar Azam vs Kagiso Rabada

After Babar Azam’s splendid knock of 103 runs in the first ODI, Pakistan’s best batsman will once again cross swords with South African speedster Kagiso Rabada in the second match but with a top-notch confidence. Rabada did trouble Babar for a short time in the first ODI match where he returned with bowling figures of 1 for 51 in his 10 overs. If South Africa are to level the series, then Rabada has to remove Babar early in the second ODI match otherwise the right-hander is likely to come up with another fabulous performance.

Babar Azam vs Kagiso Rabada in ODIs
Runs: 60
Balls: 83
Outs: 1
Dots: 50

2. Quinton de Kock vs Shaheen Afridi

This is a fierce battle between South Africa’s probable best batsman in Quinton de Kock and Pakistan’s spearhead Shaheen Afridi. The Pakistani fast bowler did get the better of de Kock in the first ODI in Centurion quite early in the first innings. Afridi picked up two crucial wickets of the South African openers in the first game while de Kock just managed to score 20 runs off 18 balls. The left-arm pacer has already dismissed the Proteas wicket-keeper batsman twice in ODI cricket.

Quinton de Kock vs Shaheen Afridi in ODIs
Runs: 43
Balls: 52
Outs: 2
Dots: 34

3. Mohammad Rizwan vs Anrich Nortje

South African speedster Anrich Nortje delivered an impressive performance with the ball in the first ODI against Pakistan. Nortje picked up four key wickets and gave away just 51 runs in his 10 overs and played a crucial role in triggering the dramatic batting collapse. Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman Mohammad Rizwan who has been in a top-notch form lately across formats played a decent innings of 40 runs off 52 balls in the first match but he must have been disappointed for not converting his start. Nortje did also dismiss Rizwan once during the Test series in Pakistan.

Mohammad Rizwan vs Anrich Nortje in ODIs
Runs: 13
Balls: 18
Outs: 0
Dots: 11

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South Africa vs Pakistan 2nd ODI

The second ODI between South Africa and Pakistan will be hosted at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on April 4, Sunday. Watch South Africa vs Pakistan Live 2nd ODI on the Star Sports Network and Hotstar. The first ball will be bowled at 1:30 PM (IST). South Africa desperately needs to win this match to keep themselves alive in the three-match ODI series.

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