SA vs PAK Dream11 Team: Pakistan registered a thrilling 3-wicket victory in the nail-biting South Africa vs Pakistan 1st ODI at the SuperSport Park in Centurion on Friday. In reply to Rassie van der Dussen’s maiden century that helped hosts South Africa reach 273/6, Pakistan captain Babar Azam led from the front and composed a sensational knock of 103 runs to help his team take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The second SA vs PAK ODI match is scheduled to take place at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on April 4.
1. Babar Azam
Pakistan skipper Babar Azam looked in a phenomenal touch in the first match of the ongoing limited-overs South Africa tour. Babar compiled a wonderful innings of 103 runs off 104 balls that included a total of 17 fours. After Pakistan lost their first wicket quite early in the chase, the duo of Imam-ul-Haq and Babar composed a fabulous partnership of 177 runs for the second wicket. For his sublime innings, the Pakistani captain was also awarded with the Man of the Match in the first ODI and he will be looking to replicate his brilliant form in the second game as well.
Babar Azam vs South Africa in ODIs
2. Rassie van der Dussen
After an excellent opening spell by the Pakistan pacers, South Africa found themselves in a big trouble at 55 for 4 in the first ODI match. However, Rassie van der Dussen showed great composure and temperament to notch up a staggering unbeaten knock of 123 runs off 134 balls that included 10 fours and 2 sixes. He was also involved in a remarkable 116-run stand with David Miller for the fifth wicket that powered South Africa towards a fighting total. In a short career of 22 ODIs, van der Dussen has already smashed 7 fifties and one century.
Rassie van der Dussen in ODIs
3. Quinton de Kock
South Africa’s swashbuckling wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock started with an explosive approach in the first PAK vs SA ODI. But de Kock could only manage to score 20 runs off 18 balls that included 3 fours and 1 six. However, the Proteas opener who has a brilliant record in white-ball cricket will still be a player to watch out for in the upcoming second ODI match. Quinton has an impressive record in ODIs with a fabulous tally of 5155 runs at an average of 44.44.
Quinton de Kock vs Pakistan in ODIs
4. Anrich Nortje
South African speedster Anrich Nortje was surely the standout performer with the ball in the first ODI match against Pakistan. Nortje returned with excellent figures of 4 for 51 in his quota of 10 overs which included the key wickets of Babar and Imam and he was the one who triggered the Pakistani batting collapse. The Proteas fast bowler was seen constantly troubling the Pakistan batsmen with his express pace and he is expected to deliver similar impactful performance in the second match as well.
Anrich Nortje in ODIs
Pakistani opener Imam-ul-Haq has delivered with some crucial performances with the bat in pressure situations but certainly he hasn’t got much of credit. Imam played a fine innings of 70 runs off 80 deliveries that included 3 fours and 1 six in the first ODI against South Africa. The left-hander averages more than 50 in the ODI format. He was also involved in a crucial partnership of 177 runs with Babar Azam in the first ODI against South Africa. Imam has already racked up 8 fifties and 7 hundreds in 50-over cricket.
Imam-ul-Haq in ODIs
The second ODI between South Africa and Pakistan will be hosted at The Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg on April 4. 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).
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