Centurion, January 25 at 04:30 PM IST
After the hosts bounced back at Durban to register 5 wickets win, the scoreline now reads 1-1 which means the series is well balanced and can go in any direction. With the return of rested players- Q de Kock and Dale Steyn, South Africa will aim to go with their full strength when they host Pakistan at SuperSport Park, Centurion tomorrow evening.
It was Andile Phehlukwayo show in Durban as the allrounder bagged 4 wickets for just 22 runs and then played a match-winning knock of 69 not out off 80 deliveries to level the series. Pakistan once again collapsed in the batting and it was skipper Sarfraz Ahmed’s (41) and Hasan Ali’s (59) which helped the side put a respectable total.
Now, it will be interesting to watch if the visitors manage to pull out a similar show as the first ODI or will succumb in front of the bolstered home side. With the big guns back in the squad, it will be a much tougher deal for Pakistan.
In last five encounters at Centurion, Pakistan have secured two wins and faced three defeats
As per weather forecasts, rain is expected before and after the match day. Also, it will be overcast in Centurion so pacers are really going to love bowling here. Along with this, spinners are also expected to play some role here.
Total matches – 52
Matches won batting first – 21
Matches won bowling first – 29
Average 1st Inns scores – 245
Average 2nd Inns scores – 211
Highest total recorded – 392/6 (50 Ov) by RSA vs PAK
Lowest total recorded – 118/10 (32.2 Ov) by RSA vs IND
Highest score chased – 319/3 (46.2 Ov) by RSA vs Eng
Lowest score defended – 198/10 (44.3 Ov) by AfricaXI vs AsiaXI
Here’s how the two sides may lineup –
PAK Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Sarfraz Ahmed (c)
Batsmen – Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Imam-ul-Haq, F Zaman
All-rounder – Shadab Khan, F Ashraf, M Hafeez
Bowlers – M Amir/ H Talat, Hasan Ali, S Afridi
SA Playing 11:
Wicket-keeper – Q de Kock
Batsmen – Faf du Plessis (c), A Markram/Reeza Hendricks, D MiIler, Rassie van der Dussen, H Amla
All-rounder – Andile Phehlukwayo, D Pretorius
Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada, Dale Steyn, T Shamsi
Pakistan – Imam-ul-Haq, Sarfaraz Ahmed(w/c), Hussain Talat, Mohammad Amir, Fakhar Zaman, Shan Masood, Usman Khan, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Mohammad Hafeez, Imad Wasim, Mohammad Rizwan, Hasan Ali, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Shaheen Afridi
South Africa – Faf du Plessis(c), Hashim Amla, Heinrich Klaasen, Dane Paterson, Kagiso Rabada, Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram, Reeza Hendricks, Imran Tahir, David Miller, Andile Phehlukwayo, Tabraiz Shamsi, Duanne Olivier, Rassie van der Dussen
Fantasy picks from Pakistan –
Imam Ul Haq – 91 runs in 2 innings || M Hafeez – 80 runs in 2 innings || Babar Azam – 61 runs in 2 innings
Shaheen Shah Afridi – 3 wickets || Shadab Khan – 3 wickets || Hasan Ali – 1 wicket and 59 runs
Fantasy picks from South Africa-
R van der Dussen – 173 runs in 2 innings || H Amla – 116 runs in 2 innings || A Phehlukwayo – 69 runs and 5 wickets
T Shamsi – 3 wickets || K Rabada – 2 wickets
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